U.S. to seek bids for Oregon fish collection facility

The Corps of Engineers plans to request proposals to build a fish collection facility at 25-MW Cougar Dam, on the South Fork of Oregon’s McKenzie River.

The Corps’ Portland District expects to issue a solicitation about Oct. 15, with a tentative bid opening about Nov. 19. It anticipates awarding the contract about Dec. 15. The work is to be completed over 18 months directly downstream of the dam.

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.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering the solicitation number W9127N08R0041 in the �Quick Search� box. Propective 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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