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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Whole-body counter measurements for committed effective dose assessment of exposed workers
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en
Section II: Object
Whole-body counter measurements for committed effective dose assessment of exposed workers.
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy, in particular the health protection sector of the Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Unit, is responsible for the radiation protection of staff members. The monitoring program foresees ‘in vivo’ radiation measurements once per year for each staff member classified as exposed worker. This call for tender, launched by the health protection sector of the Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Unit of the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy, invites laboratories approved for performance of whole-body radiation measurements to submit relevant offers. In cases where an intake of a significant amount of 1 or more radioactive substances is identified the contractor shall estimate the 50-year committed effective dose.
The whole-body counter examination consists of the following obligatory measurements:
— total measurement: representative measurement of the whole body with the aim of identifying all gamma emitters present and having potassium-40 as reference,
— lung measurement: specific measurement with the aim of identifying the plutonium deposited in the lungs. This can be done by indirect measurement (determination of americium).
The detection limits should be as low as possible. In particular, for Am-241 (lung measurement), the detection limit has to be below 8 Bq.
The measurement time for each individual measurement should not exceed 1 hour. Should the required detection limit prove unattainable, the contractor shall announce this to the exposed worker concerned immediately, request, and perform a repeated or prolonged measurement.
The duration of tasks shall not exceed 13 months: 12 months of examinations and 4 weeks to prepare and submit the last report concerning the examinations performed during the 12th month.
The contract may be renewed up to 3 times, each time for 12 months' worth of examinations as described above. Any extension or renewal of the contract shall be complete before the original contract elapses.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
European Commission, DG Energy, 1, rue Henri Schnadt, Zone d'activité Cloche d'Or, L-2530 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG.
1 representative per tenderer.
Section VI: Complementary information
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu/