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Expression of interest (EoI) Bio-digester repair works – Kiambu County & Others

The Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) is a Public Private Partnership engagement that is
funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program is managed from Nairobi, Kenya where it
supports five national biogas programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. In
each of these countries, ABPP is managed through a tri-partite agreement whereby Hivos is the Fund
Manager; SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) provides technical support; and each the
country has a local implementing partner.

The ABPP began its work in Kenya in 2009 under the stewardship of KENFAP (which later on became
KENAFF). KENAFF partnered with Hivos and SNV to establish the Kenya National Domestic Biogas
Program (KENDBIP). This partnership came to an end in September 2015, where ABPP undertook to
establish a care taker team to continue with the program activities as a program team was being
constituted to manage the remaining Phase II period. This team is referred to as the Kenya Biogas
Program (KBP).

Over that period, the ABPP supported the construction of 3454 bio-digesters in the 12
sub-counties of Kiambu. Out of these 3454 installations, 447 are currently not functioning for technical and/or operational reasons. KBP invites interested parties to tender for all non-functional biodigesters in Kiambu for repair and maintenance works.

KBP is inviting EoI from eligible parties for the repair of bio-digesters in Kiambu County (and
any other county).

Eligibility criteria:

  • Existing BCEs(Biogas Construction Enterprises)/masons currently working with the program;
  • BCEs/masons must have proven qualifications (attach relevant documents including training and professional certificates including referees), and operational experience working with smallscale AD systems including but not limited to;
    • Knowledge of O & M procedures
    • Troubleshooting/diagnosis skills
    • Design knowledge of the AD models in the sector (candidate must disclose which models they are familiar with)
    • Bio-slurry use and management
  • Mandatory attendance of the pre-bid meeting
  • Must declare no conflict of interest
  • Must not have pending litigation cases

The scope of work
The scope of work includes:

  • Informing the household of the assessment visit, followed by a physical site visit to quote for the repair works, if needed;
  • Full diagnostic assessment of the bio-digester, piping, appliances and other accessories;
  • Detailed description of the scope of repair work and a priced Bill of Quantities (BoQs);
  • Successful bidders are awarded repair contracts for plants quoted
  • Detailed report of the repair exercise-showing scope and materials used, photos during and after repair, and successful commissioning post repair

The EoI must reach the Kenya Biogas Program before Monday the 2nd of July 2018, 17:00 hrs, in
electronic format to the email: . Those interested in other counties other than Kiambu
must indicate the specific counties and for these, the timeline is open.
Evaluation of EoI
All responses will be evaluated. Submitting a response does not guarantee that an expression of
interest will be considered and only partners who are deemed qualified after evaluation will receive bid documents

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