Kenya- Prequalification Notice for a SNO Licences- 2003


This document is an invitation to pre-qualify for an invitation to tender for a second national operator (“SNO”) in Kenya.  (An “invitation to tender” is essentially the same type of document as a Request for Proposals, or “RFP”.)   This particular invitation to tender is very brief as it only outlines the prerequisites for candidates to qualify for tender.  Only successfully pre-qualified candidates are privy to the actual tender document.  The Kenyan invitation to pre-qualify outlines the procedures, requirements and fees for the pre-qualification process.

Kenya’s complete tender/licensing process consists of the following five stages:

  1. Prequalification
  2. Qualification – successful candidates are selected from the prequalification pool (Five candidates qualified for the SNO tender).
  3. Technical & Financial Bidding – consisting of a question and answer session, pre-bidders conference, and final bid submission.
  4. Award – consisting of the bid evaluation, declaration of a winner, and submission of a performance bond.
  5. Licensing – consisting of the formal application, public notice, payment of the initial licence fee, award of licence, and network rollout.


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