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UPDATE - Corps seeks engineers for dam safety monitoring

The Corps of Engineers' St. Louis District has clarified the bid due dates for engineering services for dam safety monitoring and levee inspections. Bids for dam safety monitoring now are due Feb. 27, while bids for levee inspections are due March 18.

Contract work primarily is intended for projects selected by the Corps' St. Louis District within the Mississippi Valley Division, although work could be awarded for projects outside the division.

Contractors would be expected to conduct periodic inspections, prepare inspection reports, and maintain, repair, replace, and enhance existing monitoring systems. Contractors also could design and install new systems. The solicitation places emphasis on automated data acquisition systems for structural and geotechnical instrumentation; some services on manually read instrumentation could be required.

The government said it intends to negotiate and award as many as four indefinite delivery contracts within one year of the bid deadline. Work would be issued by negotiated firm fixed-price task orders.

Each contract would have a base period not to exceed one year and four option periods not to exceed one year each. The amount of work in each contract period is not to exceed $1.2 million, or $6 million total per contract.

The solicitation notice is available on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P909R0710 in the �Quick Search� box. Bidders must register in the Department of Defense's Central Contractor Registration system, www.ccr.gov.

Bids for dam safety monitoring are due Feb. 27, and bids for levee inspections are due March 18. For information, contact Lisa White, Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Attention: CEMVS-CT, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63103-2833; (1) 314-331-8518.

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