Senior Public Procurement Officer – Kingston

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Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo.) is seeking to identify a motivated, results oriented and qualified professional to fill the following vacancy:


Senior Public Procurement Officer – Kingston


Under the direct supervision of the Director, Procurement the Senior Procurement Officer researches information on prices and procures goods and services requested by the various departments.




  • Prepare contracts
  • Coordinate public procurement tender closing and opening exercise
  • Review tender evaluation reports
  • Assess quotations and make recommendation for award
  • Prepare addenda to tender documents
  • Ensure that all ORGANIZATION contracts are reviewed by the Legal Department
  • Maintain contract register
  • Prepare Procurement Plans for the ORGANIZATION
  • Maintain database with current cost and location of goods, works and services and establish links with ones in other government agencies
  • Assist with negotiations with suppliers/contractors to obtain best prices and value for money
  • Liaise with Finance Division to ensure compliance with contact conditions for payment and other procurement guidelines
  • Maintain data file with Government of Jamaica Procurement Procedures
  • Provides liaison services between the PPC, the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Prime Minister and ORGANIZATION representatives
  • Review all tender reports for submission to the Procurement Committee, ORGANIZATION Sector Committee, Contracts Committee and OPM
  • Keep track of the Procurement process of each submission from preparation of Tender Reports to job completion and Contract termination.
  • Advises, supports and assists employees on all aspects of the procurement process and procedures
  • Ensure that Procurement Committee and ORGANIZATION Sector Committee submission requirements are adhered to, and that proper documentation in respect of received Bids/Proposals is maintained
  • Assists the Director, Procurement to set priorities and to formulate procedures
  • Advices the Director, Procurement or Director, Administration & Property Management on suppliers reliability/suitability and performance
  • Attends meetings of Procurement and Contracts Committee in the absence of the Director, Procurement
  • Provides guidance to Internal/External customer on the Ministry’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Develops priority settings for the client
  • Ensures that cheques and withhold tax certificates are collected by the supplier once goods and services are received in good condition and according to purchase order
  • Ensures that invoices are received from suppliers and the appropriate programme managers have signed “Goods received or Services rendered”
  • Ensures that procurement practices conform with the relevant Acts
  • Liaises with the Accounts & Finance Department to ensure that supplier’s invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Establishes and maintains an inventory listing of equipment bought etc
  • Advises on the reliability and performance of suppliers




  • Bachelor’s Degree: Management Studies, Accounting, Business Administration, , Public Administration, Public Sector Management, Economics, or any other related field
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 2 or INPRI Level 3 and MIND
  • Experience in related field: 3 years



  • ACCA Level 2
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 2 or INPRI Level 3 and MIND
  • Experience in related field: 3 years



  • Diploma in Business Administration, Accounting or any other related field
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 2 or INPRI Level 3 and MIND
  • Experience in related field: 5 years




“Any equivalent Combination of Qualifications and Experience”


Applications should be e-mailed to to the attention of The Executive Human Resource Manager no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023              


We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.