Call for Proposals: Targeted support to the development of a conceptual framework for implementation on benefit sharing contributing to conservation and sustainable use within the national context tender

The BioInnovation Africa (BIA) project is funded by BMZ and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The project aims at fostering European-African cooperation for biodiversity-based innovations and products with equitable benefit-sharing for biodiversity conservation in in Cameroon, Madagascar, Namibia or South Africa. In South Africa the BIA project has entered a close partner with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), which leads the country’s approach to biotrade.

The project operates under 4 output areas. Output area A -C are being implemented in close collaboration with the DFFE and Output area D is implemented mostly in GIZ Head Quarters (HQ), these being: prerequisites for access and benefit sharing (Output A), benefit sharing (Output B), biodiversity-based value chains (Output C) and German Development Cooperation for new partnerships (Output D). This Terms of Reference responds to Output B which aims to support conservation and sustainable use through benefit-sharing.

The Assignment:

The aim of this assignment is to support the development of a conceptual framework for implementing Benefit Sharing that contributes to Conservation and Sustainable Use (benefit-sharing for conservation and sustainable use; BS4CSU), within the national context of South Africa  It aims to tap into existing experiences, build on good practices (also from industry) to develop national guiding documents (final format/status still to be determined) and to elaborate related concepts for financing and support mechanisms at national and/or local level by the actors involved in the value chains such as local communities and academia. Backed by concrete cases from the support of the 7-8 European-African business partnerships under Output C, the project also must deliver a “proof of principle” to how to channel benefits generated from ABS and  biotrade activities contribute to conservation and sustainable use framed by the three objectives of the CDB , and more specifically by the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS).

In South Africa, the BIA European-African business partnerships focuses mainly on the following specie value chains; Marula, Buchu, Honeybush, Rooibos and Essential Oils. Due to the transboundary characteristic of Marula, the team of consultants are requested to also gather data and information on the status of the Namibian BS4CSU guiding documents and activities for potential future cooperation as encouraged under article 11 of the Nagoya protocol.

GIZ invites eligible professional companies that have relevant expertise and experience with local presence in South Africa, to participate in this tender. Tender documents are available for downloading until 02 July 2021. Your proposal must be submitted to by 09 July 2021. Please quote reference 83384412 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.