Frequently Asked Questions

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I have forgotten my Web Portal password, how can it be retrieved?

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Your password can be reset by selecting the “Forget password?” option located on the Login page. If you are having challenges resetting your password, please contact the QCA Administrator.

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Can I still submit QCA reports via qca@ocg.gov.jm

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No. All QCA reports should be submitted using the OCG's web Portal. (https://portal.ocg.gov.jm/owp)

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How do I gain access to the Web Portal?

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Access to the portal is restricted to designated Officers within the Public Bodies. Access can be granted by contacting the QCA Administrator who will then provide you with a password.

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We understand that there is an updated QCA Reporting Format as of June 2012. Where can this updated format be found?

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The QCA Web Portal (as of June 25, 2012) may be found at: https://portal.ocg.local/owp 

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How to find a Contractor's ID
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If I have evidence of impropriety in the award of a Government contract, how do I report impropriety to the OCG?

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You may report instances of impropriety with the OCG through our online form at: http://www.ocg.gov.jm/ocg/webform/report-impropriety.You may also contact us via e-mail at: general@ocg.gov.jm; by Telephone (876) 929-6460; (876) 929-8560; by Fax (876) 929-7335; in surface mail addressed to: The Contractor-General, 1st Floor PIOJ Building, 16 Oxford Road, Kingston 5.

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Where can I find online information about the QCA Reporting regime?

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Information about the QCA Reporting regime may be found here

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At which point does the Office of the Contractor-General become involved in the procurement process?

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The fact that a part of the OCG's mandate is to ensure compliance with the procurement guidelines, the OCG may therefore be involved from as early as or even before the tender is advertised by the agency, thereby ensuring that all the elements are included in the published Tender Advertisement.

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We are a Public Body and are interested in having our new staff trained in the Public Sector Procurement Process. How can the OCG assist?

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By copy of a letter dated February 5, 2007, from the MOFP, the OCG was advised that "part of the mandate of the Procurement Policy Implementation Unit(PPIU) of [the] Ministry is the training of public procurement staff." In addition, the Ministry's letter also stated that the "PPIU has continued to train public entities on an identified need basis." As per our response to the MOFP, the OCG "deems it critical for Public Bodies to adhere to the Government Procurement Guidelines, and therefore believes it is imperative for these educational and enlightening workshop sessions to continue." We also stated that we would be advising the scheduled Agencies that "their requests have been conveyed to the PPIU which has responsibility for training in procurement." It is against this background that we now, respectfully, advise that the OCG no longer facilitates Public Sector Procurement Workshops. Please be kind enough to contact the Procurement Policy Implementation Unit, in care of the Financial Secretary, to register your interest in procurement training.

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What is the electronic notice board, and where is it located?

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Public Sector entities may post their Invitations to Tender on contracts on the electronic procurement notice board. The board is not currently intended to replace advertising in the two major national newspapers, but rather to be used as a supplement. Using the board will reduce advertising costs, as entities may publish more concise advertisements in the papers, and refer interested parties to more detailed information on the board. The web site address is http://www.procurement.gov.jm.

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Is it possible to view another agency's tender advertisement on the internet?

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Some agencies post their advertisements on their own web sites. It may also be possible to find an agency's invitation to tender at http://www.procurement.gov.jm. 

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We are a Public Body and would like to place an Invitation to Tender on the Government's online Procurement Notice Board.How do we go about doing this?

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Procuring Public Sector Bodies will be assigned a password re the notice board. This empowers each agency to log in and complete its own posting of advertisements. Public Body Procurement officers, or similar posts, who wish to use the Notice Board should send a request to genaral@ocg.gov.jm. An email detailing the steps for posting the ad will also be provided. The GOJ Procurement Notice Board is found at: http://www.procurement.gov.jm.

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What does the Office of the Contractor General(OCG) do?

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The main purpose of the OCG is to provide resources for the Contractor-General in order that he may carry out his mandate as stated under the Contractor-General Act of 1983. These include human, administrative financial and physical resources. The OCG does not approve, endorse, recommend for award or award Government contracts. The OCG is also the secretariat for the National Contracts Commission.