Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP), Petroleum Sector – Reforms and Capacity Building

Type : Tender ( IFB ) 


Category : Professional Services , Other Professional Services

Ref No : P145234


Closing : Fri, May 01, 2015 23:59

Eligibility :  Kenya




Date: 27th February 2015 Country: Kenya

Name of Project: Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP)

Credit No. 5526-KE Project ID No. P145234

The Republic of Kenya has received financing in the amount of US$ 50 million being an IDA Credit from the World Bank towards the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP) whose objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya to manage its petroleum sector and wealth for sustainable development impacts. The project will run from July 24,2014 to February 28, 2021; the project effectiveness is 24 October 2014.

Owing to the successful discovery of oil and gas and hence the heightened interest by Oil Companies to invest in Kenya’s petroleum exploration opportunities, there is an encouraging upward trend in petroleum exploration activities in the country. This implies that the chances for Kenya to become a petroleum producing country are increasing by the day pointing to an exponential increase in the volumes of activities in the entire petroleum sector.

The above development has made it imperative for Kenya to prepare early enough to confidently confront the practical challenges that accompany the growth of the petroleum industry which takes place under very complex technological requirements and environmental safeguards.

For that matter, the Government of Kenya will need to increase the level of expertise required to manage the petroleum sector sustainably. Through this project, the GoK intends to build its human capital and to implement robust institutional reforms with a view to ensuring efficient management of the country’s oil and gas resources and the revenues that it will accrue. Further to that, the project will assist Kenya to effectively and efficiently manage the likely macro-economic consequences and the attendant impact on economic development. The ultimate goal of the capacity building initiative is to ensure that all Kenyans will equitably benefit from the oil and gas resources along the whole value chain.

The Government of Kenya therefore intends to apply part of the proceeds received from World Bank on payments for goods, related services and consulting services that will be procured in the process of implementing this project during the first 18 months up to 31 December 2015.

The project will include the following:-

COMPONENT A: Petroleum Sector – Reforms and Capacity Building

The objective of this component is to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GoK) major institutions engaged in the development and governance of the petroleum sector to allow them to execute their mandates in a way that is conducive to investment while ensuring that safeguards and safety standards are met in accordance with international standards, including through the following:

Sub-component A.l: Petroleum Resource deals

Sub-component A.2: Petroleum Vision, Policy and Communication

Sub-component A.3: Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Reforms

Sub-component A.4: Managing the impacts

Sub-component A.5: Institutional Reform and Strengthening of NOCK and KPC Contracts to be procured under this component will include the following:

1) Consulting Services:

Undertake skills gap analysis

Transactions Advisor for a variety of Government petroleum negotiations including capacity building;

Institutional Review and preparation of development plan;

Technical assistance for drafting and finalizing a comprehensive Petroleum Policy

National Communications Strategy (NCS) and definition of clear responsibilities for the various communication targets

Carry out a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA)

Conduct Gender Assessment to identify potential gender-specific impacts and opportunities of the petroleum sector

Development of a resettlement action plan framework and policy

Support through consultancies and resident advisor(s) further work on the legal and regulatory framework; health impacts of upstream activities and update of policy, legislation and implementation plan; regulatory impact assessments and guidelines and procedures for the implementation of recommended reforms Update legislation, regulations and protocols related to oil spill preparedness

Institutional design studies of newly identified institutions Commercialization study

Financial advisory services Development of a transformation plan

Public awareness campaign

Identify gaps regarding a National Oil Spill Contingency Plan and make recommendations

2) Goods: 

Purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, health & safety compliance measuring equipment, vehicles and office equipment.

COMPONENT B: Revenue and Investment Management – Reforms and Capacity Building

The objective of this component is to support strengthening of GoK’s capacity to manage revenue streams from the petroleum sector for sustainable development impacts, including through the following:

Sub-component B.1: Revenue Management.

Sub-component B.2: Transparency and Accountability.

Sub-component B.3: Public investment management.

Contracts to be procured under this component will include the following:


1) Consulting Services:


Build capacity to design and implement the fiscal framework for oil and gas.

Contract a Resident Advisor for fiscal modeling

Studies to be undertaken on fiscal policy for resource rich countries 

Development of policy option(s) and design studies for Sovereign Wealth Fund Development of action plan for achievement of compliance with internationally recognized transparency standards

2) Goods:


Purchase of equipment (e.g. IT infrastructure).

COMPONENT C: Sustainable Impact of Oil and Gas Industry Reforms and Capacity Building

The objective of this component is to support strengthening GoK’s capacity to integrate the petroleum sector in its broader economy, including through the following:

Sub-Component C.1: Strengthen Upward and Downward Linkages

Sub-Component C.2: Education and Skills Development.

Contracts to be procured under this component will include the following:


1)  Consulting Services:


Conduct demand and supply-side analysis of standards, operational and contractual requirements; and identification of local content opportunities Skills assessment and mapping of skills initiatives at the Ministry level Strategic support for development of national skills framework for the oil & gas

COMPONENT D: Project Management

The objective of this component is to support the GoK in managing and coordinating the Project and building its procurement, financial management, safeguards management, and monitoring and evaluation capacity through the provision of technical advisory services, training, acquisition of goods, and operating costs.


1) Goods:


Purchase of equipment (e.g. IT infrastructure).

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011 edition), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Emfiloyment^of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition). •-

Specific procurement notices for contracts under the World Bank’s international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business and in technical magazines, newspapers and trade publications of wide international circulation and in local newspapers.

Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive an invitation to bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interest for large-value consultants’ contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below:


Eng. Joseph Njoroge, MBS

Principal Secretary

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Nyayo House, Kenyatta Avenue

P.O Box 30582 – 00100

Fax:+254 020 2240910

Nairobi – Kenya


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