U.S. tenders for several rehab projects at 494-MW Big Bend

OMAHA, Neb., U.S. 6/13/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking several types of rehabilitation at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project in South Dakota, including spillway dike stabilization, embankment repair, and spillway gate work.

The Corps announced in April that it anticipates tendering by its Omaha, Walla Walla, and Galveston districts for a large volume of contracts to repair damage from 2011 flooding in the Missouri River Basin, including work affecting Big Bend and five other major Corps hydroelectric projects. The Corps took bids in 2010 to rewind three generators at Big Bend, on the Missouri River near Fort Thompson, S.D.

Bids sought for spillway dike bank stabilization

The Omaha District currently seeks bids by June 26 from Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses for spillway dike bank stabilization at Old Fort Thompson, Big Bend Dam. Work includes peaked stone revetments requiring about 20,500 tons of stone, 8,000 cubic yards of fill, geotextile material, and grading, at a cultural resource site adjacent to Lake Sharp. The work is valued at $750,000 to $1 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12B0025 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Contact Michael J. Trumm for a site visit at (1) 605-245-2255; E-mail: michael.j.trumm@usace.army.mil.

Bids are due June 26. For information, contact Donald D. Miller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2051; E-mail: donald.d.miller@usace.army.mil.

Corps seeks dam embankment repair at Big Bend

The Omaha District also seeks bids by July 6 from small businesses for dam embankment repair at Big Bend. Work includes placement of government-supplied bedding and riprap to repair erosion scarping along about 4,800 feet of upstream embankment slope. Other work includes placing riprap to a 300-foot reach of upstream embankment slope, plus excavation and seeding. The work is valued at $250,000 to $500,000.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12B0022 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Contact Michael J. Trumm for a site visit at (1) 605-245-2255; E-mail: michael.j.trumm@usace.army.mil.

Bids are due July 6. For information, contact Rachelle Hairston, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2045; E-mail: rachelle.e.hairston@usace.army.mil.

Bidding seen to rehabilitate spillway gates

The Omaha District said it expects to issue a solicitation to all businesses in June to rehabilitate eight spillway gates at Big Bend.

The Corps plans to take bids for: inspection of stoplogs and the 40- by 38-foot tainter gates; 3-D modeling and analysis; non-destructive testing; structural repair design; welding; corrosion repair; sandblasting; lead-based paint removal; wire rope replacement; concrete spall repair; gate seal replacement; painting, design and replacement of hoist controls and switches. The work is valued at $5 million to $7.5 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12R0056 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact John H. Tucker II, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2824; E-mail: john.h.tucker@usace.army.mil.

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U.S. tenders for several rehab projects at 320-MW Fort Randall

OMAHA, Neb., U.S. 5/25/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking several types of rehabilitation at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project in South Dakota, including work on an intake bridge, gate hoist controllers, and spillway gates.

The Corps announced in April that it anticipates tendering by its Omaha, Walla Walla, and Galveston districts for a large volume of contracts to repair damage from 2011 flooding in the Missouri River Basin, including work affecting Fort Randall and five other major Corps hydroelectric projects. The Corps’ Omaha District sought information on firms in May to fabricate trashracks and took bids in April for thrust bearing coils at Fort Randall.

Bids sought for intake bridge painting

The Walla Walla District currently seeks bids by June 18 from small businesses for intake bridge painting at Fort Randall. Work includes blast removal of the old coating containing lead, surface preparation, steam cleaning of a crawl space under the bridge, minor rivet replacement, and coating of the entire exterior steel portions of the 395-foot-long bridge. The work is valued at $500,000 to $1 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF12R0025 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due June 18. For information, contact Elaine M. Vandiver, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7221; E-mail: elaine.m.vandiver@usace.army.mil.

Site visit set for bidding on gate hoist controllers, other work

The Galveston District said it expects to issue a solicitation to small businesses in May and take bids in June for four rehabilitation jobs at Fort Randall. Site visits may be scheduled through June 15.

The Corps plans to take bids: to replace eight gate hoist controllers in four flood tunnels with programmable logic controllers; to replace eight manually operated dampers with motorized dampers in the four flood control tower shaft ventilation system louvers; to repair concrete cracking and spalling at 18 intake structure curtain wall bearing support locations; and to replace upstream and downstream drain pipe extensions on 10 of the 12 intake structure towers. The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912HY12B0014 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Site visits may be scheduled through June 15 by contacting Russ Kieffer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Randall Project, (1) 605-487-7845 ext. 3006; E-mail: russell.p.kieffer@usace.army.mil.

For information, contact Sara Jackets, Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2424; E-mail: sara.l.jackets@usace.army.mil.

Bidding seen to rehabilitate spillway gates

The Omaha District said it expects to issue a solicitation to small businesses in May and take bids in June to rehabilitate 21 spillway gates at Fort Randall.

The Corps plans to take bids for: inspection of stoplogs and the 40- by 29-foot tainter gates; 3-D modeling and analysis; non-destructive testing; structural repair design; welding; corrosion repair; sandblasting; lead-based paint removal; wire rope replacement; concrete spall repair; gate seal replacement; painting; design and replacement of hoist controls and switches. The work is valued at $7.5 million to $10 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12R0053 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Polina Poluektova, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2091; E-mail: polina.a.poluektova@usace.army.mil.