The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MoJCA) of Uganda has received 13 EOIs from interested parties to develop an office park for the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Institutions through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project.The 13 teams that have submitted detailed EOIs are the following:
The press release announcing the shortlist stated:
"The international response to the EOI is evidence of the great value attached to the JLOS House project which will, upon completion serve as a one-stop center of environmentally friendly and intelligent buildings housing the JLOS Towers and High Court; Uganda Police Headquarters; Appellate courts and headquarters of the Judiciary."
The project will be developed on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis comprising:
The Expressions of Interest (EOI) submitted will be evaluated in accordance with Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPDA) Act, 2003 of the Government of Uganda. An evaluation team comprising of representatives from the Government of Uganda together with the JLOS House Project Transaction Advisor will undertake a detailed evaluation of the submitted EOIs between July and August 2014.
The shortlist is scheduled to be announced on 8 August and the request for proposals will be issued on 1 September 2104. The prefered bidder will be announced by December.
The project aims to strengthen good governance principles, ensure improved institutional coordination as well as offer better services leading to enhanced transparency, accountability and improved ethical conduct across all the Sector Institutions.
The Justice Law and Order Sector is a sector wide approach adopted by Government of Uganda bringing together 17 institutions with closely linked mandates of administering Justice and maintaining Law and Order as well as the promotion and protection of Human Rights.