Treasury Department Power Concerns.. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Interesting to note the period of performance on this contract - December 27,1999 till September 20, 2000. BITR prep - NOT!

The U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), intends to negotiate sole source with Industrial Machinery Equipment Corporation (IMEC) for remedial and preventative maintenance of its 1600 KVA Hitec prime duty backup power supply generator. Only Hitec Power Protection, Inc. factory trained personnel shall perform all maintenance. Award will be made using Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The period of performance shall be from December 27, 1999 to September 30, 2000. The system is critical to the continuity of computer operations at the Hyattsville Regional Operations Center (HROC), Hyattsville, Maryland. The system consists of a 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine and induction coupler. These components are containerized. Additional components are the Unit Control Panel (UCP), switch gear and choke panel which are located in the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) room at HROC. Remedial maintenance shall be provided on a weekly basis. This shall be conducted through regular site visits, system inspections, cleaning and testing. Preventative maintenance shall include inspection of the: generator for bearing temperature; free wheel clutch for oil temperature and pressure; full system for leaks and fuel levels in the main tank and day tank; cooling system for water levels and leaks; container checking cleanliness ventilation and ambient temperature; diesel engine for lubricant oil pressure and temperature, cooling water level and recording of the diesel engine run time taken from the "hour counter"; starting batteries and add electrolyte solution, if required; induction coupling for brush wear, slip rings, bearings, and coupling temperature; UCP for battery charging voltage, induction coupling current, indicator lamps, mains voltage, mains frequency, load voltage, load current and load frequency; remove, clean, and replace intake air filters on the container; clean excess oil, lubricants or hydraulic fluids caused by leaks or spillage that occur during maintenance. Bi-weekly manual start of the diesel engine shall be performed.

-- C (, December 10, 1999


Another one to put on the list. That's the list that you use to beat a polly over the head with when he whines "Aren't you over-reacting to this whole thing? The gubmint said not to do anything."

-- Servant (, December 10, 1999.

Seems Albany is a little concerned about power too... buy stock in battery companies....

Notice to Bidders - Albany County

Bid 9174BATT

Sealed Bids for Battery Replacement for the Uninterrupted Power Supply for the Albany County E-911 Communications Center as requested by Albany County Sheriff's Department, will be received by the Albany County Purchasing Agent, Room 940, 112 State Street, Albany, New York 12207 until 11:00am, local time Thursday, December 16, 1999. At this time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud and an award made as soon thereafter as practicable.

Watch what they do, ignore what they say....

-- C (, December 10, 1999.

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