On 18 December 2018, the Honourable Minister of Works and Transport publicly announced the outcome of the Pre-Qualification Evaluation Process of the Kampala Jinja Expressway PPP Project. A public opening of requests for pre-qualification applications was carried out on 3 September 2018, where eight (8 No.) Consortia expressed interest in the development of the Project. Following the conclusion of the evaluation process and no-objection from Development Partners (African Development Bank (AfDB), French Development Agency (AFD) and European Union (EU)), four (4 No.) Consortia out of the eight (8 No.) were short listed having satisfied all the minimum qualification requirements. These are:
- China Communications Construction Company Ltd and China First Highway Engineering Company Ltd;
- KJ Connect (with Vinci Concessions as the lead member);
- Strabag/ICITAS/EGIS/AIIM/STOA with Strabag as Lead member;
- CCKS Consortium (China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd, China Wu Yi Co. Ltd, Korea Expressway Corporation and SK Engineering and Construction).
UNRA is now going to proceed to invite proposals (both technical and financial) from the shortlisted bidders during the second stage which is expected to be concluded by the end of 2019 with the selection of the preferred bidder.
UNRA is confident that these pre-qualified bidders shall bring expertise and add value to the KJE development process.