Dam safety work sought on three dams at U.S. Marine base

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va. Bids are due Jan. 7, 2014.

The Corps' Norfolk District requested information in March on firms capable of performing the work. In 2012, it also called for information from firms to help it draft a solicitation for the work.

Work would include:

  • Lunga Dam, a 53-foot-tall, 1,300-foot-long high-hazard earthfill embankment built in 1956: design and construction of a roller-compacted-concrete auxiliary spillway; design and construction of seepage collection system; design and installation of a method for low-level reservoir release at the end of the existing embankment conduit; design and construction of a secondary closure on the main intake tower sluice gate; replacement of intake tower components; sealing of cracks in ogee spillway; and clearing sediment in front of main sluice gate;
  • Breckinridge Dam, a 58-foot-tall, 290-foot-long high-hazard concrete gravity dam built in the early 1940s: design and construction of additions to embedded corewall/dam section of the concrete gravity dam for diverting flow from earthen abutments; design and installation of a secondary closure on the main intake tower sluice gate; design and construction of seepage collection system; design and construction of erosion protection along downstream toe; replacement of intake components; clearing sediment in front of main sluice gate and debris from outlet tunnel; and replacement of trash screen;
  • Gray's Reservoir Dam, a 10-foot-tall, 250-foot-long low-hazard concrete gravity dam: dredging the reservoir to its original design capacity; placement of erosion protection along downstream toe; removal and disposal of abandoned trash screen machinery; installation of grated cover, safety railing, intake sluice gate system, and intake trash screen; installation of walkway; installation of solar-powered lighting; and repair of leaking concrete raw water pipe connected to intake.

The work is to require 365 days at a cost of $5 million to $10 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123614R0003 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses are due Jan. 7. For information, contact Ashley Williams, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510-1096; (1) 757-201-7647; E-mail: ashley.williams@usace.army.mil.

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