U.S. seeks firms to provide bulkhead gate for Isabella Dam

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S. 3/28/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of furnishing and test-installing a bulkhead gate for Isabella Dam on California’s Kern River. Responses are due April 3.

Built in 1953 as a flood control and water conservation structure, Isabella Dam is being studied for remedial actions to prevent possible failure during earthquakes. Isabella Dam is the site of the 11.95-MW Isabella project (No. 8377).

In a sources sought notice, the Corps’ Sacramento District said it seeks information on firms capable of furnishing a manufactured bulkhead gate and test-installing it. The gate is to have three sections forming a gate that is 15 feet 11 inches wide and 24 feet 8 inches tall.

The Corps seeks information on interest, capabilities, and qualifications of firms, to help the agency in preliminary planning for the work, which is expected to cost between $500,000 and $1 million.

The Corps said it expects to issue a solicitation about May 9 with bids due about May 27.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123812S0500 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses to the sources sought notice are due, preferably by e-mail, to the address below by 1 p.m. April 3. For information, contact Erica Taylor, Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J St., Room 878, Sacramento, CA 95814; (1) 916-557-7570; E-mail: erica.j.taylor@usace.army.mil.

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U.S. seeks firms to construct cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

PITTSBURGH, Pa., U.S. 2/13/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites contractors to present their capabilities to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania. Responses are due Feb. 17 with presentations to be made March 19-23.

The Corps’ Pittsburgh District solicited information in 2011 on contractors capable of performing dam safety work at East Branch Dam, a rolled earthfill embankment that has experienced seepage problems that required repairs in 1957. The Corps dam has been determined to be potentially unsafe, prompting the Corps to take precautionary measures pending implementation of a dam safety modification program.

The Corps’ Pittsburgh District now invites contractors to present their capabilities to construct a concrete cutoff wall through the dam and abutments to an expected maximum depth of 260 feet.

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

Responses, to reserve a time and date for a presentation March 19-23, are due Feb. 17 by e-mail to the address below. For information, contact Jeffrey Zbezinski, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh, 1000 Liberty Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4186; (1) 412-395-7228; E-mail: jeffrey.j.zbezinski@usace.army.mil.