U.S. to seek maintenance bulkheads for construction at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate auxiliary maintenance bulkheads at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky. Responses are due Nov. 7.

Olmsted Dam is part of the Corps’ Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project, known as Olmsted Locks and Dam, under construction between Illinois and Kentucky about 17 miles upstream from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The Olmsted Locks and Dam project is to reduce tow and barge delays through the busiest stretch of river in America’s inland waterways.

The project received $2.8 billion in funding as part of legislation Oct. 16 that ended the federal government shutdown. Although the Corps dam has no hydropower, American River Power II LLC holds a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preliminary permit to study building a 63-MW hydro project at the site (No. 14325).

The Corps’ Louisville District seeks information from firms capable and interested in fabricating auxiliary maintenance bulkheads for Olmsted in order to determine whether to set aside the proposed solicitation for small businesses. It said the work, valued at $1 million to $5 million, involves fabrication, painting, and delivery of seven 4-foot-tall, 14-foot-wide, 115-foot-long type C (56-foot head) bulkheads and three 4-foot-tall, 14-foot-wide, 115-foot-long type B (41-foot head) bulkheads.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912QR14BULKHEADSOLMSTED in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by e-mail or mail to the address below by 1 p.m., Eastern time, Nov. 7. For information, contact Brenna A. Crawford, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Room 821, Louisville, KY 40202-2230; (1) 502-315-6182; E-mail: brenna.a.crawford@usace.army.mil.

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