Reclamation Awards $4.2 Million Contract for Maintenance at Grand Coulee Dam

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For Release: September 13, 2013

GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $4.2 million contract for janitorial and maintenance services at Grand Coulee Dam, located on the Columbia River about 90 miles west of Spokane, Wash.

The contract was awarded to Taylor Enterprises LLC of Grand Coulee, Wash., on September 5, 2013. The work involves janitorial and maintenance services of several buildings and facilities at the Grand Coulee Project in north-central Wash. The total contract amount will be awarded over a 5-year period, assuming satisfactory performance each year. The work requires detailed attention to janitorial services to office buildings, tourist facilities, and various locations within the powerplants, switchyards, and elevator towers.

“Grand Coulee Dam is a major facility and tourist attraction for thousands of people,” said Power Manager Mark Jenson. “Reclamation has a responsibility to its employees and the public to ensure that public areas and work areas are functioning in a clean and efficient manner.”

Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1942 and serves as a multipurpose facility providing water for irrigation, hydroelectric power production, flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife.

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