To whom it may concern,
The Global Crop Diversity Trust (the “Crop Trust”) is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced investment advisory firms interested in providing ongoing advice for its investment portfolio. For further information please refer to the Request for Proposal attached.
Proposals are due via email as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (CET) on 11 December 2015. Questions on the RFP can be sent to Janet Muir, Finance Manager, at email@example.com prior to 11 December 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present their proposals and answer questions, either at their offices or at the offices of the Crop Trust at the discretion of the Crop Trust. It is proposed that a firm will be selected by end February 2016; however please note that the Crop Trust is not obliged to complete this process during this timeframe.
Please note also that this Request for Proposal is not an offer and that the Crop Trust is under no obligation to accept any proposal submitted under this RFP nor is it obliged to select any candidate or appoint any Investment Advisor pursuant to this RFP.
All costs and expenses associated with the preparation of a Proposal in response to this RFP shall be borne by the firm submitting the Proposal. The Crop Trust accepts no liability for, and will not reimburse, any such costs or expenses.