Request for White Papers on Domestic Impacts of African Swine Fever
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR WHITE PAPERS (RFWP) ONLY. This RFWP is issued solely for information and planning purposes to accomplish market research and to identify institutions and businesses capable of performing the services described in this request. It does not constitute a Request for Proposals (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. However, if funding becomes available, projects selected by DHS will be funded through the cooperative agreement with CBTS. This request for information does not commit the Cross-Border Threat Screening a Supply Chain Defense DHS Center of Excellence (CBTS) or the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Responders are advised that they are solely responsible for any preparation, information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFWP; all costs associated with responding to this RFWP will be solely at the interested party’s expense.
African Swine Fever Virus (ASFv) is a highly contagious animal disease; an outbreak in the U.S. could cause significant harm to the agricultural sector and economy. This call seeks white papers to address one or multiple areas within four research areas that could improve prevention, mitigation, and response strategies: 1) Introduction pathways, spread, impact, containment; 2) Readiness (state, industry , laboratory, and federal), 3) Feral swine, additional wildlife, competent tick reservoirs, and regional vulnerabilities; and/or 4) Outbreak economics and supply chains.
Deadline and Submission Information
White papers must be received by 10/14/21, 11:59 PM (Central U.S. Time). White papers must be submitted to CBTS at firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format. All questions regarding this RFWP, whether technical or procedural in nature, must be directed to the main CBTS email address at CBTS@ag.tamu.edu.