German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation Tender Notice
“Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Project Proposal for Tea Sector in Five States of India”


India produces around 24% of the world’s tea production and consumes about 21% of the world’s tea consumption. Nearly 80% of the tea produced is consumed within India. Around 40% of the tea is grown by small tea growers. Erratic rains, floods and temperature variations are already having adverse impacts on the tea sector in India and adaptation is necessary for sustainable future of the tea sector. According to the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted by India to the UNFCCC on 2nd October 2015 adaptation is inevitable and an imperative for the development process.

The EU Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) project with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India as the nodal ministry is implementing activities across adaptation, mitigation, knowledge management and networking. The project is being implemented by the EU Delegation in India with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. As part of the adaptation component of the SPIPA project “Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Project Proposal for Tea Sector in Five States of India” is proposed. The Tea Board of India under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry along with relevant state government departments are partners for implementation of the project.


The specific objectives of the work are as follows:

  • Assessing the vulnerability of the tea sector value chain to adverse impacts of climate change across five states including Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand and Tripura.
  • Developing a project proposal for financing through NAFCC for implementation of the adaptation project across five states.

Tasks of the assignment:

In this context, the selected agency is expected to carry out following tasks within 2 Work packages as mentioned in the TOR:

Task 1: Collating and analysing past climate data for the project region along with projections of climate change for 2030, 2050 and 2100 for the project region.

Task 2: Analysing impact model results and relevant studies to determine the impact of climate change on tea plantation crop. Preparing qualitative or semi-quantitative assessment of aggregate climate risks.

Task 3: Including inputs from small tea growers and other relevant stakeholders regarding past and current experiences related to climate and their autonomous adaptation activities.

Task 4: Selecting suitable adaptation measures based on the climate change vulnerability analysis., inputs from stakeholders, experts and based on national and international projects.

Task 5: Preparing application for seeking financing through the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes –

  • Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Consulting Firms
  • The Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts


: 28th August, 2019
: 11th September, 2019
: 16th September, 2019

: 27th September, 2019, by 17.30hrs


GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and / or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.