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Editorial management and production of Spore magazine

Restricted Procedure – Call for expression of interest

July 7, 2016

Summary of the service contract notice: Spore is CTA's flagship publication. Devoted to agricultural and rural development issues in ACP countries, Spore is published in two language versions: English and French. It is both a specialised information tool aimed at agricultural development actors in ACP countries and an important communication channel for CTA.

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

CTA is looking for a company which will take charge of the editorial management and the production of Spore magazine in print and web-based formats (including social media).

Expressions of interest must arrive at the latest at 8 August 2016.

Download the Call for expressions of interest for the Production of Spore [PDF]

Download the Answers to questions asked by the companies invited to submit tenders [PDF]



Paragraph 4 is modified as follows:

4. Maximum budget

The maximum budget available for the services to be provided for the duration of the contract is 1,320,000.- Euros.

Note: CTA may use a negotiated procedure to extend services already underway, if CTA considers it necessary. There are two scenarios:

• Complementary services not included in the main contract but which, due to unforeseen circumstances, have become necessary to perform the contract, provided that the aggregate amount of additional services does not exceed 50% of the value of the principal contract;

• Additional services consisting of the repetition of similar services entrusted to the contractor, providing these services (i) are justified by special circumstances, and (ii) do not exceed the value and duration of the initial contract.