Kenya: Govt Invites Bids for Construction of Industrial Parks in 25 Counties

Nairobi — Plans to construct aggregation and industrial parks across 25 counties have commenced after the Ministry of Trade and the Council of Governors issued a tender notice inviting bids from contractors.

The interested National Contractors have until July 21 to submit their bid which must be accompanied by a 9 million Shillings guarantee in the form of a Bid Bond.

The purpose of bid security is to protect the contracting entity from losses incurred if the winning bidder fails to fulfill their obligations under the contract.

The parks are to be built at a cost of 500 million Shillings each and will be located in Baringo, Kisumu, Wajir, Samburu, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Kisii among other counties.

Other counties targetted in the first phase of the scheme include; Bomet, Elgeyo Marakwat, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kericho, Kilifi, Kitui, Laikipia, Lamu, Machakos, Mandera, Narok, Nyandarua, Taita Taveta, Tharka Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, and Wajir.

“CAIPS are clusters of independent aggregation (collection) centres that will be located in each county within proximity to production areas to serve farmers and primary producers through collection, storage and storing, and even primary processing and value addition,” read the notice.

The Tender notice states that each county aggregation and industrial park will have a minimum of four manufacturing sheds of 4,000 Square Metres, thus devolving manufacturing capacity to each of the 47 counties.