|RFx ID :||25125528|
|Tender Name :||Marine Biosecurity Pathways Management: Efficacy of treatments for shellfish movements and incursion response|
|Reference # :||O - 406641|
|Open Date :||Friday, 19 November 2021 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 10 February 2022 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||Biosecurity New Zealand|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The tools (e.g., chemical, biological, physical methods) available for effective post-border management of marine non-indigenous species (NIS) are still in their infancy, particularly within the biosecurity response and long-term management areas (e.g., eradicating NIS incursions, implementing biosecure shellfish stock transfers).
This project is to carry out research to test the efficacy of post-border management tools to address knowledge gaps, provide more certainty in the effectiveness for use of the tools against a suite of NIS, and to develop and test cost-effective treatments that are deployable at large scales (e.g., aquaculture establishments, marinas, ports and embayments).
This project provides the opportunity to identify effective, efficient, practical and safe tools that will facilitate two distinct purposes:
a) Incursion Response and Eradication
- the eradication/management of NIS to support marine incursion responses, and
b) Shellfish Stock Transfers
- the biosecure movement of cultured shellfish.
This tender has been awarded.