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Laser Ablation System - purchase and support

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RFx ID : 18630691
Tender Name : Laser Ablation System - purchase and support
Reference # : C17-007
Open Date : Monday, 8 May 2017 1:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Monday, 5 June 2017 1:00 PM (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
  • 42000000 - Medical Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Gary Grainger
gary.grainger@auckland.ac.nz
+64 (0) 9 923 1560
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

The University of Aucklnad requires a deep UV laser ablation system for minor and trace element analysis by ICPMS. The system will be a key tool for geochemical research, whereby material will be sampled in situ across tiny areas (typically <100 microns) and delivered into an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICPMS) to measure minor and trace element concentrations down to parts per billion (ppb) levels. Measurements will be made across a wide variety of sample types including rock thin sections, single crystals, volcanic ash, meteorites, speleothems, tree rings, fish scales and ear-bones, and biological organs such as brain tissue. A reliable and accurate laser ablation system with low backgrounds is required to obtain high quality data. The School of Environment currently has access to a reliable ICPMS. However, a reliable, easy-to-use laser ablation system is a critical investment if the University is to retain external research grants and postgraduate students, and is crucial for the success of several research groups within the School of Environment and a growing number of postgraduate students who rely on this type of equipment. We expect suppliers to offer a robust system, and exceptional customer support and after-market maintenance capability.