USACE, Portland District, Awards WEST $10 Million Contract for On-call Professional Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering Services

WEST was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Architect-Engineer Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, for professional hydraulic and hydrologic (H&H) engineering services. USACE selected WEST based on specialized experience and technical competence, qualifications, past performance, capacity to accomplish work, and local knowledge.

The contract has a maximum capacity of $10 million over five years and includes a range of professional hydrologic engineering services work tasks. For example, tasks under this contract may include hydraulic and coastal design, reservoir regulation and water quality, river and hydrologic engineering, and hydrographic and topographic surveys.

In addition, USACE may draw on WEST’s expertise in hydraulic, hydrologic, and environmental engineering analysis and design in the areas of structural, fluvial, and dam hydraulics; hydrology, river engineering, and sedimentation; coastal engineering specific to the Pacific Northwest; reservoir systems analysis; physical, chemical, and biological sediment characterization; and channel morphology.

In discussing the award, Hans Hadley, PE, LG, CFM, a WEST Vice President and Office Manager of WEST’s Oregon office, shared, “We are honored that the Portland District has shown its continued confidence in WEST to provide them with specialized H&H services. We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with them and helping support their vital mission.”

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Blue River Dam and Reservoir in 1969 to manage flood risks from the McKenzie River, a tributary of the Willamette River, east of Eugene, Oregon. It is one 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette Valley System and has helped USACE reduce the severity of floods, which saves the region an estimated one billion dollars per year.

WEST is an internationally recognized specialized water resources engineering firm and Small Business with offices in Arizona, California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. WEST has a staff of more than 60 highly trained engineering and scientific professionals.

Covering most of Oregon and southwestern Washington, USACE, Portland District, operates locks and dams along the Columbia River, operates dams in the Willamette Valley for flood risk management, maintains Oregon’s coastal rivers for navigation, and leads the Nation in hydropower generation, all while ensuring equal attention to environmental protection and restoration, fish and wildlife enhancement, and recreation.

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