EOI: BioPANZA market access cluster support

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. The project is implemented in close partnership with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), 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 prioritisation of DEFFs top species identified for cultivation and sustainable harvesting

The project works with selected biotrade value chains and plant species, including some which straddle national borders. These have been identified based on criteria including traditional knowledge, ecological sustainability, market demand, potential for value-adding and job creation, and the participation of Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The ABioSA programme is focusing on high-impact value chains consisting of a cluster of 6 seed oils and 6 essential oils. Additionally, these value chains have been aligned with the DEFFs top species identified for cultivation and sustainable harvesting.

The Assignment:

The project requires a service provider to support the development and piloting preparation of the BioPANZA market access cluster activities according to the Cluster Programme of Work’ key goals and objectives. Further detail on each of the goals are described in Annexure A – BioPANZA market access cluster programme of work which is a critical and core part of the ToR.

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with legal local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender. Expression of Interest forms are available for download until 15 January 2021. Completed forms must be submitted to ZA_Quotation@giz.de by 22 January 2021. Please quote reference 83371594 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.