U.S. seeks firms to construct cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

PITTSBURGH, Pa., U.S. 2/13/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites contractors to present their capabilities to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania. Responses are due Feb. 17 with presentations to be made March 19-23.

The Corps' Pittsburgh District solicited information in 2011 on contractors capable of performing dam safety work at East Branch Dam, a rolled earthfill embankment that has experienced seepage problems that required repairs in 1957. The Corps dam has been determined to be potentially unsafe, prompting the Corps to take precautionary measures pending implementation of a dam safety modification program.

The Corps' Pittsburgh District now invites contractors to present their capabilities to construct a concrete cutoff wall through the dam and abutments to an expected maximum depth of 260 feet.

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

Responses, to reserve a time and date for a presentation March 19-23, are due Feb. 17 by e-mail to the address below. For information, contact Jeffrey Zbezinski, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh, 1000 Liberty Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4186; (1) 412-395-7228; E-mail: jeffrey.j.zbezinski@usace.army.mil.

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