Business Planning Team (Tuna transhipping, Vessel Service Dock) Ocean Partnerships Project
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is implementing the Ocean Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation Project (OPP) in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean region (WCPO). OPP is financed by the World Bank with funds provided by the Global Environment Facility.
The Project Development Objective of the OPP is “to catalyse investment into selected transformational public-private partnerships that mainstream the sustainable management of highly migratory fish stocks spanning areas within and beyond national jurisdictions”. The OPP is implemented in parallel with the Pacific Regional Oceanscape and each of the programs complements the other.
FFA intends to use OPP funds to commission business analysis and planning for an established enterprise based in a major WCPO tuna transhipment port which plans to develop purse seine vessel service, catch transhipment and fish processing base, probably comprising a dock, net yard, fuel bunkering, engineering, slipway, transhipping services, vessel supplies, fish reduction, katsuobushi production, cold storage, and crew R&R facilities.
FFA now wishes to engage a small team of technical experts to assist the developer to produce “investment ready” business and financing plans that can be presented to potential financiers.
The attached document details this call for Expressions of interest from consultant teams, closing off on August 18th 2017 at 5pm Solomons local time.
Friday, August 18, 2017