The Independent Electoral Commission has finally opened the tender for the supply of elections materials, Freedom Newspaper can report. The tender was opened on Monday. Different companies are bidding for the contract. Monday’s tender process followed the rescinding of the first $3million dollars contract that was awarded to the Canadian company, ESI. The Gambia Public Procurement authority (GPPA) wasn’t pleased with the tender process because it believed that ESI wasn’t the most responsive bidder in the previous tender. The IEC was subsequently asked to re-evaluate the tender.
A reputable Dutch company called Genkey is among the bidders of the contract. Genkey has a Gambian company partner, Smart Business Group. The two companies have teamed up to bid for the contract.
Genkey’s main office is located in Holland. Its regional office is in Ghana.
Genkey had successfully executed election projects across the African continent. It had operated in Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, elsewhere around the region and beyond.
The contracts committee are expected to conduct an evaluation of the bidders and send its findings to the GPPA for consideration.
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