U.S. seeks geotech work including 270-MW Wolf Creek, 135-MW Center Hill

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S. 4/26/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks proposals for geotechnical engineering services in its Nashville District, primarily at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky and 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee. Questions are due May 7, with bids due May 22.

The Corps awarded dam safety contracts in 2011 for a grout curtain at Wolf Creek and a seepage barrier at Center Hill. A 2008 assessment of equipment at nine Corps hydropower plants on the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky, including Wolf Creek and Center Hill, found a need for up to $470 million in repairs.

The Corps’ Nashville District currently seeks proposals for indefinite delivery geotechnical engineering contracts to be awarded to two large businesses and to one small business. The three contracts will run for five years with a maximum of $5 million per contract.

The contractors are to work within the Corps’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, primarily at Wolf Creek and Center Hill.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P512R0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Questions may be submitted by May 7 by e-mail to the address below.

Bidders are required to submit Standard Form 330 packages by 1 p.m., Central time, May 22 to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn.: Jamie Davies, Room 682, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (or P.O. Box 1070, Nashville, TN 37202); (1) 615-736-7921; E-mail: jamie.davies@us.army.mil. Forms may be obtained on the Internet at www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP/category/22457/hostUri/portal.

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