U.S. seeks firms for dam safety work at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S. 4/4/12 (PennWell) — The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on small businesses capable of performing dam safety civil work at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California’s Little Truckee River. Responses are due April 16.

Reclamation issued a draft environmental assessment in December endorsing a plan to modify Stampede Dam to prevent its failure during extreme floods by increasing the height of the 239-foot-tall zoned earthfill dam by 11.5 feet. The agency performed risk analyses finding the dam cannot safely pass floodwaters in accordance with Reclamation’s Public Protection Guidelines.

Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region currently seeks information from small businesses that are interested and capable of performing dam safety modifications. Responses to a sources sought notice are to help the agency determine whether to set aside the solicitation for small businesses or to proceed with an unrestricted solicitation.

Work is to include removing existing concrete features; constructing a new spillway crest structure of cast-in-place concrete; excavating the existing dam and dikes embankment; installing dam and dike, filter, and gravel drain materials to increase height of dam and dikes; modifying and installing new dam instrumentation; constructing saddle dikes; and constructing a mechanically stabilized earth crest structure.

The work is valued at between $10 million and $25 million.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R12SY20156 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by e-mail to the address below by 10 a.m., Pacific time, April 16. For information, contact Erik M. Danger, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – MP – Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825; (1) 916-978-5570; E-mail: edanger@usbr.gov.

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U.S. seeks firms for planning, design of Corps water projects

PORTLAND, Ore., U.S. 2/13/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses capable of providing integrated professional planning and feasibility design for water resources projects in the Corps’ Portland District. Responses are due Feb. 21.

The Corps’ Portland District previously recruited architect-engineering firms to provide multi-disciplined engineering and design services to the district.

The Portland District now seeks information on the availability and capability of small businesses, qualified under the North American Industry Classification System, to provide planning and feasibility design services for water resource projects. Services are to be in the areas of ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, water supply, navigation, and other responsibilities of the Corps.

The agency plans to award a maximum $10 million contract of one base year and four one-year option periods.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127N12R0012 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by 4 p.m., Pacific time, Feb. 21, by e-mail to the address below. For information, contact David Boone, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4614; E-mail: david.c.boone@usace.army.mil.