UPDATE – U.S. again extends bid date for Puerto Rico’s Portugues

The Corps of Engineers has extended for a fourth time the deadline for bids to build Portugues Dam, a 220-foot-tall, 1,230-foot-long concrete arch dam planned for Puerto Rico. The new due date is Feb. 15.

Bids previously were due Feb. 8. (HNN 1/10/08)

The dam is part of the Portugues and Bucana Rivers flood control and recreation project on the Portugues River northwest of Ponce. The Corps estimates the cost of construction will be between $100 million and $250 million.

Construction involves 367,000 cubic yards of roller-compacted concrete. Appurtenant structures include an integral spillway and intake. Work also includes foundation excavation in rock, placing foundation concrete, foundation grouting, and development of an on-site quarry.

The solicitation, No. W912EP-07-R-0019, can be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov. Enter the solicitation number, without hyphens, in the �Quick Search� box to find it.

Bids are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 15 to: USA Engineer District, Jacksonville, Prudential Office Building, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville Regional Contracting Center, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8176. For information, contact Kathie Duke, Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019; (1) 904-232-3713; E-mail: kathleen.b.duke@usace.army.mil.

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