U.S. again reissues call for gate hoist chains at 100-MW Old Hickory

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S. 2/20/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again reissued a call for bids to fabricate and deliver tainter gate hoist chain assemblies and lifting lug assemblies for the 100-MW Old Hickory hydroelectric project on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. Bids now are due March 2.

The Corps' Nashville District previously reissued the solicitation for all businesses to submit bids in January. Before that, it canceled a request for bids in August 2011 that had been reserved for small businesses. The new solicitation, which is unrestricted, was issued to correct bid specifications.

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 awarded a contract to Bluegrass Contracting Corp. in 2011 to perform bluff stabilization at Old Hickory.

A new solicitation notice for the tainter gate hoist chain assemblies may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P512B0004 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids now are due March 2. For information, contact Jamie Davies, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37202-1070; (1) 615-736-7921; Fax: (1) 615-749-6025; E-mail: jamie.davies@usace.army.mil.

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