U.S. to seek bids for unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada. A solicitation is expected about Dec. 15.

Reclamation requested information in October on firms able to perform the work to determine the type of solicitation to be issued. It also awarded a contract in October to Magnetek Inc. and Precision Crane & Hoist Services to modernize four 300-ton power plant cranes at Hoover. It took bids last year to repair, remanufacture, or replace mechanical components needed to refurbish hydroelectric equipment at Hoover.

Reclamation now says it plans to seek bids from small businesses to design, manufacture and install nine unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for Hoover. The circuit breakers are generator type, SF6 breakers rated at 25.3 kilovolts and rated to interrupt 128,000 amps fault current. Work includes removal of existing equipment and installation of nine generator-service circuit breakers and nine disconnect switches.

The work is valued at more than $10 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R15PS00073 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. A site visit is to be announced in the solicitation notice when issued.

For information, contact Patrick Jacobs, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 380, Denver, CO 80225; (1) 702-293-8451; E-mail: pjacobs@usbr.gov.

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