U.S. seeks firms to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam hydro project

Bonneville Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington. Responses are due March 26.

The Corps’ Portland District took bids last year for a potential transformer upgrade at the Second Powerhouse. It awarded a contract in 2013 to Precision Machine and Supply Inc. to repair a hydro turbine in that plant. More recently, American Babbitt Bearing completed and delivered two turbine guide bearings for Bonneville’s First Powerhouse.

In a sources sought notice, the Portland District now seeks information on small businesses able to fabricate and deliver one set of six draft tube stoplogs to the Bonneville Second Powerhouse. Responses will be used to determine the type of solicitation to be issued for the work.

Each generating unit requires six draft tube stoplogs to dewater the unit for maintenance and repair. The contractor would deliver one set of six stoplogs to the tailrace deck, unload, and test fit each bulkhead to the tailrace gantry lifting beam for a functional test.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127N15RSS01 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by 4 p.m., Pacific time, March 26. For information, contact Gary Weir, Contracting Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4624; E-mail: gary.r.weir@usace.army.mil.

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