Project Name
Support to Jamaica Intellectual Property Office
Capacity Building in Intellectual Property Valuation
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The Government of Jamaica has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$149,900.00 towards the cost of the 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 the GOJ and upon approval by the 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 the 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 the GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), the Executing Agency now wishes to procure consultancy services for Intellectual Property Valuation Capacity Building.

The objective of the consultancy is to develop through a process of research and capacity building an enhanced framework for IP monetization which can be leveraged in Jamaica. This Consultancy will develop valuation guidelines for IP assets in Jamaica and conduct training activities in valuation in order to help fill a key gap in the IP ecosystem for IUP commercialization and collateralization in Jamaica.

Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference by contacting the address below.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of eight months.

The maximum funding allocated to this consultancy is US$75,000.00.

JIPO now invites interested eligible individuals or consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.


Consultants shall be eligible for this consultancy 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 percent 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 residents of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of the CDB.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011) setting forth the 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 by emailing


Electronic copies of the Expression of Interest must be emailed to The subject of the email should be “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Capacity Building in Intellectual Property Valuation”. The deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest is Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 4:00pm EST.

The selection method shall be Consultants’ Qualifications selection. Therefore, following the assessment of submissions, applicants shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced applicant shall be selected. Only the selected applicant shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal and, if such proposal is responsive and acceptable, be invited to negotiate a contract. 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 selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


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Procurement Officer

Procurement Policy Unit

Caribbean Development Bank

P O Box 408, Wildey

St. Michael