The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), through its Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) department, is seeking eligible performers to design and install a new Effluent Treatment System (ETS) at the Kenya Veterinary Vaccine Production Institute/National Veterinary Quality Control Lab (KEVEVAPI/NVQCL).
is the national foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine producer and a quality
control laboratory in Kenya. It is the center of excellence for FMD
confirmatory testing and outbreak control which contributes a substantial role
in promoting export of animals and animal products, improvement of the
livelihood of the smallholder farmers and pastoralists, provision of
professional support for investors involved in animal farming and transfer technology
current dilapidated ETS facility is incapable of properly treating the waste
from animal challenge houses on the property. BTRP is researching
for viable solutions to decommission the current ETS and install a new ETS. The
commissioning of a new ETS serves as proper pathogen containment capacity at
KEVEVAPI/NVQCL, which is an important milestone to reduce the risk of
widespread FMD outbreaks from this Especially Dangerous Pathogen (EDP)
To achieve its nonproliferation mission, BTRP works collaboratively with partner nations, U.S. Government agencies, and the international community to enhance disease detection, diagnosis, surveillance, and reporting capabilities; develop human resource expertise in public and animal health; promote safe and secure laboratory working environments; and consolidate pathogens of security concern into a minimal number of safe and secure facilities in a sustainable manner.
The U.S. Government invites sources that have the capability
to meet parameters detailed in Solicitation Number: HDTRA19316
to respond to the Request for Information.