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Sources Sought For Living Shorelines Technologies

Solicitation Number: W91278-15-L-0019
Response Date: 07 May 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, is requesting information pertaining to the design, performance, cost, installation, and success of environmentally friendly structural features (i.e. living shoreline technologies) capable of attenuating wave energy and providing environmental benefits for future projects along the Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coasts. Potential applications consist of shoreline stabilization, protection of wetland restoration sites, dredge material placement sites and general environmental restoration in sheltered coastal areas. The purpose of this market research is to gain knowledge of the performance and applicability of available technologies for projects with varying ranges of size and complexity.

The primary location of these structures will be the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, and similar environments. Technologies submitted as a response to this request should have the capability to withstand, without damage, the wave climate of a 10 year storm and ability to attenuate wave energy such that natural shoreline vegetation and aquatic ecosystems can thrive under average conditions.

The 10 year storm in the project areas, for the purpose of this request, has a significant wave height, Hs, of 4.0 feet and a wave period, Tp, of 4.5 seconds. The storm duration will be one complete tidal cycle (24 hours). During this tidal cycle the still water level will vary between Mean High Water (4.0 feet water depth) to a maximum total water depth of 8.0 feet at the seaward toe of the structure. All submissions must show wave attenuation, stability and durability over the entire range of the storm.

Wave climate in the project areas during average conditions is assumed to have a wave height, Hs, of 1.5 feet and a wave period, Tp, of 2.5 seconds. Tidal range is 1.50 feet. All other information should be assumed and reflect average conditions along sheltered coastlines in the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay.

To view Requested General Specifications visit, and search for solicitation W91278-15-L-0019. Responses shall be submitted via email to Kyle M. Rodgers, Contract Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The subject line of your email should state: Response to Living Shorelines Sources Sought W91278-15-L-0019. No responses will be accepted by mail or fax. Submittals will not be returned. Telephonic responses will not be honored.

Point of Contact: Kyle M. Rodgers, 251-690-3356

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