U.S. again extends bidding for fish trap and haul at 40-MW Foster

PORTLAND, Ore., U.S. 6/29/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to construct a fish trap and haul facility at 40-MW Foster Dam on the South Santiam River in Oregon. Bids now are due July 10.

The Corps’ Portland District previously called for bids by June 19 and July 3.

An embankment-type earthfill dam, Foster was built in the mid-1960s. The Corps took bids in 2011 for abatement of asbestos and lead at Foster and 20 other projects in Oregon.

The Portland District now seeks bids to construct a trap and haul facility to collect, hold, transport, and spawn adult salmon and steelhead. Work is to include modifications and connections to existing infrastructure and construction of new infrastructure. The work is valued at between $10 million and $25 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127N12R0009 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due July 10. For information, contact Jeffrey Renner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division, CECT-NWP, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4630; E-mail: jeff.s.renner@usace.army.mil.

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U.S. again extends generator repair date at 558-MW Bonneville Second

The Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to repair a generator in the 558-MW Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam, on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids now are due Aug. 18, 2009.

Previous due dates for the solicitation included Aug. 11 and July 30. (HydroWorld 6/8/09) The agency previously said bids were due July 8, extending a tentative due date of May 8 in a previous notice.

Work is to involve Unit 11, a 70-megavolt-ampere, 18.8-kilovolt, 69.23-rpm generator with a rotor diameter of about 37 feet and a rotor height of 56 inches. The unit is one of 20 generators at the Bonneville Dam hydroelectric project.

The contractor is to move the generator stator so that it is round, plumb, and properly aligned to the turbine shaft; test and repair stator laminations; shrink the rotor rim onto rotor spider arms; and inspect and repair the unit’s upper guide bearing and associated vapor ring.

The Corps says it intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. It estimates the value of the work will range from $500,000 to $1 million.

The announcement is available on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov; enter the number W9127N09R0013 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Kenneth Piper, Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CENWP-CT), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4619.