Jamaica: Technical Assistance for the Ministry of Finance and Public Service

The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute technical assistance to develop recommendations and manuals on international best practices in public procurement and strengthen the professional capacity of public procurement officials in Jamaica. The Proposal submission deadline is 2:00 PM EST on January 28, 2022. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $1,017,125 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

About the Grantee

The Ministry of Finance and Public Service (MOFPS) is responsible for developing the Government of Jamaica’s (GoJ) fiscal and economic policy framework and collecting and allocating public revenues. Within MOFPS, the Office of Public Procurement Policy (OPPP) is responsible for developing public procurement policy, providing policy advice and training to individuals participating in public procurement, and providing policy implementation guidance.

Project Background

The technical assistance will develop recommendations and manuals to assist the GoJ in implementing international best practices for achieving value for money in public procurement and improving the capacity of public procurement staff across the government. A technical advisory team will support MOFPS and work with the OPPP, either onsite in Kingston or based in remote office locations.

About the Technical Assistance

The technical assistance will assess ongoing GoJ procurement practices and develop practical recommendations related to processes, policies, and capacity-building. The technical assistance will also develop two manuals for MOFPS and OPPP to use across the GoJ: (a) a Value-Based Procurement Manual on implementing international best practices for achieving value for money and (b) a Procurement Professionalization Manual on implementing international best practices for professionalization and sustainable procurement workforce capacity development. The technical assistance will also include training for OPPP staff on value-based procurement practices and on how to effectively implement the two manuals. The manuals and trainings will be a major step forward in ensuring the sustainability of the Global Procurement Initiative’s procurement assistance to Jamaica and improving the procurement landscape of the GoJ as a whole.

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Jamaica: Technical Assistance for the Ministry of Finance and Public Service

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