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Oxfam Wereldwinkels

Type of contract : Services Market Keywords : Consultancy

Invitation to quote: analysis of cocoa and chocolate purchasing practices that could undermine living incomes for cocoa farmers (West-Africa – Belgium)


  1. Introduction

Oxfam Wereldwinkels (hereafter OWW), a non-governmental organisation for humanitarian assistance and development aid, launches an Invitation to Quote (IQ) under Making Agricultral Trade Sustainable (MATS, INTCE 205) for a critical analysis of purchasing practices of cocoa and chocolate that could undermine living incomes for cocoa farmers.


The quote must arrive at latest on April 10th, midnight CET and stay valid until May 10th, midnight CET.


The Invitation to Quote (IQ) is structured as follows

  1. Terms of reference
  2. Submission procedure
  3. Decision procedure


Your quote could form the basis for a contract between your company and OBE. However, this invitation to quote does not oblige OBE to proceed with the actual act of purchasing. No compensation can be claimed in case of non-acceptance of a quote or non-award of a contract.

Oxfam General Purchase Conditions apply to all Oxfam purchases. If there is an inconsistency between any of the provisions of these Conditions and a particular provision in the IQ or a contract then the provision in the IQ or the contract will prevail.


  1. Terms of reference
    1. General information

General information


Oxfam Wereldwinkels (OWW)

Tentative title



30.000 €


April - September 2023


Oxfam Wereldwinkels (OWW), since 2020 an integral part of Oxfam België (OBE), has been advocating for a sustainable cocoa/chocolate sector for several decades. Since 2010 we are co-publishing the bi-annual Cocoa Barometer and we are one of the founding members of the VOICE-Network, the main CSO-advocacy network in the cocoa sector. The rights of farmers and small farmer organizations are central to our approach. Therefore we advocate for the human right of a living income to be protected and respected for all farming families.


In recent years there has been a lot of movement around the topic of living income, with statements from CSO’s, governments, knowledge institutions as well as companies. Governments are looking for ways to legislate the protection of a living income while companies look at the concept mostly from a CSR perspective. This approach is mostly disconnected from their business model as a whole. Despite the fact that prices are an essential element of the living income equation, they are mostly overlooked as part of the living income strategies.


    1. Objectives

With this study we would like to get a better understanding of the actions that companies (willingly and unwillingly) are doing that are keeping cocoa prices down and therefore potentially harming the right to a living income for cocoa farmers. This better understanding should help policymakers to create adequate rules that push companies to respect the right to a living income through their business models as a whole.


From these learnings, we would like to make recommendations to:

  • Businesses: to shift to a business model that contributes to their living income commitments
  • Legislators: to change the trade rules and to create a level playing field for living income conform pricing models
  • Governments and cooperatives in exporting countries: How to increase their negotiating power and raise prices for farmers

Send your offer before 10/05/2023
Method of submitting offers : Via email


Type of contract : Diensten Market Keywords : Consultancy

Appel d’offre: Les impacts des exportations de produits laitiers sur le développement durable des chaînes de valeur de lait local en Afrique de l’Ouest (Burkina Faso – Nigeria – UE)

  1. Introduction

OXFAM-Solidarité, organisation internationale non gouvernementale d’assistance humanitaire et d’aide au développement, lance un appel d’offre pour une étude sur les impacts des exportations de produits laitiers sur le développement durable des chaînes de valeur de lait local en Afrique de l’Ouest (Burkina Faso – Nigeria – UE)

L’offre doit nous parvenir au plus tard le 10 avril 2023 24.00 CET et doit rester valable jusqu’au 17 avril 2023 24:00 CET

L’appel est structuré comme suit

  1. Termes de référence
  2. Procédure de soumission: comment, quand et où soumettre; clarifications et prise de contact
  3. Procédure de décision: évaluation des offres et octroi du marché

Cet appel n’entraîne pas d’obligation pour Oxfam de procéder à un achat. Cet appel ne doit être interprété en aucun cas comme une offre de contrat avec votre société et/ou organisation. Aucune compensation ne peut être réclamée en cas de non-acceptation d’une offre ou de non-octroi de contrat.

Les conditions générales d’achat Oxfam seront d’application exclusive dans tout contrat. S’il y a néanmoins des contradictions entre ces conditions et des passages du contrat, ce seront les passages du contrat qui prévalent.


  1. Termes de référence
    1. Sommaire



Titre du projet

Les impacts des exportations de produits laitiers sur le développement durable des chaînes de valeur de lait local en Afrique de l’Ouest (Burkina Faso – Nigeria – UE)


43.500 EUR


18/04/2023 – 30/09/2023


    1. Objectif

L’objectif global de l’étude est d’actualiser les études existantes sur l’impact des politiques commerciales et agricoles européennes et de la CEDEAO sur le développement de la filière de lait local, y compris en termes de revenus des acteurs de la chaîne de lait local, de création d’emploi et de balance commerciale et de revenus fiscaux. Elle examinera les options politiques de mise en cohérence des politiques commerciales régionales et des mesures fiscales avec les objectifs de l’Offensive Lait, y compris dans un contexte de volatilité des prix de produits laitiers et de poudres MGV sur les marchés internationaux. L’étude fournira aux Etats et aux acteurs de la filière Lait Local des données quantitatives et qualitatives précises sur les retombées de mesures de protection commerciale et de mesures fiscales sur la création d’emplois, les revenus pour les producteurs, l’augmentation de la production locale pour la sécurité alimentaire ainsi que les recettes budgétaires.

Send your offer before 10/04/2023
Method of submitting offers : Via e-mail

Oxfam Wereldwinkels, partie de Oxfam-België

Type of contract : Diensten Market Keywords : Consultancy

Oxfam Wereldwinkels (OWW), since 2020 an integral part of Oxfam België (OBE), has been working on the topic of Business and Human Rights and specifically on Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) since 2019. As part of this work, OBE is applying HREDD in the coffee value chain of our own Fair Trade cooperative, Oxfam Fair Trade (OFT). Building on the previously taken steps of value chain mapping and exploratory risk scoping, we now envision a more in-depth appraisal of the human rights and environmental risks in the upstream segment of the OFT coffee value chain in Uganda.

A primary set of research objectives relates to the direct use of the research results in OBE’s work on HREDD. At this level, the research is in essence a light human rights impact assessment and should 1) map salient human rights and environmental risks in the first upstream segments of the Ugandan coffee value chain, caused by, contributed to by or directly linked to OFT’s (omission of) actions, and recommend possible solutions; 2) provide insights to inform the improvement of OFT’s existing risk-management systems and the development of an HREDD approach for OFT; 3) provide experience-based insights into conditions, barriers, and approaches for meaningful stakeholder engagement in HREDD, that can inform our practice and policy recommendations on that topic.

A secondary set of objectives is related to the contribution of this research to our understanding of the complex relations between trade policy and market, agro-food value chains, investments and governance arrangements with respect to sustainable development impacts in different contexts. As part of MATS (see 1.3.2), the case study insights should contribute to two meta-questions 1) how do trade regimes (such as sustainability standards like HREDD), local/national legislation, and investments into the value chains influence the human rights and environmental risks in the value chain?; 2) how can a positive impact of food trade regime on sustainable development and human rights be fostered in this case?

Send your offer before 15/03/2023
Method of submitting offers : Via e-mail