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Notice Type
237990 — Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Contracting Office
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Corps of Engineer, Chicago, 111 N. Canal, Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois, 60606
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Point of Contact
Regina G. Blair, Phone: 3128465371
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
This Pre-Solicitation Notice is being issued by the United States Army Corps of Engineers - Chicago District to inform interested/potential contractors of the District's imminent issue of an Invitation for Bids (IFB) to obtain services for the CHICAGO HARBOR EXTERIOR BREAKWATER REPAIRS PROJECT, located in CHICAGO, IL. PROJECT INFORMATION: UNDER THE CONTRACT SET, the Contractor will be responsible for providing all necessary labor, transportation, materials, and equipment to perform repairs to the Chicago Harbor Exterior Breakwater at Sections C and D, approximately 5000 linear feet, containing large voids. The timber piles are deteriorating due to low lake levels; washout of the core stone material has occurred causing failure of portions of the concrete cap. Repairs consist of drilling holes through the existing concrete cap and injecting a specialized grout mixture into the structure to fill the voids. The timber crib on the harbor side will be covered with formwork and the toe stone on the lake side will be covered with a sacrificial layer of stone to minimize seepage of grout into the waters during grout placement. Two grout formulas will be used during the repair: an outer layer of quick-setting lower strength grout will be placed adjacent to the timber piles to form a barrier to placement of a high-strength standard grout to support the concrete cap. The volume of grout placed per linear foot will be monitored to prevent seepage. Lake Michigan will be visually monitored during grout placement. A mock-up and testing will confirm grout placement is effective. This project will include the test section along with a portion of the breakwater repair. Subsequent projects will complete the repair procedure along the 5000 foot length. ACQUISITION INFORMATION : COMPETITION FOR THIS ACQUISITION IS UNRESTRICTED TO BUSINESS SIZE. For Size Standard Purposes: The Small Business Size Standard (North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 237990, with a SB size standard in dollars of $33.5M ( This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in heavy and engineering construction projects; the work performed may include new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repairs.) The estimated cost for construction is between $1M and $5M. The government intends to award one single firm-fixed-priced construction contract for this procurement. The contract will be funded with Recovery funds (Re: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act). The IFB Package will be downloadable from the INTERNET ONLY. The project specification files are Portable Document Format (PDF) files and can be viewed, navigated or printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Chicago District plans to upload the IFB Package to the Federal Business Opportunities Website ( www.fbo.gov ) on or about May 22, 2009. The due date for bids will be on or about June 23, 2009 by 2:00 p.m. CDT. In order for contractors to conduct business with the Department of Defense, the contractor must provide registration information to the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Contractors can access the CCR for free at http//www.ccr.gov. Request for solicitation packages made by telephone, fax or e-mail will not be honored. The Point of Contact for this project is Regina G. Blair at (312) 846-5371.
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Place of Performance
Address: CHICAGO HARBOR, CHICAGO, Illinois, United States
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