Supply of Surveying Instruments (CAA/SUPLS/19-20/00257)

 TENDER OPPORTUNITIES UNDER OPEN DOMESTIC BIDDING

 

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

  1. The Authority has allocated funds to be used for Supply of Surveying Instruments.
  2. CAA invites sealed bids from eligible, competent and reputable firms to supply the above system.

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.

  1. A complete set of bidding documents in English office non-payable the document should be collected from the Procurement Office. (head quarter)
  2. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before Thursday 29thApril 2021 at 11:00am.

Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below on Thursday 29th April 2021 at 11:05am in PDU Office Terminal Building.

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

                                       Manager Procurement

                                       CAA Office Building              

                                       2nd Floor, Airport Road, Entebbe 

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

                                                                           

  1. Planned procurement schedule (subject to change) is as follows:
  Activity Dates
a) Publish Date. Thursday 1st April 2021
c) Bid Closing / Thursday 29th April  2021  at 11:00am
  Bid Opening Date Thursday 29th April  2021 at 11:05am
d) Evaluation Process. Starting Friday 30th May 2021
e) Display & Communication of Best Evaluated Bidder Notice. After Contracts committee award

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

(Retender) Implementation of Operational Meteorological Database (CAA/SUPLS/18-19/00184)

  TENDER OPPORTUNITIES UNDER OPEN INTERNATIONAL BIDDING

 

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

The Authority has allocated funds to be used for Retender Implementation of operational meteorological database.

CAA invites sealed bids from eligible, competent and reputable firms to supply the above system.

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.

A complete set of bidding documents in English office non-payable the document should be collected from the Procurement Office.  (head quarter)

Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before Thursday 14th May 2021 at 11:00am.

Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below on Thursday 14th May 2021 at 11:05am in PDU Office Terminal Building.

Bidding documents may be inspected at the office of:

                                      Manager Procurement

                                       CAA Office Building              

                                       2nd Floor, Airport Road, Entebbe 

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

                                                                           

6.  Planned procurement schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

  Activity Dates
a) Publish Date. Thursday 1st April 2021
b) Mandatory Pre bid meeting Friday 15th April 2021.11:00am via Microsoft Team.
c) Bid Closing / Thursday 14th May 2021  at 11:00am
  Bid Opening Date Thursday 14th May 2021 at 11:05am
d) Evaluation Process. Starting Friday 15th  May 2021
e) Display & Communication of Best Evaluated Bidder Notice. After Contracts committee award

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

There’s value for money! MPs commend UCAA over Entebbe Airport rehabilitation works

KAMPALA — The Members of Parliament on the Committee of Physical Infrastructure have described as ‘excellent, the expansion works being done at Entebbe International Airport.

The MPs made these comments during a working visit to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) where they assessed the progress of the Entebbe International Airport rehabilitation phase (1) project.

“Judging by the quality and progress of work, it’s clear, we have seen value for money,” said Committee Chairperson Mr. Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko.

Ssekitoleko said that all members were impressed by the quality of work and said his committee is very ready to fund the Entebbe International Airport rehabilitation phase (2) project.

“We have invested heavily in the first [rehabilitation] phase and we have to finish this by availing funds for phase two works,” he said, noting that “we are satisfied with the money given to UCAA”.

The MPs toured the new hi-tech Cargo Centre, fuel storage farm facility, the new departure lounge, expansion of Aprons among others.

The committee approved the allocation of UGX 149.6 billion to UCAA in the financial year 2020/2021 as counterpart funding for the project.

The project was planned to run in two phases. The first one running from 2016 to 2021 and the second ending 2023.

The first phase worth UGX 1.1 trillion was driven by the rising number of passengers and cargo volumes handled at the airport and the need to improve customer experience, safety, security and comply with regulations.

Before the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Entebbe Airport was handling an average of 42,000 metric tonnes in 2019 and increased to 58,000 metric tonnes in 2020.

The Committee was appraised on the importance of the project by UCC chief engineer — Herbert Ngobi who revealed that the overall completion of the upgrade and expansion stands at 79%.

For example he said, the strengthening of runway 17/35 is complete while works at runway 12/30 stand at 98 percent and the strengthening works for apron 1 and 2 are above 80 percent.

He also noted that the construction of the new cargo center is at 90 percent.

The centre is expected to handle 100,000 tons of cargo every year. It will also have house cooling facilities, auxiliary business outlets and a freight forwarder’s parlour. It is projected that the cargo volumes will increase to 172,000 tons by 2033.

