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Invitation for Proposals on retailer led interventions in farm stage food loss and waste

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Publication Date
10 November 2021

5:00pm, 30 November 2021

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WWF-UK and Tesco are working to reduce the scale and impact of farm stage food loss and waste (FLW). In order to enable this, we are calling on retailers to alter practices and policies which contribute to driving levels of food loss occurring on farms. We are seeking an experienced consultant to help us design, facilitate and analysis a number of retailer led interventions in farm stage food loss. The work would include working with WWF-UK and Tesco's FLW and Sustainable Agriculture teams to scope out potential interventions, then designing, implementing and monitoring interventions and measuring the impact of the intervention on loss rates. The work will span a range of commodities and supply chains. The consultant should be able to demonstrate expertise in agriculture to design and facilitate the interventions and monitor their impact on food loss rates on farm. For example, an area we are interested in exploring is reducing the loss rates in dairy farming due to withdrawal of milk during and after antibiotic use. Once engaged the consultant would lead efforts to exploring the potential methods of enabling this, assess their feasibility and scalability, implement a selected method and monitor its impact. We are aiming to explore interventions in 3 to 5 commodity types (e.g. milk, chicken and wheat) depending on scale and cost. These should span a range of commodities within the Tesco supply chain and must be scalable in the event that they successfully contribute to a reduction in food loss. Please refer to the attached Invitation for Proposals for full details about the scope, outputs and time frames associated with this work. We recommend that proposals are limited to four sides in length although supporting resources and appendices are acceptable. In your proposal, please include the following: • A method statement to explain your proposed approach to carrying out the work. • A brief project plan, showing key milestones and any interdependencies. • Details about similar projects you have undertaken or your relevant experience in this field. • A fee proposal including resource allocations and charging rates for all individuals, and any third party costs. • Confirmation that you would be to accept the WWF Standard Terms and Conditions as the basis for contracting. Responses and questions should be sent to Dr Lilly Da Gama, Food Loss and Waste Programme Manager,