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Strong Motion Recorders


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RFx ID : 21114403
Tender Name : Strong Motion Recorders
Reference # :
Open Date : Wednesday, 5 June 2019 6:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Saturday, 29 June 2019 8:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 41000000 - Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Peter Royle
+64 21 895 424
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

In pursuit of an upgraded strong motion seismic monitoring network for New Zealand, the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science Ltd (GNS Science) is seeking to appoint providers who will be responsible for the supply, service, maintenance and support of strong motion recorders and ancillary components to supplement its expanding network. In essence, GNS Science is looking for an equipment supplier to support its strong motion seismic network. GNS Science offers a highly-integrated system that facilitates data collection and real-time monitoring for natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides. This also includes the maintenance of equipment and system replacement, while continuing high performance and effective network operation.
GNS Science operates, on behalf of multiple stakeholders, a New Zealand wide geophysical data collection network and geohazard monitoring service. The network consists of
• 196 seismic sites
• 313 strong motions sites
• 215 GNSS sites
• 18 coastal sea level gauges
• 12 volcano cameras
• a number of Research & Development platforms and temporary installations
Data is transmitted over a communication network that includes multiple redundant pathways and over a thousand individual communications devices. Data is received, processed, and stored in a highly available hybrid-cloud environment. The field equipment and data collection systems are configured and operated using modern DevSecOps techniques. This RFP seeks strong motion equipment that will integrate with the performance, data, automation, and security requirements of operating this service.
GNS Science is responsible for managing the continuously expanding National Strong Motion network and the delivery of data services to other New Zealand organisations (Public and Private) in a timely and efficient manner. Over the years, GNS Science maintains and deploys strong motion sensors in strategic locations in New Zealand. This network evolves into a sophisticated hub of seismic stations that captures the strong ground shaking in New Zealand