U.S. extends bid date for gate roller chains at 142-MW Dardanelle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., U.S. 2/28/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to fabricate and deliver intake gate roller chains for six penstock headgates at the 142-MW Dardanelle hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas. Bids now are due March 9.

The Corps' Little Rock District previously called for bids by Jan. 18. It took bids in June for programming and upgrades of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at Dardanelle. The Dardanelle project has four generating units that began operation in 1965.

The Corps now seeks bids to supply components for each gate including 214 rollers, 214 pins, 428 link plates, 428 retaining rings, 856 Teflon washers, and additional components. Shop assembly of the 12 chains is required prior to shipping for installation by the government.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S12B0002 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids now are due March 9. For information, contact Velma Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Little Rock, 700 W. Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201; (1) 501-340-1263; Fax: (1) 501-324-5196; E-mail: velma.j.jones@usace.army.mil.

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