Solicitation for Research Proposals on Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Metals, and Industrial Minerals

For several years the Utah Geological Survey has outsourced research to improve understanding of Utah’s natural resources.

The purpose of this solicitation is to enter into a contract (or contracts) with a qualified individual or firm to provide geologic research on Utah’s: (1) oil and natural gas resource potential, (2) unconventional oil and gas resources such as tar sands and oil shale, (3) geothermal resources, (4) economic metals, (5) industrial minerals, and (6) geologic studies that will improve understanding of Utah’s geologic resources.

The goal of this work is to sustain development through diversification of energy, metal, and mineral, supplies and mitigate the impacts of boom – bust cycles. It is anticipated that this solicitation may result in several contracts being awarded. The Utah Geological Survey anticipates awarding up to eight individual contracts at a maximum $25,000 each. Lower cost proposals will be welcomed.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011.