Closed: 2012 Northern Vancouver Island Project Drainage Geochemical Survey -- INVITATION TO QUOTE


As part of Geoscience BC's continuing efforts to expand the British Columbia geochemical database, a full service analytical laboratory is required to prepare stream and moss mat sediment samples and to analyse the pulps for 53 elements with an aqua regia digestion followed by inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), loss on ignition and fluoride ion concentration. The laboratory will also be required to analyse non-filtered, non-acidified water samples for fluoride ion concentration.

Analytical laboratories responding to this invitation to quote (ITQ) must have their principle laboratory located in British Columbia, have a BC Certified Assayer on their staff, have had over 5 years experience and demonstrate the capacity to process a large number of samples. The laboratory must have established internal quality control and quality assurance measures and the ability to promptly report results in hard copy and digital formats in a timely fashion.

For more details on this ITQ, submission guidelines and technical contacts, please download the following:

Northern Vancouver Island Project Drainage Geochemical Survey - Invitation to Quote (Updated October 22 to include revised Table 1)

Deadline for submission is noon (Pacific) on November 2, 2012. Proposals that do not conform to the guidelines will be disregarded.

Answers to enquiries which are relevant to the quality of quotes will be posted below. Such enquiries must be received at least two (2) working days before the closing date.