TENDER NOTICE for Proposed County Aggregation & Industrial Parks
In order to create an all-inclusive, job creating economic model that invests in Kenya’s rich Agro resources, The National Government through the Ministry of Investments, Trade and Industry (MITI) and Devolved Governments through Council of Governors (COG) have established the County Aggregation and Industrial Parks (CAIPs) in line with the bottom-up economic transformation agenda. This is a farmer centric and export-oriented approach to ensure small scale farmers and producers contribute to the aggregation, marketing and export of produce from across the country. CAIPS will boost overall national Argoprocessing, increase farmer Income, create jobs, reduce post-harvest loss, connect counties through commodity exchange (KOMEX) & warehouse receipting, and consolidate Kenya produce for the export market.
CAIPs are clusters of independent aggregation (collection) centres across the county to gain economies of scale for bulk purchasing and selling of various Agro produce in Kenya. These centres (CAIPS) will be located in each county within proximity to production areas to serve farmers and primary producers through collection, storage and sorting and even primary processing and value addition. Each CAIP will have minimum of four manufacturing sheds of 4,000sqms, thus devolving manufacturing capacity to each of the 47 counties. In addition, there will be an Aggregation centre of 4,000sqms which shall have cold storage facilities to prevent post-harvest losses.
On this background, the Council of Governors and the State Department for Industry on behalf of the following Counties: Busia, Embu, Garissa, Homa bay, Kirinyaga, Meru, Mombasa, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi, Nyamira, Siaya, Uasin Gishu and Migori Invites sealed bids for the construction of Proposed County Aggregation & Industrial Parks in respective Counties as tabulated below;