U.S. again extends transformer bidding for 126-MW Buford, 73.4-MW West Point

MOBILE, Ala., U.S. 6/27/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to supply station service transformers for the 126-MW Buford and 73.4-MW West Point hydroelectric projects on the Chattahoochee River in Georgia and Alabama. Bids now are due July 9.

The Corps’ Mobile District previously called for bids for the work by June 13 and June 28. The Corps awarded a contract in 2010 with options to supply gas breakers for five projects including West Point.

In a solicitation reserved for small businesses, the Corps now seeks bids to supply, deliver, and possibly install four new station service transformers at Buford and two new station service transformers at West Point.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127812R0031 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due by 2 p.m., Central time, July 9. For information, contact Chris Vandiver, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, P.O. Box 2288, 109 St. Joseph St., Mobile, AL 36628-0001; (1) 251-441-5599; Fax: (1) 251-441-6510; E-mail: john.c.vandiver@usace.army.mil.

U.S. again extends bidding for gate roller chains at 142-MW Dardanelle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., U.S. 3/16/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to fabricate and deliver intake gate roller chains for six penstock headgates at the 142-MW Dardanelle hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas. Bids now are due March 22.

The Corps’ Little Rock District previously called for bids by March 9 and Jan. 18. It took bids in June for programming and upgrades of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at Dardanelle. The Dardanelle project has four generating units that began operation in 1965.

The Corps now seeks bids to supply components for each gate including 214 rollers, 214 pins, 428 link plates, 428 retaining rings, 856 Teflon washers, and additional components. Shop assembly of the 12 chains is required prior to shipping for installation by the government.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S12B0002 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due March 22. For information, contact Velma Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Little Rock, 700 W. Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201; (1) 501-340-1263; Fax: (1) 501-324-5196; E-mail: velma.j.jones@usace.army.mil.