Call for proposals: Developing a digital tool to support living wages

Fair Wear is looking for a partner to design, develop and maintain a digital application based on our proprietary Labour Minute and Product Costing calculator. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 September 2020.

The Fair Wear Labour Minute and Product Costing calculator (LMPC) helps factories to carefully calculate the labour costs for a product style based on current or projected wage levels such as increased legal minimum wage, a CBA or living wage. The calculator aims to determine product prices that would enable the factory to ensure the payment of agreed wage levels to workers and not to exploit the supplier in the cost price negotiations. More information on Fair Wear’s Labour Minute Value and Product Costing Calculators can be found here.

Over the past 1,5 years, we have developed labour minute and product costing calculators for the 11 Fair Wear production countries and even some specific regions in these countries. We are now getting ready for the next stage of these tools, which is turning the Excel files into a user-friendly application. We ask for proposals for the online development of this application and continued support in maintaining the platform. We would like to start with the development in November, to have a first version ready by July 2021.

Full details of this call for proposal, including further context, user stories and basic requirements for the application can be found here. Please consider the document carefully.

The deadline for submitting the proposal is 30 September. Please send your proposal to Anne van Lakerveld ([email protected]). You may also reach out to Anne for any questions related to the proposal.