U.S. extends bidding to build chute, basin at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam project

Folsom Dam hydroelectric project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to construct a spillway chute, stilling basin, and upstream channel at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam project on California's American River. Bids now are due Feb. 25.

The Corps' Sacramento District previously called for bids by Feb. 8. It also requested information last year on firms able to perform the work.

An auxiliary spillway is being built to address the hydrologic risk to Folsom Dam identified by the Bureau of Reclamation's Safety of Dams program. Construction began in May on the $1 billion Joint Federal Project of the Corps, the Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, and Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.

The Corps plans a design-bid-build contract for Joint Federal Project Phase 4, the construction of a spillway chute and stilling basin on the downstream side of the new spillway, plus an upstream approach channel and cutoff wall to direct water to the control structure, which is currently under construction. Valued at between $250 million and $500 million, the project is expected to require 1,400 days.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9123813R0001 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. Plans and specifications may be obtained by e-mail request to raymond.r.greenheck@usace.army.mil with a copy to anna.r.cayanan@usace.army.mil, including two e-mail addresses for access to the database.

Bids now are due Feb. 25. For information, contact Raymond Greenheck, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, CECT-SPK-A, Room 878, 1325 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814; E-mail: raymond.r.greenheck@usace.army.mil.

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