Point of Contact: Contract Specialist Monique Paano at Monique.a.paano@usace.army.mil

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District, is seeking interested business sources for a construction Project titled: Generator Rewinds, Chief Joseph Dam, WA.

Proposed project will be a firm fixed-price construction project. Construction magnitude is estimated to be between $100,000,000 and $250,000,000. 100 percent payment and performance bonds will be required.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this project is 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction, and the associated small business size standard is $39,500,000 in average annual receipts.

This sources-sought announcement is a tool to identify businesses with the capability to accomplish the work and is for information/market research purposes only. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, QUOTATIONS OR BIDS, NOR A SYNOPSIS OF A PROPOSED CONTRACT ACTION UNDER FAR SUBPART 5.2. The type of solicitation to be issued will depend upon information received in response to this sources sought announcement. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this sources sought announcement or any follow up information. Responses to this sources sought announcement will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. NO SOLICITATION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. This is not a request to be placed on a solicitation mailing list and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The results of this survey will be in effect for a period of one year from the date of this notice.

Summary Scope of Work (SOW):

OVERVIEW: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Seattle District, requires rehabilitation of the Chief Joseph Generator Rewinds (16 Units) and incidental related work. The following is a list of the major items of work included in this Contract. The work includes the removal of the existing components and systems of components which are known to have lead-based paint, without being specifically identified. The work includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Mobilization and demobilization.
  2. Disassemble and reassemble 16 generators, including generator alignment.
  3. Removal of 16 existing stator windings.
  4. Installation of 16 new stator windings, including winding supplies and connections such as circuit rings, surge rings, main and neutral leads, neutral CTs, wedges, fillers, etc.
  5. Supply and install one stator core in a to be determined unit.
  6. Reuse up to 15 existing stator cores, following cleaning and testing.
  7. Optional replacement of up to 15 stator cores.
  8. Reuse existing field winding and collector rings of all units, following cleaning and testing.
  9. Optional field winding refurbishment on a per pole basis.
  10. Replace generator breaker CTs for all units.
  11. Replacement of all generator raw water piping from the cooling water strainer to the discharge valve, with the exception of the thrust bearing cooling branch, for all units.
  12. Clean, inspect, and reuse the brake system of all units without disassembly.
  13. Redesign and replace the brake ring of all units.
  14. Replace generator brake pads.
  15. Install new MCM system including shaft vibration, generator air gap, and continuous online partial discharge monitoring devices for all units.
  16. Instrumentation for generator temperature monitoring, RTDs, MCM system design drawings and specifications, interfacing with GDACS or evaluating alternative interfaces for all units.
  17. Stator foundation inspection of all units with optional minor repairs.
  18. Replace all generator air coolers.
  19. Optional model validation testing of up to 16 units.


Interested firms should submit a capabilities package, to include the following:

1. Firm's name, address (mailing and URL), point of contact, phone number, email address.

2. Business classification, i.e., Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantage Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business, 8(a) Program, or Other Than Small Business (large business).

3. Submit three projects that demonstrates Contractor’s ability to rehabilitate Chief Joseph Dam Generator Rewinds. Project information submitted shall contain:

  • Project Name/Title;
  • Contract awarded amount;
  • Project location;
  • Project start date;
  • Project completion date;
  • Contractor shall provide a detailed description of the following: The completed projects scope and complexity, number of units rehabilitated and CPARs or performance rating.

4. CAGE code and DUNS number.

5. Firm's Joint Venture Information, if applicable.

6. Bonding Information:

a. Provide the following, on the bonding company's letterhead:

(1) Bonding Limits

(a) Single Bond

(b) Aggregate

All interested parties who believe they can meet the requirements are invited to submit, in writing, complete information describing their interest and ability to meet all requirements stated above. Prior Government contract work is not required for submitting a response under the sources sought announcement.

The official Synopsis citing a solicitation number will be issued on Federal Business Opportunities (www.SAM.gov) inviting firms to register electronically to receive an electronic notification of a solicitation should one be issued.

SUBMIT TO: Responses to the Sources Sought Announcement should be received no later than 1:00 pm (Pacific Time) on 21 April 2021. Submit responses to the attention of Monique Paano, Contract Specialist, by email: monique.a.paano@usace.army.mil.

All interested firms must be registered in SAM (https://www.sam.gov) and remain current for the duration of the contract to be eligible for award of Government contracts.