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Request for Quotes: COVID-19 Wastewater Sample Analysis

September 17 @ 10:00 am EDT

Solicitation #: W81XWH20Q0228

The U.S. Army Public Health Center (APHC) is seeking COVID-19 wastewater sample analysis. “As part of the APHC mission, it is using wastewater analysis for public health surveillance of the novel coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) that causes the disease known as COVID-19. The data provided by this analysis will allow Army senior leaders to evaluate current conditions for coronavirus and determine appropriate policies to prevent and control virus spread. The Contractor will provide Ribonucleaic Acid (RNA) virus detection using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and Reverse Transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory techniques. This analysis technique is not unique, but performing this technique on wastewater samples is. There are special preparation steps that must be taken to analyze the extremely low levels of virus RNA that might be in wastewater. Many laboratories test for coronavirus in samples taken directly from human patients, but required contractor lab will perform this test on wastewater samples.”

Due date: 17 September 2020, 10:00 a.m. EDT