The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) of Jamaica is searching for software to track all cannabis processes, from seed to sale
Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has put out its feelers, globally, in a bid to secure an organization that can provide software capable of tracking all cannabis processes, from seed to sale.
The CLA issued an invitation to bid for hopeful providers to showcase their software, which must be able to track individual cannabis plants as they move through the entire supply chain. This includes cultivation, retail, transportation, processing and research and development.
The software must be able to collect, collate, manage and store cannabis data, as well as produce comprehensive reports.
To take part in the open bidding, Jamaican residents must have a valid tax compliance letter and public procurement commission (PPC) registration after winning the contract. Off-island participants must obtain and submit a valid Tax Compliance Letter and their PPC before the contract will be awarded.
Aside from the open bid, the CLA told Marijuana Business Daily that the authority had issued 40 cannabis business licences as of the end of July and granted 54. “The number of licences issued is a subset of those granted; meaning that of the 54 licences granted, 40 have been issued,” the authority explained.
“This means that only 40 licensees of the 54 granted have paid the corresponding licensing fees and security bonds attached to each licence applied for. Only upon payment of these fees will a licence be issued after same has been granted,” a CLA spokesperson explained.
The CLA is accepting bids until 3 pm local time on Sept. 25.
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Written by Ashley Keenan