Tendering expected by U.S. for dam safety work at 3.65-MW Stampede

Stampede Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids from small businesses to perform dam safety civil work at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River. A solicitation is expected about Feb. 11 with bids to be due about March 28.

Reclamation conducted an industry day in November to discuss the work. It also solicited information last April on small businesses capable of performing the work.

The agency issued a draft environmental assessment in 2011 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.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, Reclamation plans to seek bids to remove existing concrete features; excavate the existing dam and dikes embankment; install dam and dike, filter, and gravel drain materials to increase height of dam and dikes; increase the height of the dam with a mechanically stabilized earth wall; construct a new spillway crest structure of cast-in-place concrete; modify and install new dam instrumentation; and construct saddle dikes.

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

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R12PS20156 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

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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