JM Foundations for Compet & Growth - P147665
Planning Institute of Jamaica | Published March 3, 2015 - Deadline March 18, 2015
Jamaica Logistics Hub Initiative Market Analysis And Master Plan
FOUNDATIONS FORCOMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTHPROJECT
Assignment Title: Jamaica Logistics HubInitiative (LHI) Market Analysis and MasterPlan
Reference No. (asper Procurement Plan): FCG/CON/011
The Government of Jamaica has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services ("theServices") include:
The preparation of a Market Analysis andMaster Plan for the establishment ofJamaica as a global logistics hub. The Master Plan must emphasize the development of special economiczones, industrial parks, logistics facilities, sea port, and airport infrastructure development.
The primary objectives of the LHIMarket Analysis and Master Plan are to:
? Analyze recent trends in international trade and foreigndirect investment in Jamaica and globally?particularly in countries that could potentially compete with Jamaica in attractingtransshipment trade and investment;
? Determine best practices in the establishment of LogisticsHubs;
? Identify market demand for logistics services as a resultof the Panama Canal expansion;
? Identify sectors and activities with most potential for theJamaica Logistics Hub;
? Develop Jamaica Logistics Hub value proposition andmarketing messages;
? Act as a developmental roadmap for Government of Jamaicaministries, departments, and agencies, so that all are aligned with a single vision and direction that allows a comprehensivestrategy for orderly and coordinated development of the LHI;
? Balance conflicting land use needs, such as industry,commerce, housing, parks, wetlands, forest reserves, recreation, culture, entertainment, transport, security,and communityfacilities given the constraints of Jamaica's limited land area;
? Consolidate the disparate development plans for keyinfrastructure such as ports, airports, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), road, rail, power, water, waste water treatment, andtelecommunications;
? Inform the integrated resource plan for the provision ofutilities such as water, electricity, waste water treatment, and telecommunications;
? Encourage a diverse array of subsequent investmentproposals for public and private projects in land, air, and marine infrastructure development, and power, water,waste watertreatment, and telecommunications infrastructure;
? Facilitate the development of SEZs catering to enterprisesthat can warehouse, exhibit, pack,unpack, design, assemble, manufacture, repair, package, label, and transship all kinds ofproducts, raw materials, components, packaging materials, containers and other commercial items for local consumption, exportationor re-exportation, and make recommendations on potential sites;
? Make recommendations onthe development of hard and softinfrastructure to support the LHI, including upgrades to utilities, road networks, commercial facilities, residential development,and institutions such as schools, hospitals, recreational facilities, and the like;
? Make recommendations onthe types of jobs and human resourcedevelopment that may be needed to ensure coherent development of the Logistics Hub.
These elementsshould be seen as componentsof an overall phased development strategy that requires coordinated planning and implementation.The anticipated duration of the contract is 14 months from contract signature.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are:
i. Current ratio(current assets/current liabilities) must be at least 2 for the last financial year
ii. Annual turnover for2011 to 2014 should exceed US$750,000.00
iii. Significant global experience working onlogistics, industrial infrastructure, and transportation infrastructure, evidenced by having successfully worked on at least 2contracts in related fields in the last 5 years;
iv. Experience in urban and industrial planningand civil engineering evidenced by having successfully worked onat least 2 contracts in related fields in the last 5 years;
v. Global experience advising companies onlocation strategies and decisions, and proven ability of leveraging insight gained from this experience for advising governments oneconomic development and inward investment strategies;
vi. Significant global experience working with governments andeconomic development agencies on competitiveness and economic development strategies, and ability to draw upon international bestpractices.
The attention of interested Consultantsis drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011, revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest.
Consultants may associate with otherfirms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultantwill be selected in accordance with the Quality andCost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to theaddress below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by March18, 2015.