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1. RATIONALE FOR THE CREATION OF A PUBLIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PIMS) IN JAMAICA The Government has committed to strengthen Jamaica’s public investment management system, as part of a comprehensive public financial management (PFM reform) agenda. This reform has seen the incorporation of public investment management as part of an enhanced fiscal governance framework that seeks to increase fiscal surpluses over time and concurrently reduce the debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio so that public resources can be allocated to public investment and other activities that have the potential to contribute to growth in the economy.

Cabinet Decision No X of March 2014 gave approval for the institutionalization of the Public Investment Management System (PIMS) and, in doing so, standardize the treatment of public investment across the public sector with respect to the entire project cycle.

Public investment projects are investments that require planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation carried out as an integrated set of activities aimed at meeting a development objective, at a specific cost and within a defined timeframe(Section 48A, FAA Act Amendments 2014). The Financial Administration and Audit Act (FAA Act) (Amended), 20141 sets out the elements of the strengthened Public Investment Management System (PIMS) which will seek to create a common framework for the preparation, appraisal, approval and management of all public investments in Jamaica, irrespective of the source of funding or procurement and implementation modalities. A key element of the system is the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP); a rolling 5 year plan of Cabinet approved public investment projects.

Since these amendments, more legislative and regulatory work has been done to further refine the PIMS and, by extension, the PSIP. In February 2015, additional amendments to both the FAA and PBMA provided for exceptions to the definition of public investment. The exception limits public investment to those undertaken by entities within the specified public sector. The specified public sector is defined as the public sector minus those entities that will be certified as commercial by the Auditor General and, therefore outside of the fiscal rules, as at April 1, 2017. It is anticipated that only a few entities will qualify and the specified public sector will encompass much more than 90% of the public sector. The ambits of the PIMS and PSIP, therefore, is quite extensive in scope.

The Financial Administration and Audit (Amendment) Act 2014 – Fourth Schedule (Section 48B (2) provides that an element of the Public Investment Management System shall be a Public Investment Performance Report. This is a comprehensive performance report on the Government’s Public Investment Programme, which shall be produced and published periodically by the Minister.

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

GALLERY DESIGNER FOR THE JAMAICA MUSIC MUSEUM COUNTRY : JAMAICA PROJECT NAME : STRATEGIC PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION PROJECT IBRD LOAN NO. : 8406JM COMPONENT : STRENTHENING THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BID NO : JM-MOFPS-83488-CS-INDV SELECTION METHOD : INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received loan financing from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) towards the cost of the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project (SPSTP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consulting services. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen public resource management and support selected public sector institutions in facilitating a more enabling environment for private sector growth.

The Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM) is a special project of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ). JaMM has no permanent infrastructure or designated space to properly house and preserve its wide cadre of artefacts and in this regard the rehabilitation of an old building owned by IOJ is to be done to facilitate the first phase of the JaMM .The main objective of the consultancy is to engage a consultant to design the gallery space, develop a bill of quantities, project schedule, and budget in close consultation with the Director/ Curator. The work to be completed under the consultancy will be implemented over a period of eighty (80) days.

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the consultancy service. Interested individuals should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the service. The short listing criteria are:

a. Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Design, Architecture or related field. b. At least 5 years’ experience in exhibit/display design and fabrication

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, Revised November 2017 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection Method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Expressions of interest (including Curriculum Vitae) must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by December 14, 2018. The detailed Terms of Reference for the Consultancy Service is available on the website of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service at www.mof.gov.jm.

Interested consultants may submit Expressions of Interest/ CV by December 14, 2018 to:

THE PROCUREMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER STRATEGIC PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Ministry of Finance and the Public Service 30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4, Jamaica WI

Tel: 1(876)932-5474 Fax: 1(876)932-5977

E-mail: spstp@mof.gov.jm

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2. STRATEGIC PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION PROJECT The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen public resource management and support selected public sector institutions in facilitating a more enabling environment for private sector growth.

