Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest


           Expression of Interest (EOI)

 Track and Trace Seed to Sale Software Infrastructure

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), was established in 2015 under the Dangerous Drug Amendment Act (DDA), with a specific role to establish and regulate Jamaica’s legal ganja and hemp industry.

The Authority seeks to identify qualified organization to provide a Seed-to-Sale (STS) Tracking Software System which will be able to capture data on individual cannabis plants as they move through the supply chain for the product, from cultivation, retail, transportation, processing or research.

Objectives of Procurement

The Authority invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible firms capable of providing the required Seed-to-Sale (STS) Tracking Software System. The system should be able to:

a.      Describe performance metrics and system availability measures

b.      Provide security features and procedures: Include security and protection for the database down to the data element level. Because this system may be used by multiple programs in multiple locations, describe how data will be isolated by program and/or location and protected from unauthorized users. Describe login and authentication processes, including role management, logging, and auditing. Discuss protections in place in the event that a local device is stolen or used by an unauthorized person.

c.       Support Data exchange: Describe features that support data exchanges (both import and export - ASCII, XML, HL7), MS Excel spreadsheet, etc.).


The firm should be able to:

a.      Develop the software as indicated above.

b.      Provide the system architecture:

                  a.        Include technical design considerations that support continuous availability and scalable capacity. List third party products required.

                  b.      Include descriptions of access security provisions and encryption, features that support HIPAA compliance, and load-balancing and bandwidth monitoring procedures.

c.       Provide disaster recovery and business continuity procedures

d.      Provide web portal architecture, if applicable.


Eligibility for EOI Submission

Interested firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualification and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisted criteria are:

a.      Local Bidders must possess a valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)/Tax Compliance Letter (TCL) and National Contract Certificate (NCC) upon submission of bid

b.      Overseas Bidders must submit a valid TCC prior to the award of contract

c.       Technical capacity-  successful track record of executing activities of a similar nature

d.      Qualification and at least three (3) years relevant experience of key staff, including professional affiliations

Shortlisted firms will be invited to submit a formal proposal in keeping with the Request for Proposal process that will follow this Expression of Interest.

Firms can associate with other firms through joint venture or sub consultancy to enhance their qualification eligibility.

Please submit proposals in hard or soft copies no later than 2:00p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, to the address below. In case of electronic submission, the subject line should read “Track and Trace Seed-to-Sale (STS) Software Infrastructure”. Late applications will not be accepted.


                                                                          "Track and Trace Seed-to-Sale (STS) Software Infrastructure”

                                                                             Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries

                                                                                                   Cannabis Licensing Authority

                                                                                                          4 St. Lucia Avenue

                                                                                                                Kingston 5

                                                                                                      Attn: Ouida Harrison

                                                                                            OR: online to