Thrust bearing oil cooler work sought for 2,160-MW John Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace tubing for thrust bearing oil coolers at 2,160-MW John Day Dam, on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids are due Sept. 24.

As part of rehab work at John Day, the Corps’s Portland District awarded a contract to Waite Specialty Machine Works Inc. in 2007 to supply turbine runner parts for John Day.

The current solicitation seeks removal of existing tubing and replacement and installation of new tubing. One set of tubing is to be procured in the contract base year, with the option of four additional cooler tubing replacements during that year, then three replacements per year in 2012-2014. The work is a 100 percent small business set-aside.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W9127N10q0103 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 3 p.m. Pacific time Sept. 24. For information, contact Kathryn Newhouse, Corps of Engineers, Portland District Office, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP-S, K. Newhouse), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4620; E-mail:

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