The RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard outlines the requirements related to the control of RSPO certified oil palm products in the supply chain, including flows of RSPO certified oil palm products and associated claims. Certified oil palm products can be traded through any of the following supply chain models: (i) Identity Preserved (IP); (ii) Segregated (SG); (iii) Mass Balance (MB); and (iv) Book and Claim (BC).

All four supply chain models allow RSPO members within the supply chain to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable palm oil production and to actively promote the trading of RSPO certified palm oil. Among these supply chain models, the Mass Balance (MB) model allows for mixing of RSPO and non-RSPO certified palm oil at any stage in the supply chain, provided that the overall site quantities are controlled.

Against this background, RSPO is calling for expressions of interest to carry out consultancy work to assess the robustness of the RSPO Mass Balance Model to accelerate the uptake of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

Details of the consultancy work are outlined in the Terms of Reference (ToR) below.

Interested consultants are invited to submit their tender with a proposal containing at minimum the following:

  • Background of the company or individual

  • Description of relevant experience and expertise

  • CVs of proposed team members (if applicable)

  • Outline of work plan

  • Financial proposal, distinguishing fees and expected costs.

Please submit your proposal to [email protected] by 6:00 PM MYT (GMT+8), 13 June 2022 (Monday).

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

For any queries, kindly contact Javin Tan at [email protected].

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