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Contracts for Services to Maine Laboratories to Increase Capacity to Perform Analyses on Samples

Establishment of PFAS Laboratories in Maine Grant Funding


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Funding Source
Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maine

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/26/23 11:59 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
Contracts for services to Maine laboratories to increase capacity to perform analyses on samples. Laboratories will be expected to test and process PFAS samples for governmental agencies and homeowners. Testing will be done on a variety of sample types, including drinking water, soil, vegetative tissue, muscle tissue, blood, serum, milk, manure, and compost.

The Department is seeking to award funds to multiple laboratories to establish analytical services in Maine that are capable of, at a minimum:

  1. Testing and processing priority PFAS samples for the Department, other state agencies, and homeowners located in Maine;
  2. Providing preferential pricing for testing Department and other state agency samples based on a standard 10-day turnaround time;
  3. Providing preferential pricing for testing in-state residential drinking water supply samples taken by homeowners based on a standard 10-day turnaround time.

Providing additional PFAS testing capacity for other sample types such as soil, vegetative tissue, muscle tissue, blood, serum, milk, manure, and compost is also desired.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Bidders must currently operate as an analytical laboratory and meet the following criteria in order to submit bids:
1. The analytical laboratory must have a physical presence in Maine, and provide PFAS testing services
2. The analytical laboratory must already participate in the Maine Laboratory Accreditation Program.
3. The analytical laboratory must be accredited to analyze for organic compounds.
4. The analytical laboratory must be equipped to provide, at a minimum, a Level II report, and data in the Department’s most current electronical data deliverable format (currently EGAD v6.0).

Maine State agencies receiving funding for PFAS laboratory testing services through separate financial mechanisms are not eligible to submit bids through this RFA.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be received by May 26, 2023 by 11:59 PM Local Time

Any questions must be submitted by e-mail to the Grant Coordinator identified on the Grant RFPs and RFAs webpage by May 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. local time. Submitted Questions must include the subject line: “RFA# 202304080 Questions”. The Department assumes no liability for assuring accurate/complete/on time e-mail transmission and receipt.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
The Department anticipates making up to two (2) awards.

Contact Information
Submission Instructions: Applications are to be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Procurement Services, via email, to

Grant Coordinator:
Kelly Perkins

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