Business
13 firms bid for JLOS House construction
Publish Date: Jul 18, 2014
13 firms bid for JLOS House construction
Jim Mugunga, the finance ministry spokesperson
  • mail
  • img
newvision

 

By Chris Kiwawulo                         

Thirteen companies have expressed interest in construction of a multi-billion Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) complex in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.

The justice ministry has been receiving bids since June 12 when they announced expression of interest for construction of the complex to be called JLOS House. The complex will be constructed under a Public, Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, according to a statement from JLOS.

Jim Mugunga, the finance ministry spokesperson told New Vision Online that funds from government were available to finance the government component for the complex whose bids are to be opened today (Friday) at the complex site in Naguru.

The bidding companies include only one Ugandan firm; Africana Finance and Investments, Oubuntu Consulting and Prism Architects (Joint Venture/Consortium).

Five Chinese firms have also expressed interest alongside two others from South Africa. France, US, Israel, Greece and Portugal, each have one company bidding.

Firms from China are; Weihai International Economic and Cooperative Company, China State Construction and Engineering Company Limited, Beijing Uni-Construction Group Company Limited, China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation, Complant-China Complete Plant and Import and Export Corporation Limited.

Those from South Africa are; Group 5 and Twed and Matla Consultants.The other firms are; Eiffage Concessions from France, Consolidated Contractors group from Greece, Shikun and Binui Arison Group and SBI International Holding (Joint Venture) from Israel, Mota Engil from Portugal and Hawthone Developments from US.

The bidders were asked to express interest and or, confirm their interest in designs review, procurement, construction, financing and management of the stated office accommodation and facilities under a PPP arrangement.

“The international response to the expression of interest is evidence of the great value attached to the JLOS House project which will serve as a one-stop center of environmentally friendly and intelligent buildings housing the JLOS Towers and High Court; Uganda Police Headquarters; Appellate courts and headquarters of the Judiciary,” the JLOS statement reads in part.

According to JLOS, the bids will be evaluated in accordance with Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) Act, 2003, by an evaluation team comprising of representatives from Government together with the JLOS House Project Transaction Advisor before coming up with the final winner.

Related Stories 

New Supreme Court building to cost sh303b

 

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
MTN tops most admired, valuable African Brand
MTN has again topped the Brand Africa 100® list as the most admired and most valuable African Brand. At over $5.4b, MTN is the only African brand valued over a billion dollars....
17 business personalities awarded American honorary doctorates
A group of 17 personalities with footprints in business and humanitarian circles, have been awarded honorary philosophy doctorates in humanities by an American institution, for positive transformation of society....
Egypt to offer projects to domestic, foreign investors
Egypt will offer a slew of projects to domestic and foreign investors at a conference in March aimed at kick-starting an economy battered by years of political unrest....
Students’ involvement in investment negotiations is key
University students have been urged to get involved in negotiations of trade, bilateral and investment agreements rather than leaving it to technocrats and politicians....
Practices to add to your daily business schedule
At the end of each day’s work, find time to identify three things that went well. Once you identify them, ask the critical question such as, “Why did ‘X’ go well?”...
Dubai insurer set for Uganda
The new firm will enter into strategic partnerships to oversee, design, and control processes of selected licensed brokers....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter