Covid-19: Entebbe Airport undergoes 30-day disinfection exercise

By Eve Muganga

In Summary

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water and/or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers are among the key measures recommended by the Ministry of Health to avert the spread of coronavirus.
  • Others include; observing social distancing, avoiding shaking hands, avoiding touching soft parts like mouth, eyes and nose; staying home and self-isolating from others in the household if one feels unwell.

Entebbe International Airport is undergoing a massive disinfection exercise aimed at ensuring that any surfaces that may have been contaminated with coronavirus (COVID-19) are cleaned. The 30-day exercise is undertaken by A&M Executive Cleaners.

According to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority’s Director Airports and Aviation Security, Eng Sooma Ayub, since many of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda passed through Entebbe International Airport, it is appropriate that all areas where they passed and probably touched are properly disinfected.

“While passenger flights in and out of Entebbe are temporarily suspended, the airport still handles cargo and emergency flights and these come with crew members who continue to use the airport facilities. It is therefore important that this is done for the safety of workers and users of the airport,” Eng Sooma said on Thursday.

The UCAA Manager Public Affairs, Mr Vianney Luggya, explained that the on-going disinfection exercise will cover the entire airport, including the Arrivals Hall, Airside, VIP and VVIP facilities.

“Even the buses and coasters that were used to transport people to quarantine centres have already been disinfected. We also equipped frontline staff with protective gear, including face masks, gloves and sanitizers to diminish the spread of the disease,” he said.

Adopted from Monitor; https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Covid19-Entebbe-Airport-undergoes-30-day-disinfection-exercise/688334-5513612-l98ibjz/index.html

 

 

 

SUPPLY OF ICT EQUIPMENT

BID NOTICE UNDER OPEN DOMESTIC BIDDING

TENDER OPPORTUNITIES UNDER OPEN DOMESTIC BIDDING

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a Government statutory Entity responsible for the promotion of the safe, secure and efficient development of Civil Aviation inside and outside Uganda.

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority owns and operates Entebbe International Airport and 13 domestic Aerodromes, five of which are designated as entry and exit points to boost tourism and regional trade across the borders.

UCAA invites sealed bids from eligible and competent bidders for the following:

No. Reference Number Description of Tender Bid Security Ugx Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting Place and Date
1 CAA/SUPLS/19-20/00267

 

Supply of  ICT Equipment 2,500,000 Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 11:00 am AT UCAA HEAD OFFICE

1.   Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open international bidding procedures contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2014, and are open to all bidders from eligible source countries.

2.   A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ug.shs 100,000 (One hundred thousand only) in cash at CAA cash office located on the 2nd Floor, Entebbe International Airport Terminal Building. The document should be collected immediately after payment from the Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) located at the CAA Head Office, Entebbe.

3.   Bids must be delivered to the address stated in 4, below on or before Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:00 am (.(All bids must be accompanied by a bid security as indicated above)

  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:05am in the contracts committee Room

4. Bidding documents may be inspected at the office of:

Manager Procurement

Room 204, 2ND Floor CAA Head Office

Airport Road, Entebbe

P.O. BOX 5536 Kampala, TEL:0312352050

E-mail: copy to

5.The planned procurement activity schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

No Activity Dates
a) Publish Date. Thursday 19th March, 2020
b) Pre-bid Meeting Wednesday 29th March, 2020
c) Bid Closing Date. Tuesday 12th May, 2020
d) Bid Opening Date. Tuesday 12th May, 2020
e) Start of evaluation Process. Wednesday 13th May, 2020
f) Contract Signature. After expiry of BEB notice and Clearance by the Solicitor General

BIDDERS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE SITE INSPECTION AND PRE-BID MEETINGS SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid.

