Title: Public Sector Procurement Policy (Jamaica)

Languages: English

Type: Document

Region: Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)

Country: Jamaica

Topics: Procurement

Keywords: Parties, Private Sector, SMEs, Local content, Local contractors, Local inclusion, PPP Reference Guide *, PPP Online Reference Guide **, PPP Framework ***


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Jamaican public procurement policy establishes economic development as a principle that guides the contracting process, and recognizes the benefit of encouraging micro, small and medium enterprises (Section 5.1(i)).

Likewise, the Policy points out as that the government have the ability to leverage certain sectors of the economy by being its biggest purchaser. Therefore, the document provides for the “GoJ, while giving due regard to international and regional obligations, will ensure that, as far as practicable, opportunities are provided in public procurement for capable local contractors to participate in the provision of goods, services and works on a sustainable and efficient basis as an integral part of the process of national development. In pursuit of this GoJ will employ a range of measures including: i. set asides for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ii. (sic) the application of domestic margins of preference; and iii. (sic) domestic content requirements.” (Provision 10.9.1)

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Updated: May 25, 2022