U.S. seeks belting for fish screens at Columbia Basin projects

YAKIMA, Wash., U.S. 1/25/12 (PennWell) -- The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to supply belting material used in traveling belt fish screens at some Reclamation projects in the Pacific Northwest. Bids are due Feb. 3.

Reclamation's Columbia Cascades Area Office, which issued the solicitation, manages Reclamation projects in Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana, and central and western Oregon.

Reclamation maintains three types of fish screens, rotary drum, fixed plate, and traveling belt. Most often used in pumping plant applications, traveling belt screens are similar to a conveyor belt that operates on a vertical plane.

Criteria for the belt material may be obtained from the National Marine Fisheries Service Internet site under www.habitat.noaa.gov/pdf/salmon_passage_facility_design.pdf or by e-mail request to the address below.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R12PS13120 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due Feb. 3. For information, contact Connie Morgan, Purchasing Agent, Bureau of Reclamation - PN - Columbia Cascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Rd., Yakima, WA 98901; (1) 509-575-5848, ext. 241; E-mail: cmorgan@usbr.gov.

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