U.S. plans bidding to rehab gates at 517.8-MW Garrison, 786-MW Oahe

OMAHA, Neb., U.S. 4/17/12 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to rehabilitate spillway gates at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam and 786-MW Oahe Dam on the Missouri River. The Corps also plans bidding for abutment stabilization at Oahe.

The Corps' Omaha District said it expects to issue three solicitations in April for the work.

The agency awarded a contract in 2011 to Koontz Electric Co. Inc. for upgrade of Garrison's switchyard in North Dakota. In 2010 it took bids to supply five generator air coolers for Oahe, in South Dakota.

Garrison Dam tainter gates

The Corps said it expects to issue a solicitation set aside for small businesses in April and take bids about May 15 to rehabilitate 28 steel tainter gates at Garrison. The gates are 40 feet wide and 29 feet high. A site visit is scheduled May 1 for the work, which is valued at between $7.5 million and $10 million.

A pre-solicitation notice for the Garrison work may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9128F12R0026 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. Firms planning to attend the May 1 site visit must register with Dale Evenson at (1) 701-654-7441, ext. 3220 or e-mail at dale.w.evenson@usace.army.mil.

Oahe Dam tainter gates

The Corps said it expects to issue a solicitation set aside for small businesses in April and take bids about May 15 to rehabilitate eight steel tainter gates at Oahe. The gates are 50 feet wide and 23.5 feet high. A site visit is scheduled May 3 for the work, which is valued at between $5 million and $7.5 million.

A pre-solicitation notice for the Oahe gate work may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9128F12R0025 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. Firms planning to attend the May 3 site visit must register with Kris Cleveland at (1) 605-224-5862, ext. 3001 or e-mail at kris.cleveland@usace.army.mil.

Oahe Dam stilling basin bridge abutment stabilization

The Corps also said it expects to issue a solicitation set aside for small businesses in April and take bids about May 16 for a wide range of design-build and construction services for sites primarily in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, to include buildings, structures, and site work. It is to be a multiple award task order contract with up to five small business awards totaling $49 million.

As part of the solicitation, the Corps plans to award Task Order No. 0001 for Oahe Dam stilling basin bridge abutment stabilization. The task includes bank stabilization and rock riprap protection on the east bank of the stilling basin channel and adjacent to the stilling basin bridge. The work is valued at between $250,000 and $500,000.

A pre-solicitation notice for the Oahe stilling basin work may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9128F12R0029 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

For information on all three solicitations, contact Polina Poluektova, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2091; E-mail: polina.a.poluektova@usace.army.mil.



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