Southern Africa tender activity remains high
AFRICA: More than 80 percent of the 197 maritime-related tenders published by Maritime Review during the first half of this year, emanate from southern Africa, with South Africa dominating with the release of 97 tenders.
While it is noted that access to information in the top scoring countries is easier, the tally nevertheless provides an important picture of maritime activity on the continent – especially with regard to public tenders issued by port authorities and government departments.
Kenya’s appetite for various types of boats is interesting. During January, in a project co-funded by the European Union, Kenya released two tenders for boats. The first called for two 180hp fish transportation boats while the second sought to procure ten 15 hp fishing boats.
A call for a rescue/patrol boat for Kenya was published in February. The tender called for the design and delivery of a 20ft fibre-glass boat with Yamaha outboard engine as well as specified marine electronics and accessories.
In April, the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Natural Resources issued an interesting call for Expression of Interest in the purchase and operation of water boats. The Ministry aims to engage with private investors with the ability to establish and operate recreation facilities within the Kalundu Eco park.
Angola and Mozambique’s tenders are linked largely to the offshore oil and gas sectors in these regions and ENI remains at the forefront of issuing documents for a variety of services and equipment.
The scope of inland water development is highlighted by Malawi and Zambia’s interest in maritime-related bids. Malawi issued a tender for a research boat for use on their inland waters while Zambia required dredging services.
With calls for consultants remaining high – it is interesting to note the willingness for some entities to allow for consultants conduct research from their home bases.
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