Request for Proposal (RFP) at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Posted by Future on Thu 27th Jan, 2022 -

The World Health Organization (WHO) invites interested and reputable individuals / institutions to indicate interest by submitting RFP documents for the following works:

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health".

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Technical Support to World No Tobacco Day 2022 campaign


Tobacco use is a well-documented threat to global health, and in the area of tobacco control, extensive work has been done to communicate the health risks of tobacco use and to reduce the demand for tobacco through effective policy interventions. What has been less discussed or documented are the environmental health risks of tobacco cultivation, production, distribution, consumption and waste. The harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing, and has thus far received relatively little attention from researchers and policy-makers.

The environmental consequences of tobacco use move it from being a human problem to a planetary problem. It is not just about the lives of tobacco users and those around them, or even those involved in tobacco production. Tobacco can no longer be categorized simply as a health threat - it is a threat to human development as a whole.

World No Tobacco Day 2022 will aim to:
  • Give tobacco users one extra reason to quit tobacco use;
  • Raise awareness about the environmental impact of tobacco - from cultivation, production, distribution, use and waste - among the general public and policy makers;
  • Expose tobacco industry tactics and efforts to “greenwash” its reputation and products by marketing themselves as environmentally friendly;
  • Encourage municipalities/governments/policy makers to apply the Extended Producer Responsibility policy principle to externalize the costs of tobacco product waste to impose them on tobacco and related industries;
  • Urge governments/policy makers to implement supply and demand reduction tobacco control measures to minimize the environmental impact of tobacco.
To support the development of the World No Tobacco Day 2022 brochure and resource toolkit, WHO TFI is looking to engage individuals and institutions to help:
  • Determine environmental impact of tobacco throughout its life cycle
  • Determine environmental gains due to shifting from tobacco growing
  • Determine the global impact of nicotine and tobacco product waste
  • Calculate environmental gains when tobacco users quit and when governments effectively implement tobacco control measures.
  • The Contractor shall be a for profit or not for profit institution operating in the field of public health, tobacco control, environmental protection and/or economics.
  • An accreditation (ISO 9001 or equivalent; other accreditation or certification in a relevant field) or an on-going accreditation process by a certified accreditation would be an asset (desirable).
  • Proven experience in the field of conducting literature reviews and/or economic modeling.
  • Previous work with WHO, other international organizations and/or major institutions in the field of public health
  • Experience in tobacco control and/or environmental protection.
Application Closing Date
21st February, 2022.

Submission of Documents
The bidder shall submit the complete proposal to WHO via email at:


  • Each proposal should be prepared in two distinct parts: the technical proposal and the financial offer.
  • Each proposal must include the signed Proposal Completeness Form (attached hereto as Annex 3) and supporting documents, as well as the signed Acceptance Form (attached hereto as Annex 5).
  • Each proposal shall be marked Bid Ref:2022/HEP/HPR/TFI/002.and be signed by a person or persons duly authorized to represent the bidder, submit a proposal and bind the bidder to the terms of the RFP.
  • A proposal shall contain no interlineations, erasures, or overwriting except, as necessary to correct errors made by the bidder, in which case such corrections shall be initialed by the person or persons signing the proposal.
  • It shall be the Bidder’s responsibility to obtain a confirmation of receipt by WHO of the signed Acknowledgement form (see section “Intention to Bid”4.24.2 above) and the proposal, marking in particular the Bid Reference number and the date and time of receipt by WHO.
  • WHO may, at its own discretion, extend the closing date for the submission of proposals by notifying all bidders thereof in writing.
  • Any proposal received by WHO after the closing date for submission of proposals will be rejected.
Click Here (MS WORD) for a detailed description of the RFP.