Two calls for tenders have been published on the IOC website. The first concerns the provision of a digital platform for the sensory analysis of virgin olive oils (CO/2022-19). The second is for the organisation of the prize-giving ceremony for the Mario Solinas Quality Award (CO/2022-18).
The deadline for submission is 15 April 2022.
You can find all the documents here: https://www.internationaloliveoil.org/contracts-grants-vacancies/contracts/
The aim of organising this competition is to encourage individual producers, producer associations and packers in the producing countries to market extra virgin olive oils displaying harmonious organoleptic characteristics and to encourage consumers to recognise and appreciate the sensory attributes of such oils.
By lending his name to this Award which goes to the top-scoring oils, the IOC wishes to pay tribute to the late Mario Solinas who did so much in the field of research, working closely with the IOC to standardise quality criteria. Companies from IOC member and non-member countries can equally participate.