Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is set to build the country’s biggest office tower complex in Mombasa. The State agency has invited qualified firms to bid for the provision of consultancy services, for design and construction supervision of the project.
Tender documents provided by KPA show that the giant structure will cover an area of 75,000 square metres including 18,000 square metres of parking spaces (1,000 vehicles), 12,000 square metres reserved for conference facilities and 15,000 square metres for commercial spaces.
Preliminary information from the tender which was advertised in June, shows that KPA could reserve for its occupation, 9,000 square metres of the 21,000 square metres of lettable office space that will be provided by the building.
With the body requiring bidders with a capacity to handle projects worth up to KSh. 7 billion or more, indications show the budget could be higher. The state agency has also encouraged firms with sophisticated expertise on modern technology and global best practices like energy-saving and solar to bid for the tender.
Without revealing the project cost, the scope of the project as detailed in the tender document shows that the project is comparable in scale to only a few in the country currently.
The organization will use the pre-qualification method of tendering for the project, where bidders are invited to submit a technical proposal first. Upon review, the successful bidders are then invited for contract negotiations.