Bureau of Standards Jamaica 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 BSJ dba 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 BSJ dba NCBJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
BSJ dba NCBJ, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Implementation of ISO/IEC 17065:2012 at the National Certification Body of Jamaica and to train auditors in a selected Food Safety Management System Certification Scheme.
The objective of this consultancy is to facilitate the implementation of ISO/IEC 17065:2012 at the NCBJ towards accreditation, which is required for the organisation to provide FSMS certification services to food manufacturers/exporters; and to train external auditors in ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and the selected FSMS requirements towards certification. Such auditors will support the NCBJ to provide FSMS certification services to food manufacturers/exporters.
Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference. It is estimated that this consultancy will require 141 person-days per year over a period of 24 calendar months.
BSJ dba NCBJ now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.