Call for Expression of Interest 83439694

The ABS Compliant Bio-trade in South(ern) Africa (ABioSA) programme is funded by Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) under the umbrella of the ABS Capacity Development Initiative, a multi-donor funded programme. ABioSA is hosted within the GIZ Centre for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS), which hosts four regional/global programmes that support sustainable development for employment, economic growth and natural resources. The project is implemented in close partnership with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), which leads the SA government’s approach to bio-trade. This collaboration takes account of existing policy and legislation, such as the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA); and the Bioprospecting Access and Benefit Sharing (BABS) regulations which govern access to South Africa’s plant resources and ensure communities benefit from their utilisation.

Within this context the project also supports the implementation of the National Biodiversity Economy Strategy (NBES) and its implementation vehicle the Bio Products Advancement Network South Africa (BioPANZA). BioPANZA is mandated to ensure coordination, effective and efficient collaborations between various players in the sector in order to address a gap or developmental challenge to take South African value-added natural ingredients to the world.

The Assignment:

The project requires a service provider/group of consultants/consortium to support the project together with DFFE to undertake an economic market analysis of the bioprospecting and biotrade sector of South Africa to inform the extent of its contribution to the South African economy toward the review of the National Biodiversity Economy Strategy (NBES) and the development of a curated biotrade SMME directory within the context of the BioPANZA support needed.

GIZ invites eligible professional companies with local presence in South Africa that have the relevant expertise and experience to participate in this tender. Expression of Interest forms are available for downloading below.

Your completed documents must be submitted to by 09 June 2023.

Please quote reference 83439694 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.