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ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

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Bid Alert No: 00000487053

Bid Title: ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Agency Bid No. Title: 218c

Received Date: 02/16/2016

Close Date: 03/24/2016

Purchase Type: completed no later than December 31, 2018

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 02/19/2016

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The goal of this research project is to gather information regarding the Monarch Butterfly (Danausplexippus) in Texas, including the spatial and temporal patterns of spring and fall migrations, threats frompest and disease, and the extent of a fifth generation and overwintering population.On December 31, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) made a 90-day finding in response toa petition to list the Monarch Butterfly under the ESA.1 The FWS found the petitioners presentedsubstantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing may be warranted based on thefollowing factors: present or threatened destruction, modification or curtailment of the species habitat or range; overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; disease or predation; and other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence.Comptroller issues this Request for Proposals to conduct research to better understand the factorsaffecting the Monarch Butterfly during its migration through Texas. The information must be developedin a manner to be utilized in the development of an SSA used by the FWS to evaluate species for listingunder the ESA and models in development by FWS and the U.S. Geological Survey.The proposed work should address one or more of the tasks described below to further define the yearlyvariation in population size, pathways of travel and factors affecting monarch butterflies in Texas.Respondents have the option to submit proposals for research projects covering one or more of each task.Universities may collaborate with each other to submit joint proposals to fully address a task. EachRespondent must make it clear in its proposal what task is being covered as well as the questions beinganswered by the research. Multiple Respondents may be selected to fully complete each task. SuccessfulRespondents will be expected to coordinate with other universities conducting research on the species andhabitat in Texas to reduce duplication of effort and increase scope of overall research

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Product Codes: 92600, 95897, 92652

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: State of Texas - Comptroller of Public Accounts

State: Texas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 111 E. 17th St., Room 201, Austin, Texas, 78774

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