U.S. seeks firms to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas’ White River. Responses are due Feb. 27.

The Southwestern Power Administration previously called for bids by Feb. 21 to replace protective relay and control switchboard panels at Bull Shoals and 90-MW Norfork Dam on the North Fork River. SWPA solicited information in November on a proposal to change the type of cabling used in Bull Shoals powerhouse. The Corps took bids in 2009 to replace switchgear at Bull Shoals, Norfork and the 200-MW Table Rock project on the White River in Missouri.

The Corps’ Little Rock District now seeks information from firms capable of refurbishing and painting gates at Bull Shoals. Responses are to help it determine the type of solicitation to be issued.

Work is to include blast cleaning and painting of gates, refurbishing of side seals, replacing flexible grease lines, providing bird protection and providing rigid grease piping from a catwalk to flexible grease lines on the tainter gates. Other work includes miscellaneous structural repairs and lead-based paint abatement.

The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127S14R0008 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due, preferably by e-mail by 10 a.m., Central time, Feb. 27. For information, contact Marcus Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, 700 W. Capitol, Room 7315, Little Rock, AR 77201; (1) 501-340-1253; E-mail: marcus.d.mitchell@usace.army.mil.

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