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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Awarded contractor(s) shall be responsible for full turn-key operation and maintenance including field operations, routine maintenance and calibration (if required in the QAPP) of all equipment, and equipment repair, as well as data review, validation and/or reprocessing, as appropriate, of

all data streams with the exception of

University.

The

contractor

shall

be

the event canister analysis, which will be performed by responsible for shipping canisters to University and

maintaining a log of all canisters shipped and returned per to operate and maintain the Auto GC and related support

the QAPP. The contractor selected systems will be required to perform

optimization

of

the

Auto

GC

methods

at

intervals

determined

by

University

to

be

necessary.

Proposers are required to provide, in their proposal submittal, the names of individual personnel, including subcontractors, who will be assigned to this project. Proposer individual personnel information should include copies of certificates of training and experience with all of the instrumentation (or equivalent) listed previously and/or TCEQ data validation protocols. If such proposal documentation and/or experience, based on the evaluation of the vendor’s proposal by University and the TCEQ, is not satisfactory, those personnel shall be required to complete a sixty (60) day data validation training course in Corpus Christi. Training shall begin following execution of the contract between University and the awarded contractor. Training must occur prior to the start of the work to maintain and operate the seven (7) monitoring sites

All awarded contractor(s) shall be required to attend field operations (up to 25 days) training to familiarize themselves with the specific equipment, software, and protocols required at each site. Training for field operations and data validation will be provided by a University contractor. The cost of personnel travel, lodging, and salaries associated

with attending either operations training, personnel who have received the required

the 60 day training course referenced above, or the 25 day field

shall be the demonstrated

responsibility of the awarded contractor. satisfactory training and experience, or who

Only have

training

arranged

by

University

for

this

project

and

are

approved

by

University and the seven (7) sites.

TCEQ,

shall

be

allowed

to

operate

or

maintain

any

equipment

at

these

Proposers should not include the cost of software license renewal in their proposal. However, it is assumed that the awarded contractor(s) will receive electronic notification of pending software license expiration at the sampling sites. Therefore, awarded contractor(s) will be required to notify University in writing, a minimum of 60 days prior to expiration of a software license, as part of their responsibilities.

Proposers should not include the cost of utilities (electricity and telecommunications (telephone lines and DSL lines)) in their proposal. University will be responsible for these costs.

    • 5.5

      Format for Submission of Proposals (also reference Section 3.1 and Appendix One

      • (1.9.6)

        )

Proposers shall structure their response to include any or all of the following Options: Option 1: Operation and maintenance of all seven (7) sites and all equipment except the two Perkin-Elmer Auto GC systems at sites 1.a and 1.g. Option 2: Operation and maintenance of the two Perkin-Elmer Auto GC systems and support equipment only found at sites 1.a. and 1.g. Option 3: Operation and maintenance of all sites and all equipment at each site.

Proposers shall clearly specify if they are responding to Option 1, Option 2 and/or Option 3. The proposal for each Option should be broken down into twelve (12) month per site cost proposals, with the total cost proposal reflecting operating and maintenance costs for a period

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