U.S. sets bid date for dam safety construction at Addicks, Barker dams in Texas

Addicks and Barker Dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for dam safety construction at Addicks and Barker dams, which protect the Houston area from flooding. Bids are due July 6.

The Corps' Galveston District previously scheduled a site visit June 15, followed by a pre-bid conference June 16.

The district seeks bids to construct new outlet structures and cutoff walls at Addicks and Barker, which were built in response to flooding in Houston in 1929 and 1935. The Corps said the dams underwent evaluation under the Corps' Dam Safety Program, which expressed concern about the dams' outlet gates, which allow outflow to Buffalo Bayou, and about the ends of the dams.

Work is to comprise constructing new outlet works structures for each dam including intake towers, steel-lined conduits, parabolic chutes, stilling basins, cutoff walls and downstream filters. The work is to require 1,340 days at a cost of $25 million to $100 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9126G15R0001 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. A site visit is scheduled June 15, followed by a pre-proposal conference June 16.

Bids are due by 2 p.m., Central time, July 6. For information, contact Traci Robicheaux, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, 2000 Fort Point Road, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553-1229; (1) 409-766-6306; E-mail: traci.d.robicheaux@usace.army.mil.

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