Projects & Operations


Kenya Petroleum TA Project (KEPTAP)



Date: 27th February2015


Name of Project: Kenya Petroleum TechnicalAssistance Project (KEPTAP)

Credit No.5526-KE

Project ID No.P145234


The Republic of Kenya hasreceived financingin the amountof US$ 50 million being an IDA Credit from theWorld Bank towards the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP)  whose objective is to strengthen the capacity ofthe Government of Kenya to manage its petroleum sector and wealth for sustainable development impacts.  The project will run from July 24, 2014 to February 28, 2021; the project effectiveness is 24 October2014.


Owing to the successful discovery of oil and gasand hence the heightened interest by Oil Companiesto invest in Kenya's petroleum exploration opportunities, there is an encouraging upwardtrend in petroleum exploration activities in the country.This implies that the chances for Kenyato become a petroleum producing country are increasing by the day pointing to an exponential increase in thevolumes of activities in the entire petroleum sector.


The above development has made it imperative forKenya to prepare early enough to confidentlyconfront the practical challenges that accompany the growth of the petroleum industry which takes place under very complex technologicalrequirements and environmental safeguards.


For that matter, the Government of Kenya will need to increase the level of expertise required to manage thepetroleum sector sustainably. Throughthis project, the GoK intends to build its human capital and to implement robust institutionalreforms with a view to ensuring efficient management of the country's oil and gas resources and the revenues that it will accrue. Further to that,the project will assist Kenya to effectively and efficiently manage thelikelymacro-economic consequences and theattendant impact on economic development.The ultimate goal of the capacity building initiative is to ensure that all Kenyans will equitably benefit from the oil and gasresources along the whole value chain.  


The Government of Kenya therefore intends to applypart of the proceeds received from World Bank on payments for goods, related services and consulting services that will be procuredin the process of implementing this project during the first 18 months up to 31 December 2015.


The project will include thefollowing:-


COMPONENT A: Petroleum Sector - Reforms and CapacityBuilding

The objectiveof this component is to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GoK) major institutions engaged in the development andgovernance of the petroleum sector to allow them to execute their mandates in a way that is conducive to investment while ensuringthat safeguards and safety standards are metin accordance with international standards, including through thefollowing:


?          Sub-component A.1:PetroleumResource deals

?          Sub-component A.2: Petroleum Vision, Policy and Communication

?          Sub-component A.3: Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Reforms

?          Sub-component A.4: Managing the impacts

?          Sub-component A.5: Institutional Reform and Strengthening of NOCK and KPC


Contracts to be procured under thiscomponent will include the following:


1)     ConsultingServices:


2)     Goods:


COMPONENT B: Revenue and Investment Management- Reforms and Capacity Building

The objectiveof this component is to support strengthening of GoK's capacity to manage revenue streams from the petroleum sector for sustainabledevelopment impacts, including through the following:


?          Sub-component B.1:RevenueManagement.

?          Sub-component B.2:Transparency and Accountability.

?          Sub-component B.3:Publicinvestment management.


Contracts to be procured under thiscomponent will include the following:


1)     ConsultingServices:

2)     Goods:

COMPONENT C: Sustainable Impact of Oil and Gas Industry Reforms and Capacity Building

The objectiveof this component is to support strengthening GoK's capacity to integrate the petroleum sector in its broader economy, includingthrough the following:


?          Sub-Component C.1: Strengthen Upward and Downward Linkages

?          Sub-Component C.2:Educationand Skills Development.


Contracts to be procured under thiscomponent will include the following:


1)     ConsultingServices:

COMPONENT D: Project Management

The objectiveof this component is to support the GoK in managing and coordinating the Project and building its procurement, financialmanagement, safeguards management, and monitoring and evaluation capacity through the provision of technical advisory services,training, acquisition of goods, and operating costs.


1)     Goods:

Procurement ofcontracts financed by the WorldBank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011 edition), and is open to alleligible bidders as defined inthe guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition).


Specific procurement notices for contracts underthe World Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced,as they become available, in UNDevelopment Business and in technical magazines, newspapers and trade publications of wide international circulation andin local newspapers.


Interested eligible bidders who wish to beincluded on the mailing list to receive an invitation to bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive acopy of the advertisement requesting expressions of interest for large-value consultants´ contracts, or those requiring additionalinformation, should contact the address below:


Eng. Joseph Njoroge,MBS


Ministry of Energyand Petroleum

Nyayo House, KenyattaAvenue

P.O Box 30582 ?00100

Fax: +254 0202240910

Nairobi ? Kenya