Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Friday | January 2, 2009
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Multimillion-dollar vehicle purchases for police force
There are indications the Government will spend more than $351 million to boost the motor-vehicle fleet of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the new year.

The National Contracts Commis-sion (NCC) on Tuesday published a list of contract approvals and endorsements for November, comprising four major contracts to supply vehicles to the force.

In its list of endorsements, the NCC has given the nod for Stewart's Auto Sales Limited to supply and deliver 90 patrol cars to the constabulary at a cost of US$1.8 million ($143.6 million).

Kingston Industrial Garage has been endorsed by the NCC to supply and deliver 50 double-cab pickup trucks for the JCF, valued at approximately US$1.5,($123 million).

The JCF is also expected to receive 24 Sport Utility Vehicles from Toyota Jamaica Limited under a proposed contract endorsed by the NCC, valued at US$846,477 (roughly $68 million).

Another NCC-endorsed contract for Toyota Jamaica Limited, valued at US$210,650 ($17 million), will see the JCF receiving eight 15-seater buses from the company.

Contracts worth more than $30 million are subject to Cabinet approval.

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