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Support to Jamaica Intellectual Property Office

Capacity Building in Intellectual Property Valuation

The Government of Jamaica has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$149,900.00 towards the cost of the Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.

Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of the GOJ and upon approval by the CDB and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of the CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than the GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), the Executing Agency now wishes to procure consultancy services for Intellectual Property Valuation Capacity Building.

The objective of the consultancy is to develop through a process of research and capacity building an enhanced framework for IP monetization which can be leveraged in Jamaica. This Consultancy will develop valuation guidelines for IP assets in Jamaica and conduct training activities in valuation in order to help fill a key gap in the IP ecosystem for IUP commercialization and collateralization in Jamaica.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of eight months.

The maximum funding allocated to this consultancy is US$75,000.00.

JIPO now invites interested eligible individuals or consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

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