JLOS House Project preferred bidder named
#Press Release | August 12, 2015
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on behalf of the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) announces M/S TWED Property Development Ltd and Group Five Structured Ingenuity (represented by G5 Property Development (Pty) Ltd Joint Venture(JV) as the preferred bidder for the JLOS House Project after the evaluation of Request for Proposals (RFP) submitted for design review, procurement, construction, financing and management of the JLOS House Project under Public Private Partnership (PPP). This development follows a two stage procurement process that started with advertisement of a request for Expression of Interest (EOI) on June 12, 2014. A total of thirteen local and international firms/consortia expressed interest out of which JLOS shortlisted the following nine (9) eligible firms/consortia to participate in the RFP phase:
1. China State Construction and Engineering Company Limited (China)
2. Beijing Uni-Construction Group Company Limited (China);
3. China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (China);
4. Complant-China Complete Plant and Import and Export Corporation Limited (China);
5. TWED Property Development Ltd and Group Five Structured Ingenuity (represented by G5 Property Development (Pty) Ltd consortium (from Uganda and South Africa respectively);
6. Eiffage Concessions (France);
7. Consolidated Contractors group (Greece);
8. Shikun and Binui Arison Group and SBI International Holding (Joint Venture) from Israel; and
9. Mota Engil (Portugal)
The above shortlisted firms were issued with Request for Proposal (RFP) and draft project agreements on January 31, 2015. Bids were submitted on the 22nd June 2015. A comprehensive and transparent evaluation of proposals submitted to JLOS was conducted in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003 and the RFP requirements.
The Joint Venture (JV) of TWED Property Development Ltd and Group Five Property Development (Pty) Ltd was selected, based on its emphasis on a bigger local content and reduced costs for the JLOS House Project. The joint venture proposed will use ROKO Construction Company as its construction contractor and FBW Uganda Ltd as the lead design consultant. The Project is envisaged to be financed by Stanbic Bank Uganda and Standard Bank South Africa.
TWED Property Development Ltd is an indigenous property developer incorporated in 2005. TWED offers a wide range of real estate solutions that include residential, commercial office space, warehouse and logistics, mixed use developments, retail and hospitality. TWED also offers specialist services like business continuity and recovery centers, and facilities and asset management (FM). The company has successfully delivered a number of high profile developments including its flagship ultrafine buildings of TWED Plaza and TWED Towers in Kampala, Uganda.
Group Five Property Development Ltd, a South African based company was established in 1974 with core business in construction and infrastructure development. The company is listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange (JSE) and is involved in diversified construction, infrastructure concession and related services. Group Five operates in 21 Countries across Africa and also in Eastern Europe.
The TWED and Group Five consortium brings to the table proven local and global experience in infrastructure development, cutting edge innovation and world-class reputation in the construction, engineering and facilities management industry that stands to benefit the Justice, Law and Order Sector in the bid to successfully deliver the JLOS House Project.
The Justice, Law and Order Sector celebrates this milestone and remains committed and dedicated to the successful implementation of the JLOS House project - central to the reforms being carried out by the Sector through provision of decent accommodation to all the JLOS institutions in the form of modern one-stop centre offices.