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  • Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of Mount Moriah Primary Rehabilitation (St. Ann)

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of Mount Moriah Primary Rehabilitation - (St. Ann)   The objective of the consultancy is to provide Design Services to include inter alia the preparation of Architectural Designs, Structural Designs, Electrical Designs, Construction Drawings, Technical Specifications, Cost Estimates and Construction Supervision Services.  The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of seventeen (17) months. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites interested eligible Consulting Firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services. 

    Collection Period: 
    Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of Grange Hill Primary School (Westmoreland)

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of Grange Hill Primary Expansion and Rehabilitation - (Westmoreland).   The objective of the consultancy is to provide Design Services to include inter alia the preparation of Architectural Designs, Structural Designs, Electrical Designs, Construction Drawings, Technical Specifications, Cost Estimates and Construction Supervision Services.  The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of seventeen (17) months. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites interested eligible Consulting Firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services. 

    Collection Period: 
    Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:30am to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • Denham Town Curfew Monitors

    Denham Town Curfew Monitors at their graduation event joined by Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney (left); Mona Sue-Ho, Social Development Manager (centre); Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Steve McGregor(right) and Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Small, head of the St. Ann Police Division (back left)
  • BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND NINTH CYCLE (BNTF 9) EPWORTH RURAL FEEDER ROAD REHABILITATION – ST. ANN (#73588) EXTENDED

    The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in the amount of US$7,521,000 towards the cost of the Basic Needs Trust Fund Ninth Cycle (BNTF 9). The Jamaica Social Investment Fund as the implementing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to cover payments under contracts for which this invitation is issued. Payments 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 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 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 Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.  The Project is being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund.  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund has contracted a Consultant who will provide design and supervision services for the Project activities.  1. Epworth Rural Feeder Road Rehabilitation – St. Ann  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Epworth Rural Feeder Road Rehabilitation – St. Ann (#073588).

    Collection Period: 
    Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:30am to Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES FIRMS SELECTION - Consultancy for Research, Documentation and Communication of an Integrated Community Renewal Model/Blueprint

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: A globally reputable research institution or consultancy firm with at least 10 years international experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of urban and community development projects (urban upgrading, slum upgrading, city design and development [CDD]) or other related areas.

    Collection Period: 
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • CORRIGENDUM No: 2 Tender 8

    CORRIGENDUM No: 2 to the: FINANCIAL OFFER TEMPLATES UNIT PRICE CONTRACTS  Lot 1 – Franklyn Town Police Station & Lot 3 – Four Path Police Station  Publication Ref: EuropeAID/140384/WKS/JM 

    Collection Period: 
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:30pm to Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • JSIF Spearheading Projects to Boost Special Education

    Caribbean Development Bank Basic Needs Trust Fund logo
    Thurday, September 26, 2019
    Date Published: 
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
    News Detail: 

    Several projects are being spearheaded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) aimed at strengthening capacity in the special education sector.These initiatives, which are scheduled to be completed by December 2020, include infrastructural work and the training of teachers and school administrators.The projects are being undertaken through grant funding under the ninth cycle of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 9), and involve partnership with the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, whose mandate is to ensure that children with special needs receive quality education.Speaking in an interview with JIS News, JSIF Project Manager, Kemeisha Batchan, said that the objective is to provide support to the Ministry in addressing gaps at the special education level.She said data from the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) indicate that there are 7,835 registered children living with various disabilities, including intellectual and physical challenges “so we must ensure that their needs are addressed”.“Our specific intervention in special needs represents our thrust to be more inclusive, because development has to be inclusive and you have to take into account the [special needs] community and the needs of Jamaica,” she noted.Outlining the projects to be undertaken, Miss Batchan said that these include rehabilitation of the Jacks River Primary School in St. Mary. The JSIF Board approved more than $30 million for the works in May.“We will be doing work on the classrooms, sanitation facilities and roofing in order to make the school environment more conducive for students to be able to learn and improve the educational outcomes,” she said.She explained that the school will serve as a hub for students, particularly from the communities of Mason Hall, Free Hill, Boscobel, and Albion Mountain.JSIF will also facilitate construction of a sensory inclusive playground at Hope Estate in St. Andrew. The facility will have sensory activity walls, inclusive swings that can accommodate wheelchairs, and other amenities to stimulate the senses.Meanwhile, Miss Batchan informed that the JSIF has allotted some $40.1 million to support special education training.Under the initiative, 30 school administrators, particularly principals, will be certified in Inclusive School Leadership.The Special Education Unit will create content and deliver materials for the course, with the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) providing coordination and quality assurance.The training is aimed at strengthening the capacity of principals to create an inclusive school environment to ensure children with disabilities can be successfully enrolled in mainstream schools.In addition, some 20 teachers, selected from various regions across the island, will pursue the General Certificate in Introduction to Special Education at The Mico University College.“We are also supporting the Advanced Programme for Exploration (APEX) and the Teaching Children with Exceptionalities initiatives, which are geared at teaching educators how to identify and support gifted students and those with exceptionalities,” Miss Batchan told JIS News, noting that some 60 teachers will benefit in each case.“We recognise that there is a shortage of trained and certified special education teachers islandwide, and so, the aim is to bolster the Ministry’s capacity to provide improved educational experience; better address the learning challenges and to market specialist areas to potential teachers,” she outlined.

  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION - Consultancy for Research, Documentation and Communication of an Integrated Community Renewal Model/Blueprint

    Assignment Title: Consultancy for Research, Documentation and Communication of an Integrated Community Renewal Model/Blueprint  The Government of Jamaica has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.   The consulting services (“the Services”) include the analysis of the main features of integrated community development and violence prevention projects implemented in Jamaica over the past decade, and then to develop a document or blueprint that can be referenced and costed for replication and scaling of similar type development projects or programmes such as the Integrated Community Development Project.   The Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: A globally reputable research institution or consultancy firm with at least 10 years international experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of urban and community development projects (urban upgrading, slum upgrading, city design and development [CDD]) or other related areas.

    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:15am to Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • EuropeAid -140384 - WKS - JM Corrigenda No 1 (Tender 8)

    EuropeAid -140384 - WKS - JM Corrigenda No 1 (Tender 8)

    Collection Period: 
    Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
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