CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVEMENTS- FARM TO MARKET
The Grow PNG Limited is a non-profit subsidiary of Grow Asia Partnership Limited and an Australian funded-initiative under the PNG-Australia Partnership, established in 2019 in Lae, Morobe. It is supported by the World Economic Forum to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Strategy on Sustainable Agriculture. Its primary focused is on Agricultural development in the Markham Valley.
Project Background Information.
Grow PNG has worked in the number of fronts to unlock agriculture and livestock development in the Markham valley. It has started with unlocking Land for Development, and has developed a Land Access Guide for farmers, ILG and local landowner groups, and is conducting training and awareness to those groups. It has also conducted soil sampling and testing and have developed satellite imagery of the valley pinpointing to possible sites for development. On agribusiness MSME, it has started work on improving access to markets, technology, and finance among others. It has most recently commenced work on a number of crops and cattle specific business cases, hoping to leverage agriculture investments and development in the valley.
Grow PNG is now embarking on identifying improvements within the supply chain from farm to market of crops and livestock currently in trade within the Markham valley agriculture economic corridor. It is hoped that these improvements within the supply chain will increase outputs and income opportunities for all stakeholders within the supply chain and importantly farming families.
Grow PNG now seeks consultant(s) to work on identifying the current crops and livestock now in trade within Markham valley, their supply chains from farm to market, and their problems and challenges, and offer possible solutions for improvements. The consultancy will be in four phases;
- Initial scoping study will detail the list of existing supply chains, and will recommend specific ones to conduct in-depth study.
- Develop survey instruments, administering surveys, interview key stakeholders, conduct data analysis and with supporting literature reviews point to areas of improvements within the supply chain considering all variables, from; farm management, pricing, packages, storages, quantity, quality, tonnage, logistics, labour, governance, capacity building etc. It is important to note the following; (2.1) that the consultant (s) will provide assumptions on improvement gains in percentages (%) on targeted areas within the respective supply chains, and, (2.2) that the consultant(s) will also provide a list of partners who may be sought to help address those issues identified within the supply chain.
- Findings and recommendations will be supported by data analysis and provided in a comprehensive report format.
- The consultant (s) will be required to disseminate the findings in various forums, seminars, dialogues and workshops as and when required by Grow PNG.
Expression of Interest
Grow PNG calls for expression of Interest from cconsultant (s) with background experiences in agriculture,supply chain, business,survey designs,survey administrations, data analysis, and report writing. The consultant(s) should operate as an established business entity.
Interested consultant(s) may download a copy of Terms of Reference (ToR) from this link: https://www.growpng.org/opportunities
All applications must be received no later than 4:30pm Friday 30th July 2021.
Executive Director Grow PNG Ltd
Address Application to:
Grow PNG Ltd
PO Box 4425, Lae Morobe Province, PNG
Level 1, Office 10, Nambawan Super Haus,
2nd Street, Top Town
Landline No: 472 0448 | Mobile No: 71314576