Irish water and gas network owner Ervia is aiming to set up a multi-supplier framework for the provision of site investigation.
The framework will run for three years with potential for two 12 month extensions and Ervia expects to appoint five companies to work under the agreement.
Ervia has said that the scope comprises of two elements - intrusive and non-intrusive works.
The intrusive site investigation works is expected to include geotechnical investigation works consisting of cable percussion boreholes, rotary core holes, dynamic probing, window sampling, trial pits, slit trenches, on-site sampling and testing works, laboratory works, factual and interpretative reporting.
The non-Intrusive site investigation works will involve geological investigation works consisting of 2D resistivity, seismic refraction, multichannel analysis of survey waves (MASW), electromagnetic survey, factual and interpretative reporting.