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Published: 22 November 2022








DATE                  : 16TH NOVEMBER 2022


IFB No.                : KPA/065/2022-23/PDM


JICA Loan No.      : KE-P35


Project Name       : Mombasa Special Economic Zone Development Project

  (Port Sub-Project)

Contract Name     : Package-1 Civil and Building Works


  1. The Government of the Republic of Kenya has received a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-Loan Agreement KE-P35 Loan amount JPY 37,090 million signed on February 27, 2020, towards the cost of Mombasa Special Economic Zone Development Project (Port Sub-Project) and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payments under the contract for Package-1 Civil and Building Works.


2.  The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the construction and completion of Package-1 Civil and Building Works (“the Works”) described in below:


  1. Preparatory works; Mobilization, etc.
  2. Quay Length 300 m, Width 50 m, Depth – 15 m, and Foundation Piles
  3. Trestle Length 214 m, Width 20 m, and Foundation Piles
  4. Causeway Length 149 m and Width 20 m
  5. Revetment Total Length 1,394 m
  6. Reclamation 13.2 ha, with Volume approx. 430,000 m3 including Revetment and Causeway Sand Volume
  7. Soil Improvement 14.9 ha, with Total Length of PVD Driving 4,470,000 m, approx. 420,000 m3 of Surcharging Material Fill
  8. Dredging of Turning Basin and Navigation Channel with Total Volume of approx. 2,590,000 m3
  9. Pavement 37,740 m2 for Container Yard, 57,860 m2 for Vehicle Yard, 13,899 m2 for Utility & Workshop Area and 8,093 m2 for Administration Area
  10. Water Drainage Total Length 2,690 m
  11. Buildings and Facilities: Administration Building, Utilities, etc.
  12. Security System and Information and Communication Technology: Intrusion Detection System, Intercom System, etc.


  1. JICA requires that bidders and contractors, as well as KPA under the contracts funded with Japanese ODA Loans and other Japanese ODA, to observe highest standard of ethics during the procurement and execution of such contracts. In pursuance to this policy JICA -


    1. Will reject a proposal for award if it determines that the recommended bidder(s) for award has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practises in competing for the contract in question.


    2. Will recognise a contractor as ineligible for a period determined by JICA, to be awarded a contract funded with Japanese ODA Loans if it at any time determines that the contractor has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practises in competing for or in executing another contract funded with Japanese ODA Loans or other Japanese ODA.


  2. Disbursement of the ODA loan by JICA will be subject in all aspects to the Terms and Conditions of the Loan Agreement including disbursement procedures. No other Party other than KPA shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claim to the Loan Proceeds.


  3. Eligible Applicants/Bidders. Under the Loan Agreement, the Eligible Nationality of the Contractor (s) shall be the following: Japan in the case of the prime contractor; and All countries and areas in the case of the sub-contractor(s).In case where the prime contractor is a joint venture, such joint venture will be eligible provided that the nationality of the lead partner is Japan, that the nationality of the other partners is Japan and/or the Republic of Kenya and that the total share of work of Japanese partners in the joint venture is more than fifty percent (50%) of the contract amount.


  4. Bidding will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable Guidelines for Procurement under Japanese ODA Loans and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries. Interested bidders wishing to obtain a copy of the Guidelines on Eligible Source Countries of Japanese ODA Loans may do so by sending an email to tenders@kpa.co.ke before payment of the non-refundable fee referred to in Paragraph (8) below.


  5. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding Document during office hours at:


    The General Manager Supply Chain Management

    Kenya Ports Authority, Kilindini Kipevu Headquarters 4th Floor, Finance Block III, Door BLK-3.4.3, Mombasa, Kenya

    From Monday to Friday between 08:00 hours and 16:00 hours except on public holiday

    Tel: +254 (41) 211 3600/211 3059



  6. The Bidding Document may be purchased by interested Bidders upon submission of a written application to the address above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of United States Dollars Five Hundred Only (USD 500) Paid to the KPA Bank Account as follows:

    Account Name

    Account No.

    Bank Name

    Swift Code


    Kenya Ports Authority

    Kes 300046401 


    USD 300046428



    Bank Code 16000

    Citibank House

    Nkrumah Road

    P.O. Box 83615 - 80100



  7. The method of payment will be Bank Transfer. The Documents will be issued in a Flash Drive/CD upon verification of proof of payment.


  8. Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visit. There will be a Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on 29th November 2022 at KPA Head Quarters, 6th Floor Conference Room at 10.00 AM. Thereafter a Mandatory site visit will be held on 30th November 2022 at the Project Site, Located at Dongo Kundu. All Bidders will use own means of transport and assemble at Shika Adabu (Coordinates: 570350E, 9545090N), at 9.30 HRS EAT for guidance of how to access the site.


  9. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 1000 HRS EAT on 15th February 2023 and must be accompanied by a security of JPY 600 million.

    The General Manager, Supply Chain Management

    Kenya Ports Authority, Kilindini Kipevu Headquarters

    4th Floor, Finance Block III, Door BRK-3.4.3,



  10. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the offices as specified in the Bidding Document.


Amb. John Mwangemi