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Year: 2018

Tenders Advertised on 24-12-2018

The Government of Makueni County invites interested and eligible candidates/bidders for the tenders described hereafter. Details of the scope of works shall be indicated in the tender document.

  Tender Number Tender Name/Document Eligibility Opening/Closing Date
1 GMC/D/T/49/2018/2019 Construction of Administration Office Block for Kibwezi East Sub County Open to Makueni County Resident Contractors Only. Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 10.00AM
2 GMC/D/T/50/2018/2019 Construction of Perimeter Wall and Duty House of County Fire Station Open to Makueni County Resident Contractors Only. Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 10.00AM
3 GMC/D/T/51/2018/2019 Supply and Delivery of 31 No. Motor Bikes for Ward Development Officers Open to Makueni County Resident Suppliers Only. Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 10.00AM
4 GMC/A/T/52/2018/2019 Supply and Delivery of Fresh Mangoes for processing at the Makueni Fruit Processing Plant at Kalamba 1. Registered Co-operative societies from Makueni County
2. Agribusinesses from Makueni County (Registered Business, firms or Incorporated Companies)
Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 10.00AM

The duly completed bids should be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked with Tender Number and Tender Name and deposited in the tender box situated at Makueni County Treasury Headquarters offices (MAP) or be addressed to:



P.O BOX 78 – 90300, MAKUENI

So as to be received on or before Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 10.00AM Opening of the bids will take place immediately thereafter at the Makueni County Treasury Headquarters offices in the presence of firms’ representatives who choose to attend.

Makueni water agenda on course

Governor Kivutha Kibwana on Monday commissioned two water projects in his bid to curb the perennial water scarcity in the county.

A 52,472 cubic metres Kimundi earth dam which serves a population of 7000 Kithuki/Kitise residents was the first to be commissioned followed by the Kikumini borehole with a yielding capacity of 9.5 cubic metres per hour.

The Kikumini bore hole is scheduled to supply water to Kikumini dispensary, Makueni CTTI and Kikumini market targeting a population of about 3000 residents.

Speaking to residents while commissioning the projects, governor Kibwana emphasized on cost effective and people centered development.

Kibwana commended the good work by project management committees across the county for supervising delivery of quality workmanship by contractors.

Nordic Ambassadors in Makueni to learn about the County’s devolution success stories

Governor Kivutha Kibwana and his deputy Adelina Mwau on Tuesday hosted ambassadors from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway who are in Makueni to learn about the county’s devolution success stories.

Finland Ambassador to Kenya Erik Lundberg cited that the county’s outstanding performance in devolution under the leadership of governor Kibwana was the driving force behind the visit.

He said: “We wanted to visit Makueni for many reasons but primarily we are impressed by the good work you have been doing in many areas.”

Mr. Lundberg further said that they had come to learn the success stories that Makueni has to share with the rest of the county adding that it was an opportunity for both parties to share experiences and learn from each other.

Mette Knudsen, his Danish counterpart applauded the county’s model of public participation, that starts from the villages up to the county level, saying that it was worth their support.

“We think Makueni county is a place where the leadership wants to make some change for their people and they have a very positive way of engaging the population and that is worth supporting,” Knudsen said.

Knudsen was also impressed by the new Mother and Child facility that was launched last week by the county government saying that it was a milestone worth emulation by the other counties.

Although devolution had its own challenges, Governor Kibwana said they were faithful to article 1 of the 2010 constitution adding that it is an important strength when development is owned and driven by the people.

Makueni Unveils 200-bed Ultra Modern Mother and Child Hospital

Makueni has unveiled one of a kind Mother and Child Hospital at Wote.

Out of the 200 beds, 120 are for adults and 80 for neonates.

The facility, the first public hospital to offer aqua-birthing services in the country was commissioned on Thursday December 6th by national First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Governor Kivutha Kibwana. The ceremony was also attended by regional leaders among them senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr and MPs Daniel Maanzo (Makueni), Patrick Musimba (Kibwezi West) and a host of county first ladies.

The facility is expected to be a regional specialist referral facility for maternal and child health services with a catchment population of close to 100,000.

The facility will provide amenities including:

  • Consultation Services – Gynaecological, Obstetric, Neonatal consultation services;
  • Antenatal wards – for mothers who are not in active labour;
  • Ultra-modern New Born Unit with neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – with baby cots, incubators and phototherapy unit;
  • Post-surgical wards – for patients who have undergone surgical operations;
  • Labour ward with private rooms and 6 delivery beds;
  • Twin operating theatre with capacity for laparoscopic surgeries;
  • Gynaecological wards – for non-pregnant women of reproductive age with clinical issues;
  • Neonatal Ward – for both sick and well neonates;
  • Aqua-birthing facility – a first in public hospitals in Kenya;
  • Laboratory services – for diagnostic support;
  • Pharmacy services;
  • PET room – for mothers with pregnancy related hypertension complications;
  • Conference facilities – for continuous staff medical education; and
  • Kangaroo Mother Care room – for preterm neonates.

According to governor Kibwana, The Makueni Mother and Child Hospital is in line with the county’s priority to ensuring the provision of the highest attainable standards of health as envisaged in our constitution.

He said it is also aligned with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s big four agenda.

“Besides the Mother and Child Hospital, the County Government of Makueni has invested heavily in the improvement of health services especially the maternal and child health,” he said.

“The county government has increased physical access to health care. For example, we have in the last five years doubled the number of the physical facilities from the initial 109 facilities in 2013 to the current number of 232 operational facilities in 2018. This has reduced the average distance to access a health care facility from 9km to 4.5 km currently,” he said further.

The facility has been constructed in phases for the last four financial years at a cost of Sh 135 Million which includes both construction and equipping.

1st Quarter Budget Implementation Report FY 2018-19

During the first quarter for FY 2018/19, the County Government received 5 per cent and 23 Per cent of the equitable share and donor and grants respectively. The Government has mobilised 12% of the own source revenues and no disbursemnets have been made for the conditional allocations. The total expenditure for the first quarter amounts to Kshs 1,015,612,996 out of which Ksh 851,339,006 represents salaries expenditure and Kshs. 164,273,990 represents Operation & Maintenance. There were no development expenditures.

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