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Web Development, Hosting and Maintenance of a Website for the Jamaica Bar Association
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :09-Dec-19
Posted on :25-Nov-19
Reference Number :61582
Link to Atlas Project :
00112139 - JUST Social Order Component
Documents :
Request for Proposals
Terms of Reference
e-Tendering Guide for Bidders
Minutes .Pre-bid Meeting
Overview :


RFP Issued by UNDP on behalf of Global Affairs Canada

Consultancy:  Web Development, Hosting and Maintenance of a Website for the Jamaica Bar Association

Project Title:  Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation Social Order Component

Country: Jamaica

Type of Consultancy: Institutional Consultancy


Pre-proposal Conference:  

Date: November 28, 2019 10:00 AM

Venue: UNDP, 1-3 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston for Local Consultant / Skype for International Consultants

(Please RSVP via e-mail:


Deadline for Submission of Proposals: 9 December 2019 (please observe time in e-tendering)

Expected start date: December  2019

Period of assignment/services: Three months



The Government of Canada through The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (‘DFATD’ or ‘Global Affairs Canada’) is providing assistance to the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to support justice sector reforms, through a $19.8 Million initiative, called the “Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST)” Program.  The project is currently being implemented by the Government of Jamaica (Ministry of Justice with the Justice Reform Implementation Unit (JRIU) with support from Canada’s Department of Justice (Justice Canada) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Non-state implementing partners will be integrated into the structure of the JUST in the 2018/19 Fiscal year.  The JUST can be divided into three components, as follows:

A) Technical-Legal Assistance Component: This component involves deployment of Canadian technical experts and Justice Canada personnel to Jamaica, to work with the Ministry of Justice, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Courts to address a wide range of matters aimed, at improving the capacity of core justice sector institutions to manage and implement their core business.

B) Institutional Strengthening Component: This component involves strengthening the technical and result-based management capacity of the Ministry of Justice of Jamaica, primarily through the establishment of the Justice Reform Implementation Unit (JRIU).

C) Social Order Component: This component will focus on initiatives aimed at improving the capacity of women and men and girls and boys to equitably access gender-sensitive justice information, advice and services, as well as improving the capacity of citizens, civil society representatives (including women’s rights organizations) and legal professionals to participate in the justice reform process.

This consultancy falls under the Social Order Component.  Two of the key outputs of this component  are to “strengthen programmes and resources of Local Bar associations” and to “support the development of gender responsive civil society position papers on law and justice reform”.

To fulfill this mandate, UNDP on behalf of Global Affairs Canada, is seeking the services of a  Web Development Company to support Website Development, Hosting and Maintenance of a Website for the Jamaica Bar Association

Summary of Services:

This website must be able to serve as the place where a Jamaica Bar Association webinar program will be hosted, as well as showcase the offerings of the Jamaica Bar Association. It must allow for easy management of services and should allow users access resources and purchase services online as applicable. The main features of this website would include: 

·       An administrative portal for members of the Jamaica Bar Association to manage the website. This includes adding, deleting, updating of their clients and adding content to the website (blogging, content for webinar, etc.)

·       Users should be able to create an account, search by several filters for upcoming and past webinar content and subscribe and pay for the services. They should also be able to track past events/content they have been a part of, and they should have access to past content they have been a part of/paid for. 

·       The system needs to be integrated with robust alerting and communication systems to alert users of upcoming events and webinars

·       Must be able to easily implement other existing tools and technologies such as mail management, certification creation and most vitally, a webinar service

·       The Jamaica Bar Association should be easily able to manage their website event and payment features

·       The system should also be able to have an alternative manual payment system for those who wouldn't be comfortable leaving their credit card information (i.e. there will be an option to click or call to contact the office and get some other type of payment support, such as cheques and cash payment)

·       Development of best practice security protocols such as installing an SSL certificate, using a security host (Amazon AWS) a Web Application Firewall like Sucuri, setting up setup login lockdown feature.

·       Due to this and other best practice from a development point of view, world class security features are embedded deeply in the process of the development of this website

·       Using Zoom as the webinar service. Zoom is cheaper than the competitors and has a majority of the functionality required by the Jamaica Bar Association in place. The website developer must be able to integrate Zoom with the website

For the detailed TOR and RFQ please visit our website at

Application Procedure:

Proposals should be submitted through the online e-Tendering system (search for Event ID: Jam10-19-2019) as per the deadline indicated in the system itself. Detailed user guide on how to register in the system can be accessed using the following link:-

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to UNDP will provide responses by uploading them in the system.