Projects/Concepts Being Reviewed for Development as PPPS

The Development Bank of Jamaica is aware of the following projects which are being assessed for development as PPPs by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA). As new projects are progressively identified by the MDAs and brought to the PPP Units, these will be added to this list of PPPs under development:



Status as at September2022

New Correctional Services PPP

Ministry of National Security

The Ministry of National Security (MNS) is considering a PPP (Design-Build-Finance- Maintain and Transfer) for new prison infrastructure with the aim to replace the Tower Street facility.

The consultant was engaged to undertake a Pre-feasibility study and Options Analysis. Due diligence is underway including site visits, meetings and review of documents.

Vernamfield LITE PPP

Airport Authority of Jamaica

Ministry of Transport and Mining  

To rehabilitate and extend the existing runway pavement to accommodate cargo aircraft up to Code 4D as specified in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

A report on the Expression of Interest (EOI) with recommended shortlist was drafted and the necessary approvals are being sought.

Ministry of Justice Courthouses PPP

(St. Catherine, Manchester & St. Ann)

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is considering the development of Regional Judicial Court Complexes in St. Ann, Manchester and St. Catherine via PPP.

Manchester – Architectural consultant engaged to develop the Manchester Regional Judicial Court Complex. Transaction Advisor to be engaged to assist with the development of the Business Case.

St. Ann and St. Catherine Regional Judicial Court Complexes–  Transaction Advisor to be engaged to assist with the development of the Business Case.

Greater Bernard Lodge Development

(Social PPPs- Health, National Security, Education)

Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings Limited

To provide public (education, police station, fire station, library, hospital) facilities for the newly created municipality in the Greater Bernard Lodge Development Area. The Project will include the creation of new residential, light industrial and commercial Development Blocks.

DBJ has commenced the engagement of the critical stakeholders and will formulate an implementation framework. Pre-feasibility Study and Business Case to be undertaken.

At the Project Identification Stage:

The objective is to find those assets and services, existing or planned, where value for money could possibly be increased if they were done as PPPs. Subject Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) go to the Public Investment Management Secretariat (PIMSec), which is now called Public Investment Appraisal Branch (PIAB) with a proposed public investment project concept.  PIAB will be the first formal point of contact for public investment projects which may be considered for development as PPPs.  The projects identified by the MDA will be screened against the agreed PPP criteria by the DBJ and MoFP PPP units that will submit their responses to the PIAB which will complete its assessment of the project concept and submit its recommendation to the Planning Investment Management Committee (PIMC) for approval, deferral, or decline.