The Inspectorate of Government has handed over the site for the construction of its headquarters to the contractor, a joint venture between Roko Construction Ltd and Roko Construction (Rwanda) Ltd.
The 15-storey masterpiece will be constructed to the tune of close to Shs 70 billion.
The IGG, Ms. Irene Mulyagonja, said the strict procurement process has revealed that the Inspectorate of Government is not a corrupt institution.
She however warned that if there were any corruption tendencies by any individual during the procurement process, they will face the long arm of the law.
The IGG urged the contractor and the consultant, Symbion Uganda Ltd, to adhere to the contractual terms and handover the building in three years.
She cautioned them against doing shoddy work, saying “this is one of the best designs submitted to government according to Ministry of Finance.”
The Secretary to IG, Mrs. Rose Kafeero, commended the Evaluation Committee for doing an excellent job during the procurement process.
She also revealed a Contract Management Team chaired by the Director of Leadership Code, Ms. Annet Twine, which will work closely with the Consultant to manage the contract.
The Managing Director of Roko Construction Ltd, Mr. Mark Koehler, thanked the Inspectorate for putting trust in them and pledged to do a job of the “highest quality.”
He said Roko’s most experienced project and construction managers will be in charge of the project.
Mr. Koehler hailed Roko’s achievements in the region, adding that it is a local company with 99.3% Ugandan staff.
Roko was the best evaluated bidder among seven bidders.
The other bidders were: CRJE (East Africa) Ltd, Chine WU Yi Co. Ltd Seyani Brothers & Co. (U) Ltd and Parbat Siyani Construction Ltd JV, China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd.
The ground-breaking ceremony is slated for 18th July, 2019.