The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) through the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) has committed funds towards the cost of developing the country’s upstream hydrocarbon sector in a manner that aligns the potential value for Jamaican goods and services with the capacity of the Jamaican market to deliver them. This is with a view to retain as much economic value in-country and contribute to the economy of Jamaica.

The MSET, appreciating that Jamaica is in the very early stages of development, understand that in order to assess the current in-country capabilities and their preparedness to support upstream activities, a focused and fit-for-purpose Industrial Baseline Study (IBS) will need to be undertaken. In keeping with this objective the MSET intends to apply the funds toward payments under a contract for the engagement of a consultant to, inter alia, develop the definition of local content that is fit-for-purpose for Jamaica; outline local content plans including the role of the operator, segmentation of suppliers by capacity and type over the project lifecycle; define possible manpower needs over the project lifecycle and outline qualitative benchmarks against which monitoring and reporting platforms can be implemented and tracked to demonstrate local content development annually over the project lifecycle.

The MSET now invites suitably qualified and experienced consultants to submit proposals to provide the following consulting services: Industrial Baseline Survey.

Details on the services are provided in the Request for Proposals, available on our website at using the link

Proposals should be submitted to the email address by 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Late Proposals will not be accepted.