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KETRACO to develop power interconnection project

The government of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the cost of the Kenya–Tanzania Power Interconnection Project.

It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contracts for plant design, supply, construction, installation and commissioning of Lot K2: Rural Electrification along the 400kV Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project.

KETRACO tender information

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) now invites sealed bids from the qualified firms for the execution of the following works under this project:

The major works to be carried out by the contractor shall comprise of but not be limited to the following:

  • Electrification of villages along the 400kV Kenya-Tanzania Interconnection Project. This part of the project consists of design, manufacture, test, supply, erection and commissioning of 33kV, 3 phase lines with different equipment such as re-closers, fuse cutout and distribution transformers etc.
  • Lot K2 has approximately 132km of 33 kV lines and about 50km of 400V to be constructed.
  • Also included are about six transformers of 25kVA, 14 transformers of 50kVA and five transformers of 100kVA to be installed and services lines and meters to about 7,000 customers.

International competitive bidding (ICB) method with ‘Single Stage’ bidding procedures will be followed in accordance with the Bank’s Rules and Procedures for Procurement of Goods and Works.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect documents from the KETRACO office at the address given below:

Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project Office,

Attn: Mr. Brian Muchilwa, Project Manager,

Kawi Complex, Block B, 5th Floor

Popo Lane, off Red Cross Road, South C

  1. O. Box 34942 – 00100, Nairobi

The bidding documents will be posted on the KETRACO website for ease of inspection in addition to the physical visits paid to the offices issuing the bidding documents.

Procurement of bidding documents

A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon submission of a written application to KETRACO at the same address indicated above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee Ksh1,000 ($10).

The method of payment will be direct payment in cash at the addresses above.

KETRACO will make arrangements for electronic receipt of payments. The Banking details will be posted on the website (www.ketraco.co.ke).

Bids must be delivered to the above office at or before 10:00am East Africa Local Time on 18 May 2017 and must be accompanied by a security.

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Babalwa Bungane
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