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The East African : March 31st 2014
10 The EastAfrican NEWS MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2014 RUN-UP TO 2016 INTERNATIONAL TENDER NOTICE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A DUTY FREE RETAIL MASTER CONCESSION AT THE NEW JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TERMINAL UNIT 4 - RE-TENDER TENDER: KAA/193/2013-2014 Kenya Airports Authority wishes to engage a reputable Duty Free Retail Master Concessionaire to manage its duty free offering at the new Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Terminal Unit 4. Under the new facility the Authority aims to create a new retail experience for passengers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by maximizing on commercial offering by creating a retail platform to showcase new brands, new products and better services at competitive prices. The Authority now invites sealed tenders from eligible firms for the Development and Management of a Duty Free Retail Master Concession at the new Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Terminal Unit 4. Interested bidders must meet the following minimum requirements among others:- a) Having a minimum of three years continuous operating experience as a duty free retail master concessionaire in at least three airports each with an annual traffic of not less than seven (7) million passengers. b) Having a minimum of annual turnover of not less than US$ 50 million from operation of such duty free retail master concession. c) Ability to access funds necessary for the investment in the duty free master retail concession of at least US$ 5 million. Interested eligible firms may obtain further information and inspect the tender documents at the Kenya Airports Authority Headquarters at JKIA, 2nd Floor, office of the General Manager (Procurement & Logistics) from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm local time, Monday to Friday except lunch time between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm and on public holidays. Tender documents may be purchased at Kenya Airports Authority Headquarters at JKIA Nairobi for non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1,000.00 for each document. Payment will be made to the cashier on 1st floor at KAA HQS by cash or Banker’s Cheque payable to the Kenya Airports Authority. The applicant or his/her agent will pick tender document at the procurement office, 2nd floor of the same building upon production of a payment receipt. There shall be a mandatory pre-bid conference at 10.00 am on 11th the Kenya Airports Head Office conference room 5th at the new terminal unit 4. April 2014 at floor and thereafter a site inspection Duly completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes with TENDER NUMBER AND TITLE OF THE TENDER clearly indicated on the envelope shall be addressed to:The Managing Director, Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya Airports Authority Headquarters Building, Airport North Road, P. O. Box 19001-00501, NAIROBI. and be deposited in the Tender Box located on the 2nd Headquarters Building at JKIA , so as to be received on or before 18th Floor of Kenya Airports Authority April 2014 at 11.00am and shall be valid for a period of 90 days after bid submission. Late bids shall be rejected. Opening of bids will take place immediately thereafter at the Conference Room, 5th to attend floor, KAA HQ’s Building in the presence of tenderers/representatives who wish The tender must be accompanied by a bid security of Kshs1, 000,000/= Kenya Shillings One Million only or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. The Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any tender and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. Canvassing for the tender by the tenderer or by proxy shall lead to automatic disqualification of their tender. MANAGING DIRECTOR President Yoweri Museveni (left) with PM Amama Mbabazi during the NRM MPs retreat on February 14, 2014. The party has called on them to mend their differences. Picture: Morgan Mbabazi Party organ prevails on Museveni about Mbabazi Cent≥al Executive Committee says PM’s ‘ambitions’ do not violate pa≥ty constitution By BARBARA AMONG Special Correspondent A firm stand by the National Resistance Movement’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) is behind the sudden deflation of efforts to remove Uganda Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi as SecretaryGeneral of the ruling party. Mr Mbabazi, whose po- litical future had for several weeks been the subject of speculation after he was accused of secretly mobilising to stand against President Yoweri Museveni in 2016, started last week in a more relaxed posture, presiding over party meetings and confidently dismissing a reported falling out with his principal and longtime friend. The EastAfrican has learnt that the premier owes the turnaround in fortunes to the outcome of a meeting of the party’s CEC, which had been called to discuss the charges elements within the party had initiated against him. The change of heart is also driven by a need to reunite the party after an acrimonious and potentially damaging couple of weeks, ahead of the 2016 polls. Sources familiar with the proceedings of the meeting said unlike the earlier caucuses of the ruling party, where the premier had been on the defensive, the CEC turned guns on its chairman President Museveni. Members reminded the president that his actions against the premier were casting the party in a negative light. With a few exceptions, members adopted the position that even if the premier was “guilty” of harbouring presidential ambitions and mobilising to achieve them, this violated neither the national nor the party constitution. “They pointed to the fact that right from the NRM 10-point programme and its 4-point condensed version, building a democratic society consistently features as a core objective,” said the source privy to the proceedings. The duo was then advised to sort out their differences without dividing the party or casting WHAT’S NEXT it as an undemocratic institution. According the source, the President was shocked that some of speakers had been attending the preceding caucuses without betraying their position. Outnumbered and faced with these compelling arguments, President Museveni reportedly capitulated, blaming faulty intelligence for his earlier position. The members said that if the bickering between the two principals was not checked, it could tempt the armed forces to jump into the fray. While the CEC endorsed the proposal to have Richard Todwong, a Cabinet minister without portfolio, execute Mbabazi’s duties of secretary-general, it rejected all other caucus decisions on the matter, including a resolution to have NRM legislators hold a countrywide campaign to promote President Museveni as the party’s sole flag bearer for the February 2016 presidential elections. The NRM Chief Whip Jus- tine Lumumba formally presented the caucus resolution to the CEC, including a proposal to delegate some of Mr Mbabazi’s work as secretarygeneral to Mr Todwong. President Museveni and NRM supporters. While the CEC endorsed the proposal to have Richard Todwong execute Mbabazi’s duties of secretary-general, it rejected all other caucus decisions on the matter, including a resolution to have NRM legislators hold a campaign to promote President Museveni as the party’s sole flag bearer for the 2016 elections. Mr Mbabazi later went into a private meeting whose details were not divulged. But in a pointer to what could have transpired, Mr Mbabazi on March 23 was hosted on an extended talk show at Voice of Kigezi FM, a radio station in western Uganda, during which he candidly spoke about the events of the past few weeks, accusing the media of exaggerating his differences with the president.
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