U.S. seeks spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington. Site visits are scheduled Dec. 18 and Jan. 6, with bids due Jan. 15, 2015.

The Corps’ Seattle District requested information in April about firms able to perform the spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at Chief Joseph. The Corps took bids in July to supply generator thrust bearing coolers  and requested information in May on firms able to supply fire suppression systems at Chief Joseph.

The Seattle District now seeks bids for lifecycle maintenance on Chief Joseph’s 19 spillway gates, which measure 60 feet tall by 35 feet wide. Work includes replacement of wire rope and gate seals, gate recoating, gearbox inspection and rehabilitation, design and fabrication of rail system and trolley systems, cathodic protection, flushing and oil replacement in seal heaters, removal of backing bars and weld repairs.

The work is valued at $5 million to $10 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912DW15R0002 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Site visits are scheduled at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 and Jan. 4. Participants must register by noon the day before by e-mail to Daniel Bennett at daniel.s.bennett@usace.army.mil.

Bids are due Jan. 15. For information, contact Caroline Mueller, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Attn.: CECT-NWS, P.O. Box 3755, Building 1202, Seattle, WA 98124-3755; (1) 206-764-6741; E-mail: caroline.b.mueller@usace.army.mil.

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