U.S. Reclamation seeks firms for engineering support for hydro projects, infrastructure

Bureau of Reclamation

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to provide civil, mechanical and electrical engineering professional services to support work at hydroelectric plants and other infrastructure throughout the Reclamation system. Responses are due Feb. 23.

Recent work at Reclamation facilities includes bidding March 5 to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in Colorado, bidding Feb. 11 for station service equipment replacement at the 36-MW Kortes plant in Wyoming, and a request in January for firms able to replace switchgear at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

In a sources sought notice, Reclamation now seeks information on firms to provide support to its design and construction office. Reclamation routinely assigns that office staff to projects where additional staff or specialized knowledge is required. It now seeks information on firms that could work under a task order to provide professional services with certain skills, knowledge and expertise.

The agency plans to seek services including civil construction inspection of heavy civil construction and water resource infrastructure, mechanical inspection of installation and repairs at hydroelectric plants, electrical inspection of work at such plants, materials engineering including analysis of soils and aggregates, construction management services, startup and commissioning of electrical and mechanical systems, and specialized construction subject matter experts.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R15PS00427 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by 2 p.m., Mountain time, Feb. 23 by e-mail to the address below. For information, contact Rex Amicone, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 380, Denver, CO 80225; (1) 303-445-2485; E-mail: ramicone@usbr.gov.


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