Project feasibility study approved
Feasibility study approved
Transport and Infrastructure
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)
The Government of the Republic of Kenya through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure represented by Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) identified the need to improve the operation and maintenance of the Nairobi Thika highway with the objective of managing the high volumes of traffic along certain sections of the highway while improving safety of pedestrians and emergency response systems.
KeNHA intends to procure operation and maintenance services from a private party over a 10 year concession period for the Nairobi – Thika highway. In summary the Project Scope is set out below: a)Operation and maintenance (including heavy maintenance / lifecycle replacement works) of the Project Highway in accordance with specified performance standards. b) The design, financing, engineering, and construction and subsequent operation and maintenance of the following; • Foot Over Bridges at various locations and removal of speed bumps. • Installation of street lighting along selected sections of the main carriageway as well as along service roads. • Implementation of a highway traffic management system along with emergency response system. • Geometric improvements at identified intersections.
The project was selected for development as a PPP because it proved that it would generate value for money to the Government and would ensure risk allocative efficiency between the public and private sector parties. In addition, the proposed engagement of the private sector party through a performance based PPP contract will result in improved service delivery and efficiency in the operational and maintenance of the identified project road.
ICT was engaged in its capacity as a Transaction Advisor to provide advice on the project, including all the detailed financial, technical and legal work required to prepare the Contracting Authority to implement the proposed project from Inception to Financial Close. The Transaction Advisor was engaged to take charge in the completion of the initial project appraisal including: preparation of a Feasibility Study report; carrying out a procurement and PPP options analyses and recommending the best PPP mode of delivery; Assist the client in leading the development of a procurement strategy and timetable for the project, including key milestones, deliverable and approval; stages; and conduct a comprehensive economic and financial analysis for the project including developing a detailed and comprehensive Project Financial Model. Additional services include: preparation of bidding documents (including the EOI, RFQ and RFP documents); and provision of support during the bidding process, including tender evaluation and bidder negotiations until Financial Closure.
Feasibility study approved