U.S. seeks firms for bridge crane drive control upgrade at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to upgrade bridge crane VFD drive controls at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam in Washington. Bids are due March 13.

The Corps took bids in December to replace wheel and axle assemblies of a 600-ton powerhouse bridge crane at Lower Monumental, on the Snake River. Other recent solicitations at the project have been for electrical equipment and for a replacement pump to supply hydraulic oil to turbines and governors.

In a sources sought notice, the Corps’ Walla Walla District now seeks information on small businesses able to upgrade the bridge crane control system to improve alignment during horizontal bridge travel. The project is to include demolition of the existing bridge drive VFDs, isolation transformers, bridge drive motors, cable and conduit; and installation of new bridge drive VFDs, line reactors, resistor bank for bridge drives, cable, conduits, bridge drive motors with encoders and laser anti-skewing equipment; programming services; acceptance testing and commissioning.

The work is valued at $250,000 to $500,000.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF14RSS28 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due March 13. For information, contact Jani Long, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7209; E-mail: jani.c.long@usace.army.mil.

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