The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) dba National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to € 157,552 towards the cost to enhance their capacity to offer new certification services in specific food safety management systems that will benefit food exporters from Jamaica and other CARIFORUM countries 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 NCBJ 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 NCBJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
BSJ, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for a Market Needs Assessment-Food Safety Management System
The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a market needs assessment with local and CARIFORUM food manufacturers/exporters to determine the FSMS required by their target export markets, and to select an FSMS Scheme that would be suitable for the NCBJ to provide certification services to the food manufacturers/exporters.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for 45 person-days over a period of three calendar months.
BSJ now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.