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Chinese firm wins tender for Nairobi surveillance project

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FILE | NATION. A state-owned Chinese firm is the winner of the multimillion Integrated Urban Surveillance System (IUSS) project which is to be completed by end of January 2013. FILE

A state-owned Chinese firm is the winner of the multimillion Integrated Urban Surveillance System (IUSS) project which is to be completed by end of January 2013. FILE 

By RAWLINGS OTINI

Posted  Tuesday, November 27   2012 at  13:15

A state owned Chinese firm is the winner of the multimillion Integrated Urban Surveillance System (IUSS) project which is to be completed by end of January 2013.

The minister for the Nairobi Metropolitan Development Jamleck Kamau said that Ms Nanjing Les Information Technologies won the tender among 27 companies that returned the forms on the grounds of Technical capacity and better pricing.

Ms Nanjing quoted the price of Sh430 million, the prices quoted by various bidders ranged from highs of Sh2 billion to lows of Sh200 million.

The award of the tender which was floated in June 2012 had been delayed after one bidder HF Fire International who was among the top five finalists appealed to the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) on September 27, contesting the award done on September 14.

The system will enable live streaming of video from different areas of the city as well as record and store video for later viewing.

It will help to monitor the Central Business District, Kirinyaga Road, Gikomba, Kenyatta National Hospital, Machakos Country Bus Station, Muthurwa Market among others areas with a total number of 51 camera locations.

The cameras will be fitted at Kencom House Bus stage, Ambassador Bus stage, Railways terminus, Tea Room, Odeon, KICC, Afya House, Macmillan Library, Gill House, City Market, GPO, Cross Road, OTC, Nyayo House among other locations.