The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District is issuing this sources sought notice as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support this requirement for Morganza to the Gulf, Humble Canal Gate Site Preparation and Initial Levee. The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this procurement is 237990 – Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction. 

The project number for this announcement is W912P821SS0003.

There is no solicitation at this time. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for proposals; submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary; the government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred.  

If your organization has the potential capacity to perform these contract services, please provide the following information:

  1. Capability statement identifying current or previous contracts scope and magnitude. The lack of clear and concise evidence of the Offeror's past experience and ability to perform the work in accordance with the conditions specified below will render the offeror to be unacceptable.  Offerors shall not assume they will be contacted or afforded an opportunity to clarify, discuss, or revise their submittal to this Sources Sought.
  2. Financial, Insurance and Bonding – Interested firms shall provide and/or identify proof of any adequate financial reserves, and insurance, to mitigate any potential emergencies or catastrophes. Interested firms are required to identify their maximum bonding capacity and their business size with their statements of interest in this project.
  3. Submission Instructions: Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed services are invited to submit a response to this Sources Sought Notice by 10:00 am on Friday, 10 September 2021.  All responses under this Sources Sought Notice must be emailed to 

Please note: All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The website for registration is

Include in your capabilities package your DUNS number, Cade Code, and SAM expiration date.

Any future information about this acquisition, including issuance of a proposal and/or applicable amendments, will be issued through Interested parties are responsible for ensuring they have the most up-to-date information regarding this acquisition.



The objective of this project is to construct an initial, or preload levee, to prepare the site for the future construction of a floodgate, associated floodwalls, and earthen levees across Humble Canal. The preload levee will provide a good base and working surface for future construction by promoting settlement and strengthening the foundations of the future levee and floodwalls. The preload levee will tie-in to existing flood protection levees.

The main project site is approximately 3 miles south of the town of Montegut, LA and 2 miles east of Chauvin, LA in Terrebonne Parish. It is located on Humble Canal approximately 1/3 miles east of the Bayou Terrebonne/Humble Canal intersection (Lat 29 26 08.5, Lon -90 33 44.0). A portion of the project site extends into the Pointe-aux-Chenes State Wildlife Management Area.

The preload levee will consist of north and south alignments on each side of the Humble Canal channel. The south alignment will extend from the channel approximately 500 linear feet and tie-in to existing Reach “I-3” Levee. It will have a maximum elevation of +22 ft NAVD88. The north alignment will extend from the channel approximately 1150 linear feet and tie-in to existing Reach “J-2” Levee. It will have a maximum elevation of +24 ft NAVD88.

The preload levee will be constructed mostly of clay. Some sand and rock and will also be used. Approximately 145,000 cubic yards of fill will be required. The preload will be constructed over a wick drain foundation that will extend within and drain the upper 45 feet of clay foundation.

The borrow material used to construct the preload levee will be hauled in from government-furnished off-site borrow source adjacent to Bayou la Cache, off Aragon Road near Montegut, LA. It is about 5 miles north of the main project site.

The main project site is located off Highway 55 (Montegut Road) by way of Exxon Company Road on the south side and an unnamed local access road on the north side.