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Bidders invited for Kenya Off-grid solar access project

The government of Kenya has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Kenya Off-grid solar access project.

The government intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the consulting services.

The consulting services include supervision of the implementation of all the solar mini grids under Lot 1 & 2 (in the counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu and Isiolo) and installation of about 380 solar water pumps in the selected boreholes in 14 counties.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found on the website: http://www.energy.go.ke/

Kenya Off-grid solar access project

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Rural Electrification Authority now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services.

Interested firms should provide information they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisting criteria are as follows:

  1. Relevance and suitability of the applicant firm’s core business to this assignment;
  2. Number of active years in the business and its general and specific contract experiences;
  3. Successful delivery of minimum of  three similar nature complexity and sized assignments;
  4. The firm’s overall organisational competence, capability and qualifications as demonstrated through its overall technical experts’ size and mix, financial, technical and managerial strengths and good will in the industry;

Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy.

In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

The consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBS method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours.


Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form and dropped in the tender box on 24th Floor or by mail, to the address provide by 27th February, 2018 at 10:00 am East African Time.

The Principal Secretary,

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

State Department of Energy

Attn: Ms. Mary N. Mwangi

Head of Supply Chain Management Services

P.O. Box 30582,

Kenyatta Avenue




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Babalwa Bungane
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