Project Name
Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project
Procurement of Works for Produce Handling Facility (MOAF/EVADP/W6.2/2022)
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The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to £35,515,000 towards the cost of Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (EVADP) (the Project) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under this contract. Payment 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 Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF) of the GOJ. MOAF has contracted Consultants who will assist them with delivering the Project. The Consultants have prepared designs and contract documentation and will assist in tender administration and evaluation and will supervise Project activities.

MOAF now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the Procurement of Works to Construct Produce Handling Facility for the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (MOAF/EVADP/W6.2/2022).


Firms whether bidding individually or in the form of a Joint Venture, shall:

  1. be legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an Eligible Country;
  2. be more than fifty (50) percent beneficially-owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an Eligible Country, or by a body corporate or bodies meeting these requirements, as far as the ownership can be reasonably determined;
  3. Shall have no arrangement and undertake not to make any arrangement whereby the majority of the financial benefits of the contract, i.e. more than fifty (50) percent of the value of the contract, will accrue or be paid to sub-contractors or sub-consultants that are not from an Eligible Country; and
  4. in all cases, not be subject to any restrictions under European Council Regulation No 2580/2001 of December 27, 2001 or the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) 2009 of the Uk with a view to combating terrorism.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. Bidders are advised to review the detailed eligibility criteria detailed in Section 4 and conflict of interest provisions in Section 5 of the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (November, 2019), as published on CDB’s website.

Eligible bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their bids establishing their eligibility to bid and qualification to perform the contract if the bid is accepted.  Tender and qualification information are to be submitted in the English Language on the prescribed forms inserted in the Bid Documents.  Submissions that do not provide the information required or that do not demonstrate the prospective contractor’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.

Qualification requirements include, inter alia:

  1. an average annual turnover (defined as certified payments received for works in progress or completed) within the last 5 years of at least One Hundred and Sixty Thousand United States dollars (USD160,000.00);
  1. a demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of Thirty-Five Thousand United States dollars (USD35,000.00); and
  1. experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least 2 assignments of a nature, scope and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last 10 years (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete).


Bid documents will be available for inspection at the first address below, from March 14 2022, on week days between 9:00am-3:00pm Jamaican time. A complete set of bidding documents can be requested by interested bidders via email at and as per the first address below. Requests may be made by personal application or in writing from a valid email address. Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bidding Documents for the Procurement of Works for Produce Handling Facility for the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (MOAF/EVADP/W6.2/2022)”.

The documents will be promptly issued in soft copy only, but under no circumstance will GOJ EVADP, or MOAF be held responsible for late delivery, loss or damage to the documents.

Hard copies of Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes, with the name and address of the bidder, and be clearly marked “Tender for the Procurement of Works for Produce Handling Facility for the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (MOAF/EVADP/W6.2/2022)”. Bids must be received at the first address below no later than 2:00 p.m. Jamaica time on April 29, 2022.  Bids will be opened publicly immediately after the deadline for submission of bids, in the presence of Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at that address. Qualification information only must be submitted simultaneously to the second address below.

All bids must be accompanied by a “Bid Security” of Ten Thousand United States dollars (USD10,000.00) Late bids will be rejected.

GOJ/MOAF reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidder(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidder(s) of the grounds for GOJ/MOAF action. GOJ will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.


1. Address
The Procurement Specialist

Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project

           The Project Office

           National Irrigation Commission

           191 Old Hope Road

           Kingston 5,

           JAMAICA W.I.


+ 1 876 977-6446
2. Address
Procurement Officer

Procurement Policy Unit

Caribbean Development Bank

    P.O. Box 408


    St Michael

    Barbados, WI. BB11000

(246) 539 1600