INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING
INVITATION FOR BIDS REPUBLIC OF KENYA
Small Towns and Rural Water Supply and sanitation project Construction of Yatta Canal Rehabilitation Project, Loan No:2100150021543 IFB:TAWSB/10/2013-14

1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project, which appeared in UNDB Online No.764 of 12th November 2009.

2. The Government of Kenya has received a loan from the African Development Fund in various currencies to finance the cost of the Small Towns and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied for eligible payments under the contract for Construction of Yatta Canal Rehabilitation Project.

3. Tanathi Water Services Board (TAWSB) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for execution of the works Construction of Yatta Canal Rehabilitation Project.  The works consists of but Not Limited to:

(i) Yatta Dam, Canal and Water Supply and Sanitation Project – Lot 1; Canal Km 0+000 to 32+000
•    Bush Clearing
•    De-silting of the canal, canal re-alignment and shaping
•    De-silting and shaping of the cut-off drain
•    Improve and establish the required suitable side and longitudinal slopes in the existing earth canal for about 32km
•    Lining with concrete material of about 32 km of the canal to increase the flow from 1.13 m3/s to 2.9m3/s
•    Earth and concrete works along the canal
•    Demolition and construction of a few suitable livestock water points
•    Installation of suitable off-takes along the canal for both irrigation and water supply.

(ii) Yatta Dam, Canal and Water Supply and Sanitation Project – Lot 2; Canal Km 32+000 to 58+580
•    Bush Clearing
•    De-silting of the canal, canal re-alignment and shaping
•    De-silting and shaping of the cut-off drain
•    Improve and establish the required suitable side and longitudinal slopes in the existing earth canal for about 27km
•    Lining with concrete material of about 20 km of the canal to increase the flow from 1.13 m3/s to 2.3m3/s
•    Earth and concrete works along the canal
•    Demolition and construction of few suitable livestock water points
•    Installation of suitable off-takes along the canal for both irrigation and water supply.

1. Qualifications requirements include:
a) Experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least two works contracts of a nature and
complexity equivalent to the works over the last 5 years (to comply with this requirement, works cited should be at least 70 percent complete);
b) Availability of a cash – flow of Kshs. 200 million or equivalent amount in freely convertible currency.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at Tanathi Water Services Board KIDPP Building Kalawa Road, Private Bag Kitui -KENYA. Tel. No. +254 44 4422416, Fax No. +254 44 4422108.

5. A complete set of the bidding documents (and additional copies) may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the above and upon payment of non-refundable fees of Kenya Shillings One thousand (KES 1,000.00). Payment shall be in Cash or Banker’s Cheque payable to the Chief Executive Officer, at the Cash Office in TAWSB Offices Kitui.

6. The Instructions to bidders and general conditions of contract contained in the bidding documents comply with the African Development Bank’s Standard Bidding Documents for the Procurement of works.

7. Bids must be delivered and placed in the tender box at Procurement office of Tanathi Water Services Board.
KIDPP Building Kalawa Road, Private Bag Kitui- KENYA on or before 17 March, 2014 at 1200 hours East Africa Time. Bids must be valid for a period of 120 days after Bid Opening and must be accompanied by a bid security of 2,000,000/- in Kenya shillings or its equivalent in freely convertible currency.

8. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or representatives who choose to attend on 17th March 2014 at 1215hrs East Africa Time in the TAWSB Conference Room, Kitui – Kenya.

Leave a Reply