U.S. seeks firms for scour repair at three hydro projects on Arkansas’ McClellan-Kerr system

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps’ McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Responses are due April 10.

The Corps’ Little Rock District held an industry day in December to meet with contractors about its construction, engineering, and operations and maintenance plans — including its water resources and hydropower facilities — for the coming year. The Little Rock District’s mission includes both military and civil projects, featuring 12 multi-purpose lakes, 13 locks and dams, 308 miles of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, 178 parks, and seven hydroelectric projects.

In a sources sought notice, the Corps seeks information on firms capable of performing scour damage repair at three dams. It seeks to determine whether there is sufficient competition by small businesses if it issues a solicitation for the work.

Scour and spall repair is proposed for 115-MW Ozark Lock & Dam; James W. Trimble Lock & Dam (Arkansas River Lock & Dam 13), the location of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.’s 32.4-MW Clyde T. Ellis hydro plant (No. 3043); and 142-MW Dardanelle Lock & Dam.

Work is to include repair of eroded concrete in the wet on end sills on the lock wall side, stilling basins near the lock wall, and lock walls on the river side. The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S14R0004 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Responses, preferably by e-mail, are due to the address below by 2 p.m., Central time, April 10.

For information, contact Marcus Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, 700 W. Capitol Ave., Room 7315, Little Rock, AR 77201; (1) 501-340-1253; E-mail: marcus.d.mitchell@usace.army.mil.

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