THIS JUST IN … DWR Opens Bids for Oroville Spillway Repair

Bids for spillway work start at $275 million

From the Department of Water Resources:

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today opened bids submitted by three contractors to repair the Oroville spillway. The bids are for work to implement DWR’s Oroville spillway recovery plan so a system is in place by November 1, 2017 that can safely accommodate next winter’s weather.

The bids will be reviewed by DWR for accuracy and completeness over the weekend. DWR expects to award the work as soon as Monday, April 17.

The contractors, their state and their bid amounts are as follows:

• Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (CA): $275,443,850
• Barnard Ames JV (MT): $276,965,690
• Oroville Dam Constructors (CA): $344,129,100

DWR’s Engineer’s Estimate of $220,100,000 for the work was also released today.

A notice to begin work will be issued within days of awarding the contract. The bids will not be made public, as they contain design information that is considered Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information by federal regulators and could cause a security risk if released.

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