Feasibility Study and Detailed Designs for The St. Catherine and Clarendon Agricultural Development Project- Jamaica






The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), through the Government of the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), towards the cost of St. Catherine and Clarendon Agricultural Development Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract 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 withdrawal 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 National Irrigation Commission (NIC) as the Implementing Agency through the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, (MEGJC), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services to undertake a comprehensive feasibility study and detailed designs for an agricultural development project in four communities in the parishes of St Catherine and Clarendon namely:

  • Bernard Lodge, St, Catherine: 750 ha
  • Amity Hall, St. Catherine: 210 ha, portion
  • Vernamfield East, Clarendon: 410 ha
  • Parnassus (Victoria farm), Clarendon: 315 ha

This assignment shall incorporate socially-inclusive, gender-responsive and climate resilient approaches and include: data collection and field surveys; an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment; resource base analyses and investigations – climate, soils, hydrology, geology and geotechnical and market assessment; preliminary designs of infrastructure, associated cost estimates and financial and economic analyses. Upon acceptance of project feasibility, detailed designs will be prepared for the agreed sites including but not limited to engineering construction drawings, Bills of Quantities, Specifications and all related bidding and contract documents for the tendering and execution of the agreed works.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of approximately 9 -12 months.

The NIC now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) 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.

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 technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments.  All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 09:00 and 16:00 hours (Eastern Standard Time) Monday to Friday.

Three hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 16:00 hours (Eastern Standard Time) Friday, March 2, 2018 and one 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 “Expression of Interest, ‘Consultancy Services for The Preparation of a Feasibility Study and Detailed Designs for The St. Catherine and Clarendon Agricultural Development Project – Jamaica.”

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment.  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 short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


Milton Henry
Project Director
National Irrigation Commission Limited
191 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6
Tel: + (876) 469-1913
Email: MiltonH@nicjamaica.com


Procurement Officer
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269
Email: procurement@caribank.org