In Summary
  • The board made the ruling after Rosecate Promotions & Supplies Limited challenged the tender process.
  • In September 2016, IEBC awarded the tender to Al Ghuair Printing, which was immediately challenged by Paarl Media Ltd.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is facing a hurdle after the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board ordered a fresh tender for printing and delivery of ballot papers.

The Board found that the Sh2.5 billion tender for supply and delivery of ballot papers for the coming elections was “incurably flawed".

"An order be and is hereby issued directing the procuring entity to immediately retender and or procure afresh the election materials, which are subject matter of this request for review using such method as it may consider appropriate taking into account the time left between now and August 8, 2017; and all such other factors as it may consider necessary," the board chairman Paul Gicheru directed.

BREACH OF LAW

IEBC is now on a tight spot as by its own roadmap it had set that by May 31, the company to supply the ballot papers should have been identified and awarded the tender.

The board made the ruling after Rosecate Promotions & Supplies Limited challenged the tender process.

In its papers filed to the board, the company stated that IEBC had given companies who wished to participate less than 30 days as allowed by the law.

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