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The process of soliciting for a bidder for the Public Private Partnership K-JE project is entering its final phase. UNRA has this morning issued a Request For Proposals to the four consortia bidding for the construction of the multi million dollar Kampala Jinja Expressway.

The RfP is a document that announces a project, describes it, and solicits bids from qualified contractors to complete it. There are only four shortlisted bidders inform of consortia who include ; 1. KJ CONNECT CONSORTIUM (France and Portugal) This group includes; 1. Vinci Concessions S.A.S(lead) 2. Vinci Highways S.A.S 3. Meridiam Infrastructure. Africa Foundation 4. Mota-Engil Engenharia E Contrucao Africa S.A 5. Mota-Engil Engenharia E Contrucao S.A 6. Sogea Satom 7. Vinci Contruction Terrassment. 2. CCCC - CFHEC CONSORTIUM (China) This group includes; 1. China Communications Construction Company Ltd (Lead) 2. China First Highway Engineering Company Ltd. 3. STRABAG /ICTAS/EGIS/AIF3/STOA. (Austria, Germany , Poland, Turkey and France) This group contains the following; 1. Strabag AG (Lead) 2. ICTAS Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S 3. Egis Projects S.A 4. Africa Infrastructure Fund 3 GP Proprietary 5. STOA S.A 6. Strabag SP Z.O.O 7. Strabag Infrastruktura Poludnie SP Z.O.O 8. Strabag Grossprojekte GMBH 4. CCKS CONSORTIUM (China and South Korea) This group includes; 1. China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd (Lead) 2. China Wu Yi Co. Ltd 3. S.K. Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. The timelines for the bidding process from issuance of RfPs to selection of best bidder shall take a period of atleast one year Table of timelines 1. Issue of RFP and Data Room Access - 22 November 2021 2. Opening Q&A Window - 06 December 2021 3. Bidder Workshops in Kampala - 10 - January 2022 4. Site Visits - 11 to 12 January 2022 Competitive Dialogue 5. Interim Submission Deadline - 22 -Jan-2022 6. Competitive Dialogue - 7 to 18 March 2022 7. Issue Revised RFP - 2 May 2022 8. Closure of Q&A Window 20 May 2022 9. Issue of final RfP - 24 June 2022 10. Final Bid submission deadline - 26 August 2022 Evaluation 11. Communication of Technical Evaluation Results - 31 Oct 2022 12. Opening Financial Proposals. 14 November 2022 13. Notification of Preferred Bidder. 31 Dec 2022.

The new Kampala-Jinja Expressway comprises the following components; Section 1 : The Kampala Souther Bypass (31km) Section 2 : Kampala to Namagunga (35km) Section 3 : Namagunga - Jinja (42km) It's worth noting that there have been delays on the project since 2018 when invitation for bids for the project was announced. UNRA says the delay was because there were no enabling laws for PPP projects and Road Tolls. #RecklessTravelers 🌍

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