Study on the Fruits and Vegetable Supply Chains in the Philippines

Second Call for Expression of Interest: Research Consultancy for the Study on the Fruits & Vegetable Supply Chains in the Philippines and Responsible Business Conducts towards Economic and Social Upgrading.

The International Labor Organization through its Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Project is calling for interested consultants to carry out the above-stated research The proposed study for this research component of the Project will explore the possibilities of the RBC or the CSR practices in contributing to both economic and social upgrading in specific fruits or vegetable supply chains in the Philippines. It will do so by a) documenting relevant RBC/CSR cases in the country that achieved the upgradation of the double-bottom line (economic and social) in supply chains (including those outside of the fruits and vegetable supply chains), and b) generating an in-depth knowledge of employment and labour issues in a selected value chain of fruits and vegetable sector in the Philippines along with the competitiveness and productivity issues. Note that the concept of CSR referred here is the ones defined by the European Commission (EC) and ILO, and not the philanthropic one. [See Annex 3 of the ToR for the CSR definitions of the respective organizations.

The work will be carried out between 1 July and 31 September 2019 with the following proposed timeline. The assignment will include a presentation on the draft case studies of RBC/CSR at the national policy workshop in Manila scheduled on the 25th of July 2019. Draft final report should be submitted to the ILO by end August 2019 in order to provide sufficient time for review and revision by the end of the assignment period.

Please find attached full ToR for this consultancy.

All proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm (Manila time) of Monday, 10 June 2019 through emails to the following:
- National Project Coordinator of the Project at, with copy to
- Julius Panzo, Project Assistant at, and
- Programme Manager of the Project at