Duty-Free Concessions at CJIA

The management of the Airport Corporation wishes to make it explicitly clear that no new contract was entered into for Arrivals Duty Free Concession.

Over the past few years the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation has been publicly advertising and inviting Expression of Interest for the various concessions available at the airport. This policy decision allows for qualifying individuals and companies to be awarded concessions in a fair, equitable and transparent manner.

Recently, the airport engaged in a public process for Expressions of Interest for Arrivals Duty-Free Concession; Departures Duty-Free Concession; Advertising Concession; Provision of Insurance Services; Provision of Legal Services; Ground Handling Concessions; Executive Lounge Concession and Office Rental Concession.

Similar   to  the   public  tendering  process,  the   qualifying  criteria  for   the   various concessions are clearly spelled out in the Expression of Interest document.

Once these Expressions of Interest are received, they are evaluated and a decision taken based on the criteria set out in the document.

The Arrivals Duty-Free Concession was publicly advertised and a conditional award was made to the most responsive bidders. No new contract was entered into for Arrivals Duty-Free Concession.

CJIAC values its relationship with its existing stakeholders and will continue to work with them to ensure that  all new awards are done in an impartial and transparent manner. As a matter of fact, we have had several meetings with stakeholders to provide clarification and guidance on the bidding process.

Notwithstanding the above, CJIAC has an obligation to provide a variety of services for airport users and we remain committed to promoting and supporting our local companies and manufacturers.

As in any public solicitation process, we are committed to honoring all the conditions set out in the evaluation and award process. Companies and Bidders that require assistance/clarification on the tendering process are encouraged to reach out to the management of the airport for guidance and assistance.

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