UCAA acting Director General Fred Bamwesigye said all these successes have been registered amidst the difficult situation of COVID-19.

He said that the pandemic has impacted aviation operations to the extent that commercial aircraft movement reduced from 32,798 in 2019 to 14,437 in 2020.

In January and February 2021, he said Entebbe International Airport recorded 2,838 aircraft movements.

This means, on average, the airport used to handle about 89 movements per day in 2019 which reduced to an average of about 39 per day in 2020.

“While in the beginning, [October-December], we allowed only one flight per airline per day, since January 2021, two flights have been permitted per airline per day and those with traffic have an opportunity to even increase the frequency,” Mr. Bamwesigye told MPs.

Adopted from: PML Daily March 17, 2021

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Commercial aircraft movements increase at Entebbe Airport

Entebbe International Airport has registered an increase in the number of commercial aircraft movements per day with an average of 48 in January and Febraury2021.

“In January and February 2021, Entebbe International Airport recorded 2838 aircraft movements. On average, the airport used to handle about 89 movements per day in 2019, which reduced to an average of about 39 aircraft movements per day in 2020. The January and February 2021 average is so far 48 commercial aircraft movements per day. The pandemic impacted aviation operations to the extent that commercial aircraft movements reduced from 32,798 in 2019 to 14437 in 2020,” explained the Ag. Director-General Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), Mr Fred Bamwesigye, during the visit of the parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure at UCAA headquarters on Tuesday.

He added: “While at the beginning (October-December 2020) we allowed only one flight per airline per day since January 2021 two flights have been permitted per airline per day and those with traffic have an opportunity to even increase the frequency. Although initial plans envisaged full resumption of operations in June 2021, this may be achieved earlier than anticipated depending on the availability of passengers. Therefore, we are engaged in all confidence-building measures that will attract passengers back to use air transport.” 

Mr Thomas James Kiggundu, the UCAA board member who represented the board chairman Justice Stephen Kavuma said the revenues from the industries have gone low since it is derived from commercial passenger operations which were halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“This automatically means some operations here have to stall. We, therefore, call upon the government to fill the gaps of the revenue at UCCA,” he said.

The chairperson of the parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure which oversees the activities of the ministry of works and transport, Eng Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, revealed that the parliament appropriated over Shs149 billion in the year 2020/2021 for the expansion and rehabilitation of Entebbe International Airport.Advertisement

“As a committee of parliament, we are here to perform our oversight function to see whether the funds we appropriated and sent to UCAA really did what it was supposed to do. So far so good; they have shown us the new cargo center, new fuel facility, expansion of Apron 1, rehabilitation runway 17/35 which has been strengthened and expanded,” he said.

Mr Ssekitoleko also noticed the expansion of the departure lounge which is almost ready and promised as the committee that they will appropriate more funds to facilitate phase two which will see the lighting of the runway among other projects. Advertisement

Adopted from: The Daily Monitor online Wednesday March 17, 2021

DIRECTOR GENERAL

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of civil aviation industry in Uganda. 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 a suitably qualified Ugandan of impeccable integrity and commitment to fill the position of Director General in its establishment as detailed below:

JOB REF                   :           CAA/ADV/EXT/06/2021

POST                          :           DIRECTOR GENERAL

REPORTS TO          :           Board of Directors

SALARY LEVEL    :           Exec 1

VACANCIES                        :           01

JOB PURPOSE:                   The Director General directs the profitable operation and development of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority within the framework of the direction and policies determined and agreed to by the Board.

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Seven local airline operators apply for renewal of licenses

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has heard presentations from seven local airline operators who applied for the renewal of their operating licenses. The airlines defended their license renewal applications before the UCAA board licensing committee at head offices in Entebbe on Friday. 

“We had the opportunity to have seven applicants of the licenses. Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), under Section 6 (2) of the CAA Act Cap. 354 is responsible for the licensing of air transport services.  In addition, the Authority advises the government of the Republic of Uganda on matters related to the development of air services such as Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) and other air transport activities,” said Mr Thomas Kiggundu, the chairman board of the licensing committee.

“We have been able to hear presentations from; Kampala Executive Aviation, Grand Air Services Limited, AIM Air, DHL Aviation (Kenya) Limited, Eagle Air Limited, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), and Transafrik Uganda Limited. We are glad that all the seven certified our requirements and we hope to renew their licenses in due course,” he said.

