Concessionaire for Rafting on Rio Grande at Rafters Rest & Berrydale, Portland (RE-TENDER)

Tender issue date: 04/05/2021

Tender close date: June 28, 2021


The Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) invites proposals from suitably-qualified bidders to manage and operate Rafting on the Rio Grande at Rafters Rest and Berrydale, Portland, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Request for Proposal (RFP) Document.


Procurement Method

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding Procedures stipulated in the Public Procurement Act, 2015 and Regulations.


Eligibility Criteria

Bidders must submit the following with their proposals:

  • Up-to-date Tax Compliance Letter (TCL) or Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) if current/not expired.


Proposals submitted without a valid TCL/TCC will be automatically rejected.


 Collection of Documents

Tender Documents may be collected with effect from May 4-31, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, at the Office of TPDCo, 4th Floor, 64-70 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5 at a non-refundable cost of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) each in cash or Manager’s Cheque, made payable to the Tourism Product Development Company Limited.  RFP Documents can be collected from:


                    The Public Procurement Branch

                    Tourism Product Development Company Limited

                    64-70 Knutsford Boulevard

                    Kingston 5

                    Tel: 968-3441 Ext. 5311, 5368 or 5396



Note: Failure to directly purchase the Tender Document from the Tourism Product Development Company Limited will result in the ineligibility/non-responsiveness of that bid from participating in the procurement process.

In accordance with the Public Procurement Provisions, as this is a re-tender, potential bidders who had previously purchased the Request for Proposal (RFP) document will be given this new RFP document free of charge.


Site Visit

A Site Visit/Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at two (2) locations connected to Rafting on the Rio Grande – Rafters Rest and Berrydale, Portland.  The Site Visit will commence at Berrydale at 11:00 a.m.


Bid Validity

Bids are valid for a period of 120 calendar days after the Bid Submission Deadline.


Deadline for Submission of Proposals

Completed proposals, sealed and labeled “Concessionaire for Rafting on the Rio Grande at Rafters Rest & Berrydale, Portland,” are to be placed in the designated Tender Box, located in the Reception area of TPDCo’s Corporate Office on or before 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021.  Any proposal received after the closing time for submission of proposals shall be returned unopened. 


 Tender Opening

The proposals shall be opened publicly by the Procuring Entity at 11:15 a.m. on June 28, 2021 in the Boardroom of the Offices of TPDCo, 64-70 Knutsford Boulevard, 4th Floor, Kingston 5.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures, interested bidders are not invited to attend the Tender Opening. Instead, TPDCo will email the completed Bid Opening Record at the end of the Tender Opening, to all bidders who submit proposals.


The Tourism Product Development Company Limited does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and also reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage without incurring any liability.