PPDA clears procurement in controversial K10bn SRWB contract

Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) has cleared the procurement in the controversial K10 billion Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) project.

Hausi: Cleared

In June this year, SRWB advertised for a tender to do detailed designs and construction works for the extension of Mangochi Potable Water Supply Project funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

In a letter dated October 30 2020, PPDA director general Elias Hausi said they have taken note of the procurement process and the contract award decision that was made.

“We have taken noted that this procurement was carried out in accordance with procurement guidelines established  by the donor, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, KFAED.

“Further, in the event that there are any complaints regarding this procurement process, we expect that such complaints will be dealt with in accordance with guidelines and procedurers established by the donor,” Hausi said.

The evaluation report  shows that 14 companies bought the bid document, but only four submitted their proposals.

Jiangsu Suzhong Construction Group Company Limited made a bid of $16.3 million, Alghanim/ Plem quoted $14.4 million, Sawa Group/Metito joint venture priced its bid at $21.7 million while Kuwait Dynamic Limited/ Fisd partnership offered $12.3 million.

Alghanim International General Trading in a joint venture with Malawian firm Plem Construction, which quoted K10.9 billion and K1.6 billion higher than Kuwait Dynamics which partnered Fisd a Malawian-owned business K9.3 billion, was awarded the contract.

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3 years ago

I here the complaints came from the malawian company, and I understand they were once offered a contract and they didn’t do a good job. Lower bid yes, but at the end its not only lower bid but also client satisfaction matters.

National Ceo
National Ceo
3 years ago

We want reasons why FISD/Kuwait Dynamic was not considered.

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
3 years ago
Reply to  National Ceo

BT it is them.who won the contract

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