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Kenya: KPLC issues tender under the Last Mile Connectivity Project

Deadline date: 01 October 2019

The government of Kenya has received financing from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and intends to use part of the funds for payments under the Last Mile Connectivity Project.

The project involves electrification of approximately 280,475 customers in 32 counties across the country for a period of three years.

The scope of work for the consultant is as detailed in the issued Terms of Reference (ToR) which can be accessed on the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited’s website (www.kplc.co.ke)

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited (KPLC), which is the contracting authority, hereby invites consultants to show their interest in delivering the services as described in the ToR.

Eligibility criteria to AFD’s financing are specified in sub-clause 1.3 of the “Procurement Guidelines for AFD-Financed Contracts in Foreign Countries”, available online on AFD’s website www.afd.fr

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Interested consultants must provide information evidencing that they are qualified and experienced to perform those Services. For that purpose, documented evidence of recent and similar services shall be submitted.

If the consultant is a Joint Venture (JV), the Expression of Interest shall include a copy of the JV agreement entered into by all members (a maximum of two members only).

Alternatively, a letter of intent to execute a JV Agreement in the event of a successful proposal shall be signed by all members and submitted with the Expression of Interest, together with a copy of the proposed agreement.

The consultants are to note that sub-contracting is not allowed and they are encouraged to use local experts.

Evaluation of the Expression of Interests will be based on the following criteria, for which respective minimum thresholds for eligibility are also mentioned:

• Successful completion of similar types of contracts in an English speaking country; a minimum of two contracts.

• Experience in supervision and management contracts in transmission lines; medium voltage lines, low voltage lines and distribution substations; a minimum of two contracts each with a minimum value of €3 million.

• Experience in project supervision and management of similar projects in Africa; a minimum of one project, including supervision of environmental and social specifications.

• A minimum annual average turnover of €2 million in the last three years.

• The statement of Integrity (attached Appendix 1) shall be dully filled and signed.

• ISO 9001 certification is required.

Among the submitted applications, KPLC will shortlist on the basis of the above listed criteria a maximum of six consultants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the services shall be sent.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the address below not later than 01 October 2019 at 10h00 East Africa Time.

Attention to:

General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary,

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited,

Stima Plaza, 2nd Floor, Kolobot Road, Parklands

P O Box 30099 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 3201258

Email: Ibore@kplc.co.ke

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours between 09h00 to 12h00 and 14h00 to 16h30 (East Africa time).

Contract Project Manager,


Stima Investment Building II, 7th Floor,

Mushembi Road, Parklands,

P O Box 30099 – 00100, Nairobi.

Tel. +254 20 3201211

Email: Kyaloj@kplc.co.ke

Consultants who wish to witness the opening of the Expression of Interest may do so on 01 October 2019 at 10h30 East Africa Time at the address below:

Street Address:

Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road,


Floor/Room number: Auditorium



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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.