U.S. seeks spillway pier, gate work at 198.72-MW Folsom

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for modifications to spillway piers and gates at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam, on California’s American River. Bids are due Feb. 26, 2010.

The Interior Department said in April 2009 that Reclamation would invest $22.3 million in stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to address dam safety concerns at the high-risk Folsom Dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took bids in February to build an auxiliary spillway control structure for Folsom. (HydroWorld 11/4/09)

The work is a Joint Federal Project by BuRec, the Corps, California Department of Water Resources, and Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. In other work at the project, Reclamation awarded Andritz Hydro an $18.2 million contract in January to rewind three generators and replace excitation equipment. (HydroWorld 1/6/10)

In the current solicitation, Reclamation seeks modifications to spillway piers and gates that are expected to cost between $25 million and $50 million. The contractor is to: refurbish stoplogs, make seismic improvements to tainter gates, replace trunnion pins, survey for reinforcement and trunnion anchor location in body of pier, locate through bolts, fabricate and install pier wraps and horizontal pier bracing, replace part of bridge deck required for drilling to install vertical pier anchors, and install vertical pier anchors.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R10PS20R24 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. The solicitation is to be available on the Internet at tender site http://ideasec.nbc.gov. Prospective bidders must register at the Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov, and the On-line Representations and Certifications site, https://orca.bpn.gov.

Bids are due Feb. 26. For information, contact Daniel P. Vinay, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – MP – Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825; (1) 530-934-1357; E-mail: dvinay@usbr.gov.

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