This project is for the supply of a Time of Flight Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (TOF-ICP-MS) for the Geochemistry Group of the University of Southampton based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. The instrument we seek will complement our existing instrument capabilities (including Multi-collector ICP-MS, Sector Magnet ICP-MS and Quad ICP-MS).The requirements are for a TOF-ICP-MS instrument that will provide accurate and precise simultaneous quantitative analyses of trace and major elements in a wide range of sample matrices introduced via solution, laser ablation and other coupled devices. Sample types will include both natural materials (rocks and minerals, seawater, other natural waters, biological materials, etc.) and synthetic materials (nanoparticles, manufactured products, etc.) The system must be delivered, commissioned and successfully pass user acceptance testing by the 31st March 2021. The University proposes to enter into a Contract for 1 year plus an optional year dependant on the warranty levels offered by tenderers in their Tender submission. There will be an optional 3 year extension for support and maintenance subject to satisfactory performance and at the discretion of the University.
Contract value: 300000
Published: 3 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 7 Aug 2020
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