Public Procurement and Administrative Board has stripped off parking services firm a Sh250 Million Jommo Kenyatta International Airport Parking tender for lying in its bidding documents .

Kenya Airports Parking Services( KAPS) Limited, which had been running JKIA car parks for 21 years lost the tender after it was discovered that it had given false information about its directors and shareholders.

Although PPARB had earlier warned and ordered Kenya Airports Authority(KAA) tender evaluation committee to carry out due diligence on the firms that had bid for the tender, it declared KAPS as the winner a second time despite glaring contradictions in its bid documents.

JKIA Parking lot. KAPS Limited was operating automated parking services at JKIA for the last 21 years.

KAPS close competitor, Mason Services Limited, moved to PPARB a second time arguing KAA had done a sham evaluation job as the documents filed by the parking services firm were giving false information.

”  The board observes that post qualification scrutiny ought to have revealed and verified the directors and shareholders and individuals who are both shareholders and shareholders of KAPS Limited.  It is evident that the procuring entity failed to establish this, given the glaring differences still exist even after conclusion of second due diligence process,”  PPARB

It was then that PPARB found KAPS lied in its confidential business questionnaire on who were its shareholders and directors.

A CR12 form obtained from the registrar of Companies, and filed before PPARB by KAPS Limited, revealed some of the directors who had been listed as shareholders had no shares while others were missing.

Bidders were supposed to fill a confidential business questionnaire and also file a CR12. From this, KAA was supposed to cross check to ascertain whether the information was falsified or not.

” The board has already established that the second due diligence process revealed discrepancies on the list of directors and shareholders provided by KAPS Limited,” ruled PPARB.

Procurement Act makes it an crime to lie in the bidding documents, with a punishment of being barred from participating in Government tenders.

KAPS Limited logo

In the confidential business questionnaire form, KAPS Limited wrote that it is owned by Kenyans-  Epainitus Anzeze Galo, Godwin Wangong’u, Eric Mwandia , Samuel Kahiga, with each one of them allotted single share.

Contrary to confidential business questionnaire by KAPS, it emerged from CR12 that KAPS Limited is owned by a holding company in Mauritius.

It is only Mr.  Wangong’u who wons one share while the KAPS Holding ( Mauritius) Limited has 13,917 shares. The rest, have zero shares.

Who owns KAPS Holding (Mauritius) Limited -Eric Ndumbu Mwandia  (42.5%), Epainitus Anzeze Galo  (27.76%), Godwin Wangong’u (20.50%), Samuel Kahiga Macharia     (4.76%) and Kemoli Richard  (4.55%).

PPARB observed that a CR12 dated January 21 this year has a Mr. Bonnyventure Saronge as a director while he was not listed in the earlier ones submitted by KAPS Limited.

He was also not listed as either a director or a shareholder in the confidential business questionnaire.

The contradicting information cast doubt about the truthfulness of the documents submitted by KAPS.

At the same time, KAPS Limited also lost its bid to tender for Kenya Railways. It also lost parking management business at Sarit Center Mall and Junction Mall.

PPARB ordered KAA to conduct due diligence to the next best responsive firm within 14 days.

” The board finds the contents of the confidential business questionnaire form with respect to KAPS Limited’s directorship with shareholding to be false and thus holds KAPS Limited’s bid unresponsive,” PPARB ruled .

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