Kenya applies to AfDB for rehabilitation of the Uganda – Kenya roads project tender
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Kenya applies to AfDB for rehabilitation of the Uganda – Kenya roads project tender

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Multi-national Uganda – Kenya: Kapchorwa to Suam to Kitale and Eldoret Town Bypass roads project.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) is now inviting sealed bids through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) from eligible bidders for the execution of Lot 2 – Upgrading of Kitale to Endebess to Suam (C45) Road Project.

The works consist of construction of a dual carriageway through Kitale Town of four lanes (two lanes each of 3.5m width on either side separated by median Island with 2m shoulder on the outer side and 1m shoulder on the inner side for approximate length of 2 km) and upgrading of the section after Kitale town through Endebess Town to Suam (Border with Uganda) approximately 45 km.

Project road starts at the junction with A1 road on the southern part of Kitale town traversing Kitale town in the northerly direction for 3.1 km up to the junction with Kwanza to Kapenguria road. From this Junction, the road takes a westerly direction to Endebess town before shifting to a north-Westerly direction up to Suam at Km 45+500 terminating at Suam River bridge. Suam River provides the borderline between Kenya and Uganda.

Approximate quantities of works to be executed:

  • Clearing and grubbing 53 ha Common Excavation (including top soil) 231,700 m³
  • Common Fill 451,900m3 Improved Subgrade Material 258,900 m³
  • Cement Improved Gravel Sub-base 146,500 m³
  • Graded Crushed Stone Base 109,614 m³
  • Dense Bituminous Macadam (DBM) 21,500 m³
  • Asphalt Concrete Course Surfacing 35,166 m³
  • Single seal bituminous surface treatment (Chippings) 17,700 m³
  • Concrete Pipe Culverts 2,500 m
  • Concrete for pipe culverts 3,800 m³
  • Concrete for Box Culverts and bridges 7,600 m³
  • Steel reinforcement 1,100 ton
  • Cement for stabilisation 9,200 ton
  • Lime for stabilisation 2300 ton
  • Rockfill to gabion boxes and mattresses 500 m³

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the Kenya National Highways Authority office: Procurement Manager, Kenya National Highways Authority, Blue Shield Towers, Upper Hill, 1st Floor, P.O. Box 49712-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA / email: /

A complete set of bidding documents may be obtained free of charge from the Kenya National Highways website – or the Government of Kenya Supplier Portal – or purchased from the above address by interested bidders on submission of a written application and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of KShs 1,000 (Kenyan Shillings) in form of a banker’s cheque payable to: Kenya National Highways Authority.

The provisions in the Instructions to Bidders and in the General Conditions of Contract are the provisions of the African Development Bank Standard Bidding Document: Procurement of Works.

A site visit shall be conducted by the Employer and shall be organized on Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 at 9:00am starting with an assembly and briefing at junction of A1 in Kitale Town followed by Pre-bid meeting at 2:30pm at the Kenya National Highways Authority Regional Offices in Kitale Town.

The bids must be accompanied by a bid security of KShs 20,000,000 (Kenyan shillings) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency.

Bids enclosed in plain packages and clearly marked with the Tender Reference Number and Description for identification as appropriate, sealed and transmitted by courier or delivered by hand so as to be received at the address below, not later than 2:30pm local time on Thursday 20th April 2017. Procurement Manager, Kenya National Highways Authority, Blue Shield Towers, Upper Hill, 1st Floor, P. O. Box 49712-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA

Electronic bidding will NOT be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected .Opening of the Bids will take place immediately thereafter at the Kenya National Highways Authority Boardroom, 3rd Floor Blue Shield Towers in the presence of bidder’s representatives who choose to attend.

Further information and clarification on the bidding documents may be obtained from: General Manager (Design & Construction), Kenya National Highways Authority, BlueShield Towers, Hospital Road Floor/Room Number: First Floor, Nairobi, Kenya. Telephone: +254 20 4954200 / email: /

Post source : Kenya National Highways Authority

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