Chicken Farmers of Canada Request for Proposals 2019


Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC)


Request for Proposals: Mitigation measures to address the removal of Category II and III antibiotics

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CFC Request for Proposals


Each year, CFC invites researchers to submit an application for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for research in an area of particular interest to the chicken industry.

Reduction of the use of antimicrobials is a critical priority for the chicken sector. CFC has implemented a policy to eliminate the preventative use of Category II and III antibiotics. To facilitate the success of this strategy, Canadian chicken farmers are interested in new, innovative products and methods.
The objective of this RFP is to solicit letters of intent for: Mitigation measures to specifically address the removal of the preventive use Category II and III antibiotics. The focus of these measures should be on the control on necrotic enteritis and coccidiosis. Mitigation measures could include identifying the gaps in best management practices and/or studies examining effective alternatives to Category III antibiotics.
A key element of CFC’s strategy is to reduce antimicrobial use. To this end, an industry policy to eliminate the preventive use of Category I antibiotics has been implemented as of May 15, 2014 and the preventative use of Category II antibiotics at the end of 2018. Furthermore, CFC has a goal set to eliminate the preventive use of Category III antibiotics by the end of 2020. The development of mitigation measures would facilitate the implementation of CFC’s AMU strategy and would help to protect the health and welfare of broiler chickens in Canada.

Maximum Project Value

This project funding is separate to that provided by the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC). CFC’s contribution to the proposal will be limited to a maximum of $60,000. Industry dollars, whether from CFC or other industry sources, must be matched with non-industry dollars at a ratio of at least 1:1. Higher leverage ratios are preferred.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit the complete LOI form along with a signed OR-5 form to

External Deadline

Please submit your completed LOI in Word format to You will receive an email notification of receipt within two days of submitting your application. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact CPRC.

How to Apply

CFC is requesting that interested applicants follow the submission guidelines as detailed in the Canadian Poultry Research Council’s Call for Letters of Intent.

Note: Researchers may apply for project funds from both CFC and CPRC.

While this is a separate RFP, CFC will be using the same review process as is currently used by CPRC. CPRC will also be acting as the administrator for this project on behalf of CFC, and all contracts and reporting mechanisms will be as per CPRC protocols and policies.

CFC intends to follow the timeline as outlined by CPRC for the review and approval of research projects. However, CFC reserves the right to add, drop, or reschedule milestones as necessary. The successful proposal will be selected on overall value and will be at the discretion of the CFC Board of Directors.

Submissions should be provided directly to the Canadian Poultry Research Council:

Bruce Roberts
Executive Director
Canadian Poultry Research Council
350 Sparks Street, Suite 1007
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S8
T: 613-566-5916


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For Questions, please contact

Inquiries to this request for proposal should be directed towards:

Christine Power
Director of Animal Care & Sustainability
Chicken Farmers of Canada
T: 613-566-5903

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Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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