Request for Tenders to establish a SINGLE SUPPLIER FRAMEWORK
CONTRACT for the Provision of Tellus Sample Preparation of Geochemical Soil
Samples by Drying, Disaggregation and Sieving Followed by Further Preparation
by Agate Milling to Fine Powder Pulps for the Minister of Communications,
Climate Action & Environment as represented by the Geological Survey of Ireland
A regional geochemical survey of soils, stream sediments and stream waters in
the border region of Ireland was recently completed by the Geological Survey of
Ireland (GSI) . Further soil sampling at approximately 20,000 sites will take place
in the period 2016–2019.
This RFT is for geochemical sample preparation of these soil samples by drying,
disaggregation, sieving of the whole sample to <2 mm fraction coarse powders,
and agate ball milling of 30–35 g of the <2mm sample fraction until nominally 95%
is <32 μm fraction. Several sub-samples of the milled material are to be weighed
out and stored in secure containers. A number of reference materials, supplied by
the Client, are to be weighed, potted and labelled as per regular samples and
instructions from the client. Individual samples are to be transported from Dublin,
Ireland to the Contractor’s chosen facility to be prepared into disaggregated dry,
fine powder samples. The prepared samples are to be returned to Dublin, Ireland.
Tenderers who propose alternative methodologies to those specified are
reminded that the required specifications herein must form the basis of any
proposed technical methodology. Alternative and superior technologies may be
considered, and any deviation from the requirements set out here shall be
evaluated against the Award Criteria.
Tenderers must respond with a proposal for the entire works.