U.S. seeks firms to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental, 603-MW Ice Harbor dams

Ice Harbor Hydropower Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental and 603-MW Ice Harbor dams on the Snake River in Washington. Responses are due May 23.

The Corps' Walla Walla District took bids in April to supply new draft tube and scroll case personnel hoist systems at Monumental and Ice Harbor. It took information May 2 on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at Lower Monumental and took bids in January to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at Ice Harbor.

In a sources sought notice, the Walla Walla District now seeks information on firms able to inspect and refurbish General Electric thrust bearing shoes at the two projects. Responses are to help it determine the type of solicitation to be issued.

The contractor is to inspect and refurbish one set of 12 shoes at each project by removing existing babbitt, pouring new babbitt, machining babbitt including provision of oil supply grooves and machining of the shoe backside.

The sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912EF14RSS39 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Responses are due May 23. For information, contact Valerie Reller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; (1) 509-527-7215; E-mail: valerie.k.reller@usace.army.mil.

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