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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.
Utah’s mineral extraction industry recorded a successful year on 2009, according to a recently released publication.
The Utah Geological Survey’s (UGS) 2009 Summary of Mineral Activity in Utah publication reveals that despite a recession induced dip from peak commodity values in 2008, Utah ranked third nationally in the value of nonfuel minerals produced in 2009, accounting for about 7% of the total value of U.S. production. Utah mines and energy companies produced a gross value of $6.97 billion in mineral and energy commodities in 2009 from oil gas (37%), base metals (31%), industrial minerals (14%), coal-uranium (9%), and precious metals (9%). All sectors suffered a dip from mid-2008, except for precious metals which expanded on higher prices.