Project Name
Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project
Supply and Install Pumps and Pumping Equipment (MOAF/EVADP/W4/2022)
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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) and intends to apply a part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Agreement. 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 Grant Agreement. The Grant Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Grant 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 Grant Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Grant. 

The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF) of the GOJ.

MOAF now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Bidders to Supply and Install Pumps and Pumping Equipment for the EVADP (MOAF/EVADP/W4/2022).



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;
  1. 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;
  1. 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
  1. in all cases, not be subject to any restrictions under European Council Regulation No 2580/2001 of 27 December 2001 or the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) 2009 of the UK with a view to combating terrorism.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

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.


Bid documents will be available for inspection at the first address below, from March 14, 2022, on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Jamaican time. A complete set of bidding documents can be requested by interested bidders via email at and Requests may be made by personal application or in writing. Written applications must be clearly marked: “Procurement to Supply and Install Pumps and Pumping Equipment for the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (MOAF/EVADP/W4/2022)”. The documents will be promptly issued in soft copy, 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 “Procurement to Supply and Install Pumps and Pumping Equipment for the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (MOAF/EVADP/W4/2022)” and must be delivered to the first address below no later than 10:00 a.m. Jamaica time on Wednesday May 11, 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.

Each bid must be accompanied by a “Bid Security” of Six Million Jamaican dollars (JA$6,000,000.00) or Forty-Eight Thousand United States dollars (US$48,000). 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,



+ 1 876 977-6446/6727
2. Address
Procurement Officer

Procurement Policy Unit

Caribbean Development Bank

    P.O. Box 408


    St Michael

    Barbados, WI. BB11000

(246) 539 1600