Office of the Contractor-General

17 Knutsford Boulevard

P.O. Box 540

Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

news release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The following have been endorsed by the National Contracts Commission during October 2003 for award, under the provision of Section 23D(1)(b) of the Contractor-General Act. This notice of the endorsements is not confirmation of the actual awards. Government of Jamaica procurement contracts are awarded by the Ministries or Agencies of Government. Please contact the responsible Ministry or Agency for confirmation of details of these.



DATE GOVERNMENT AGENCY CONTRACT DESCRIPTION CONTRACTOR CONTRACT VALUE

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(unless otherwise stated)

01.10.03 Ministry of Finance and Planning Reformation of the Jamaican Tax System - follow-on contract to evaluate system in place since 1986 Georgia State University Research Foundation US$966,499.00

08.10.03 Office of the Prime Minister (Energy Unit) Financial and Investment Advisory Services for the National Energy Diversification Strategy Taylor DeJongh US$1,664,000.00
08.10.03 National Irrigation Commission Limited National irrigation development programme - Loan No. 14/SFR-OR-J: Contract A - Pipe Laying at Seven Rivers Y.P. Seaton & Associates Ltd. $23,791,323.38
08.10.03 National Irrigation Commission Limited National irrigation development programme - Loan No. 14/SFR-OR-J: Contract B: Hounslow Rehabilitation - Pipe laying M & M Jamaica Limited $40,037,700.00
08.10.03 National Irrigation Commission Limited National irrigation development programme - Loan No. 14/SFR-OR-J: Contract C: Beacon/Little Park/Pedro Plains - Pipe laying M & M Jamaica Limited $53,531,115.00
08.10.03 Ministry of Agriculture (EJASP) Work Contract SX/WK/02/OT/06 - Road rehabilitation , Cedar Valley to Moy Hall in the parish of St. Thomas V.O. Watson & O'Niel Associates Limited $ 8,575,900.00

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DATE GOVERNMENT AGENCY CONTRACT DESCRIPTION CONTRACTOR CONTRACT VALUE

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(unless otherwise stated)

08.10.03 National Health Fund Advertising and marketing services -- public information programme Prism Communications Limited $ 13,500,000.00

08.10.03 Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology

(with Energy)

Information and Communications Technology Project - marketing and public relations Communications Consultants Limited $ 7,140,000.00

15.10.03 Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture School Attendance Study Global Management Services Limited $ 5,228,232.30
15.10.03 Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture Purchase of Early Childhood Materials Education Matters $ 6,537,372.00
15.10.03 University of Technology Jamaica Procurement of Computer Hardware Fujitsu Transaction Solutions (Jamaica) Limited $ 9,707,278.00
15.10.03 National Housing Trust Variation of contract - Inner-city Housing Programme Ashtrom Building Systems $177,884,415.00
22.10.03 Petrojam Limited Piling and Foundation Works for 45-ft diameter LPG Propane Sphere Nakash Construction and Equipment Limited $ 7,380,930.90
22.10.03 National Irrigation Company Ltd. Insurance Placement - 2003 - 2006 Allied Insurance Brokers Limited $ 4,902,178.00
22.10.03 Ministry of Agriculture -Agricultural Support Services Project Supply of farm equipment for Rhymesfield Dairy Development Co-op Ltd. Kingston Industrial Agencies Limited $ 4,429,559.00
22.10.03 Ministry of Agriculture - Agricultural Support Services Project Renovation of Bodles main building - Bodles Research Station, Old Harbour, St. Catherine Cornwall Development & Engineers Limited $ 7,173,554.00
29.10.03 Airports Authority of Jamaica Roof repairs to Air Jamaica Cargo Building, Norman Manley International Airport Alfrasure Structures and Roofing Limited $ 8,334,708.00
29.10.03 Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture Production of the Jamaican Youth in Concert and the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence Ceremony, 2003 Ricardo Chin Production Services $ 5,841,000.00
29.10.03 Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture Procurement and installation of a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Fujitsu Transaction Solutions US$ 188,459.50


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DATE GOVERNMENT AGENCY CONTRACT DESCRIPTION CONTRACTOR CONTRACT VALUE

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(unless otherwise stated)

29.10.03 Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture Installation of Voice and Data Cabling System Commnett (Jamaica) Limited US$ 173,080.56
29.10.03 Petrojam Limited Extension of contract -- repairs to leaking tanks nos. 08, 104, 105, 109 and 201 at the Petrojam Refinery CBI Company Limited US$ 673,750.00
29.10.03 Ministry of Labour and Social Security Administrative Services for the NIS Pensioners' Health Plan Blue Cross of Jamaica $59,351,000.00



Contracts valued $15,000,000.00 and above are subject to approval by Cabinet.



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Contact: Andrea Hoo Fung

Communications Officer

Office of the Contractor-General

17 Knutsford Boulevard

Kingston 5

Phone: 929-6460



Date: November 24, 2003