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Improving surveillance strategies for tospoviruses and thrips to enhance the biosecurity of the nursery industry

Closing date: 20 January 2020

Request for Proposal

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Improving surveillance strategies for tospoviruses and thrips to enhance the biosecurity of the nursery industry (NY19007).

The objectives of the services being sought are to investigate and develop accurate surveillance tools and strategies for exotic virus detection to enable rapid response and reduce impact of thrips and tospoviruses in nursery production. The project will:

  • Support the Australian production nursery industry developing nursery-specific R&D capacity
  • Ensure that the Australian production nursery industry and stakeholders have scientifically valid information on which to base management decisions
  • Enhance the biosecurity capability of the industry through provision of diagnostic technologies for early detection.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), 20 January 2020.