Extended Deadline: Public Relations Services for Donau Soja

Date of issuing ToR: 20 May 2019

Deadline for submission of the offers: 16 July 3019


  1. Context/Background of the Assignment:

In April 2018, the EU funded Project : “Increasing the competitiveness of the agri-food sector through integration to domestic and global value chains in particular in the soya sector” started. The three years (April 2018- April 2021) project is implemented by Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) in partnership with Donau Soja Organisation and Moldovan NGO Pro Didactica. 

The project is focused on the following four components:

  • Component 1: Enhancing capacities for innovation and education in agriculture in Moldova
  • Component 2: Increasing access to market and advancing the demand for certified and organic agri-food products on national and foreign markets.
  • Component 3: Use of standards and certification to raise the performance of value chains
  • Component 4: Promoting an enabling environment for ensuring quality standards in the agri-food sector (including organic agriculture and products) and alignment of Moldova’s legal framework and policy documents to EU quality standards
  1. Key objective of the assignment   

To raise public awareness on issues related to GMOs in food, food quality and safety, fertilizers and pesticides use, agricultural systems, inclusive and sustainable rural development, environment and sustainable natural resource management, based on the Donau Soya Communication Strategy for Moldova.

The rendered services shall be aimed at raising awareness for the need to build competitive and sustainable value chains, in particular soya, and to produce certified or organic agri-food products. Attitudes of the target groups should be shaped towards a better understanding of and increased interest in quality standards in the agri-food sector.

  1. Time schedule and organization

The intended start date is 01.07.2019 and the period of implementation of the activities will be until 28.02.2021.  The Service Provider is expected to use his/her office and his/her supplies for the assignment. 

  1. Key Qualifications Required:
  2. Preferably 10 years of experience in marketing, PR or other relevant field, but a minimum of 5 years is required.
  3. Preferably 5 years of experience in communication planning and executing communication campaigns with transnational applicability, but a minimum of 3 years required.
  4. Preferably 5 years of experience in media events organization (press conferences, tours etc.) but a minimum of 3 years required.
  1. Documents to be provided (only documents provided in English language will be revised):

In applying for this assignment, the consultant(s)/company is expected to present:

  1. A Technical proposal outlining the proposed approach and methodology for implementing tasks/activities of the ToR;
  2. Financial proposal in EUR, without VAT;
  3. Company profile indicating previous organizations worked with. At least three references concerning work of a similar nature done with other organizations indicating name of client plus the nature of assignment;
  4. Detailed CV(s) of individuals proposed to undertake the assignment;
  5. Signed statement showing availability of the proposed expert(s) during the period of the assignment;
  6. Copy of company registration certificate / business license;
  7. Other relevant documents for the assignment.

The cost proposal and the detailed implementation proposal must be kept separate from each other.

Interested consultants/companies are invited to submit an offer in English by COB 16 June 2019 to the address provided below:


Date of issuing ToR: 20 May 2019

Deadline for submission of the offers: 16 June 3019


Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received in accordance with the instructions stated herein.

Please follow the link below for the detailed Terms of Reference for this assignment.

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