The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an upcoming opportunity for preconstruction and construction services of a levee, floodwall system, new pump stations, and related work in Orange County, Texas. Set-asides are being considered based on the capabilities of the responses. The two related contracts are expected to be over $500 million each.
The Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Orange project consists of a new 26.7-mile-long levee/floodwall structure along the side of the Sabine and Neches River floodplains from the City of Orange on the east to Orangefield, Texas on the west. The project comprises about 15.6 miles of new levees, 10.7 miles of new floodwalls, new pump stations, gravity drainage structures, closure gates located at road and railway crossings to alleviate interior flooding during surge, and controllable sector gate structures with adjacent vertical lift floodgates for permitting normal channel flow to be constructed in Adams and Cow Bayous to decrease surge penetration.
The CSRM Orange project floodwall alignment runs nearby to several chemical manufacturing and other industrial facilities, including the Port of Orange and several ship-building yards, and through the downtown area of the City of Orange. The levee alignment parallels housing as well as a power plant and spans some sensitive environmental marsh/wetland habitat regions. The awardee will operate with public and private stakeholders, which will include pipeline and utility relocations, railroad and road stoppages, and nonfederal sponsor real estate procurement.
This procurement will be discussed in more detail at the USACE Galveston District Small Business Industry Day on Thursday, February 16, 2023. EZGovOpps analysts have found that Forgen, formerly Great Lakes Environmental & Infrastructure received a similar dredging contract for Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay dredging under contract#W912HY20C0011 and they had $23.8m obligated on the same expected total contract value that just ended on 07/30/2022. To learn more, please sign up for a five-day trial and visit here.