City businessman Sudhir Ruparelia has won the bid to provide office space to Members of Parliament through his Meera Investments Limited, the proprietor of Queen Chambers on Parliamentary Avenue.
Sudhir will now be in charge of office space to 431 legislators and parliamentary staff.
Uganda Radio Network quotes Obabaru Okello, the deputy clerk of finance and administration, in a bid notice, dated October 6 and displayed on parliament’s notice board, saying Meera Investments was evaluated as the best bidder for the procurement requirements, which include the building being in close proximity to parliament and not more than 400 metres.
Other bidders included Yampe Limited, which owns a newly constructed building on Portal Avenue, Rumee Investments Limited, which owns a building on Lumumba Avenue and Twed Property Development Limited.
Sudhir’s Queen Chambers was cleared by the ministry of Works.
The contract price for office space is Shs 4.5bn for a period of two years and an additional Shs 70.4m for installation of window blinds.
The MPs have been forced to share offices as a temporary measure while parliament acquired more office space.