U.S. seeks firms for geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam on California's Kern River. Responses are due Jan. 9, 2013.

Built in 1953 as a flood control and water conservation structure, Isabella Dam is being studied for remedial actions to prevent possible failure during earthquakes. Isabella Dam is the site of the 11.95-MW Isabella project (No. 8377).

In April, the Corps solicited information on firms capable of installing a bulkhead gate at Isabella.

In a sources sought notice, the Corps' Sacramento District now seeks information on firms capable of performing geophysical surveying of the dam, focusing on data collection below the realignment of the auxiliary dam and characterization of the bedrock around a proposed cut for the Borel canal realignment and spillway.

The Corps seeks information on interest, capabilities, and qualifications of firms, to help the agency determine whether to set aside the work for small businesses or to issue an unrestricted solicitation.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123813R0011 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses are due by mail or e-mail to the address below by 1 p.m., Pacific time, Jan. 9. For information, contact Robert Garcia, Contract Specialist, CESPK-CT-B, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 1325 J St., Room 950, Sacramento, CA 95814; (1) 916-557-7229; E-mail: robert.s.garcia2@usace.army.mil.

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