Public Sector Network Tender Alert


391933-2012: UK-Cambridge: Core drilling

The University of Cambridge, in conjunction with the universities of Southampton and Leicester, the National Museums Scotland and the British Geological Survey, will drill a 500 m deep, fully cored borehole in the Berwick upon Tweed area as part of the TWeed Project. The project is investigating how limbed vertebrates adapted to walk on land around 360 million years ago.
The contract works are scheduled to be carried out during March to May 2013. It is anticipated that the duration of the drilling will be several months. The ability to perform this work around this timescale may influence the awarding of the contract.
The work is subject to the University receiving all necessary consents, including planning permission.

Ref: UCAM 064/12,


The Chancellor, Masters And Scholars of the University of Cambridge
Procurement Services, 1st Floor South, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Michael Griib
CB3 0TX Cambridge
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Electronic access to information:
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: Potential suppliers are invited to tender for the drilling of a borehole through the Ballagan Formation near Berwick upon Tweed, as described in the tender documents.

Published: 11 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 30 Jan 2013