U.S. seeks gate installation, fabrication at Montgomery Locks and Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to install replacement gates, and to fabricate the gates, at the Corps’ Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa. Bids in two solicitations are due Aug. 26 and Sept. 12.

The Corps’ Pittsburgh District requested information in July on firms able to install replacement gates at 78-year-old Montgomery, one of two major types of gated dams in service in the Corps’ Pittsburgh District to permit increased control over the navigation pool upstream. Free Flow Power Corp. applied in March for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower license for the 42-MW Montgomery Locks and Dam (No. 13768) project at the site.

In an unrestricted solicitation, the Pittsburgh District now seeks by Aug. 26 to install dam gates at Montgomery. The work is to include all necessary work on machinery, machinery houses, piers and chains to install a new Gate 5. The contract is to include an option also to install a new Gate 7. The work is expected to require 365 days at a cost of $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W911WN14B0002 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Bids are due Aug. 26. For information, contact the address below.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps also seeks bids by Sept. 12 to fabricate and deliver the new vertical lift gates and chains for Montgomery. Work is to include all metalwork fabrication, shop assembly and delivery.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W911WN14B0003 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Bids are due Sept. 12.

For information, contact Terence James, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, 1000 Liberty Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; (1) 412-395-7551; E-mail: terence.james@usace.army.mil.
 

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