                                                             MANAGEMENT

                                                             www.caa.go.ug

 

SENIOR LICENSING OFFICER –PERSONNEL

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of civil aviation in the country. It manages Entebbe International Airport (EIA) and thirteen (13) other upcountry aerodromes. UCAA carries out its work in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The Authority now plans to recruit suitably qualified Ugandans of impeccable integrity and commitment to fill the position in its establishment in the Directorates of Safety, Security and Economic Regulation and Airports and Aviation Security as detailed below:

JOB REF               :  CAA/ADV/EXT/04/2020

 VACANCIES                     :    01

SALARY GRADE  :            11

 JOB TITLE:                    SENIOR LICENSING OFFICER –PERSONNEL

 REPORTS TO:              PRINCIPAL LICENSING OFFICER (PLO)

 JOB PURPOSE:            To discharge responsibilities normally organized around five major functional areas:       Examinations (flight crew, aircraft maintenance personnel, air traffic controller, etc) licensing, training, regulatory and administration.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

S.NO PRINCIPAL

ACCOUNTABILITIES

DELIVERABLES
1. Planning, budgeting and review process

 

 

·         Participates and makes contributions to ensures that Business Plan provisions contain adequate allocations for the department’s requirements
2. Licensing Aviation Personnel ·      Maintains an up-to-date, efficient and secure personnel record system for licensing, certification, designation, approval and authorization actions.

·      Participates in setting and scheduling of examinations both practical and oral;

·      Processes all license forms and prepares licenses for official signatures;

·      Administers language proficiency examination, as required;

·      Coordinates with the medical examiner of the UCAA those aspect related to medical examination and the issuance of medical assessments, in compliance with the civil Aviation (Personnel Licensing) Regulations;

·      Evaluation of foreign licenses and certificates, and military pilot qualifications, and taking appropriate action, including consultation with the State of Issue;

3. Human Resource Management ·         Supervises the section’s staff and ensures correct manning levels in accordance with operating standards

·         Proposes input in attraction, retention, motivation and staff development.

4. Carries out any other lawful ­assignment allocated by the immediate Supervisor. ·         The jobholder is cooperative and readily responds to any ad hoc tasks assigned to him.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Aircraft maintenance engineer’s license.
  2. At least 3 years’ experience in Aircraft Maintenance or Inspections in a reputable Civil Aviation or Airline.
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. Good knowledge of relevant ICAO standards and practices.
  5. Should be under 55 years of Age.

Note: Those who had applied for this position earlier need not to apply.

 

 

 

 

SENIOR AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR (SAWI) –AVIONICS

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of civil aviation in the country. It manages Entebbe International Airport (EIA) and thirteen (13) other upcountry aerodromes. UCAA carries out its work in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The Authority now plans to recruit suitably qualified Ugandans of impeccable integrity and commitment to fill the position in its establishment in the Directorates of Safety, Security and Economic Regulation and Airports and Aviation Security as detailed below:

JOB REF               :  CAA/ADV/EXT/03/2020

VACANCIES                     :    03

SALARY GRADE  :   11

JOB TITLE:      SENIOR AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR (SAWI) –AVIONICS  

 REPORT TO:                PRINCIPAL AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR -AVIONICS

 JOB PURPOSE:    To ensure that all Aircraft in Uganda, Air Operators, Aircraft  Maintenance Organizations and Engineering personnel maintain Avionic Airworthiness and safety standards at the highest possible level.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

S.NO PRINCIPAL

ACCOUNTABILITIES

DELIVERABLES
1. Airworthiness Inspection ·         Surveys and Inspects aircrafts to ensure avionics airworthiness comply with specifications recommended by the manufacturer and ICAO

·         Develops and conducts exams for assessing suitability and technical competence of pilots, and flight maintenance engineers, to assist in issuing/extension or validation of their licenses.

·         Critically surveys maintenance and training organizations in so far as the inspection, training and airworthiness of aircraft are concerned

·         Approves maintenance schedule submitted by operators and periodical surveys of schedules in use.

·         Examines and reports on local modifications preparatory to final approval.

·         Investigates defects and incidents in airborne equipment and prepares defect reports.

·         Prepares and assesses examination papers for types of aircraft specified by Principal Airworthiness Inspector and conducts complementary oral examinations when required.

