UPDATE – U.S. extends bid date for Oregon fish collection facility

The Corps of Engineers has extended the due date for bids to build a fish collection facility at 25-MW Cougar Dam, on the South Fork of Oregon’s McKenzie River. The new date is Dec. 5.

Bids originally were due Nov. 26. (HNN 11/5/08) The Corps’ Portland District released the solicitation Oct. 29, about two weeks later than originally planned. (HNN 10/6/08) The work is to be completed over 18 months at a site directly downstream of the dam.

Prospective bidders were expected to inspect the site where work will be performed; a site visit was scheduled Nov. 13.

Cougar Dam is one of 13 dams in northwestern Oregon’s Willamette River Basin included in a biological opinion issued by NOAA Fisheries earlier this year. (HNN 7/14/08)

The Corps said it intends to award a single, firm, multi-year contract for the fish collection facility. Work will include fabrication and on-site civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical features. The Corps estimates the work will cost between $5 million and $10 million.

Bids are due Dec. 5. The solicitation may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering the solicitation number W9127N08R0041 in the �Quick Search� box. Prospective bidders must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

For information, contact Kenneth Piper, (1) 503-808-4619; E-mail: kenneth.piper@usace.army.mil.

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