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RFP for Lab Services
Aquatic Biology Laboratory Services
Request for Bids
Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project
Deadline February 21, 1997
The Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project requires
laboratory services for the analysis of phytoplankton, zooplankton and
bacteria samples from ballast water. The following specific laboratory services
1. Sorting and quantification of zooplankton samples preserved in formalin to
higher taxonomic levels.
2. Quantitative analysis of phytoplankton via chlorophyll extraction from
3. Quantitative analysis of live whole water and sediment samples for total
Samples will be generated aperiodically, but will have a delivery rate of
up to 100 samples (divided roughly evenly among the three types of tests) up to
four times a month for nine months (April 1997 - December 1997). Chlorophyll
and bacteria samples will not be archived, but plankton samples will require
preservation and return shipping for permanent storage by the project.
Adherance to the Standard Operating Procedures and Quality
Assurance/Quality Control Guidelines developed by the Great Lakes National
Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency for phytoplankton,
zooplankton and chlorophyll extraction analyses is a must.
In order for the findings to be useful in informing the direction of the
experiment, turn-around on the analysis should be as soon as possible but no
longer than two weeks after receipt of a delivery of samples. Some
interpretation of the raw data in the form of charts, graphs and narrative
comments is also desired.
Please contact Allegra Cangelosi of the Northeast-Midwest Institute
(202)-544-5200 (email@example.com) for more information. Please submit
your bid (itemized on a per sample basis) by February 15, 1997 to the following
218 D St. SE
Washington, DC 20003