U.S. seeks firms able to build chute, basin at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S. 5/3/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to construct a spillway chute, stilling basin, and upstream channel at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California’s American River. Responses are due May 18.

An auxiliary spillway is being built to address the hydrologic risk to Folsom Dam identified by the Bureau of Reclamation’s Safety of Dams program. The work is a Joint Federal Project by Reclamation, the Corps, California Department of Water Resources, and Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.

For the purposes of determining its acquisition strategy, the Corps’ Sacramento District currently seeks to identify both large and small businesses that are able to perform the latest civil work.

The agency envisions a design-bid-build contact for Joint Federal Project Phase 4, the construction of a spillway chute and stilling basin on the downstream side of the new spillway, plus an upstream approach channel and cutoff wall to direct water to the control structure, which is currently under construction.

The Corps said the project is valued at between $250 million and $500 million and would require 1,620 calendar days. It said it expects to advertise the project in December.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123812S0414 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by mail or e-mail by 3 p.m. Pacific time, May 18. For information, contact Raymond Greenheck, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, CECT-SPK-A, Room 878, 1325 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814; E-mail: raymond.r.greenheck@usace.army.mil.

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