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Mechanical Remediation Dredging - Lower Harbour - New Bedford Harbour - Solicitation

Contracts & Tenders // January 23, 2017

Solicitation Number: W912WJ-17-R-0003

Agency: Department of the Army

Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Location: USACE District, New England

Notice Type: Solicitation

Added: Jan 20, 2017 1:49 pm

Solicitation Number: W912WJ-17-R-0003
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Title: Mechanical Dredging in the Lower Harbor, New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Location: Lower Harbor of New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts
* Please note that the Presolicitation Notice was posted under W912WJ-16-R-0002 and the new Solicitation number is W912WJ-17-R-0003.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing a Request for proposal for a new Firm-Fixed-Price construction dredging contract utilizing a best Value Tradeoff acquisition approach. The project involves the mechanical remediation dredging of PCB contaminated sediments and disposal into a Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell.

Work consists of providing materials, equipment and labor for mechanical dredging of approximately 138,000 cubic yards (CY) of material and depositing it in the Lower Harbor Confined Aquatic Disposal Cell (LHCC). The work requires the contractor to achieve precise dredge cuts. Dredging, placement of material into scows, transport of the material, and depositing of material into the LHCC must be performed with minimal spillage or turbidity. All work to be performed under this contract including all dredge areas and the LHCC is located between the Route 195 and Route 6 bridges.

The scope involves dredging in depths of up to 30 feet of water and as shallow as 3 feet. Sediments placed into the LHCC will be dredged using mechanical dredging equipment with an environmental bucket (closed bucket). Debris removal and disposal will be required prior to dredging and may include discarded metal objects, timber, and abandoned piers. Dredging accuracy will be key to minimizing the amount of over-depth dredging while still attaining the required dredge elevation. State-of-the-art monitoring and positioning systems are required to ensure dredge accuracy requirements are met.

The debris removal and dredging shall be performed so that the project-specific turbidity criterion of 50 neptholometric turbidity units (ntu) above background measured 300 feet down-current of the dredge area is not exceeded. The dredged sediments will be placed into split-hull scows for transport to the LHCC. Free-standing water collected in the scows/hoppers shall be decanted and filtered using activated carbon to ensure compliance with this same 50 ntu turbidity criterion. A silt curtain and oil boom shall be placed around the perimeter of the LHCC.

Contracting Office Address:
696 Virginia Road
Concord, Massachusetts 01742-2751
United States

Place of Performance:
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
United States

Primary Point of Contact:
Robert Garrahan,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 9783188814

Source: FedBizOpps

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