ATHI WATER SERVICES BOARD Tender:Bulk Water Supply for Nairobi: Construction of Northern Collector Tunnel Phase 1, Closing Date:14/3/2014

 

GOVERNMENT  OF  KENYA

ATHI WATER SERVICES BOARD

INVITATION FOR BIDS

Country: Kenya

Project Name: Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project Additional Financing (WaSSlP AF)

Credit No.: IDA5103KE

Contract Title: Bulk Water Supply for Nairobi: Construction of Northern Collector Tunnel Phase 1

Reference No.: 01 (As per Procurement Plan)

Contract No.: AWSB/WASSIP AF / Comp.l/W-l/2013

1.     The Government of the Republic of Kenya has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of the Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project Additional Financing (WaSSlP AF), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Bulk Water Supply for Nairobi: Construction of Northern Collector Tunnel Phase 1.

2.     The Athi Water Services Board, a State Corporation under the Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction and completion of the Bulk Water Supply for Nairobi: Construction of Northern Collector Tunnel Phase I comprising of (“the Works”):

a.      Construction of 11.7 km by 3.2 meter diameter water diversion tunnel from Maragua River to Thika Dam;

b.      Construction of three intakes and diversion weirs on Rivers Maragua, Gikigie and Irati;

c.      Construction of 40 m drop shaft, two adits 270 m and 740 m long, and Tunnel Outfall on River Githika;

d.      Construction of concrete weirs 4 meter in height with associated energy dissipation structures and other erosion protection works in perennial rivers subjected to regular flood events; and

e.      The estimated work output for bulk earthworks is 320,000m3 and for Concrete works is 120,000m3.

The construction period for the Works is 42 months.

3.     Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

procedures as specified in the World Bank Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011 (“Procurement Guidelines”), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 of the Procurement Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

4.     Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Athi Water Services Board, Chief Executive Officer, info@awsboard.go.ke and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 0800 hours to 1700 hours local time from Monday to Friday, except during lunch hour (1300 hours to 1400 hours), during weekends and public holidays at the address given below.

5.     A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of KSh. 1,000 (Kenya Shillings One Thousand) or in a convertible currency. The method of payment will be cash or banker’s cheque. The document will be collected from the below address.

6.     Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12.00 East African Time on 14th March 2014. The packages should be clearly marked Construction of Bulk Water Supply for Nairobi: Construction of Northern Collector Tunnel Phase 1., Contract No.: AWSB/WASSIP-AF/COMP.l/W-l/2013. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 14th March 2014 at 12.05 East African Time.

7.            All bids must be accompanied by an unconditional bank Bid Security of KES 76,000,000 (Kenya Shillings Seventy Six Million) or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

8. The address referred to above is:

Attention: The Chief Executive Officer, Athi Water Services Board

 

Street Address: Africa-Re Centre, Hospital Road Upper Hill

Floor/Room number: 3rd Floor, Reception Desk

City: Nairobi

Country: Kenya

Telephone: +254 20 2724292/3

 Facsimile number: +254 20 2724295

 Electronic mail address: info@awsboard.go.ke

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