Invitation to Tender: Development of a business plan for Xingu Seeds Network Association

Palladium seeks to procure a consultancy company to develop a business plan to Associação Rede de Sementes do Xingu (“ARSX”), located in the Xingu region, North-eastern Mato Grosso State, Brazil. ARSX is a cooperative of indigenous groups, small farmers and urban collectors that collect and commercialize native seeds. A single organisation or consortium may submit a bid for this tender.

The publicly available Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) contains the Terms of Reference (“TOR”), the technical and financial selection criteria and the conditions of tender. Also available are the standard contract templates (subcontract agreement for contracting an organisation, and consultant agreement for contracting an individual) which the successful tenderer will be required to sign once the agreed commercial terms have been included, the standard due diligence questionnaire to be completed by the successful tenderer, a presentation about ARSX and Palladium’s Business Partner Code of Conduct.

Please forward your tender in accordance with the Details for Submission in the ITT by the deadline for receipt of tenders.

Please find a list of clarifications submitted before the deadline and accompanying answers here.

To ensure complete transparency and fairness, a notice of this procurement has also been published in the Official Journal for the European Union.

We look forward to responses, and if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the procurement manager by e-mail –

Deadline for receipt of clarifications: 10/01/2019

Deadline for receipt of tenders: 17:00 (Brasilia Time Zone) on 25/01/2019