U.S. seeks tailrace improvements to Falls Lake Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses for tailrace improvements to Falls Lake Dam on the Neuse River in Wake County, N.C. Bids are due Sept. 5.

The Corps’ Wilmington District took bids in 2009 to update master plans of Falls Lake and two other Corps water projects in North Carolina. Although there is no hydropower at Falls Lake Dam, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to the city of Raleigh to study building a 3.2-MW project (No. 13623) on the Corps dam.

The Wilmington District now seeks bids from small businesses to improve drainage from the downstream toe of the dam, including excavation of a trench along the north face of the stilling basin’s concrete wall, exploratory excavation in the dam riprap, replacement of collapsed toe drain pipe, and backfilling.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912PM12T0041 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Electronic submissions are encouraged. Bids are due by 2 p.m. Eastern time, Sept. 5. For information, contact Jere F. West, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, CESAW-CT, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403-1343; (1) 910-251-4807; E-mail: jere.f.west@usace.army.mil.

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