U.S. seeks bids for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota. A site visit is scheduled July 21 with bids due Aug. 12.

The Corps’ Omaha District awarded a contract in 2012 to Flowmeter Services to supply flow meter panels for Fort Randall. The Corps took bids in 2012 to rehabilitate spillway gates and to supply gate hoist controllers and perform other rehabilitation at the project.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps now seeks bids to upgrade the capacity of the Fort Randall switchyard to meet Western Area Power Authority’s updated requirements as well as to replace antiquated oil-filled equipment with modern gas-insulated equipment. The work is expected to take two years at a cost of $5 million to $7.5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F14R0047 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. A site visit is scheduled July 21. For information on the visit, contact Mike Schenkel, (1) 605-487-7845, ext. 3003; E-mail: michael.a.schenkel@usace.army.mil.

Bids are due Aug. 12. For information, contact David Neal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2816; E-mail: david.w.neal@usace.army.mil.

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