U.S. seeks firms able to maintain, repair McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River system, hydro projects

McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform heavy maintenance and repairs on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, its 18 locks and dams and four government-owned hydroelectric projects. Responses are due Jan. 21, 2015.

The Corps' Little Rock District took bids in July to perform scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps' McClellan-Kerr system. It held industry days in November to talk with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects including McClellan-Kerr.

Government-owned hydro projects on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River system include 142-MW Dardanelle, 115-MW Ozark, 110-MW Robert S. Kerr Lock & Dam and 60-MW Webbers Falls.

Since the system opened in 1971, the Corps' marine terminals at Sallisaw, Okla., and at Russellville and Pine Bluff, Ark., have performed heavy maintenance and repair activities. It now seeks information on firms able to perform such work, including setting closure and dewatering various project features; removal, repair/rebuild and replacement of mechanical and electrical components for gate and valve machinery and lock components on locks and dams; replacement of electrical control and feeder wiring; replacement or structural repairs to steel and concrete components; cleaning, preparing and painting steel structures; clamshell dredging of lock chambers and approaches, bridge spans and hydropower plant forebays; repair of stone dikes and revetments; diving to perform inspections and repairs; and support of flood-fighting activities.

A special notice seeking information including a questionnaire may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S15X0001 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. Responses of no more than 25 pages excluding company brochures are due by e-mail or delivery to the address below by Jan. 21.

For information, contact Thomas Cooper, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, USACE-CT, 700 W. Capitol Ave., Room 7315, Little Rock, AR 77201; (1) 501-340-1255; E-mail: thomas.n.cooper@usace.army.mil.

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