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Daily Nation : February 19th 2014
DAILY NATION Wednesday February 19, 2014 ICT | Fibre optic link ESTIMATES | What policy paper hopes to achieve Next budget seeks to cut the ballooning wage bill Enhanced use of funds on projects planned as some staff to be retired BY MWANIKI WAHOME email@example.com T SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION Workers move a roll of conduit ducts on the Njoro- Egerton road in Nakuru yesterday where a fibre optic cable is being laid to link Nakuru Town, Egerton University and adjacent businesses and other institutions. he 2014/15 budget will seek to reduce the wage bill and boost economic growth. This will be achieved by cutting lengthy purchase process to enhance absorption of development funds. A Budget Policy Statement released yesterday outlines how the government intends to reduce the threat posed by a huge wage bill while promoting faster implementation of infrastructure projects. Some civil servants will be sent home in an effort to reduce recurrent budget that experts have warned is likely to starve projects of funds if not contained. “The government will insti- tute measures to contain the public wage bill, and increase needed resources for development funding. These would include payroll cleansing, staff rationalisation, identification and trimming off of excess personnel,” the statement says. It says a wage adjustment for parastatals will be in line with a Cabinet directive of a reform taskforce that reduced their numbers by merging some and abolishing others. “The current wage bill to GDP ratio of 11.7 per cent is deemed too high and may become unsustainable if not contained. It is expected that recruitment for county governments is likely to worsen the wage bill to GDP ratio,” government policy think tank Institute of Public Policy for Research Analysis said. Business News 35 NIC Bank in Sh430m cover deal BY NATION CORRESPONDENTS African Trade Insurance Agency has signed a Sh430 million deal with NIC Bank to protect the bank against risks of collapse and non-payment by borrowers. The cover specifically targets small and medium enterprises and will see the bank lend more money without need for collateral. The cover will help NIC extend credit such as short term loans, invoice discounting, bank guarantees and letters of credit to customers. African Trade Insurance Agency managing director George Otieno said most small firms are locked out of borrowing because they lack tangible securities to secure loans. “The credit risk insurance for SME financing allows NIC Bank to offer loans to the group within 48 hours,” he said. The Nairobi International Trade Fair (N.I.T.F) AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF KENYA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) invites applications from suppliers who are technically capable of supplying the various goods and services listed below for the 2014 – 2016 financial years. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit AGRA’s website at www.agra.org to gain a full understanding of our activities and grantees. No. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ITEM DESCRIPTION AGRA/ADMIN 01/2014 SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, SERVICING OF AIR COMPRESSORS AGRA/ADMIN 02/2014 PROVISION OF TAXI SERVICES, VAN AND BUS HIRE AGRA/ADMIN 03/2014 PROVISION OF INSURANCE BROKERAGE SERVICES AGRA/ADMIN 04/2014 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF COURIER AND MAIL DELIVERY SERVICES AGRA/ADMIN 05/2014 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF OFFICE SUPPLIES AND STATIONERY AGRA/ADMIN 06/2014 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF PRINTED STATIONERY AGRA/ADMIN 07/2014 PROVISION OF OFFICE CLEANING SERVICES AGRA/ADMIN 08/2014 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF OFFICE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT AGRA/ADMIN 09/2014 PROVISION OF SHORT-TERM HOUSING FACILITIES (FULLY FURNISHED APARTMENTS) 10 AGRA/ADMIN 10/2014 PROVISION OF TYRES, TUBES & VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SERVICES 11 AGRA/ADMIN 11/2014 PROVISION OF TRANSLATION SERVICES FOR TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS 12 AGRA/ADMIN 12/2014 PROVISION OF CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES 13 AGRA/ADMIN 13/2014 PROVISION OF CATERING SERVICES 14 AGRA/ADMIN 14/2014 PROVISION OF OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL SECURITY SERVICES 15 AGRA/HR 15/2014 16 AGRA/HR 16/2014 PROVISION OF RECRUITMENT & HEAD HUNTING SERVICES PROVISION OF HR CONSULTING IN AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: TEAM BUILDING, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS REVIEW, CHANGE MANAGEMENT , JOB EVALUATION, STAFF TRAINING 17 AGRA/IT 17/2014 PROVISION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) PRODUCTS, SOLUTIONS, CONSULTANCIES AND SERVICES 18 AGRA/COMMS 18/2014 PROVISION OF DOCUMENTARIES,BRANDING AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS 19 AGRA/COMMS 19/2014 PROVISION OF GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES 20 AGRA/ IAU 20/2014 PROVISION OF EXTERNAL REVIEW SERVICES/AUDIT OF GRANTEE PROJECTS 21 AGRA/GRANTS 21/2014 PROVISION OF TECHNICAL BACKSTOPPING TO GRANTEES 22 AGRA/GRANTS 