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The Dalles Lock and Dam Crane Rail Replacement

Oregon, United States
Government : Military
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2. Contract Information. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Northwestern Division, Portland District (CENWP) has been tasked to solicit a contract for the removal and replacement of tailrace crane rails at The Dalles Lock and Dam. The proposed project will be a competitive, firm-fixed price (FFP) contract. Responses to this Sources Sought announcement will be used by the Government to make, if appropriate, a small business set-aside acquisition strategy decision.

This Sources Sought is to gain knowledge of the interest, capabilities, and qualifications of the small business members of the industry, to include: Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Businesses to include 8(a) firms, Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB) are highly encouraged to respond.

3. Minimum Technically Acceptable Contractor Expertise Criteria:

The Contractor must demonstrate through references, project lists, or reports, they possess experience as it relates to this project. Experience should relate to the replacement of recessed and grouted rails commonly used in track transportation, such as by cranes, trains, trolleys, and so forth. Two projects maximum will be accepted for review.

Note: The Government may consider the relevant past experience and past performance of key individuals and predecessor companies in evaluating the company's past experience and past performance factors.

North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS): 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
The size standard: $36.5M
Federal Service Code: Z2KA, Repair or Alteration of Dams

Point of Contact for small business questions or assistance is the Portland District Deputy for Small Business, Carol McIntyre at 503-808-4602 or

Project Description. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has a requirement to remove and replace existing tailrace crane rails at The Dalles Lock and Dam located approximately 2 miles east of the city of The Dalles, Oregon.

The proposed project has approximately 4,128 ft of existing tailrace crane rails including rail clips, splice bars, splice bar bolts, and sole plates (as well as grout bed under the sole plate around the crane rail). All existing tailrace foundation anchors securing the clips shall remain in place and the existing nuts and washers shall be reused as much as practicable (up to 10% [approx. 330] replacement of anchors may be allowed using appropriate concrete imagining and install per provided drawings). Note: Existing anchor bolts are uncoated steel. Replacement chemical anchor bolts shall be galvanized steel.

New 104-lbs tailrace crane rails and crane rail hardware (rail clips, splice bars, splice bar bolts/nuts/washers) shall be installed per Crane Manufacturers Association of American (CMAA) Specification No. 70 alignment standards in the same relative position and at the same gage as the existing 105-lbs tailrace crane rails. Existing ½" thick 9" wide base plates (1'-7 ½" long at splices & 3" long at other anchor bolt locations) shall be replaced with ½" thick by 9 ½" wide base plates as shown on the contract drawings. Length of base plates may increase slightly at splice locations depending on detailing. The new 104-lbs tailrace crane rails shall be placed with diagonal expansion joints at powerhouse monolith joints and splice butt joints between expansion joints. No more than one splice joint will be located between expansion/monolith splice joints (every 86-feet). New rails shall be provided in lengths no shorter than 20-feet. Continuous welded rail is not required. New non-shrink grout shall be installed under the sole plates and around the crane rails as shown on the drawings. Elastomeric polyurethane grout shall be placed around crane rails at monolith splice bars.

Contract duration is estimated at 365 calendar days. The estimated Magnitude of Construction for this project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000.

4. Submission Instructions. Responses to this Sources Sought notice must be submitted electronically (via email) SUBJECT: W9127N19R0032 The Dalles Tailrace Crane Rails Replacement. Please send to Michael Saldana, Contract Specialist, at by 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time Friday, September 06, 2019. All responses must be received by the specified time and due date to be considered. All successfully submitted responses will receive an acknowledgement by return email. ANY RESPONSES RECEIVED AFTER THE SPECIFIED DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

A Firm's response to this Sources Sought shall be limited to five (5) pages and shall include the following information:

a. Firm's name, address, point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, CAGE and DUNS number, and the Construction Bonding Level per contract.

b. Firm's small business category and Business Size: Small Business, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a) firm, Historically underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB).

c. Provide relevant information on the Firm's experience/Capabilities as it pertains to the proposed work outlined in the Project Description.

d. Provide a maximum of two examples of projects similar in size, scope and complexity with a brief description of each project, customer name, timeliness of performance, contract number, customer satisfaction and the dollar value. The Government may verify information in CPARS or PPIRS.

5. Disclaimer and Important Notes. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this Sources Sought or any follow up information. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or to provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses a solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.

All interested firms must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at and remain current for the duration of the contract to be eligible for award of a Government contract.


Michael E. Saldana, Contract Specialist, Phone 5038084608, Email

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