U.S. sets industry day on dam safety modifications to 3.65-MW Stampede Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an industry day to discuss with potential bidders a plan for dam safety modifications to the 3.65-MW Stampede Dam hydroelectric project on California’s Little Truckee River. Registration is by Oct. 12 for the Oct. 13 meeting and site visit.

Reclamation performed risk analyses of Stampede Dam, near Truckee, finding the dam cannot safely pass floodwaters in accordance with Reclamation’s Public Protection Guidelines. It said modifications are needed to prevent potential overtopping during an extreme flood.

The agency took bids from small businesses in 2013 to perform dam safety civil construction at Stampede but canceled that solicitation when Congress delayed authorization of the work. Congress finally approved the work in September.

Stampede Dam is part of Reclamation’s Washoe Project, which also includes Prosser Creek Dam and Marble Bluff Dam.

Reclamation said it intends to issue a solicitation set aside for small businesses to excavate the existing dam and dike; increase the height of the dam with a two parallel mechanically stabilized earth walls; construct a new spillway crest structure; and construct saddle dikes. The work is valued at more than $10 million.

The agency scheduled an industry day at 12:30 p.m., Pacific time, Oct. 13 at Truckee Hampton Inn, 11951 CA-267, Truckee, CA 96161, followed by a site visit. Reclamation seeks to exchange information with potential bidders to improve its ability to obtain reasonably priced bids. Registration for the industry day should be made by noon, Pacific time, Oct. 12 by e-mail to Kyle Hughes at kjhughes@usbr.gov.

A notice of the industry day may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R15PS01784 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Matt Byrne, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 380, Denver, CO 80225; (1) 916-978-5126; E-mail: mbyrne@usbr.gov.

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