U.S. seeks lamprey passage study at Snake River hydro projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to perform a lamprey migration and passage study at four hydroelectric projects on the lower Snake River. Bids are due April 16.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District solicited information in February on small businesses able to perform the work. It awarded contracts in 2013 for prototype lamprey entrance structures in fish ladders at the 1,780-MW Dalles Dam and 980-MW McNary Dam, both on the Columbia River.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Walla Walla District now seeks bids to perform a lower Snake River migration and passage study. Work is to include radio tracking of adult lamprey through the lower Snake River dams to determine behavior, passage routes and success during upstream migration. Work would be performed at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental, 810-MW Little Goose and 810-MW Lower Granite dams.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF14R0010 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due April 16. For information, contact Hillary Morgan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7214; E-mail: hillary.a.morgan@usace.army.mil.

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