CSA: Design and layout for two case studies and a factsheet to communicate Rangeland Restoration as an Ecosystem based Adaptation

Conservation South Africa (CSA)
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 14 December, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals


Conservation South Africa, as a local affiliate of Conservation International, is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development one that considers and values nature at every turn and improves human well-being through the conservation of healthy ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. Conservation South Africa seeks to influence policy, develop markets, engage the private sector, and support communities to develop and implement conservation-based economic growth models and long-term human well-being.

Conservation South Africa’s work is concentrated in three demonstration landscapes in four provinces. These landscapes straddle two biodiversity hotspots and represent three rangeland habitat types across the climate spectrum: semi-arid shrublands, grasslands and savanna. Our three demonstration sites are 1) Namakwa Demonstration site, 2) Kruger-to-Canyons Demonstration site and 3) Umzimvubu Catchment.

Services Required

The successful service provider will be required to develop and input into the following products from 4 January 2021 to 5 March 2021:

Case Studies

  • Design and finalise the layout for two case studies focused on:
    • Innovative financing for future Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) implementing conservation agreements in Namaqualand, Northern Cape within communal lands, focusing on investigating bankable solutions to support future conservation actions and enhance the sustainability of these stewardship projects,
    • Evidence-based policy and decision making for conservation agreement projects (stewardship) as an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)
    • The finalized content of the case studies will be provided to the successful service provider
  • Factsheet
    • Produce a factsheet for EbA practitioners and policy makers on the benefits of the use of conservation stewardship model for EbA objectives. Format of the factsheet will be provided, as well as the content.

Consultancy Deliverables and Budget

In addition to the above deliverables to be completed, the following will also be expected from the successful service provider:

  • Constant consultation with technical leads within CSA to ensure accurate depiction of work
  • Working with an external content consultant (if not successful in both bids) to ensure the written information is translated into a cohesive design, representing CSA
  • Inception meeting to discuss the above works to be developed
  • The total amount including expenses should not exceed R14 000.

Skills Required

  • The service provider must be able to interpret scientific concepts and data and represent it in a visually compelling manner, in line with Conservation Internationals Brand & Communications Guidelines
  • Must have an appreciation for nature and people and their interdependence
  • Must be able to generate unique graphic designs
  • Must have access to good internet and the necessary hardware and software to complete the brief
  • Must be able to work successfully online
  • Knowledge of CI brand guidelines and previous experience working on CSA design and publishing an added advantage

Start and Delivery Dates:
Start Date: 6 January 2021
Delivery Dates: Due to the nature of the work, products to be delivered will have different delivery dates

Product Date of Delivery
Case Study ii: Stewardship as EbA First Draft: 18 January 2021
  Review: 21 January 2021
  Final: 29 January 2021
Case Study i: Innovative Financing First Draft: 23 February 2021
  Review: 26 February 2021
  Final: 2 March 2021
Factsheet Designed First Draft: 1 February 2021
  Review: 9 February 2021
  Final: 24 February 2021

Available Resources and Right Access

The service provider will have access to all relevant reports and data as identified during the consultancy.  

By accepting this invitation to take part in the bid process, you agree to keep in confidence all information provided to you, whether written or oral, in relation to the bid process and/or in relation to the organization’s business generally which is not already in the public domain, to use it only for the purposes of this bid and for no other reason and not to disclose any of the said information to any third party.

Bid Process 
Applications responding to this Request for Proposals (RFP) are due, via e-mail, by 15:00 on Monday 14 December 2020 and should be made to csaprocurement@conservation.org.

Any questions related to this Request for Proposals (RFP) can be directed to Corle Jansen, cjansen@conservation.org.

 Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The application should include:

  • A brief proposal including the qualifications, experience and capacity of the applicant/s;
  • Details of any added value that the applicant could bring to the contract;
  • Examples of previous work;
  • A project work outline for achieving the deliverables under this RFP by the 2nd of March 2021;
  • A tax clearance certificate;
  • Signed confirmation that the applicant agrees to accept the terms and conditions of the contract as described in this RFP.
  • A cost breakdown for the delivery of the services (please note that this work is donor-funded and thus reasonableness of the cost will be a factor in the selection of the successful proposal due to budget constraints). 

Upon approval of the proposal, the successful service provider will be required to sign a service agreement. 

Applicants who have received no response within 7 days of the closing should kindly assume that their bid was unsuccessful. CSA reserves the right not to appoint a service provider if the applicants do not meet the required standards.

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