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Understanding and managing the role of honey bees in CGMMV epidemiology

Closing date: 3 June 2019

Request for Proposal

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Understanding and managing the role of honey bees in CGMMV epidemiology (VM18008).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Understand the mode(s) of transmission of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) by honey bees, and their hives as source of the virus, and the epidemiological significance this has for managing the virus and using honey bees for pollination
     
  • Determine whether other mosaic viruses affecting cucurbits (e.g. zucchini mosaic virus) can be transmitted by honey bees
     
  • Work with the melon and apiary industries to develop an effective plan for managing the spread of CGMMV that is sustainable for both industries.

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 (AEST), 3 June 2019.