Supermarkets, shops invited to supply COVID-19 assistance voucher programme

—Suppliers in all regions encouraged to submit expressions of interest

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 11, 2020.

The Civil Defense Commission (CDC) has extended an invitation to all suppliers, such as supermarkets and shops to submit expressions of interest to supply items for a COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Voucher Programme.

The CDC via press statement explained that “the objective of the programme is to provide relief to vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic through the supply of hampers and care items.”

The release also noted that interested suppliers should specify capacities to supply canned and bottled food product, and dry and fresh ration at an estimated value between $25,000 to $32,000 monthly per voucher.

Those suppliers who are successful will have to ensure that their business has adequate space available that is compliance with the Public Health Ministry’s social distancing guidelines and the establishment of sanitation facilities.

Expression of interest forms and selection criteria can be accessed at or can be uplift at the Civil Defense Commission Office between 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs between June 11th to 17th.

It is advised that interested persons or authorized representatives submit completed forms along with business registration and recent National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) compliances to the Civil Defense Commission office or at

The expressions of interest will be evaluated based on specific criteria in order to shortlist qualified suppliers. Following which the successful suppliers will be contacted before being confirmed for public listing

In April and May, the CDC had distributed hampers to various groups and vulnerable  communities in Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10.


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Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.