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Processor's Corner

Transforming the Farmer to Consumer Supply Chain 

Carbon A List, in collaboration with key industry partners, is excited to announce the opening of Request for Proposals seeking Offerors to process Climate-Smart Commodities.

Project Overview

A key objective of this project is to develop strong CSC supply chains and marketing channels linking farmers to consumers. The project strives to create supply chains with the highest quality and strongest traceability characteristics to optimize market potential.

Carbon A List is seeking Offerors for the sourcing, traceability, processing, and marketing of CSCs. Successful proposals will demonstrate a strong farmer supply network, processing capacity, commitment to processing innovation, adherence to quality standards, traceability capabilities, and marketing experience.


Ongoing reporting and assessment will be required to document CSC properties and traceability of commodities.  

Project Objectives 

The Project funding is intended to:

  • Encourage Climate-Smart Processing Practices: Support processors who are adopting or can adopt environmentally friendly and sustainable methods in processing agricultural commodities.  

  • Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability: Strengthen the overall sustainability of the supply chain by ensuring that the processing stage also adheres to climate-smart principles. 

  • Facilitate Market Development and Access for CSCs and Products: Assist processors in developing CSCs and products that meet the growing market demand for sustainable goods, thereby creating new market opportunities for farmers who are part of this initiative. 

  • Promote Innovation and Efficiency: Encourage innovative approaches in processing that can improve efficiency, create and develop new markets, reduce waste, and minimize the environmental footprint. 

Request for Proposals

Feed-grade Soy Processing


Food-grade CSC Oat Processing


What is a climate-smart commodity?

Climate-Smart Commodity (CSC) is defined, for the purposes of this project, as an agricultural commodity that is produced using farming, ranching or forestry practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon. 

Proposal Submission Timeline

The projected timeline for the complete proposal process is detailed below:

  • RFP release: July 17, 2024

  • Response deadline: September 16, 2024

  • Award notifications: October 15, 2024

  • Contract Negotiations: October 16 – November 29, 2024

  • Projected start: January 1, 2025

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available for public viewing

What Happens After Proposal are Submitted?
Evaluation Process

Carbon A List will consider a mix of quantitative and qualitative criteria in determining whether to select a proposal for contract negotiations. Proposals will be evaluated using the following review criteria.

Additional Evaluation Criteria and Review Process details are available here

A table of evaluation criteria for the CSC Soybean Processing proposal


Selected Offerors will enter negotiation and contracting, scope of work and pertinent contract terms. The Service Agreement Template is available through request by emailing This template is the required form of agreement for Selected Offerors. Project specifics will be agreed up during the negotiation phase.


Frequently asked questions regarding the service agreement are available on the FAQ page linked below. 

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