Eng Ronny Barongo, the Director Safety and Security at UCAA said that: “When we get an application of Air Service License (ASL), we seek to understand whether he/she is applying for a new license or renewal of the license. If he/she isn’t the first time applicant, we permit an application straight forward, but if the applicant is new, he or she gives an expression of interest we review it first,” he said.

He, however, noted that if the applicant isn’t conversant with what he is applying for, they invite the applicant and take him through the process and tell him the requirements.

“This is done to ensure that all operators in the aviation industry are properly certificated in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and recommended practices to enable them to continue operating,” he said.

Adopted from: The Daily Monitor Saturday March 6, 2021

NOTICE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF THE CIVIL AVIATION TRAINING CENTRE (CATC) AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – RETENDER PROCUREMENT REF: CAA/CONS/18-19/00014

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 seeks to procure the services of a Consultancy firm to provide Architectural & Engineering designs, preparation of bidding documents, and supervision of both the construction and post-construction stages of the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) at Entebbe International Airport. The Authority intends to establish a Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) that will stand the test of time, be iconic in nature and of national pride to Uganda as a nation while factoring in the current trends and developments in the global aviation industry. The proposed Training Centre premises shall be safe, reliable, cost effective, well ventilated with adequate light, environmentally friendly, seismic resistant, accessible to people with disabilities, well equipped with CCTVs, modern ICT infrastructure and firefighting equipment as well as ample parking.

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NOTICE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT FOR ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – RETENDER REF: CAA/CONS/19-20/00016

1.0 Introduction Entebbe International Airport is desirous of carrying out an Environmental Audit and a brief summary of the assignment is detailed below;

2.0 Objectives and Terms of Reference
The consultant as required by the NEMA environmental audit regulations shall undertake the following: a) Do preliminary site visits/investigations, develop Terms of Reference and have them submitted to NEMA for approval before starting the detailed Environmental audit (EA) study. b) Undertake an Environmental Audit (EA) with associated tasks etc.

3.0 Approach and methodology The Mitzerberg’s model for environmental monitoring and management or any other recognized method model for Environmental monitoring and management should be used in the consultancy.

4.0 The Audit will cover the following aspects of the airport activities. a) Technical Aspects b) Social-Economic aspect c) Institutional Aspect
It should be noted that an Environmental Impact Assessment for the some of the projects was carried out on the onset of the projects. This shall be taken into account.

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Design and Build of a Fire Training Ground at Entebbe International Airport. Procurement Reference number: CAA/WRKS/18-19/00052

  1. 1.The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has allocated funds to be used for Design and Build of a Fire Training Ground at Entebbe International Airport

The Training ground will have the following at minimum: Dummy Aircraft, Burn area, maneuvering area, Heat screen, Obstacle training equipment, Part of wing with an engine for liquid hydrocarbon fuel fighting, Shade for crew rest, Decontamination area, Waste management area, Swimming pool, liquid hydrocarbon storage area, Propane gas storage area, A building for office, classroom, equipment room, lavatory and control room. The Fire Fighting (ARFF) training facility (ARFF). Training facility will be designed and constructed to provide appropriate training facilities to Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting personnel on Boeing 747 type of aircrafts based on a mock-up structure.

2.  UCAA now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Design and Build a Fire Training Ground at Entebbe International Airport.

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Local airline operators to defend renewal of air service licenses

At least seven local air operators are scheduled to defend the renewal of their air service licenses before the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA).
According to a statement issued UCAA on their twitter account and website, seven companies will defend their applications on March 5, 2021 before the UCAA board in a virtual public hearing open to members of the public.

“Notice is hereby given that the following firms have applied for the grant/renewal of an Air Service License,” the statement reads in part.
The management has also invited the public to attend this half day virtual event and advised them to send in their confirmation of participation by email before February 27, 2021.
The seven firms to defend their applications include Grand Air Services Ltd, Kampala Executive Aviation, DHL Aviation Limited, Transafrik Uganda Limited, Mission Aviation Fellowship, AIM Air and Eagle Air Limited.

This has been done to ensure that all operators in the aviation industry are properly certificated in accordance with international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and recommended practices to enable them continue operating.
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It is a regulatory requirement that any air operator intending to undertake commercial operations (domestic or international) applies to UCAA for an operating license known as an Air Service License (ASL).
Every applicant at such a public hearing (including those seeking renewal) is expected to clarify on issues to do with their business plan, proposed air routes, and equipment to be used, among others.

Adopted from: The Daily Monitor Website Monday February 22, 2021.