2. Human Resource Management ·         Supervises, motivates and trains Airworthiness Inspectors –Avionics
3. Carries out any other lawful assignment allocated by the immediate Supervisor. ·           The jobholder is cooperative and readily­ responds to any adhoc tasks assigned to him.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Aircraft maintenance engineer’s license in Avionics (X), (R) or related categories.
  2. At least 3 years’ experience in Aircraft Maintenance or Inspections in a reputable Civil Aviation or Airline.
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. Good knowledge of relevant ICAO standards and practices.
  5. Relevant working experience in Civil Aviation Organization will be an added advantage;
  6. Experience in supervisory management is an added advantage.
  7. Should be under 55 years of Age.

Note: Those who had applied for this position earlier need not to apply.

SUPPLY OF TWO (02) 6X6 FIRE TRUCKS – CAA/SUPLS/19-20/00092

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a government statutory entity responsible for the promotion of the safe, secure and efficient development of Civil Aviation inside and outside Uganda.

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority operates 13 domestic Airports, five of which are designated as entry and exit points to boost tourism and regional trade across the borders.

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has allocated funds for Supply of two (02) 6X6 Fire Trucks. UCAA now invites sealed bids from eligible and competent bidders.

  1. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open international bidding procedures contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003, and are open to all bidders from eligible source countries.
  2. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ug. Shs 100,000/= (One hundred thousand Uganda Shillings only) payable in cash at UCAA cash office, located on the 2nd floor, Entebbe International Airport Terminal Building.

The bid document should be collected immediately after payment from the Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) located at the UCAA Head Office.

  1. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in 4, below on or before Friday, 5th June 2020 at 11:00am (All bids must be accompanied with a bid security of Ug. Shs. 45,000,000/= (Forty-five million shillings only). Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend on Friday, 5th June 2020 at 11:05am in the CAA Boardroom at the CAA Head Office, Entebbe.
  2. Bidding documents may be inspected at the office of:

Manager Procurement

2nd Floor CAA Head Office Building

Airport Road, Entebbe,

P.O. Box 5536 Kampala. Tel:031-352050, 0414 35 2050

There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting to enable potential bidders get clarifications and answers on any matter that may be raised at that stage on Wednesday, 06th May  2020 at 11:00am at the UCAA Head Office. Bidders who do not attend the meetings shall be disqualified.

The planned procurement activity schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

Activity Dates
a) Publish Date. Thursday, 19th March 2020
b) Pre-bid Meeting/Site Visits where applicable. Wednesday, 06th May   2020  at 11:00am at the UCAA Head Office
c) Bid Closing Date.  

Friday, 5th June 2020  2020 at 11:00am at UCAA Head Office, Entebbe International Airport

d) Bid Opening Date. Friday, 5th June 2020 at 11:05am at UCAA Head Office, Entebbe

International Airport

e) Beginning of the Evaluation Process. After date of bid opening
f) Contract Signature. After expiry of BEB notice and Clearance by the Solicitor General

The Civil Aviation Authority is not bound to accept any bid.

                                                       MANAGEMENT

                                                      www.caa.go.ug

UCAA conducts Air licensing Services Public Hearing

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCCA) held an Air service Licensing Public Hearing where Companies that applied to obtain Air service Licenses in Uganda defended their applications and intentions in business before approval by the UCAA board

The public hearing that was held at Mestil Hotel Nsambya saw three companies, Grand Air services, Zone 4 International Airlines and Jet ways Airlines Limited defend their applications, explain their capabilities and intentions in business

Mike Ndawula the UCAA Board Chairperson said the public hearing where members of the public are in attendance, companies do present and defend their abilities followed by questions from the public for clarification on some contentious issues

Ndawula added, “We also look at the opportunities the applicants are to provided and contribute to the Aviation industry, our economy, tourism sector among others and within 7daysb after the boards decision the companies will know their fate”.

According to the manager Public Affairs UCCA Vianney Luggya, The Airlines that appeared for the hearing, Jetways Airlines Limited applied for Non-scheduled Passengers and Cargo services license while Grand Air Services and Zone 4 International limited applied for non-scheduled Cargo Service licenses.

