Request for Quotations_Alive Sea Turtles Sampling
TCNR is opening this Request for Quotations for “Improving knowledge of litter sources and impact on marine ecosystems in TCNR” for the COMMON (COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean sea).
The aim of this call is to contract a team of experts in collecting tissue samples (blood and skin) from alive sea turtles and mussels across Tyre Coast Nature Reserve, and prepare the samples for handling to the University of Siena to conduct the analyses at the “Biomarkers Laboratory and impact of marine litter”.
This activity is under the scope of the COMMON project’s Work Package 3, Activity 3.1.2., which consists of sampling marine biota and analyzing their tissue content with nanoplastics.
Please, read carefully the RfQ attached.
How to apply
To apply to this call, the applicants are kindly required to submit two documents:
1- Technical offer:
a. certificates and proofs of qualifications and experiences of the experts.
b. the proposal/plan of work.
2- Financial offer: a quotation per sample of sea turtles (including field sampling, lab work, and cost of tools and materials).
Note: the financial offer should be inclusive of all the logistics and materials for conducting the tasks (boat fees, gasoline, travel to the pilot area, assistant fees -fisherman/diver-, utensils and materials, lab equipment and materials, and others if needed).
3- Applications should be submitted by email on the following addresses: [email protected] and [email protected], specifying: “sampling alive sea turtles”. The deadline for applications is June 25, 2022.