Project proposal screened
Project proposal approved
Nationally, universities recognize the important role that student housing plays in meeting institutional goals and enhancing campus life. Historically, providing on campus housing has been a part of the public university model, although demand and increased enrolled have made a number of institutions to request the students to look for accommodations out of campus. Most university colleges are either in the process of building new housing, expanding existing housing, or are in the early planning stages. Changing market conditions and student demand have led Moi University to seek for Public Private Partnership on a "building operate and transfer" arrangement, Although many factors impact Moi University's ability to provide housing, carefully planned housing and other "quality of life" facilities are important components of an overall strategy. The student current distribution and shortfall shows that, the current on-campus accommodation facilities are 6,400 bed spaces in main campus, 260 at the College of Health Sciences, while the university has no accommodation at the School of Law (Annex) and Eldoret West Campus. However, the university's total demand for students' accommodation is estimated to be 14,000 in Main Campus, 1,600 in School of Law and 940 at the College of Health Sciences. Against this background, it is clear that the university has an acute shortage of students' accommodation, thus the required bed spaces. It is estimated that the current student population stands at 28,000 and based on the Moi University 2005/2015 Strategic Plan, students' population is expected to even grow further. The government's plan to accelerate intake for 2010 and 2011 form IV school leavers is also expected to introduce a lot of pressure on accommodation requirement. This situation is expected to be worse in the year 2015, when the students from free primary education join the university. Therefore, there is need for immediate action to expand the accommodation facilities in all the campuses to meet these demands. As such Moi University is seeking to develop student accommodation for 15,000 students (11,000 in main campus and 4,000 in its law campus) along related bulk infrastructure.
The project’s scope for each campus covered three components – the hostel accommodation, bulk infrastructure and associated facilities. The hostel accommodation specifications focused on the number of students to be accommodated per room. All rooms are to be equipped with a bed, and study tables and chairs. Associated facilities relate to the additional accommodation services such as a dining hall, food court and barbershop. These will enhance the student living condition, and also potentially generate revenue.
PPPs provide one alternative, where private sector finance can be crowded in to national development priorities. It is within this context that the GoK has introduced PPPs into its national development approach. This began in 2009 with the establishment of an institutional and regulatory framework that supported the use of PPPs, which was subsequently reviewed and updated a year later. This was followed by an official GoK PPP Policy statement that articulated the GoK’s commitment to PPPs and aimed to provide the basis for the enactment of legislation surrounding the use of PPPs.
Genesis Analytics (Pty) ltd and Crisil Infrastructure Advisory in association with PKF Consulting ltd lexicon-ion and MMC Africa Law, Lloyd Masika, Tandem &Stark Kenya. The TA will provide all the needed support, inputs, documentation, services and content for the project to achieve successful financial close during the different key stages of the project: a. Feasibility study, including assessing PPP viability and PPP options, technical due diligence and preliminary (shadow) engineering design, environmental, social and gender safeguard considerations, financial analysis and modeling and modeling and overall transaction structuring. b. Project marketing, including drafting the information memorandum and road show presentations. c. Pre-qualification documentation and process data room design and documentation, if needed. d. Bid documentation; including RFPs and PPP Draft Agreements. Bid process implementation and support for bidder consultations, clarification requests, negotiation of contract terms and amendments of the contracts through to financial close, including any further documentation and analysis required.
Project proposal approved
RFQ issued and closed on 28th February 2018.