U.S. issues draft RFP to construct cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a draft request for proposals to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania. The Corps seeks industry comments on the draft by Nov. 12.

The Corps’ Pittsburgh District invited contractors in March to present their capabilities to construct the concrete cutoff wall through the dam and abutments to an expected maximum depth of 260 feet.

It also solicited information in 2011 on contractors capable of performing dam safety work at East Branch Dam, a rolled earthfill embankment that has experienced seepage problems that required repairs in 1957. The Corps dam has been determined to be potentially unsafe, prompting the Corps to take precautionary measures pending implementation of a dam safety modification program.

The Corps now seeks industry comments on the draft request for proposals in support of developing a final RFP.

A special notice by the Corps, linking to the draft RFP, may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. EASTBRANCHCUTOFFWALL in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Comments are due by e-mail with letter to the address below by Nov. 12. For information, contact Donna Yon, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh, 1000 Liberty Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4186; (1) 412-395-7549; E-mail: donna.yon@usace.army.mil.

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