U.S. extends, to revise switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

Fort Randall Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue a revised solicitation package and again extended the bidding deadline for a switchyard upgrade at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota. Bids now are due Jan. 29, 2015.

The Corps' Omaha District previously renewed the solicitation and called for bids by Dec. 4. It had put the solicitation on hold in September promising additional clarification in October. It previously called for bids by Nov. 7, Oct. 15 and by Aug. 12 and 27.

In another solicitation, the district called for bids by Jan. 6 for mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at Fort Randall. It awarded a contract in 2012 to Flowmeter Services to supply flow meter panels for Fort Randall.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps now seeks bids to upgrade the capacity of the Fort Randall switchyard to meet Western Area Power Authority's updated requirements as well as to replace antiquated oil-filled equipment with modern gas-insulated equipment. The work is expected to take two years at a cost of $5 million to $7.5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F14R0047 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids now are due by 2 p.m., Central time, Jan. 29. For information, contact David Neal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2816; E-mail: david.w.neal@usace.army.mil.

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