U.S. seeks water quality monitoring at Virginia’s Gathright Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to provide water quality sampling services at the Corps’ Gathright Dam on the Jackson River in Alleghany County, Va. Bids are due April 15.

Although the Corps does not operate hydropower at the flood control dam, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license in 2012 to Jordan Hydroelectric L.P. for the 3.7-MW Gathright project (No. 12737) to be built at the Corps dam. Jordan plans to install a single vertical Francis turbine in a 175-foot-tall, 250-ton module that will be placed on the upstream face of Gathright’s discharge tower.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps’ Norfolk District seeks bids to perform water sampling services at Gathright for a base year with two option years. Sampling is to test for phosphorous, orthophosphate, iron, manganese, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, coliforms, and fecal streptococci.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123613T0035 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 4 p.m. April 15. For information, contact Garland Cooper, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510-1096; (1) 757-201-7748; E-mail: garland.d.cooper@usace.army.mil.

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