On the same event, UCAA launched an Online Air Service Licensing portal that allows air operators to easily apply for the Air service License.

The Head of UCT at UCAA James Mubiru said the portal will improve on service delivery as applicants can track their applications and also cut on costs as it is flexible and requires limited movements.

Adopted from: The Sunrise March 5, 2020

UCAA launches e-portal for Air Service License applications

KAMPALA – The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) announces the operationalization of the new e- Air Service Licensing system portal which can be accessed at caa.go.ug

The development has been introduced following the long and tedious manual process where the applicant has been required to obtain and fill a form, attach associated documents, and finally present the file to the UCAA for manual processing.

UCAA is optimistic that the new development will work well as it has pass-through thorough check and interaction with other government agencies relevant to applicant verification.

The development is a result of the engagement meeting held between UCAA and aviation stakeholders in September 2019 where a decision was reached to introduce an online portal that allows air operators to easily apply for the air service license.

Mr. James Mubiru, the Head of ICT at CAA said the automation process is aimed at improving service delivery and cutting costs on the operators as compared to the old system of manual application and physical handing in of applications.

Mr. Mubiru said the applicant can easily track the time the application was submitted among other advantages.

The portal was launched during CAA’s Air Service Licensing Committee meeting held at Mestil Hotel in Nsambya where three air service providers defended their applications to operate in Uganda.

The applicants included Zone four International Airlines Ltd, Grand Air services and Jetways Airlines Limited.

Eng Edward Mike Ndawula, Chairman Board CAA said the public hearing was meant for the air service applicants to defend their applications and clearly highlighting their intentions while in business.

“It is a strong recommendation that they come before the board for a public hearing where members of the public are invited; they make a presentation on their capacities and capabilities, then questions asked for clarification. Many times on our part as a board, we want to find out that what was presented is exactly what these guys presented.

Adopted from: PML Daily March 5, 2020

The G-77 Conference – April 2020

Uganda is to host this year’s general conference of the Group of 77 Chambers of Commerce and Industry (G77CCI) to be held in Kampala in April 2020, with the participation of delegations from the 132 member nations of G-77.

The South Summit is the supreme decision-making body of the Group of 77. The First and the Second South Summit were held in Havana, Cuba, on 10 – 14 April 2000 and in Doha, Qatar, on 12 – 16 June 2005, respectively. In accordance with the principle of geographical rotation, the Third South Summit is due to be held in Uganda.

 

About G77

The Group of 77 (G77) at the United Nations is a coalition of 135 developing countries, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2019 the organization had since expanded to 135 member countries (including China). Since China participates in the G77 but does not consider itself to be a member, all official statements are issued in the name of The Group of 77 and China.

The Group of 77 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing countries in the United Nations, which provides the means for the countries of the south to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system.

Entebbe Airport sets up special clearance stands for G77 Summit delegates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe International Airport has been re-modified to ease travel needs and clearance for dignitaries coming to Uganda for the G77 + China summit in April.

The G77 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing countries in the United Nations, used as a platform to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues. The coalition which was started by 77 countries, now has 135 member countries.

Uganda was confirmed as the host of the summit in October, last year making it the first African country to host the event, which brings together heads of state of the Group of 77 coalition and more than 300 other high-level dignitaries from the member states and the United Nations. The meeting which will take place at the Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo from April 17 to 19, 2020.

Last month, a delegation from the Secretariat of the G77 + China in New York visited Entebbe International Airport to assess the readiness of Uganda for the summit. The officials, among other places, visited the Immigration, the arrivals and departure terminals of Entebbe International Airport and the VIP Lounge.

Eng. Ayub Sooma, the Director for Aviation Safety and Security at Entebbe International Airport told URN that measures have been taken to ensure that dignitaries coming for the summit do not go through the lengthy queues like other travelers and that the airport is not congested when they arrive.

Sooma says that some of the immigration stalls will be solely reserved for G77 delegates and that these will all use the VIP section at the airport.

Adopted from: The Independent February 8, 2020