EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INVESTORS AT DEDAN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK
DeKUT/STP/EOI/007/2020-2021

  1.  Introduction  

    In pursuit of the Vision 2030, the Government, through Ministry of Education, State Department of University Education initiated the development of a Science and Technology Park (STP) at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT). The STP will facilitate creation and growth of innovation-based enterprises by stimulating generation and managing flow of knowledge and technology among Universities, R&D institutions, leading global companies, startups and local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

    Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) was established under the Universities Act (2012) on 14th December, 2012. It main campus is in Nyeri County, about 170 kms from Nairobi It is a Science and Technology intensive University with over 80 % of its  degree programmes being in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

  2. The Scope of Work 

    This EOI seeks applications from interested International and Local investors in Dedan Kimathi Science and Technology Park.

              EOI Reference No.                 EOI Description /Name Closing Date/Time  Download Document

    DeKUT/STP/EOI/007/2020-2021

    Invitation for Investors in Dedan Kimathi Science and Technology Park

    Tenders will be opened four  times :

      31st March,2021

      28th April,2021

      28th May,2021

      18th June,2021
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  3. Investors in the Science and Technology Park  

    The investors being sought will be in the following categories STP Thematic areas:

    1. Agro- Tech (Food Bio-resources and Value Addition).
    2. Information and communication technology (ICT).
    3. Design, Manufacturing and Materials (DMM).
    4. Investors who may want to invest in establishment of facilities such as Hotel and residential housing.

    The development plans will be implemented following two tracks: one being financed by the Government and the other financed through partnership with private investors. This Expression of Interest (EOI) is intended for the second track.

  4. Bidding Timeline 

    This Expression of interest will result in short listing of interested investors who will be invited to submit proposals. It is expected that the short listing will be completed by Monday 20th June,2021 followed by request for detailed proposal. The Selection of preferred investors and partners will be completed by 30th June, 2021.

  5. Evaluation Criteria

    Interested Investor(s)/Consortium/Partners must provide information indicating that they are qualified to successfully undertake the envisioned development. Short listing of Investor(s)/Consortium will be based on the following:

    1. Capability to mobilize adequate financing for the STP.
    2. Provide information indicating that they are qualified to provide the above services.
    3. Provide evidence of projects related to the above services completed in the last 5 years.
    4. Certified copies of audited annual reports for the last five years, articles and memorandum of association and certificate of incorporation will be required.
    5. Evidence of experience in STP project implementation with at least one project for a similar institution less than two projects implementation in the last 5 years.
    6. A list and CV’s of the consultants/contractors they propose to employ for the development including names of their lead project managers within their organizations, contractors and consultants.
    7. A list of names, location, current STP (s) status and size of Science and Technology Parks projects undertaken by themselves or their proposed consultants and contractors in the last 5 years including indicative project costs.
    8. Declaration of all pending litigation(s) against the investor(s)/consortia which shall in total not represent more than 10%, (ten percent) of the investor(s)/consortia’s net worth.
    9. Provide copies of statutory documents (PIN Certificate, Tax compliance certificate and any other relevant documents.

    Any query regarding the EOI should be addressed to procurement@dkut.ac.ke

    Submission Requirements:

    This Expression of interest will result in short listing of interested investors who will be invited to submit proposals. It is expected that the short listing will be completed by 30th June, 2021 followed by request for detailed proposal. The Selection of preferred investors will be completed by 1st July, 2021 .

    One (1) Original and Two (2) copies of the EOI and accompanying documents duly completed must be placed in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the EOI number and description without identifying the sender and must be addressed to: 


    The Vice chancellor
    Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
    Private Bag - 10143, Dedan Kimathi 
    Nyeri, Kenya

     

    And be deposited in the Tender Box provided at the entrance to the Resource Center II so as to be received on or before Wednesday 31st March, 2021 at 10.00 hrs (East African Time), Wednesday 28th April,2021 ,Friday 28th ,2021 and Friday 18th June,2021 .Tender documents shall be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of interested bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at the Resource centre II Dome.

     

    THE VICE CHANCELLOR
    DEDAN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

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