Extension for Norman Manley Airport concession delayed

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The Government of Jamaica (the "GOJ"), through the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing (the "MTWH")  is seeking to short list private sector operators with proven experience in the aviation sector to operate, finance, develop and maintain the Norman Manley International Airport ("NMIA") under a long term concession agreement (the "Project"). International Finance Corporation ("IFC"), a member of the World Bank Group, has been appointed by the GOJ as Lead Advisor on the structuring and implementation of the Project. The Development Bank of Jamaica ("DBJ"), the GOJ's Privatization Agency and PPP Unit are co-advisors and Secretariat for the transaction.

 With the objective of short-listing interested investors, the GOJ, IFC and DBJ launched on December 1st, 2014 an invitation for pre-qualification applications (the "Pre-Qualification") from companies or consortia with experience in the airport sector. This Invitation for Prequalification forms part of the international competitive bidding process which will be launched at a later date. The Authority intends to select the Investor for the Project through an open, transparent and competitive international bidding process, in accordance with the Jamaican Law and international best practices (the "Bidding Process"), with the objective of commercially signing the contract with the winning bidder during 2015.

The GoJ would like to inform all interested parties that the submission deadline for pre-qualification applications has now been extended to February 2nd, 2015 at 17:00 pm hours Kingston Time. Further information on the Project, together with the Prequalification Document and any publications on clarifications and notifications to all interested parties are posted on the Project website: www.nmiaopportunity.com.

Prospective Bidders shall copy any correspondence sent to DBJ with respect to this Invitation for Prequalification to the IFC coordinator as indicated in the Data Sheet included in the Prequalification Document (the "IFC Coordinator").

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