U.S. seeks tainter gates replacement at Illinois’ Dresden Island Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply as many as four replacement tainter gates for Dresden Island Lock and Dam on the Illinois River. Bids are due Aug. 4.

Although the navigation facility has no hydropower, Northern Illinois Hydropower LLC is developing the 10.96-MW Dresden Island hydro project at the Corps structure near Joliet, Ill. Kleinschmidt Associates is helping the developer obtain a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license (No. 12626) for the project.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps’ Rock Island District seeks bids to fabricate, test, paint and deliver one tainter gate with the option to supply up to three more. The base contract plus all options is expected to require 1,095 days.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EK15R0021 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due Aug. 4. For information, contact Danielle Gainey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, P.O. Box 2004, Clock Tower Building, Attn.: CEMVR-CT, Rock Island, IL 61204-2004; (1) 309-794-5333; E-mail: danielle.m.gainey@usace.army.mil.

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