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Distribution of Spore

Restricted Procedure – Call for expression of interest

May 12, 2016

Summary of the service contract notice: Spore is CTA's flagship publication. This information magazine on agricultural and rural development in ACP countries includes: table of contents and editorial; trends article; briefs on agricultural production, environment, research, nutrition and heath, blue economy; interview; dossier (including interview and field report); articles on economy (value chain, trade, business, finance); books.  

Spore is made available in print and web-based formats (see:  

From May/June 2016 the printed version of the magazine is published in two languages (English and French) every three months – May/June/July, August/September/October, November/December/January and February/March/April. Most of the copies are distributed by mail and the rest during events organised by CTA.  

CTA is looking for a company which – once the magazine is printed – will take charge of mailing Spore to subscribers all over the world, based on updated lists received from CTA in advance. Around 34,000 copies are distributed this way, mostly to individual subscribers and sometimes in bulk to organisations.      

Expressions of interest must arrive at the latest at 15 June 2016.

Download the Call for expressions of interest for the distribution of Spore [116 KB].

Download the Questions and Answers [185 KB], Annex 1 [63 KB] and Annex 2 [307 KB].