U.S. extends bidding for gantry crane refurbishment at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish a 35-ton tailrace gantry crane at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River. Bids now are due Feb. 12.

The Corps’ Portland District previously called for bids by Feb. 5. The Corps took bids in June for construction of a fire safety system at The Dalles. The agency awarded a contract in September to McMillen LLC for fishway modifications at the project.

In a solicitation set aside for small business, the Portland District now seeks bids to refurbish a 35-ton tailrace gantry crane providing and installing a new 40-ton rated hoist and trolley, new cab, new gantry drive, new platforms and ladders and a new conductor support system. The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127N14R0011 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due by 3 p.m., Pacific time, Feb. 12. For information, contact Michael I. Grasso, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4637; Fax: (1) 503-808-4605; E-mail: michael.i.grasso@usace.army.mil.

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