U.S. seeks transformer installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor

WALLA WALLA, Wash., U.S. 2/14/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for removal and replacement of the T6 transformer at the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington. Bids are due March 9.

The Corps' Walla Walla District previously said it expected to issue a solicitation for the work in October 2011. The Corps called for bids Feb. 17 for elevator work at Ice Harbor.

In a set-aside for small business, the Corps seeks removal of the existing transformer and electrical components, plus installation of a new 115-kilovolt three-phase transformer to be purchased under a separate contract. Work is to include installation of new transformer low-voltage, high-voltage, and high-voltage neutral connections, and other electrical and mechanical work. The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912EF12B0002 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. A site visit scheduled Feb. 23. Participants are required to register on the Internet at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/apps/csvr.

Bids are due March 9. For information, contact Phyllis Buerstatte, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7211; Fax: (1) 509-527-7802; E-mail: phyllis.l.buerstatte@usace.army.mil.

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