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Call for Bid_Chinese Travelers' Survey

Posted on 29 July 2019
CALL FOR BID (Chinese Travellers' Survey)

WWF-Viet Nam, located at No.6, lane 18 Nguyen Co Thach street, Nam Tu Liem, Ha Noi, Viet Nam would like to invite you to bid for the “Research to understand the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of Chinese tourists towards buying elephant ivory and/or rhino horn in Viet Nam" as follows:

Poaching is now the greatest threat to the survival of elephants and rhinos, and one of the primary drivers of this poaching is the demand for rhino horn and ivory in Asia. In Viet Nam, domestic trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn has been banned since the 1990s. However, markets selling these illegal products continue to persist throughout the country (,
A ban on the sale and purchase of ivory in China, which became effective in December 2017, coupled with increasingly visible enforcement, appear to be spurring demand for illegal wildlife products amongst Chinese tourists to Viet Nam and other surrounding countries. Research from TRAFFIC demonstrates that there is a growing number of markets in Viet Nam servicing Chinese tourists by advertising ivory and other wildlife products in Chinese characters and offering prices in Chinese Yuan (Nguyen & Willemsen 2015 The number of Chinese tourists traveling to Viet Nam also continues to rise, with numbers up nearly 30% in the first eight months of 2018 to 3.8 million (
In order to plan and implement effective initiatives to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products among Chinese tourists traveling to Viet Nam, it is first necessary to understand the situation in more detail. Within this context, WWF and TRAFFIC in Viet Nam are commissioning a consumer research study to find out more about the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of Chinese buyers, non-buyers, and those considering buying elephant ivory and/or rhino horn products while on holiday in Viet Nam. As TRAFFIC research has revealed that Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mong Cai, Ha Long, and Nha Trang are hotspots for illegal trade with advertising for Chinese tourists (, WWF/TRAFFIC would like the study to focus on these cities

Required details of the Research is enclosed in the ToR of this call
Proposals will be evaluated by the Review and Selection Committee. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Proposals with accompanying documentation will not be returned to unsuccessful candidates.
Short-listed candidates will be asked to give a 30-minute oral PowerPoint presentation summarising their technical and budget proposals followed by a discussion for further clarification. This presentation will not be submitted with the proposal mentioned above. However, this presentation must be ready for the final selection process that will happen shortly after short-list candidates are announced.
Please use the Tech forms at the end pages of the attached to structure the proposal, including:
1.   Proposal Cover Letter signed by a person authorized to sign on behalf of the Offeror (see Tech-1);
2.   Summary of relevant experience and projects (see Tech-2);
3.   Technical Approach/Proposal for completing the deliverables (see Tech-4);
4.   Personnel information (see Tech 5-6)
5.   Work plan (see Tech 7-8)
6.   Budget (to be submitted separately in Excel, see WWF Standard Financial forms)         

Note: The proposed budget breakdown should be in the WWF Financial Standard Form attached to the proposal and supported by a financial narrative to explain how each budget line will be used for. The budget should include consultancy fees, travel expenses, workshops/training and details of any proposed in-kind contributions. Costs should be included for each specific activity to enable priorities to be selected in case budget constraints do not permit the full proposal to be implemented.

The proposal can be sent by email to with the subject line “Research on Chinese tourists buying ivory and/or rhino horn in Viet Nam”
Or the proposal with clearly indicate the name of the proposal on the envelope can be sent by post to:
No.6, lane 18 Nguyen Co Thach street, Nam Tu Liem,
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: +84 24 37193049

The deadline for submission is at 17:00 Hanoi Time of 19 August 2019.
Late submission will be declared invalid. Only short-listed proposals will be contacted.

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