We are seeking a highly experienced consultant (or consortium) to analyse and review farm-level greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction interventions/strategies, considering practicality, economic impact and the GHG reduction capacity of each intervention. The successful candidate(s) would then develop this review into a farmer-facing format.

The purpose of the review is to enhance our understanding of the interventions that farmers in the UK can take to reduce their GHG emissions. In particular, we would like to identify whether, how and at what cost could agricultural GHG emissions in the UK be reduced by 24% by 2030, and 50% by 2050. The review could be used in several ways. For example, the review could influence the requirements of sector-wide assurance standards, it could form part of our policy advocacy, or it could influence Tesco’s own private buying standards. Furthermore, the review would inform the detail of the second aim of this proposal – the farmer-facing guide.

TIMELINE

Deadline for proposals: 03 May 2021
Kick off meeting: w/c 17 May 2021
Draft report and guide: w/c 28 June 2021
Final report: w/c 02 August 2021

REPORTING TO:

Responses and questions should be sent to Callum Weir, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, cweir@wwf.org.uk.

We recommend that proposals are limited to eight sides in length. In your proposal, please include the following:
– A method statement to explain your proposed approach to carrying out the work. This should include the estimated scope and length of both elements of the proposal, as well as an approach to formatting and structuring the farmer-facing guide.
– A brief project plan, showing key milestones and any interdependencies.
– Details about similar projects you have undertaken or your team’s 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.

BUDGET RANGE: 
We have approximately £30-40k including VAT to support this work.