U.S. seeks temperature control curtain below 154-MW J.F. Carr hydro project

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to construct a temperature control curtain in Whiskeytown Reservoir, downstream from the 154-MW Judge Francis (J.F.) Carr hydroelectric project near Redding, Calif. Bids are due Sept. 21.

Reclamation took bids in January to replace penstock flowmeters at J.F. Carr and seven other hydroelectric projects in northern and central California. It took bids in 2013 for KRB transformer replacement at J.F. Carr.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, Reclamation now seeks bids to fabricate and install the Oak Bottom Temperature Curtain at the same location as a previous curtain in Whiskeytown Reservoir, two miles downstream from the J.F. Carr tailrace. The curtain is to be 600 feet wide by 40 feet deep.

The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R15PS01295 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m., Pacific time, Sept. 21. For information, contact Erik Danger, Bureau of Reclamation – MP – Regional Office, Division of Acquisition Services, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825-1898; (1) 916-978-5018; E-mail: edanger@usbr.gov.

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