UPDATE – U.S. seeks bids to build Puerto Rico’s Portugues Dam

The Corps of Engineers seeks bids to build Portugues Dam, a 220-foot-tall, 1,230-foot-long concrete arch dam in Puerto Rico. Bids are due Oct. 30.

The dam is part of the Portugues and Bucana Rivers flood control and recreation project on the Portugues River northwest of Ponce. (HNN 8/17/07) 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 for concrete production.

A pre-proposal meeting and site visit are planned Oct. 3. Those planning to participate should contact Jose Rosado at (1) 787-729-6880 or Pablo Vazquez-Ruiz at (1) 787-841-3181 by Sept. 27 to make arrangements.

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 the solicitation and related documents.

Bids are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 30 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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