Since 2017, IDH and EPOA have been working together on the monitoring of sustainable palm oil in Europe. Over the past years, the quality of the monitoring has improved, providing consistency in the EU data and insights into the market trends in sustainable palm oil. The monitoring report has also been developed in the framework of our cooperation with the national initiatives for sustainable palm oil Europe, which play a key role in increasing awareness of the actions that companies can take in their respective countries.

The market monitoring report is an essential part to improve sector governance and to convene public, private, and civil society stakeholders. The report stimulates a discourse around sustainable production and use of palm oil and ensuring a European market for sustainable palm oil. This report also aims at providing an overview and understanding of the state of the sustainable palm oil sourcing coming into the European market. Based on this state overview, solutions can be derived to help companies based in Europe to improve their sustainable palm oil sourcing.

The overall objective of this assignment is to support the IDH, EPOA and RSPO teams with the development of an in-depth analysis of the current trends and developments of the European palm oil market and the palm oil supply chain. The report aims to be focused primarily on the trends of the sector, the social and environmental aspects linked to palm oil production and palm oil sourcing from the European market (i.e. sustainable palm oil uptake).

The overall scope of work is outlined in the Terms of Reference (ToR) below.

Interested parties should submit a proposal of a maximum of 4 pages (excluding CVs, sample work and references) in PDF-format to Margaux Duchâtel at [email protected] before 29 April 2022 with the subject line “IDH, EPOA and RSPO Palm Oil Report 2022”.

In the proposal, please provide the following:

1. A succinct, well-documented approach detailing your way of working in relation to the underlying project;

  • A rate in Euros (exclusive VAT and inclusive VAT) with a break-down of man days/rate per team member;
  • Clear description of the project team, relevant experience of team member(s) and time allocation per team member;
  • CV of the team member(s) and 3 examples from prior work for assessment of capability, based on the profile in section 4

2. Statement on Ground for exclusion (see Annex 1).

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