Marine Stewardship Council сalling for tenders: Chain of Custody Benchmarking

August 3, 2010 14:14

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a system to benchmark the MSC Chain of Custody standard against other similar standards in seafood supply chains, reports with reference to MSC.

The project

As part of the MSC's commitment to reduce duplication of audit elements of the Chain of Custody standard and other similar standards, MSC is tendering a contract for delivery of a process to assist accredited certifiers to combine audits.

The project scope entails a comparative exercise of multiple Chain of Custody type standards (i.e. BRC, SQF, HACCP, ISO 22000) to identify the overlapping and additional requirements.

The MSC program

The MSC operates an exciting and ambitious program, working with partners to transform the world's seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practices. The MSC certification program gives fisheries a way to independently confirm sustainability, a competitive edge in the marketplace, and an assurance to buyers that the fish comes from a well managed and sustainable source.

Tender process

Download full details of the call for tender for the Chain of Custody Benchmarking project (PDF, 110KB).

Interested contractors should submit their tender documents to the MSC Executive by midnight GMT on 26 August 2010. Tenders shall be submitted electronically to

Further information
Evi Mateboer
Supply Chain Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7811 3323

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