U.S. seeks gate work at 320-MW Fort Randall, 494-MW Big Bend

OMAHA, Neb., U.S. 6/20/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rehabilitate spillway gates at the 320-MW Fort Randall and 494-MW Big Bend hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River South Dakota. Bids in separate solicitations now are due June 27.

The Corps announced in April that it anticipates tendering by its Omaha, Walla Walla, and Galveston districts for a large volume of contracts to repair damage from 2011 flooding in the Missouri River Basin, including work affecting Fort Randall and five other major Corps hydroelectric projects.

Bidding unrestricted for Fort Randall spillway gates rehab

The Omaha District said in May it expected to issue a solicitation to small businesses to rehabilitate 21 spillway gates at Fort Randall. However, the district issued an unrestricted solicitation for the work with bids due June 27.

The Corps seeks bids for: inspection of stoplogs and the 40- by 29-foot tainter gates; 3-D modeling and analysis; non-destructive testing; structural repair design; welding; corrosion repair; sandblasting; lead-based paint removal; wire rope replacement; concrete spall repair; gate seal replacement; painting; design and replacement of hoist controls and switches. The work is valued at $7.5 million to $10 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering a new Solicitation No. W9128F12R0057 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids due to rehabilitate Big Bend spillway gates

The Omaha District said in June it expected to issue a solicitation to all businesses to rehabilitate eight spillway gates at Big Bend. The district now seeks bids by June 27.

The Corps seeks bids for: inspection of stoplogs and the 40- by 38-foot tainter gates; 3-D modeling and analysis; non-destructive testing; structural repair design; welding; corrosion repair; sandblasting; lead-based paint removal; wire rope replacement; concrete spall repair; gate seal replacement; painting, design and replacement of hoist controls and switches. The work is valued at $5 million to $7.5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12R0056 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information on both solicitations, contact John H. Tucker II, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2824; E-mail: john.h.tucker@usace.army.mil.

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