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Programme Details


The National Quality Awards Programme:


  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of companies using criteria designed to assist organizations with using a more structured approach to organizational performance management.


  • Recognizes Jamaican companies that have successfully implemented quality systems.


  • Facilitates the improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and efficiency.


  • Promotes an awareness of performance excellence as an increasingly important element for enhancing the competitiveness of Jamaican businesses.


Eligibility Criteria

The NQA criteria provide a framework which any organization can use to improve its overall performance. 


General Entry and Evaluation Criteria

All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A valid Tax Compliance Certificate


  • Be registered with the Registrar of Companies


  • Be registered with the Bureau of Standards Jamaica or relevant Regulatory Body, (if applicable)


  • Filed Statutory Payments, G.C.T Payments and Annual Returns


All companies must have at least one of the following by the close of the application period:


  • Documented Standard Operating Procedures 


  • Quality Manual/Policy Manual 


  • Farm Safety Plan


  • Best Practices Manual 


  • On-farm records                                       


  • Good Agricultural Practices Manual


List of Awards Categories

The following five categories make up the award criteria and areas to be assessed during the audit:


  • Organizational Focus


  • Customer Focus


  • Human Resource Focus


  • Process Management


  • Business Results


The application period for the National Quality Awards (NQA) Programme opened on 20 January 2020.

Companies interested in applying for the National Quality Awards may download the requisite sector specific forms in the table below. For further information or assistance you may contact Mrs. Elaine Edwards at



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