OBJECTIVE OF THE SERVICE
The objective of the service is to compile and provide the most updated information to policy makers during the negotiation process, for their prioritisation and deliberation of the core provisions (on control measures) in the new treaty on plastic pollution.
The Consultant will produce a report that
provides overall scoping, specification, and prioritisation of the most problematic plastic categories and their subcategories, based on leakage risks and potential harms to health and environment
details their characteristics, including leakage pathways and causes, specific harms to wildlife and biodiversity, and their relative prevalence amongst the plastic items found in marine and other environments
Reviews avoidability (i.e. whether substitutes are deemed necessary), possible environmentally-sound product and material substitutions, as well as other changes in product design and disposal methods that could reduce the environmental risk associated with the identified categories (and sub-categories) of problematic plastics
Recommends abatement measures for the the identified categories and subcategories
SCOPE OF WORK
The Consultant will finalise details of the proposed research methodologies and report structure after the contract is signed, in consultation with WWF’s global plastics policy core team, and will complete the report within 03 months. The Consultant will have bi-weekly progress meetings with the core team.
The final report, no more than 50-page long in final layout, including illustrations, graphs, tables and infographics as necessary, in accordance with WWF Branding Guidelines, should include the following content:
Outlining key evidence-based recommendations for the core provisions (on control measures) of the new global treaty on plastic pollution
Providing an overview of available evidence and updated information to specify which particular types, categories and subcategories of plastic items and materials are polluting and doing most harm to the planet, with special attention to those that are destined to or most likely to leak into the environment.
For each identified category, specify through a 1-2 page deep-dive analysis on their subcategories, characteristics, and the possible abatement measures
On how the categorisation and prioritisation of most problematic plastics contributing to plastic pollution may inform the core provisions (on control measures) of the new global treaty
Providing further details into the criteria, matrix and methods used in the report for identifying and categorising the most problematic plastics that are polluting and harming the planet
The Consultant will also be responsible for presenting preliminary findings and facilitating consultations with relevant WWF Network experts during the drafting and finalising of the report (expert groups and consultation sessions will be organised by WWF).
OWNERSHIP OF PRODUCTS; RIGHT TO USE
The full and unconditional ownership of the results of the work and the products of the Consultant (and their Sub-Contractor, if any) participating in this Agreement will be handed over to WWF-Norway.
PRICING AND BUDGET
The proposal should include a total price for the report, broken down into expected time spent per staff and hourly rates, as well as other costs. If applicable, the proposal should include a suggestion for scaling depending on available budget. The total budget for this work package should not exceed 500,000 NOK. This amount includes Reimbursable and Consultation Fees, and taxes and fees in accordance with WWF's financial regulations.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Based on the contents of assignment described in the Terms of Reference, the candidates are requested to submit the following bidding document, in English, to WWF:
- Letter of interest;
- Company profile or CVs of consultants;
- Technical proposal: outlining approach to deliver the service as required, including proposed areas of research focus, tasks and outputs, as well as time allocation and tentative work schedule for timely delivery of outputs
- Financial proposal: costs based on daily averages and expected expenses corresponding to the implementation plan and contents of the assignment.
Please send the application as an e-mail by August 17th, with attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to Eirik Lindebjerg (email@example.com), and Huy Ho Huu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions and requests for additional information can be addressed to Huy Ho Huu (email@example.com) and Eirik Lindebjerg (firstname.lastname@example.org).