U.S. extends switchgear tender plan for 96-MW Greers Ferry, 112-MW Beaver

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the proposed schedule for bidding to replace switchgear and other electrical equipment at the 96-MW Greers Ferry and 112-MW Beaver hydroelectric projects in Arkansas. The Corps also plans to seek tainter gate rehabilitation at Greers Ferry.

The Corps' Little Rock District now says it expects to issue a solicitation in May to replace switchgear and other electrical equipment, with bids to be due about June 27. It previously expected to issue the solicitation in April with bids due about June 2.

The work is to be a 100 percent set-aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. The agency requested information in January on small businesses capable of performing the work.

The Corps seeks to replace switchgear, switchboard, and associated lighting contactors, control cabinets, motor centers, associated controls, feeders, and conduits at Greers Ferry on the Little Red River and Beaver on the White River. The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S11R0006 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. A site visit is planned.

Responses are expected to be due about June 27. For information, contact Laura A. Wade, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Little Rock, 700 W. Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201; (1) 501-324-5721; E-mail: laura.a.wade@usace.army.mil.

Tainter gate rehabilitation to be sought for Greers Ferry

The Corps' Little Rock District also seeks information on firms capable of rehabilitating and painting tainter gates on a set of lock gates at Greers Ferry. Responses are due May 19.

The Corps issued a sources sought notice to learn about interest, capabilities, and qualifications of firms to perform the work on six tainter gates. Work includes blast cleaning, lead paint abatement, replacement of side seal assemblies, addition of cathodic protection, painting, enlarging or adding drain holes, repairing bottom sill plates, and providing bird shielding. Optional work includes repair or retrofit of trunnion pin retainer welds, rewelding of splice plates, other blast cleaning, and concrete repair.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S11SSXXXX in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses are due, by mail only, by 10 a.m. May 19. For information, contact Darrell L. Montgomery, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Little Rock, 700 W. Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201; (1) 501-340-1274; E-mail: darrell.l.montgomery@usace.army.mil.

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