U.S. seeks firms for operation, maintenance of new spillway at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform operation and maintenance of a new auxiliary spillway being constructed at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California’s American River. Responses are due Sept. 16.

The Corps’ Sacramento District announced a contract in May to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. to construct a new spillway chute and stilling basin on the downstream side of the new spillway. The Corps took bids for the work in February.

The auxiliary spillway is to address the hydrologic risk to Folsom Dam identified by the Bureau of Reclamation’s Safety of Dams program. Construction began in May 2012 on the $1 billion Joint Federal Project of the Corps, the Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, and Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.

The Corps now seeks information on firms able to perform operation and maintenance of the new control structure at the auxiliary spillway, which includes six submerged tainter gates and six bulkhead gates. The scope is to include all maintenance for hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, and structural elements of the structure. Responses are to help the Corps determine the type of small business set-aside for the proposed request for proposals, expected to be issued in May or June 2014.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123813S0010 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by 4 p.m., Pacific time, Sept. 16. For information, contact Matthew Hancsarik, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District-Joint Federal Project Office, 1070 Folsom Lake Crossing, Folsom, CA 95630; (1) 916-557-7480; Fax: (1) 916-608-9068; E-mail: matthew.p.hancsarik@usace.army.mil.

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