U.S. to seek bids for dam safety civil construction at Mormon Island Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids for dam safety civil construction including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, part of the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric project on California’s American River.

Reclamation said it expects to issue a solicitation to small businesses in early March with bids to be due about April 1.

The agency solicited information in January on firms able to perform the work. It proposes to modify Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, one of 12 structures containing Folsom Lake, to improve its seismic stability. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun other work on a new flood control spillway at nearby Folsom Dam.

Reclamation said the Mormon Island Dam solicitation is to be set aside for small businesses and encouraged teaming arrangements among firms to carry out the complex work.

Work is to include excavation of existing embankments; importing 450,000 cubic yards of processed filter and gravel drain material; placement of 1 million cubic yards of shell-fill material from an existing stockpile; and excavation at the dam toe to install drain systems of pipe and filter material. The work is expected to cost $25 million to $100 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R13PS20092 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Rosana Yousef Goarji, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – MP – Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1905, Sacramento, CA 95825; (1) 916-978-5004; E-mail: ryousefgoarji@usbr.gov.

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