Solicitation - Breed and Maintain Free-Ranging Macaca Mulatta (Rhesus) Monkeys 3
The objectives of this requirement are the operation and daily care of a year-round outdoor breeding colony of free-ranging Indian-origin Macaca mulatta (rhesus) monkeys. The actual colony size is expected to be approximately 2800- 3000 animals at the initiation of this contract. The contractor shall be responsible for accepting the colony at the designated site with existing facilities and arranging for the lease of Morgan Island from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The colony is currently located on Morgan Island, near Beaufort, South Carolina. Morgan Island will be utilized solely for Government owned animals provided hereunder or progeny from facilities and resources related to this contract on Morgan Island. Morgan Island nor the dock sites will be utilized to support any other animals that may be located at the Contractor's facilities, these are standalone facilities and shall not be used to support other activities.
The scope of this requirement is to: lease Morgan Island from the State of South Carolina and secure mainland dock access for the duration (and only the duration) of the contract; and to provide for the year-round, daily care and maintenance of a non-human primate (NHP) breeding colony and structures on the island.
***The deadline for receipt of all questions regarding this RFP is 2pm on December 7, 2022***