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Nematode Treatment for Nursery Stock

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RFx ID : 23910749
Tender Name : Nematode Treatment for Nursery Stock
Reference # : O - 406502
Open Date : Monday, 1 February 2021 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 5 March 2021 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 70000000 - Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Amy McNabb
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Germplasm imports represent a high-risk pathway for the introduction of pest and pathogens into New Zealand. Nematodes are a common pest found in association with germplasm material, such as whole plants, rooted cuttings and bulbs. Plant parasitic nematodes, such as potato cyst, beet cyst, root lesion and root-knot nematodes, parasitize plants reducing their growth and survival, resulting in significant crop yield losses.

The current treatment for nematodes intercepted at the New Zealand border is a combination of methyl bromide/hot water and treatment with the active ingredient fenamiphos. Use of fenamiphos is being phased out in New Zealand by 1 July 2023 due to a decision made by the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

In order to manage the risk of nematodes in the nursery stock pathway, Biosecurity New Zealand must find an alternative active ingredient treatment to fenamiphos. This treatment method must be acceptable for use within New Zealand’s regulatory framework that manages the use of agricultural chemicals in the country – Agricultural Compound and Veterinary Medicine (ACVM) and EPA controls.

PLEASE NOTE: To be provided the additional documentation for this RFP, you must complete and sign the Confidentiality Agreement and send to Amy McNabb, Procurement Specialist at