Firm out to stop KenGen from awarding security tender

Patriotic Guards Limited has accused the power generating company of planning to award tender through a flawed process.

Saturday February 20 2016

KenGen managing director Albert Mugo during the release of results at a Nairobi Hotel on October 13, 2015. A security company has moved to court to stop KenGen from awarding a tender for guards to another firm. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

KenGen managing director Albert Mugo during the release of results at a Nairobi Hotel on October 13, 2015. A security company has moved to court to stop KenGen from awarding a tender for guards to another firm. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MAUREEN KAKAH
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A security company has moved to court to stop the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) from awarding a tender for guards to another firm.

Patriotic Guards Limited has accused KenGen of planning to award the tender through a flawed process at their expense.

KenGen, through the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board, has set the minimum turnover for the winning bidder at Sh800 million.

However, Through lawyer Tom Wachakana, the complainant argued the requirement is irregular and illegal according to Public Procurement and Disposal Act. The company termed the requirement discriminative and oppressive, “Yet KenGen is on the verge of declaring the winner of the tender.”

REVIEW FLAWED PROCESS

“It is therefore necessary that the board is compelled to review the flawed process and KenGen stopped from going ahead to award the said tender to a third party,” Mr Wachakana said adding it is unfair and harsh to impose such a requirement on them.

The lawyer wants the matter certified urgent arguing that the tender documents are unreasonable.

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“I am about to lose the tender on irrational and discriminative grounds. I have lost money, suffered damage and I am likely to suffer psychologically if this court fails to intervene,” said Patriotic Guards Limited MD Mr Titus Kigen.

KenGen advertised the tender on January 6 for provision of security guarding and alarm system services.

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