Stilling basin, weir work sought by U.S. at 176.5-MW Palisades

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids stilling basin concrete repair, weir wall replacement, and construction of an oil containment system at 176.564-MW Palisades Dam in Idaho. Bids are due March 23.

Reclamation took bids in January to overhaul four turbines at Palisades, a multi purpose project built in 1957 on the Snake River 55 miles southeast of Idaho Falls.

The agency currently seeks concrete repair in the outlet works stilling basin, replacement of a weir wall, and construction of a transformer oil containment system. Work includes saw cutting, removal, and replacement of concrete; placing concrete for oil containment barrier and retaining wall; drilling drain holes; rebar placement; and installing pipe. The contract is estimated at between $500,000 and $1 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. R11PS10029 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due March 23. For information, contact Susie Kramer, Contracting Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83706; (1) 208-378-5156; E-mail:

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