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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking small business set-aside contractors for a painting project at Carlyle Lake Dam in Clinton County, IL.

Carlyle Lake is a manmade, 26,000-acre reservoir managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Scope of Work

The contract involves abrasive blast cleaning and recoating two existing tainter gates, with optional bid items for coating two additional gates. The project also includes cleaning and recoating intermediate pier trunnion girders on an existing service bridge over the Kaskaskia River, as well as optional items for coating additional bridge steel.

Carlyle Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bids from small business set-asides for cleaning and recoating tainter gates at the Carlyle Lake Dam.

Bids open Sept. 3. The project value is estimated at $1 million to $5 million.

The project includes coating the upstream and downstream surfaces of gates 2 and 3. The steel will be abrasive blast-cleaned to White Metal (SSPC-SP 5) and coated with a zinc-rich vinyl system. Class 3A containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 is required.

The contract also includes two alternate items: one for coating the upstream and downstream of gate 1 and one for coating the downstream areas below the upper girder of gate 4.

On the existing service bridge over the Kaskaskia River, girders will be abrasive blast-cleaned to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6) and recoated with an alkyd system. Class 2A containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 is required. The contract also includes optional items for coating trunnion assemblies, girders and shoes.

SSPC-QP 1 certification is required for both structures.

The project also includes installing anodes for cathodic protection.

Period of performance is 365 calendar days.

About Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake is split in half by a 3.5-mile-long railroad embankment and five bridges. Activities on the lake primarily include sailing and fishing.

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