Background to the Project

Responding to the global economic challenge and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Thailand has adopted Bio-Circular-Green Economic Model (BCG) for sustainable growth and inclusiveness. Drawing on  the country’s strengths in biodiversity and cultural richness, the model employs technology and innovation to transform Thailand to a value-based, innovation-driven economy.

Having previously collaborated on the Foresight for Food Project, British Council and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) agreed to work on the Foresight into BCG Model Project to support higher education institutions, research institutes and policymakers in developing better informed policies and strategies in response to uncertain changes.

This project is part of the British Council's Going Global Partnerships Programme, building stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected higher education and TVET systems.

Consultancy requirements

We are seeking a consultancy to draw upon successful UK planning models, including foresight approaches to develop planning tools and frameworks for Thailand’s 4 BCG sectors; Food and Agriculture, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Tourism, and others BCG related industries. These tools are then to be deployed through workshops for policy makers, universities, research institutes, and other relevant stakeholders to build foresight skills.

It is expected that the workshops will result in the development of sector-specific roadmaps and implementation plans, which can then be shared with ASEAN countries.

Contract duration: 8 months, from October 2021 to June 2022

*Key activities will take place from October 2021 to February 2022. Consultants will need to travel to Thailand during February 2022. 

How to apply

Applicants must review the criteria and details indicated in the Request for Proposal (RFP), and the relevant Annexes prior to submission (See the 'Download' section below). Applicants must then submit the completed response templates to Mr. Ekkarat Subannarat at, by 9 September 2021 (17.00 hrs UK time, Response deadline). 

Please send any clarification questions to by 23 August 2021. 

Key dates:

9 Aug 2021 Request for Proposal issued to bidding suppliers
23 Aug 2021 Deadline for clarification questions
27 Aug 2021 British Council to respond to clarification questions
9 Sept 2021 Deadline for submission by potential suppliers
20 Sept 2021 Final decision and issue of contract
11 Oct 2021 Contract start