U.S. again extends runner bid date for 30-MW Hills Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to replace two turbine runners at 30 MW Hills Creek Dam, on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Oregon. Bids now are due Sept. 29.

The Corps’ Portland District previously scheduled bids to be due Sept. 9 and Aug. 24. The agency seeks modeling, manufacturing, and installation of two new runners, including removal of existing runners at the hydro plant near Oak Ridge, Ore.

The Corps awarded a contract in 2006 to Lehoczky/Vanguard Joint Venture of Bradenton, Fla., for a generator uprate study at Hills Creek. The project was among 13 government dams covered by a 2008 biological opinion designed to make the dams friendlier to fish, to improve river water temperatures, and to improve fish hatchery practices.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127N09R0063 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due Sept. 29. For information, contact Raymond Greenheck, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Portland, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4616; E-mail: raymond.r.greenheck@usace.army.mil.

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