22/2014 PROVISION OF GRANTEES INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING SERVICES Description of requirements: Interested companies are requested to submit their EOI clearly indicating the code & item description by email to firstname.lastname@example.org & hard copies to AGRA, West End Towers, Kanjata Road, Off Muthangari drive (Off Waiyaki Way) 4th Floor – Attention: Procurement Office on or before 5th Any EOI received after the deadline will NOT be considered. The EOI must include the following information: • • • • • Company’s name, postal and physical address Phone , fax and email numbers Name and title of contact persons The company’s background, including experience in provision of relevant products and processes A minimum 3 current letters of recommendations Suppliers currently doing business with AGRA should re-apply. March 2014 at 5pm. PRE-QUALIFICATION NOTICE The Nairobi International Trade Fair (N.I.T.F) invites applications from eligible candidates for purposes of pre-qualifying suppliers for the period 2014 for the following categories of goods, services and works:- CODE CATEGORY REFERENCE A - 1 A - 2 A - 3 A - 4 A - 5 A - 6 A - 7 A - 8 A - 9 A - 10 A - 11 A - 12 A - 13 A - 14 A - 15 A - 16 A - 17 B - 18 B - 19 B - 20 B - 21 B - 22 B - 23 B - 24 NITF/01/2014 NITF/02/2014 NITF/03/2014 NITF/04/2014 NITF/05/2014 NITF/06/2014 NITF/07/2014 NITF/08/2014 NITF/09/2014 NITF/10/2014 NITF/11/2014 NITF/12/2014 NITF/13/2014 NITF/14/2014 NITF/15/2014 NITF/16/2014 NITF/17/2014 NITF/18/2014 NITF/19/2014 NITF/20/2014 NITF/21/2014 NITF/22/2014 NITF/23/2014 NITF/24/2014 C - 25 NITF/25/2014 C - 26 NITF/26/2014 C - 27 NITF/27/2014 C - 28 NITF/28/2014 C - 29 NITF/29/2014 C - 30 NITF/30/2014 C - 31 NITF/31/2014 C - 32 NITF/32/2014 C - 33 NITF/33/2014 C - 34 NITF/34/2014 C - 35 NITF/35/2014 C - 36 NITF/36/2014 C - 37 NITF/37/2014 C - 38 NITF/38/2014 C - 39 NITF/39/2014 C - 40 NITF/40/2014 C - 41 NITF/41/2014 C - 42 NITF/42/2014 C - 43 NITF/43/2014 C - 44 NITF/44/2014 C - 45 NITF/45/2014 D - 46 NITF/46/2014 D - 47 NITF/47/2014 D - 48 NITF/48/2014 D - 49 NITF/49/2014 CATEGORY DESCRIPTION A. SUPPLIES Supply and delivery of hardware material Supply and delivery of building materials Supply and delivery of electrical services Supply and installation of fire fighting equipment Supply of general stationery Supply of computers and computer accessories Supply of animal feeds Supply and delivery of saw dust Supply and delivery of banners and bunting Supply and delivery of water chemicals Supply and installation of panels Supply and delivery of sashes Supply and management of mobile toilets Supply of staff uniforms Provision of cleaning materials, detergents and sundry Supply and delivery of fresh milk Supply of fresh cut flowers B. WORKS Building contractors Civil engineering contractors Metal fabrication contractors Electrical contractors Timber splitting contractors Supply and installation of CCTV’s cameras Supply and installation of plasma screens C. SERVICES Provision of printing services Provision of catering services Provision of timber splitting Provision of transport of livestock Provision of exhauster services Provision of security services Provision of garbage collection and disposal vehicles (tippers /lorries) Provision of car hire and taxi services Provision of decoration and drapery Provision of fumigation and pest control services Provision of generator maintenance services Provision for hire and installation of panels Provision for security gadgets and equipment Provision of computers and printers maintenance services Provision of maintenance and servicing of photocopying machine Provision of public toilets management services Provision of maintenance and servicing of borehole pumps and equipment Provision of maintenance and servicing of surface water pumps Provision of cleaning and shampooing of carpets and seats services Provision of motor vehicle repair and maintenance services Provision of water tank cleaning services D. CONSULTANCY SERVICES Provision of media agency and services Development of TV programme /documentaries Provision of outdoor advertising Provision for photography and video recording Interested eligible firms may obtain further information and inspect pre-qualification documents at the office of the: The Accountant, Nairobi International Trade Fair. A complete set of the pre-qualification documents may be obtained by interested bidders upon payment of the non-refundable fee of Kshs.2,000 per category paid in cash or Bankers Cheque at the Nairobi international Trade Fair, Accounts Department. Pre-Qualification documents must be submitted in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked “Prequalification of Suppliers N.I.T.F/CODE/ CATEGORY NO/” with the category reference number accompanied with the original payment receipt and deposited in the Tender Box located at the entrance to the Branch Manager’s office. The document should be addressed to The Branch Manager Nairobi International Trade Fair P. O. Box 21340 -00505 NAIROBI So as to be received on or before Friday, 28th March, 2014 at 12.00 noon This year’s Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF) will be held from Monday, 29th September to Sunday, 5th October, 2014.
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