Corps seeks bluff stabilization at 100-MW Old Hickory

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform bluff stabilization at the 100-MW Old Hickory hydroelectric project on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. Bids are due June 1.

Old Hickory, in Sumner County, Tenn., is among nine Corps hydropower plants on the Cumberland that a study found need as much as $470 million in repairs.

The Corps' Nashville District seeks a contractor to stabilize the right abutment bluff at Old Hickory Dam by placing reinforced shotcrete in three separate areas. The work is a 100 percent set-aside for small businesses.

Work includes scaling the rock bluffs in order to remove overhangs and irregularities. The contractor is to install rock dowels, wire mesh reinforcement, and fiber-reinforced shotcrete. The work is expected to cost between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P511B0007 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due June 1. For information, contact Erin Bradley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broad St., Nashville, TN 37202-1070; (1) 615-736-7939; Fax: (1) 615-736-7124; E-mail: erin.e.bradley@usace.army.mil.

Corps to seek bids for Old Hickory draft tube crane rehab

The Corps also plans to seek bids to rehabilitate a 15-ton gantry draft tube crane at Old Hickory. A solicitation is expected to be issued about May 13, with bids to be due about June 15.

The Corps took bids in 2010 to rehabilitate bridge cranes at Old Hickory and the 130-MW Barkley hydroelectric project in Kentucky.

In another small business set-aside, work is to include replacement of wire rope, controls, lights, control wiring, power wiring, motors, seals, couplings, and brakes. The contractor also is to inspect and service reducers, drums, and drive systems. The work is expected to cost between $500,000 and $1 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P511B0008 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are expected to be due about June 15. For information, contact David A. Smith, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broad St., Nashville, TN 37202-1070; (1) 615-736-7933; Fax: (1) 615-736-7124; E-mail: david.a.smith@usace.army.mil.

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