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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Joint Coordinating Commission (JCC) for the Kenya – Uganda Refined Petroleum products Pipeline Tender: Expression of interest for Development of the Kenya – Uganda Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline, Closing Date 30/01/2013


REPUBLIC OF KENYA THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
JOINT COORDINATING COMMISSION FOR THE KENYA – UGANDA REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE
KENYA – UGANDA REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR A PRIVATE INVESTOR

The Government of the Republic of Kenya (GOK) and the Government of the Republic of Uganda (GOU) are desirous of developing a refined petroleum products pipeline from Kenya to Uganda (The Pipeline). The Pipeline is to be developed as a Public – Private Partnership (PPP) under a 20 year Build – Own Operate – Transfer (BOOT) arrangement.

The Joint Coordinating Commission (JCC) for the Kenya – Uganda Refined Petroleum products Pipeline, hereby invites Expressions of interest (EOI) from experienced firms/Consortia for pre-qualification to bid for project. The objective of this pre-qualification is to identify interested investors, with capacity and experience in developing similar projects to enter into a partnership with the two Governments to develop and operate the pipeline.

Scope of the project
The project consists of development and operation of a multi – product pipeline between Eldoret, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda, via Malaba at the border and Jinja in Uganda , a distance of approximately 352km.

The Pipeline will interconnect with the existing 14 inch diameters pipeline running from Nairobi to Eldoret and should be able to transport products to and from Kampala, Uganda and Eldoret, Kenya including a spur line to Jinja. The project will also include a common user depot at the pipeline terminal in Kampala.

Mandatory Requirements

      a) Language
i) The EOI and supporting documents must be in English.

b) Company Profile
ii) Name of the investor / lead including any joint venture partners who will participate in understating the pipeline development and their respective roles in alinspected of the projects cycle (including financing, preparation, design, construction operation and maintenance)
iii) Description of the management / organization structure. Joint venture / consortia agreement shall be required for collaborative ventures. Any prequalified consortium shall be required for collaborative ventures. Any prequalified consortium shall maintain the consortium members throughout the project development and for one year after the expiry of defects liability period.
iv) Certified copy of certificates of incorporation in the country of domicile
v) Name, office address, telefax number, email and cable address of the investor / lead investor or persons autopsied to received al correspondence.
vi) Signed resumes of key personnel endorsed by the investor / lead invest who will be involved in developing the project.
vii) Capability and experience in successful development, construction, operation and maintenance of a similar pipeline. Singed client references must be submitted.


c) Financial
viii) Audited financial statements / reports for the last five years preceding the date of the EOI or the investor / lead investor and each partner in the consortium.
ix) The investor /lead investor must have a minimum annual turnover equivalent to United States Dollars 500 million. Evaluation of the financial statements will be on the bidder’s financial strength as depicted by among others the return on capital employed. Liquidity and debt ratios.
x) Capability and experience in mobilizing project finance supported by financier’s references

d) Legal
xi) Disclosures regarding litigation the investor / lead investor (and consortium, members) in the last ten yeas
xii) Declaration of non involvement in corrupt practices including any citations or investigations of the investor. lead investor (and consortium members).


Applicants may be subjected to due diligence and will be required to corporate. The JCC reserves the right to reject any or all the Expressions of interest.

Only pre-qualified firms will be invited to bid. Written request for clarification may be submitted to the following office at the latest seven days before the closing date:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Amber House, Office No. C 109
29/33 KAMPALA Road
P. O. Box 7270
KAMPALA, UGANDA
Tel: 256 414 234733/4

Interested firms should submit one original and four singed copies of EOI in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Expression of interest for Development of the Kenya – Uganda Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline”, to the address so as to be received at the latest by Wednesday 30th January 2013, 1200 hours (East African time)
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Amber House, Office No. C 109
29/33 KAMPALA Road
P. O. Box 7270
KAMPALA, UGANDA
Fax: 256 414 234732

The EOI will be opened at 1230 hours on the closing date in the presence of firm representatives who wish to attend.
Mr. Fred A. Kabangambe – Kaliilisa                                         Mr. Patrick M. Nyoike, CBS
Permanent Secretary                                                                Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development                               Ministry of Energy
P. O. Box 7270                                                                         P. O. Box 30582 – 00100
Kampala, Uganda                                                                     Nairobi, Kenya