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INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST


EOI/IRA/02/2010-2011 FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO ASSIST
IRA IN THE ISO CERTIFICATION PROCESS
The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is a state corporation established through the Insurance (Amendment) Act
of 2006 that came into effect on 1st May 2007. The mandate of the Authority is to regulate supervise and develop the
insurance industry in Kenya.

The Authority would like to invite submissions of expression of interest for provision of consultancy Services to
assist the IRA in the ISO 9001: 2008 certification process.

Interested, eligible, registered and qualified firms should provide a covering letter and a statement for qualifications.
The firms should provide information as follows:
1. The Firm Profile including details of other services offered.
2. Copy of the following documents:
• Registration certificate
• PIN Certificate
• VAT certificate
3. Capability statement including brief details of 3 similar assignments undertaken in the last two years and
references of persons who may be contacted to verify the same.
4. Brief comments on the Draft Terms of Reference which are available on our website i.e. http://www.ira.go.ke.
5. Details of the team members who are likely to be involved in this assignment at the operational level their,
role and the rationale behind the composition of the team, including signed copies of their individual CVs.

After evaluation, successful firms will be invited to submit proposals for the service.
Expression of interest should be delivered in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked
EOI/IRA/02/2010-2011 FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO ASSIST IRA IN THE ISO 9001: 2008
QMS CERTIFICATION PROCESS
; and be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer


Insurance Regulatory Authority
Ze-Pre Place, Longonot Road,
P.O. Box 43505 NAIROBI
Tel 4996000, Fax 2710126
www.ira.go.ke

and be deposited in the tender box situated on 6th floor Zep-Re Place so as to be received on or before 21st
September 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Late submissions will be returned unopened.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

TENDER NOTICE
The Higher Education Loans Board is a state corporation whose mandate is to source for funds and provide loans,
scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognized institutions of higher learning.

HELB invites sealed tenders from interested, eligible and qualified firms to supply the following under listed item:-

Tender No. Description Fee Tender closing date


HELB/T/04/2010 - 2011 Diaries for the year 2011 Kshs.3,000.00 24th September 2010

The tender documents may be obtained from the Procurement Office on 18th floor of Anniversary Towers,
University Way upon payment of a non refundable fee of Kshs.3,000.00 at the HELB’s Operational account at
KCB bank, University way Branch.

Interested bidders shall be required to submit one (1) original and one copy of their technical and financial proposals,
which shall be clearly marked “ORIGINAL’’ and “COPY’’ as appropriate. The original and copy of the technical
proposal shall be sealed in an envelope clearly marked “ Technical Proposal’’ and the original and copy of financial
proposal shall be sealed in an envelope clearly marked “ Financial Proposal” with a warning, “Do not open with
technical proposal”. The technical proposal must be accompanied with samples of the 2 diaries you propose
to supply.

The envelope containing the financial proposal should have the bidders name and address clearly marked on the
outside. Both Envelopes shall be placed in an outer envelope and sealed. The outer envelope, bearing no indication of
the bidder and clearly marked HELB/T/04/2010 - 2011 should be deposited in the tender box at Anniversary Towers
19th floor, University Way or sent by post to:

The Board Secretary/C.E.O


Higher Education Loans Board
P. O. Box 69489 – 00400
NAIROBI

So as to be received not later than 24th September 2010 at 11.00 a.m. Interested bidders are invited to witness the
opening to be held at the main boardroom on19th floor on the same day 11.15 a.m.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of 2% of the total tender sum in the form of a bank guarantee
or a bankers cheque from a reputable bank and valid for a period of 120 days from the day of opening the tender. The
tender security shall be placed in an envelope containing the technical proposal. Please note that any tender
that shall not be accompanied by a tender security shall be deemed to be non responsive and disqualified.

The Higher Education Loans Board may at any time terminate the procurement proceedings without entering into a
contract and also reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications and is not bound to give reasons for its
decision. HELB is also not obligated to award the tender to the firm that offers the lowest price.

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