Posting title: Production and shipment of re-usable shopping bags in Ghana

Application and closing date: Applications/offers should be sent by email, no later than Monday19 July 2021


The Executive Director

Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa, Nigeria)

1 Ijoma Road

University of Ibadan


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Context: The project ‘Marine litter and microplastics: promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic waste and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic waste’ (BRS-Norad-1), financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), seeks to prevent and significantly reduce marine litter and microplastics by strengthening capacity in Ghana. It is being implemented by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Secretariat) in close collaboration with Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI) and the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the African Region, Nigeria (BCCC Nigeria). BCCC-Nigeria is supporting the implementation of a series of pilots in Ghana under this project. In this context, the use of re-usable shopping bags will be tested in various supermarkets in Ghana. An entity is needed to produce and ship approximately 1,600-2,000 re-usable shopping bags with a custom print on them. Upon preliminary identification of the entity, BCCC-Nigeria, MESTI, the BRS Secretariat and the identified entity will discuss the modalities in further detail.


Description of services to be rendered: The selected entity will undertake the following activities/provide the following services under the supervision of BCCC-Nigeria and in close collaboration and consultation with the BRS Secretariat, MESTI and other relevant partners:

  1. Produce approximately 1,600-2,000 re-usable shopping bags with a custom printing/logo to be provided
  2. Ship the shopping bags to a location to be specified in Ghana

Maximum budget: 8,100 USD

Expected duration: 15 July 2021 – 15 September 2022

Selection criteria:

  • Track record in/capacity/infrastructure for production of shopping bags in Ghana
  • Specifications (e.g. material of the bags) and environmental footprint in the production of the bags
  • Quoted cost

Required documentation:

  • Overview (max. 1 page) of the entity’s portfolio, including proof of similar products produced
  • Proposed budget for the requested support
  • Documentation providing background information on the entity, including legal status, as well as relevant specifications (e.g. related to the material of the bags)


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