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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #21
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Amazing render liked how they incorporated a green space on the top floors, but I hope they changed it from that blocky structure
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But still looks like nothing is happening anytime soon
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #23
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NSSF revives plan to build Nairobi’s tallest officetower

NSSF has revived plans to construct Nairobi’s tallest
office tower by inviting new bids for the 36-storey
Hazina Trade Centre, whose development stalled over
a tendering dispute.
The statutory retirement fund had in 2011 awarded
the construction tender to Cementer Limited, but
companies that lost the bid — China Jiangxi
International Kenya and China Wu Yi — challenged
the tendering in court.
In December, the court ruled against NSSF by
cancelling the tender , forcing a restart of the process
which the workers’ fund hopes to conclude by end of
February.
“The tender is closing by the end of the month
(January), we expect to have concluded valuation and
awarding of the tender by end of February,” said Tom
Odongo, the managing trustee of NSSF.
It is estimated the building will cost Sh6 billion going
by Cementers Limited’s quote in their cancelled bid.
Cementer’s bid was the third lowest among the 10
that were submitted then; China Wu Yi was the
lowest bidder at Sh5.9 billion.
The Times Tower, which houses the Kenya Revenue
Authority (KRA), is currently the tallest building in
East Africa at 140 metres high but could lose this
position to Hazina Trade Centre upon its completion.
The tower is to be built on top of the structure
currently housing Nakumatt Lifestyle in Nairobi’s
central business district.
NSSF has locked the door to companies involved in
court battles with the fund, with an exemption to
cases on procurement process. The exemption opens
the door for China Jiangxi and China Wu Yi to submit
their bids once more.
The tender committee had said the China Jiangxi bid
was nullified because the company did not submit the
current registration certificate for its sub-contractor,
Raerex E.A. Ltd, which was to install air conditioning.
But the review board noted that there was no reason
for disqualifying Chain Jiangxi at the preliminary
stage of tender evaluation as it had confirmed the
sub-contractor’s registration verbally with the Ministry
of Public Works.
READ: Procurement board nullifies Sh6bn Hazina
Towers tender
NSSF holds the bulk of its portfolio in real estate, 39
per cent as at December 2011, which is above the
Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA’s) recommended
maximum of 30 per cent.
Mr Odongo said it is not always feasible to be in
complete compliance with the RBA’s asset portfolio
guidelines.
“Ours is a balancing act. The equities market has
been going up, therefore increasing the value of our
investments in stocks proportionately,” said Mr
Odongo.
In 2011, the value of shares listed on the Nairobi
Securities Exchange lost an estimated 28 per cent
while real estate rose substantially, tilting the fund’s
portfolio in favour of immovable assets.

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I hope China Wu Yi wins they did such a good job with the KCB tower

And i hope NSSF releases a solid render
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #25
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I hope China Wu Yi wins they did such a good job with the KCB tower

