Total dissolved gas monitoring sought at three U.S. Northwest hydro projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform total dissolved gas and temperature monitoring at three hydroelectric projects in the Columbia River Basin. Bids are due March 29.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps’ Seattle District seeks bids for the work at 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington, 525-MW Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana, and 42.6-MW Albeni Falls Dam on the Pend Oreille River in Idaho.

The Corps said it seeks total dissolved gas and temperature probe calibration and maintenance for its programs at the three dams. Work is to include installation of government-owned and supplied gas and temperature probes as well as their maintenance and calibration, plus a special temperature study on the Pend Oreille River at Albeni Falls Dam. The work is to be performed between April 2013 and March 2014, plus two option years.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912DW13R0021 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due March 29. For information, contact John Scola, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Attn.: CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755; (1) 206-764-3638; E-mail: john.p.scola@usace.army.mil.

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