U.S. extends bidding to install transformers, electrical equipment at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

Gavins Point Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to install three generator step-up transformers and related electrical equipment at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River. Bids now are due July 17.

The Corps previously called for bids by July 1.

It awarded a contract to Futurenet Group Inc. in 2012 for replacement of tailrace erosion protection at Gavins Point. It also took bids in August to rehabilitate spillway gates. The Corps said last year it anticipated tendering for a large volume of contracts to repair damage from 2011 flooding in the Missouri River Basin, including work affecting Gavins Point and five other Corps hydroelectric projects.

In a solicitation set aside for small business, the Corps' Omaha District now seeks bids to remove three 115-kilovolt GSU transformers and to replace them with government-furnished transformers on existing transformer pads. The installation includes a new oil containment system, two firewalls between transformers, and a 115-kV take-off tower support structure.

At the government's option, five-section 15-kV outdoor station service switchgear would be replaced including two 13.8-kV-12.47-kV 500-kVa transformers and all associated control wiring.

To require 540 days, 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. W9128F13R0021 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids now are due July 17. For information, contact David Neal, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2816; E-mail: david.w.neal@usace.army.mil.

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