Tender from GIZ Blockchain Lab to develop a blockchain-based decentralized coffee supply chain track & trace system
Our Partner GIZ Blockchain Lab would like to share this call for proposals with the PositiveBlockchain network:
“GIZ is looking for a tech provider to develop a blockchain-based application for supply chain traceability in Rwanda.
Agricultural supply chains are inherently complex with often opaque product and financial flows. Profit shares along the value chain can be extremely uneven, but this information remains disguised. Especially small, local producers, who hardly earn a minimum wage, cannot gain leverage against large distributors at the other end if there is no transparency.
Our project aims to develop a blockchain-based decentralised supply chain track and trace system in order to increase the transparency of a coffee value chain in Rwanda. It will enable all actors along the supply chain to submit their data via a user interface to track production, processes, quality parameters, product and financial flows – overall reducing information asymmetries. With the help of e.g. location tags and purchase receipts, the coffee and profit shares should be traced back to the producing organisation.
The project will follow the Principles for Digital Development, in particular applying an open-source approach. We plan to make available all of the source code that will be generated as part of this assignment under an open-source license.
Manuals will also be prepared to describe the methodology, along with proposals for incorporation into the supply chains’ standard processes and mechanisms for participation.
If you or your company is interested in participating in a shortlist tender for our project please get in touch with the GIZ Blockchain Lab (email@example.com) and send a short company profile by 1/11/2019.