U.S. seeks fish counting at eight Columbia, Snake river hydro projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform fish counting services at eight federal hydroelectric projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Bids are due Oct. 30.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District previously requested information on small businesses able to perform the work. The district awarded a contract in 2012 to Normandeau Associates Inc. to perform fish counting services at the eight federal hydro projects. The Corps took bids Oct. 7 for biostatistical services to its Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program in the Pacific Northwest.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps now seeks bids to perform visual and video fish counting services for the eight projects. Work would include counting adult fish passing through fish ladders at the Corps’ eight mainstem dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers: 1,076.6-MW Bonneville, 1,780-MW Dalles, 2,160-MW John Day, 980-MW McNary, 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental, 810-MW Little Goose, and 810-MW Lower Granite.

The soliciation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF15R0053 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m., Pacific time, Oct. 30. For information, contact Nona Fincher, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7220; E-mail: nona.r.fincher@usace.army.mil.

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