COMPONENTS

Component I: Strengthening the Public Investment Management System Component II: Strengthening the Budget Preparation Process and Results-Based

Budgeting (RBB) Component III: Adaptive Public Sector Approaches to Promote Fiscal

Sustainability Component IV: Strengthening Property Tax Compliance and Administration. Component V: Fostering Industrial Growth and Trade Facilitation Component VI: Project Management

COMPONENT I

The objective of this component is for the PSIP to incorporate public investment projects with estimated five-year operating and maintenance costs fully linked to long term development goals and medium-term priority areas.

This component will support the GOJ reform efforts through the following activities:

(i) Migration of the current web-based database to a robust platform to manage all information about public investment across the project cycle and linked to the budgeting and financial systems of the country (expected to be compiled into IFMIS);

(ii) Design and implementation of a public investment management training program for public sector;

(iii) Reviewing legislation and carrying out dissemination activities to integrate the PIMS with the administrative systems (including procurement and human resources);

(iv) Strengthening monitoring through Citizens Participation;

(v) Designing a fund for the funding of pre-investment financial and economic analysis and post-investment evaluations of the Borrower’s public investments; and

(vi) Provision of technical assistance for the implementation of the Public Financial Management Action Plan.

3. OBJECTIVES OF CONSULTANCY

Develop the draft of the Public Investment Performance Report as required by the FAA Act.

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Type of Employment : Contract (3 year) Date Required: December 30, 2016

Reports to: Head Human Resources

Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project

This is a project that is financed through a loan from the World Bank and is being implemented by the Ministry+of+Finance">Ministry of Finance and Planning. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen public resource management and support selected public sector institutions in facilitating a more enabling environment for private sector growth. The project has five (5) main components:

Component I. : Strengthening the Public Investment Management System (PIMS) Component II. : Strengthening the Budget Preparation Process and Results Based

Budgeting (RBB) Component III. : Adaptive Public Sector Approaches to Promote Fiscal Sustainability Component IV. : Strengthening Property Tax Compliance and Administration. Component V. : Fostering Industrial Growth and Trade Facilitation Component VI. : Project Management

Executing Agency and Beneficiary

The executing agency will be the Ministry+of+Finance">Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP), and it will also be the main beneficiary of many of the activities proposed by the Loan. The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) that will be established within the MOF will be responsible for implementing the project. Institutional arrangements have been designed and an implementation support plan is in place to ensure that if capacity problems arise, these will be addressed promptly. MOFP will coordinate activities across other beneficiaries of the Project which are mainly executive agencies and divisions spread across Ministries.

Public Sector Transformation Implementation Unit at the Office Of The Prime Minister

The Government is committed to enhancing the efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness of public services. An action plan for public sector transformation has been approved to include: Merging divesting, and outsourcing government functions which are better performed by the private sector; the introduction of shared services for communications, human resource management and asset management, and centralized legal services; strengthen the financial reporting requirements on those entities that remain; and ensure, where required, that a well-structured transition plans are in place. In order to achieve these objectives a Project Implementation Unit is to be established at the Office of the Prime Minister. To this end, the Ministry is seeking to secure the services of the following full time project staff:

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Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fiscal Policy Paper 2017 74 | P a g e

d) Hosting of sensitization sessions with the senior management in the selected MDAs; e) Completion of Training of Trainers modules for the staff that have been identified

for the sessions: Introduction to MTRBB; Working with the Forward Estimates Tool; and Building Key Performance Indicators – one Training Session was completed with the remaining two sessions to be hosted in February and March of 2017;

f) Completion of Programme rationalization for all 5 targeted MDAs; g) Review of the Forward Estimates tool and development of a new tool to prepare the

3-year expenditure forecast; and; h) Completion of the buildout of the full MTRBB Budget for the Ministry of Industry,

Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Near Term Implementation Outlook

Going forward, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service will continue to emphasize:

 Strengthening of the Cash Management function and the transitioning of the Accountant General’s Department into a modern Treasury;

 Continuing the roll-out of the Medium Term Results Based Budgeting;

 Strengthening of the Public Investment Management System (PIMS) Process through the development and implementation of a Public Investment Management Information System;

 Fully rolling out and utilizing the Central Payroll Processing System (CPPS);

 Building staff capacity and advancing change management;

 Enhancing the integration of respective financial information systems and business continuity management; and

Sustaining efforts to upgrade relevant ICT infrastructure and system interoperability to support an Electronic Single Window (ESW) to facilitate improved international trade.

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