|RFx ID :||21821631|
|Tender Name :||Autoclave for Biological Waste|
|Reference # :||TR2019-34|
|Open Date :||Tuesday, 22 October 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 13 November 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Quotations (RFQ)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Department of Biochemistry requires a 500 litre autoclave including a loading trolley and complete set of bins, a 24 month warrantee delivery installation, training and the removal and disposal of the existing autoclave.
The autoclave must be easy to use with minimal training. The supplier have excellent post-sale support and must be able to rectify problems quickly. The auto clave must be able to use tap water as a coolant and operate with an external steam source, of reverse osmosis treated water quality.
The autoclave will be used to process biological waste and hence must support MPI requirements for the PC3 disposal of biological waste and comply with DR AS/NZS 2243.3:2019 Safety in Laboratories, Part 3: Microbiological safety and Containment. Section 13.3 Decontamination of liquid waste (iii):- “Where liquid waste potentially contains contaminated aerosols, all vents to pipes, tanks, etc shall be fitted with 0.2µm membrance filters. Section 18.104.22.168 “As a guide, membrane filters rated to 0.2 μ for liquids and to 0.003 μ for gases are typical for liquid waste system vents.” https://www.nzms.org.nz/uploads/9/9/5/6/99562762/102745_as_nzs_2243.3_public_commenting-draft.pdf