U.S. extends bidding for road, drain repairs at 185.3-MW Fort Peck

OMAHA, Neb., U.S. 6/6/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to repair emergency spillway access roads and flood control structure roads and drains at the 185.3-MW Fort Peck hydroelectric project on the Missouri River near Glasgow, Mont. Bids now are due June 19.

The Corps previously called for bids by May 30.

The Corps’ Omaha District said in April that the Corps expects to solicit a large volume of contracts to repair 2011 flood damage in the Missouri River Basin, including work affecting Fort Peck and five other major Corps hydro projects. Due to the large volume of work, solicitations are to be issued by the Corps’ Omaha, Galveston, and Walla Walla districts.

The Corps reported record snowfalls and spring rains in Wyoming and Montana last year damaged Fort Peck’s spillway gates and eroded areas downstream from the structure, causing more than US$225 million in damages

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps’ Galveston District seeks bids to repair emergency spillway access roads and flood control structure roads and drains at Fort Peck. Work includes removal and disposal of existing roadway material and replacement with new base course and asphalt pavement. Other work includes removal and replacement of roadway drainage systems and excavation and repair of 76 spillway vent pipes that support the emergency spillway subdrain system.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912HY12B0013 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due by 2 p.m., Central time, June 19. For information, contact Sara Jackets, Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2424; E-mail: sara.l.jackets@usace.army.mil.

Corps to open spillway gate rehabilitation to all businesses

The Omaha District revised a proposal to rehabilitate 16 spillway gates at Fort Peck, saying it now plans to seek bids from all businesses, rather than only small businesses. It said it expects to issue the unrestricted solicitation in mid-June with bids due about June 28.

The Corps plans to take bids for: inspection of stoplogs and the 40- by 25-foot steel vertical lift gates; 3-D modeling and analysis; non-destructive testing; structural repair design; welding; corrosion repair; sandblasting; lead-based paint removal; wire rope replacement; concrete spall repair; gate seal replacement; painting; design and replacement of hoist controls and switches. The work is valued at $7.5 million to $10 million.

A revised pre-solicitation notice, with a new number, may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12R0058 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact John H. Tucker II, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2824; E-mail: john.h.tucker@usace.army.mil.

Corps revises plan for bids to repair plunge pool

The Corps postponed a project to repair the plunge pool at Fort Peck. The Galveston District previously said it expected to issue a solicitation in May and take bids in June for design-build repair of damage to the plunge pool.

The Corps now says it expects the solicitation to be construction only, with no design element. It said a new pre-solicitation notice with the same number as an earlier notice is expected to be issued in early August.

The Corps previously said potential repair alternatives include armoring existing cutoff walls, construction of roller-compacted-concrete wing walls, filling the existing scour hole, extending the existing stilling basin and spillway walls, installing energy dissipation features, and providing downstream riprap protection. The work originally was valued at $10 million to $25 million.

The original pre-solicitation notice still may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912HY12R0013 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Sara Jackets, Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2424; E-mail: sara.l.jackets@usace.army.mil.

U.S. extends bidding for fish ladder work at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville

PORTLAND, Ore., U.S. 5/29/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for fish ladder improvements to address lamprey passage at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Lock and Dam, on the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington. Bids now are due June 7.

The Corps previously called for bids by May 24. The Corps also called for bids in May for fish counting services at Bonneville and seven other federal hydroelectric projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The agency recently awarded a contract to J.E. McAmis, Inc. for emergency removal of rock debris at Bonneville.

The Corps’ Portland District said work involves improvements to the downstream entrance of the Washington shore fish ladder to address lamprey passage delays. Improvements consist mainly of a gravity water supply system that feeds water to a lamprey flume 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. W9127N12R0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due June 7. 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) 503-808-4360; E-mail: jeff.s.renner@usace.army.mil.