U.S. extends bidding for spillway gate work at 494-MW Big Bend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate spillway gates at the 494-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota. Bids now are due Aug. 14.

The Corps’ Omaha District previously called for bids by June 27 to rehabilitate gates at Big Bend and at the 320-MW Fort Randall project.

The Corps seeks bids at Big Bend for: inspection of stoplogs and the 40- by 38-foot tainter gates; 3-D modeling and analysis; non-destructive testing; structural repair design; welding; corrosion repair; sandblasting; lead-based paint removal; wire rope replacement; concrete spall repair; gate seal replacement; painting, design and replacement of hoist controls and switches. The work is valued at $5 million to $7.5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12R0056 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due Aug. 14. For information, contact John H. Tucker II, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2824; E-mail: john.h.tucker@usace.army.mil.

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