U.S. seeks bids to refurbish expansion joints at Brock Reservoir

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to refurbish expansion joints in the inlet canal of Warren H. Brock Reservoir, which stores Colorado River water in the All-American Canal system in California. Bids are due April 15.

Brock Reservoir is an 8,000-acre-foot storage reservoir completed in 2010 near Drop 2 on the All-American Canal in Imperial County, Calif. It is designed to store water that could not be delivered to users for various reasons after its release from 120-MW Parker Dam.

Reclamation said large temperature variations in the desert resulted in thermal expansion of the inlet canal concrete lining. Inspection found 76 expansion joints in which joint filler was extruded due to panel expansion. In some instances, panels rode up over adjacent panels.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the agency seeks bids to use saw cutting to re-establish 76 expansion joints and establish 68 new joints. Other work includes installing rubber expansion joint material and sealing joints. Valued at between $500,000 and $1 million, the work is to be performed between May 1 and July 30.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R13PS34065 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. The solicitation may be obtained by entering the number in the https://ideasec.nbc.gov Internet site.

Bids are due April 15. For information, contact Jacqueline Carrera, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – LC – Yuma Area Office, 7301 Calle Agua Salada, Yuma, AZ 85364; (1) 928-343-8217; E-mail: jcarrera@usbr.gov.

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