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DHS Seeks Proposals for NBAF Biocontainment Laboratory

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The Department of Homeland Security last week released the official Request for Proposals (RFP) for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) Operational Planning and Technology Integration Contract (OPTIC) contract.

OPTIC is one of the major mechanisms for transitioning the NBAF from the construction phase to full laboratory operations.

The NBAF will be a state-of-the-art biocontainment facility for the study of foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health.

Read more about the contract requirements here: OPTIC Contract for National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.

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