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PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES AND MINISTRY OF FINANCE CIRCULARS


The Government of Jamaica Procurement Procedures which are outlined below are presented primarily for historical and reference purposes. The Procurement Procedures themselves were superseded in their entirety by the Second Revised Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (the "Second Revised Handbook" or "SRHPP") which became effective on January 2, 2011.

Please note, however, that some of the listed Circulars of the Ministry of Finance may still be in force. For verification or confirmation regarding the applicability of any of the listed Ministry of Finance Circulars, please contact the Deputy Financial Secretary with portfolio responsibility for the Procurement and Asset Policy Unit of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.


Revised Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (RHPP)

By way of Circular No: 46, dated December 10, 2008, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service advised all "Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers and Heads of Procuring Entities" as follows:

"Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers and Heads of Entities are hereby advised that via Cabinet Decision No: 43, dated December 10, 2008, approval has been granted for the use of the Revised Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures for an interim period pending revision by the team and final approval by Cabinet".



Circulars from the Ministry of Finance

  • Contractor Evaluation Form (December 7, 2009)
  • Procurement Measures to Improve Access by Micro and Small Enterprises (June 2, 2009)
  • Submission of Bids in Foreign Currency (April 22, 2009)
  • Procurement of Motor Vehicles (March 26, 2009)



  • Government Procurement Procedures Handbook (GPPH)

    Please click on the respective links below to read the relevant provisions of the Government Procurement Procedures Handbook (GPPH). The GPPH was superseded by the Revised Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (the "Revised Handbook" or "RHPP") as at December 10, 2008.

  • Preliminary
    • Acknowledgment
    • Table of Contents
  • Section 1 - Introduction
  • Section 2 - General Procedures
  • Section 3 - Procurement of Construction Works
  • Section 4 - Procurement of Goods
  • Section 5 - Procurement of Services
  • Section 6 - Tendering Procedures

    Amendments to the GPPH

  • Section 2 - Amendments 2005 September 30
  • New Advertising Options

    Appendices for the GPPH

  • Standard Contract for Procurement of Servies
  • Standard Contract for Procurement of Goods
  • Standard Contract for Procurement of Contract Consulting Services (Lump-sum Contract)
  • Contract Consulting Timebased

    Circulars from the Ministry of Finance

  • Increased Approval Thresholds for Public Sector Procurement - Limited Tendering (November 1, 2008)
  • Amendments to Procuring Procedures for Commercial Entities (September 22, 2008)
  • Exemptions from the Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (September 22, 2008)
  • Increased Approval Thresholds for Public Sector Procurement (September 22, 2008)
  • Contracting Between Government Entities and the Use of Force Account (October 16, 2007)
  • Registration Threshold for Public Sector Contractors (February 12, 2007)
  • Procurement Procedures Waiver for Bauxite/Alumina Joint Ventures & Partnerships (February 12, 2007)
  • Procedures for Emergency Contracting (January 2006)

    Circulars from the National Contracts Commission (NCC)

  • Request for Sole Source and Limited Tender Methodologies

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