U.S. seeks flow meter panels for 320-MW Fort Randall hydropower plant

Fort Randall Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply flow meter panels for the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota. Bids are due Jan. 24.

The Corps' Omaha District took bids in 2012 to rehabilitate spillway gates at Fort Randall. The Corps announced 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 Fort Randall and five other major Corps hydroelectric projects.

The Corps now seeks bids from small businesses to supply four Accusonic flow meter panels, a notebook computer with software to program, installation and maintenance manuals, and training for three project employees. Fort Randall has eight turbine-generators. Each of the four flow meter panels will serve two penstocks. The current system is an Accusonic 7500/7520 with 7625 transducer elements. The panels must be direct replacements or upgrades to ensure data will input to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F13QE001 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. Site visits are encouraged.

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, Jan. 24. For information, contact Cheryl J. Erickson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Randall Project, 399 Powerhouse Road, P.O. Box 199, Pickstown, SD 57367; (1) 605-487-7845, ext. 3218; E-mail: cheryl.j.erickson@usace.army.mil.

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