U.S. seeks firms for fish counting at eight Columbia, Snake river hydro projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform fish counting services at eight federal hydroelectric projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Responses are due July 28.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District awarded a contract in 2012 to Normandeau Associates Inc. to perform fish counting services at the eight federal hydro projects.

The district requested information in May on firms able to provide bio-statistical services to its Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program in the Pacific Northwest. It awarded a contract to Blue Leaf Environmental Inc. in March to provide biological services and quality assurance for its juvenile fish transportation program at five of the projects on the Snake and Columbia.

In a sources sought notice, the Corps currently seeks information on small businesses capable of performing visual and video fish counting services for the eight projects. Responses are to help the agency make acquisition decisions.

Work would include counting adult fish passing through fish ladders at the Corps’ eight mainstem dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers: 1,076.6-MW Bonneville, 1,780-MW Dalles, 2,160-MW John Day, 980-MW McNary, 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental, 810-MW Little Goose, and 810-MW Lower Granite.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF15R0053 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by 4 p.m., Pacific time, July 28 by e-mail to the address below. The subject line is to reference “Sources Sought: Fish Counting on the Lower Columbia and Lower Snake River.”

For information, contact Nona Fincher, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7220; E-mail: nona.r.fincher@usace.army.mil.
 

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