The National Contracts Commission recommended 38 contract awards for the provision of goods and services to the public sector for February 2013. Largest among these is a US$1,568,025.00 direct contract to Carlong Publishers (Caribbean) Ltd. for the procurement and distribution of 573,000 Integrated Studies Workbooks for 2013/2014. The contract was awarded by the Ministry of Education and is to be funded by the Government of Jamaica.
Leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer Mylan Laboratories Ltd. came in second on the basis of value of contracts awarded. The Ministry of Health has contracted Mylan to procure Antiretroviral Drugs (ARVs) for the MOH National HIV/STI Programme. The Global Fund will underwrite the US$1,454,313.21 contract.
Rounding out the top three is the US$1,355,283.00 direct contract to National Safety Limited to procure three fire trucks for the Jamaica Fire Brigade. The Government of Jamaica will fund this contract.