Vetting of shortlisted bidders delays picking of fuel marking winner

14Jul 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Vetting of shortlisted bidders delays picking of fuel marking winner

Vetting of shortlisted companies seeking to supply fuel marking technology to Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority by Ministry of Energy is the last step towards picking the winning bidder.

Ewura’s Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Manager, Titus Kaguo.

Ewura’s Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Manager, Titus Kaguo said the process to pick the winning bidder will be finalised soon after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the exercise.”The vetting process is not a mandate of Ewura so we are waiting from the ministry,” Kaguo said last week.

He further stated that the multi-billion shillings tender contract is awarded through a rigorous process which involves the ministry. Kaguo said by the time the government had announced a partial lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak in March, nine bidders purchased tender documents and they included: Authentix Inc., Intertek International Limited, GFI, Bureau Veritas SGS Tanzania Limited CGS Collateral Control Company Limited SICPA SA and Farali Computers.

“The process is underway as per PPRA regulations hence I call upon all bidders to remain calm because the exercise is always transparent,” he added. Last November, Ewura floated an international tender seeking bidders for the fuel marking technology with a deadline of December 2, 2019.

“The Government of Tanzania has set aside funds for the operation of the Energy and Water  Utilities  Regulatory  Authority during the  financial  year 2019/20. It is intended that part of the proceeds of the fund will be used to cover eligible payment under the contract for the provision of fuel marking services. The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority now invites sealed tenders from eligible service providers for provision of fuel marking services,” Ewura said in its tender invitation statement.

“All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security in an acceptable form in the amount of one hundred thousand United States dollars only or freely convertible currencies. All tenders in one original plus three copies, properly filled in, and enclosed in  plain envelopes must  be  delivered  to  the  address indicated  at  or  before 10.00  hours  local  time  on 2nd December2019.Tenders  will  be opened   promptly  thereafter  in  public  and  in  the  presence  of  the bidders’ representatives  who  choose  to  attend  in  the  opening  at the address  indicated above,” the tender invitation announcement stated.

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