Mini Grid Solar Pv Tender Announced in Kenya

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  • The Rural Electrification Authority has received funding plus grants for a two lot,mini-grid roll programme.
  • The contracts will comprise of two parts namely; engineering procurement and construction, and operation and maintenance.
  • The capacity for the mini plants are specified at 1410 kWp.
  • Tender closes at 10:00am on 29 January 2019

The government of Kenya has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and grants under Scaling Up Renewable Energy in low income countries under the Strategic Climate Fund Grant towards the cost of Kenya Electricity Modernisation Project (KEMP).

It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit and SREP grants will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for design, supply and installation of solar PV power generation plants (SPGP) with associated power distribution network (PDN) in selected un-electrified areas in Kenya.

The contract will have two parts:

Part 1: design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of SPGP and construction of 1175 kW AC (1410 kWp) Solar PV plants associated PDN.

Part 2: Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services of the facilities and reliable supply of power to the consumers for a period of 15 years.

Bidders may bid for Lot-1 or Lot-2 or both Lots. This International Competitive Bidding will be conducted adopting the World Bank’s Standard Procurement document for design, supply and installation “Single Stage Bidding Procedure”.

Complete set of bidding documents in English can be downloaded from the REA web site: or contact Edward Gakunju on +254 20 4953000, Email:

Author: Babalwa Bungane

This article was originally published on ESI Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes.



1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    May you indicate where you got this information from? There is no tender to find on REA website, and the phone number you indicated is not in service.

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