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The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), in an amount equivalent to approximately £53.2 M for the development of an irrigated agriculture development programme to include:

(i) Essex Valley Agricultural Development Project (EVADP) comprising 700 ha in South St. Elizabeth
(ii) Southern Plains Agricultural Development Project comprising 795 ha in St. Catherine and Clarendon to include Amity Hall/Bridge Pen and Parnassus. 
A portion of the proceeds of this financing will be used to make eligible payments under a contract for services and for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOJ and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawals from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Industry Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) through a dedicated Project Execution Unit (PEU).

MICAF now wishes to engage the services of a Procurement Specialist, who is required to effectively develop and execute the Procurement Plan of the Projects, including the execution of tenders and preparation of reports in accordance with donor agency’s requirements.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of twenty four (24) months in the first instance.

MICAF now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating their qualifications and the experience required to provide this consultancy service. 

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country;
(b) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country; and
(c) in all cases the consultant is not subjective to any restrictions under European Council Regulation No 2580/2001 of 27 December 2001 or the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) 2009 of the United Kingdom with a view to combating terrorism.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments. Prospective candidates should have at a minimum:
(a) A first degree in Engineering, Management or Business Administration from a recognized institution;
(b) Five years of administrative and procurement experience in local and international procurement. Previous experience with CDB and other international and donor organisations with implementation of participatory projects will be considered an asset;
(c) At least five years’ experience at a managerial level with a full understanding of the GOJ guidelines;
(d) Actual experience in preparing/reviewing bidding documents;
(e) Strong analytical and operational knowledge of procurement;
(f) Working knowledge of project management;
(g) Be a good team player;

All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 0800 and 1600 hours Monday to Friday.

Four (4) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 1600 hours on Friday, March 22, 2019 and one (1) hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expressions of Interest – Consultancy Services for Procurement Specialist –“UK-CIF Programme” – Jamaica.

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services. GOJ reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

1. Human Resources Director
Ministry of Industry Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries
Hope Gardens, Kingston 6
or email:

2. Procurement Officer
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P. O. Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael

Tel: +246 431-1600
Fax: +246 426-7269
Qualifications: Persons with qualification and experience. 
Deadline: March 18, 2019

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Ad Post Date: 2019-03-11



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