U.S. seeks PIT tag suppliers for Northwest fish passage research

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to supply large quantities of passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage research by the Corps Northwestern Division’s Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program. Responses are due April 25.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District took bids in November to supply PIT tags over three years to the program. In March, the National Marine Fisheries Service took bids to supply 50,000 PIT tags for use in the federal Columbia River Basin hydropower system.

Passive integrated transponder transmitters have been used extensively to track fish as they travel past radio receivers in hydroelectric projects on the mainstem Columbia River.

The Corps said it seeks a supplier to produce large quantities of PIT tags in a short time to accommodate timing of migrating juvenile salmonids and research activities. It said it plans to issue a solicitation seeking an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF13Q0083 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Expressions of interest are due April 25. For information, contact Vicky Challis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7210; E-mail: vicky.r.challis@usace.army.mil.

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