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IEBC in crisis as tribunal revokes ballot paper tender process

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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is in a crisis as prepares for the 2022 General Election, after a tribunal nullified the award of a Sh2.8 billion ballot paper contract to a Greek firm.

Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB) set aside the electoral body’s recommendation to award the tender to Inform Lykos (HELLAS) S.A.

The firm was to supply ballot papers and election result forms. The Faith Waigw- led board in nullifying the tender noted that due diligence was not done in the tendering process.

“Bearing in mind the importance of the subject tender and national interest it carries, it is important before an award of the subject tender, that a due diligence exercise must be conducted strictly in accordance with the laid provisions,” the board ruled.

The new development comes after Shailesh Patel T/A Africa Infrastructure Development Company made an application for a review on how the tender was awarded to the Greek firm.

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