And i hope NSSF releases a solid render
I especially like them because they work pretty fast on their contracts. They deliver, i hope no court cases this time round!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #26
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I especially like them because they work pretty fast on their contracts. They deliver, i hope no court cases this time round!
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All those courts cases were resolved i hope...
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Good development
How many metres taller than Times Tower?
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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #28
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180m or higher???
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Old January 12th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #29
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180m or higher???
No way, thats 40m taller
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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #30
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No way, thats 40m taller
Then around 150m-160m
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #31
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where are all this tenders posted.. all i keep reading is who won the tenders but have never seen any one of them advertised in the print media..
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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #32
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this might rival Dar es salaams pspf tower's which are 153 meters tall or 503 feet
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #33
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NSSF seals multi-
billion tender
despite order
By NATION CORRESPONDENT
Posted Sunday, February 17 2013 at
17:55
IN SUMMARY
Despite the government ordering a
stop to all big public tenders until the
next government takes over, tendering
for completion of the 36-storey
building was concluded in just a month
and three days.
A decision by a pensions fund to
conclude a multi-billion deal despite
a government directive to freeze big
public tenders until after the
elections is raising eyebrows.
Sources familiar with the process
told the Nation last week that the
National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
sealed a procurement deal that will
see the completion of Hazina Trade
Centre — currently housing
Nakumatt Lifestyle — whose
construction was suspended over a
tendering dispute last year.
Despite the government ordering a
stop to all big public tenders until the
next government takes over,
tendering for completion of the 36-
storey building was concluded in just
a month and three days.
Absence of oversight bodies
Last month, the head of civil service
and secretary to the Cabinet, Mr
Francis Kimemia suspended all giant
public tenders saying the absence of
oversight bodies such as
the Parliament and the fact that the
public’s attention is currently
focused on campaigns and
succession politics could create
loopholes, leaving the tax payers
money exposed to fraud.
NSSF had last year awarded a Sh6
billion tender to Cementers Ltd to
complete construction of the building
but the deal was nullified by the
Public Procurement Administrative
Review Board (PPARB) citing flaws
in the evaluation.
The board directed the pension fund
to re-tender for the construction
work.
On January 9, the NSSF invited
registered contractors to bid for the
construction work, giving a deadline
of January 30.
“Specific works for which tenders
are invited include main works
comprising of builders, plumbing
and drainage, fire fighting,
mechanical ventilation and air
conditioning, electrical and
structured cabling installations
among others,” NSSF said in the
advert.
Less than 24 hours after submission,
technical evaluation was completed
and financial evaluation was
completed two days later. The
tender was awarded on February
12.
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I dont care about bodies that will drag the process, who won the tender?
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Old February 19th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #35
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This has been one tortured project from court cases to interuptions from goverment agencies. I hope we can finally see some closure and get this thing built
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Old February 21st, 2013, 03:28 PM   #36
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NSSF seals multi-
billion tender
despite order
By NATION CORRESPONDENT
Posted Sunday, February 17 2013 at
17:55
IN SUMMARY
Despite the government ordering a
stop to all big public tenders until the
next government takes over, tendering
for completion of the 36-storey
building was concluded in just a month
and three days.
A decision by a pensions fund to
conclude a multi-billion deal despite
a government directive to freeze big
public tenders until after the
elections is raising eyebrows.
Sources familiar with the process
told the Nation last week that the
National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
sealed a procurement deal that will
see the completion of Hazina Trade
Centre — currently housing
Nakumatt Lifestyle — whose
construction was suspended over a
tendering dispute last year.
Despite the government ordering a
stop to all big public tenders until the
next government takes over,
tendering for completion of the 36-
storey building was concluded in just
a month and three days.
Absence of oversight bodies
Last month, the head of civil service
and secretary to the Cabinet, Mr
Francis Kimemia suspended all giant
public tenders saying the absence of
oversight bodies such as
the Parliament and the fact that the
public’s attention is currently
focused on campaigns and
succession politics could create
loopholes, leaving the tax payers
money exposed to fraud.
NSSF had last year awarded a Sh6
billion tender to Cementers Ltd to
complete construction of the building
but the deal was nullified by the
Public Procurement Administrative
Review Board (PPARB) citing flaws
in the evaluation.
The board directed the pension fund
to re-tender for the construction
work.
On January 9, the NSSF invited
registered contractors to bid for the
construction work, giving a deadline
of January 30.
“Specific works for which tenders
are invited include main works
comprising of builders, plumbing
and drainage, fire fighting,
mechanical ventilation and air
conditioning, electrical and
structured cabling installations
among others,” NSSF said in the
advert.
Less than 24 hours after submission,
technical evaluation was completed
and financial evaluation was
completed two days later. The
tender was awarded on February
12.


I thought and expect that we have institutions irrespective of the parliament. This kind of thing should not be allowed to happen, tenders suspended? So, why is Kimemia himself there, what is his work? Are there no other govt. officials working during election time? This is the reason Kenya stops during elections and someone talks of 24 hour economy, how will you ever get there if elections stop everything? This must be specific only to Kenya. Furthermore, NSSF is an autonomous body run by a board of trustees and directors and can make its own corporate decisions. I support this decision and the process that led to it. Keep politics out of economic activities and Kimemia should/ought to know that better already.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #37
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The awakening of a giant!!!CBD skyline could soon change after remaining the same for a long time.NSSF plans to put up a convention center to 'rival the KICC'(I suspect this will be a big project-in terms of tall-no details though)They will also build a hotel and high end apartments,alongside..in same plot i guess.the details are scanty.someone please clarify.I guess this will need a new thread(s)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201302261454.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yol8...ObpOcmvVCFUvTw
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axwH...ObpOcmvVCFUvTw

http://allafrica.com/stories/201302271467.html

http://m.news24.com/kenya/MyNews24/N...ments-20130226
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Old February 27th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #39
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many projects...
1.city in mavoko-with light rail
2.infrastructure/energy(and possibly likoni channel)
3.convention center
4.hotel and high end appartments

and this makes me ask is the nakumatt lifestyle project still on?
When they finish the cbd projects,plus the proposed parliament building ,then the cbd skyline is expected to change drastically in next 5 years.And Im sure once they do that then it will be a chain reaction attracting other investors in the cbd
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The awakening of a giant!!!CBD skyline could soon change after remaining the same for a long time.NSSF plans to put up a convention center to 'rival the KICC'(I suspect this will be a big project-in terms of tall-no details though)They will also build a hotel and high end apartments,alongside..in same plot i guess.the details are scanty.someone please clarify.I guess this will need a new thread(s)

http://allafrica.com/stories/201302261454.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yol8...ObpOcmvVCFUvTw
Apartments are in mavoko municipality, i guess syokimau or mlolongo while the convention center will be built at the plot opposite gpo
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