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Kenya: gov seeks to install solar PV plants

Deadline date: 29 January 2019

The government of Kenya has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and grants under Scaling Up Renewable Energy in low income countries under the Strategic Climate Fund Grant towards the cost of Kenya Electricity Modernisation Project (KEMP).

It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit and SREP grants will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for design, supply and installation of solar PV power generation plants (SPGP) with associated power distribution network (PDN) in selected un-electrified areas in Kenya.

The contract will have two parts:

Part 1: design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of SPGP and construction of associated PDN.

Part 2: Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services of the facilities and reliable supply of power to the consumers for a period of 15 years.

The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) now invites bids from eligible bidders for Part 1: design, supply and installation of 1175 kW AC (1410 kWp) Solar PV plants with associated power distribution network (Mini-Grid Projects) and Part 2: Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services of the facility.

Bidders may bid for Lot-1 or Lot-2 or both Lots. This International Competitive Bidding will be conducted adopting the World Bank’s Standard Procurement document for design, supply and installation “Single Stage Bidding Procedure”.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding document at the office of Rural Electrification Authority (REA) project during office hours from 9:00 to17:00 hours at the address given below.

Complete set of bidding documents in English can be downloaded from the REA web site(www.rea.co.ke)

Queries can be directed to:

Edward Gakunju

Address: P.O. Box 34585 – 00100



Tel: 254 20 4953000

Email:    eGakunju@rea.co.ke


Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00am on 29 January 2019and must be accompanied by appropriate bid securities as indicated in the data sheet of the bidding document and indicated below.

The address referred to above is:

Chief Executive Officer

Rural Electrification Authority (REA)

Kawi House, South C,

Red Cross Road off Popo Road, Behind Boma Hotel,



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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.