RFP No: CP23_2223: Honiara Fish Market Infrastructure Study.

Proposals are sought from suitably qualified and experienced Consultant(s) or Consultancy firm(s) to carry out a Feasibility Study for Fish Market Infrastructure in Honiara.

The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) is planning to construct a purpose-built fish market in Honiara to provide new infrastructure for the sale of fish by local vendors and facilitate distribution of bycatch from industrial tuna fleets.


In some Pacific Island countries, tuna bycatch (undersized/damaged tuna and other species, such as rainbow runner, mahi mahi and triggerfish) from industrial fishing fleets will, in the future, need to provide the majority of fish required for good nutrition of urban communities because the production of coral reef fish is declining due to climate change, and human populations are growing rapidly.

Scope of work and objectives

The study shall design and cost new market infrastructure for selling tuna bycatch offloaded from purse-seine vessels during transhipment in Honiara, Solomon Islands, where the need to use bycatch for the food security of urban populations is by far the greatest in the region, due to rapid population growth and increasingly limited access to reef fish caused by climatedriven degradation of coral reefs. The market will also sell other fish species caught by artisanal fishers.

The study will not only create an effective adaptation to fill the gap in fish supply in Solomon Islands; but it will provide a body of knowledge and experience that can be used to improve the supply of tuna from transhipping operations for the food security of urban communities in other participating countries as and when such needs arise due to the continued degradation of coral reefs and population growth.

To enable you to submit a Request for Proposal for this work, please find enclosed:

Annex I: Instructions to Bidders

Annex II: Terms of Reference, containing a description of FFA’s requirements for which these services are being sought

Annex III: FFA Standard Conditions of Contract

This request is not to be construed in any way as an offer to contract any specific party.

Proposals should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line heading “Honiara Fish Market Infrastructure Study”. All proposals must be received by FFA before 5.00pm (Local time), 5 th June 2023

Closing Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2023