The Joint Research Centre has published an invitation to tender for the purchase of a mobile laboratory. The vehicle, with a cabin fitted out as a laboratory, must have a total load capacity of 11,500 kg and 130kW engine power. The laboratory (to be built onto the lorry base), will be divided into two work areas separated by a sliding door and is to have the following characteristics: - Exterior cabin dimensions: length 700 cm, width 250 cm, height 220 cm; - Internal cabin covering in light, easy-to-clean materials; - Air-conditioning system enabling an internal temperature of 20-25 Deg.C (+/- 20 Deg.C) to be obtained, with an external temperature of -10 Deg.C to +40 Deg.C; - A door with two flaps on the rear side and just one flap plus two windows on one of the lateral sides. Ceiling fitted with a minimum of three skylights; - Power points for electrical equipment, clean water supply facilities and wastewater disposal system. The contract will be awarded to the economically most advantageous tender taking account of: - The mobile laboratory's compliance with technical specifications; - The concordance of the dimensions and forms of the mobile laboratory with international standards as regards road, rail and air transport. The mobile laboratory shall be registered by the Italian Ministry of Transport. Requests for tender specifications should be sent to: European Commission Joint Research Centre S. Facchetti Institute for the Environment TP 460 I-21020 Ispra Tel. +39-332-789969; Fax +39-332-789328 Completed tenders should be submitted to the same address.