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Bid Notice: Refurbishment of Postel Building



Procurement Reference number: POU/WRKS/2022-2023/00001


  1. Uganda Post Ltd (UPL) has allocated funds for refurbishment of Postel Building on Plot 67-69 Kitante Road. In line with its objectives that includes among others providing real estate facilities to general public and contributing to the economic development of Uganda, UPL identifies and implements profitable real estate developments as part of its investment portfolio.

UPL desires to refurbish Postel Building to a modern office complex comprising thirteen (13) no. floors with a total built-up area of approximately 7,410m². The redevelopment is envisioned as a land mark identifying UPL as a brand, attracting viable tenancy mix for ordinary and executive offices and restaurant space. It will have a surface parking capacity (at least 150 cars) that is consistent with the size and tenancy mix of the building. The critical goal is to incorporate a modern, bespoke integrated facility that will attract maximum tenancy occupation targets.

The designs and finishes of the building is envisioned to achieve a premier building in Kampala City, which will be environmentally sustainable, with low maintenance cost considerations, and place particular attention to efficient rentable space

  1. UPL now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for provision of the construction services of a contractor to conceptualise the ideal redevelopment of Postel building as shown on the architectural & engineering designs.
  2. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open domestic bidding procedures contained in the Government of Uganda’s PPDA Act 2003 and is open to all eligible national and resident providers.
  3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below at 8(a) from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  4. The Bidding Documents are in English. They may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below at 8(a) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of UGX 200,000 (Uganda Shillings: Two Hundred Thousand Shillings only). The method of payment will be direct cash deposit to the UPL Bank Account number 31000183440 at CENTENARY BANK. The bidder will be required to submit the bank slip to UPL Cashier on 1st Floor, GPO Building, plot 35, Kampala Road who will issue the receipt as a confirmation of payment of funds.
  5. Bids must be delivered to the address below at 8(a) at or before 18/07/2023 at 11:00AM (local time). All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of UGX 450,000,000/= (Uganda Shillings; Four Hundred Fifty Million shillings Only). Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 8(b) on 18/07/2023 at 11:30AM.
  6. There shall be a pre – bid meeting and site visit on 29/06/2023 at 11:00 AM. Attendance of the Pre-bid meeting/site visit is mandatory for all bidders.
  7. (a) Documents may be inspected, issued and delivered from:  Procurement and Disposal Unit Office, Room 117, General Post Plot 35, Kampala Road 1st Floor.

(b)Address of bid opening: Procurement and Disposal Unit Office, Room 117, General Post Plot 35, Kampala Road 1st Floor.

9.     The planned procurement schedule (subject to changes) is as follows:

Activity Date
a. Publish bid notice 17/06/2023
b. Pre-bid meeting/ Site Visit 29/06/2023 at 11:00AM
c. Bid closing date 18/07/2023 at 11:00AM
d. Bid Opening of the technical proposal 18/07/2023 at 11:30AM
e. Evaluation process 19/07/2023 – 08/09/2023
f. Display and communication of best evaluated bidder notice 11/09/2023 – 22/09/2023
g. Contract Award and Signature After Solicitor General Approval

Accounting Officer


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