Invitation to submit economic and technical offer for a geophysical electromagnetic instrument

Rethymno, October 15th 2013

The Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment of Institute for Mediterranean Studies of Foundation for Research and Technology invites tenders to express interest by submitting financial and technical offers for a geophysical electromagnetic instrument that has to comply with the specifications referred at the appendix.

The total budget of the instrument is 23,500 Euro including VAT (23%) and other legal taxes.

The above instrument will be provided within the project «POLITEIA: Culture-Technology: New technologies in research, study, documentation and accessibility in the information of items and monuments of cultural heritage», Work Package 2: «Development of integrated system for the mapping of archaeological sites emphasizing on the landscape use». POLITEIA is under the framework «Development proposals of Research Foundations-KRHPIS» of the Operational Program «Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship», National Strategic Reference Framework-NSRF 2007-2013.

The economic and technical offers have to be submitted with mail or fax or e-mail until Thursday, October 31st 2013 at 11:00.

The contract will be awarded to the most economically and functionally advantageous tender on the supply of the scientific equipment. At the same time the proposed instrument has to be compatible with existing electromagnetic instrumentation of the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment.

For more information and submission of the financial and technical offers the tenders can contact with:

Dr. Nikos Papadopoulos
Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment (GeoSat ReSeArch)
Institute for Mediterranean Studies (I.M.S.)
Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (F.O.R.T.H.)
Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130
P.O. Box. 119, Rethymno, 74100, Crete, Greece
tel. +30-28310-25146, 56627
fax. +30-28310-25810
e-mail: nikos [at]





Technical Specifications of the Electromagnetic Instrument

MEASURED QUANTITIES: 1:Apparent conductivity in millisiemens per metre (mS/m), 2: In-phase ratio of the secondary to primary magnetic field in parts per thousand (ppt)

INTERCOIL SPACING: 1 and 0.5 metres


MEASURING RANGE: Conductivity: 1000 mS/m, In-phase: ± 29 ppt for 1 m, In-phase: ± 7 ppt for

0.5 m

MEASUREMENT RESOLUTION: ± 0.1 % of full scale


NOISE LEVELS: Conductivity: 0.5 mS/m, In-phase: 0.02 ppt

DATA OUTPUT: RS-232 serial port, Bluetooth

POWER SOURCE: 9 V disposable battery, external rechargeable battery pack

BATTERY LIFE: up to 5 h continuous for MN1604; 12 h continuous for L522; 25 h for rechargeable battery pack


DIMENSIONS: Instrument: 107 x 17 x 8 cm

WEIGHTS: Instrument: 5.4 kg