U.S. seeks firms for dam safety work at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S. 4/4/12 (PennWell) -- The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on small businesses capable of performing dam safety civil work at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River. Responses are due April 16.

Reclamation issued a draft environmental assessment in December endorsing a plan to modify Stampede Dam to prevent its failure during extreme floods by increasing the height of the 239-foot-tall zoned earthfill dam by 11.5 feet. The agency performed risk analyses finding the dam cannot safely pass floodwaters in accordance with Reclamation's Public Protection Guidelines.

Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region currently seeks information from small businesses that are interested and capable of performing dam safety modifications. Responses to a sources sought notice are to help the agency determine whether to set aside the solicitation for small businesses or to proceed with an unrestricted solicitation.

Work is to include removing existing concrete features; constructing a new spillway crest structure of cast-in-place concrete; excavating the existing dam and dikes embankment; installing dam and dike, filter, and gravel drain materials to increase height of dam and dikes; modifying and installing new dam instrumentation; constructing saddle dikes; and constructing a mechanically stabilized earth crest structure.

The work is valued at between $10 million and $25 million.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R12SY20156 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses are due by e-mail to the address below by 10 a.m., Pacific time, April 16. For information, contact Erik M. Danger, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation - MP - Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825; (1) 916-978-5570; E-mail: edanger@usbr.gov.

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