Clarification on Construction of two Warehouses for Katuna and Busia,a commercial building for Oraba and a central market for Lwakhakha Border export Zones.

Click to Read Detailed clarification.

Uganda adopted a Border Export Zone Program (BEZ) in 2010 to address its constraints as a landlocked country and improve her competitiveness in the regional market especially with regard to the supply of agricultural and non-agricultural products to her neighbors. With Regional Integration Implementation Program Project II support, numerous activities have been undertaken towards operationalization of this Program. Activities include; promotion of value addition, mobilizing and training of stake holders on trade and trade related issues, the establishment of clusters, and preliminary activities for the infrastructure construction; activities such as, preparation of designs, bills of quantities, documentation and currently advertisement/call for bids for the construction etc.

In respect to construction, the Ministry held and information meeting on the 21st June 2019 at the Ministry board preceding the compulsory site visits to be held on the 24th June 2019 at all site.

The meeting was attended by 24 participants from different companies

Detailed Report

The Ministry with support from the RIIP II invited the public to bid for the construction of commercial buildings, warehouses, Border market, and related facilities at the Lwakhakha, Busia, Kabale and Oraba Border Export Zones (BEZs).

The Ministry organized site visits to the various sites with contractors to introduce them to the sites and help them prepare sound bids for the ongoing tendering process. It is also a requirement for potential bidders to visit the site before submitting bid documents.








The Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives intends to award works contracts for construction of commercial buildings, warehouses, border market and related facilities at Border Export Zone sites with financial assistance from the European Union through COMESA under the RIIP II Project.

Tenderers are invited to bid for any one of the following contracts:

Commercial Building/Warehouse and related facilities at Kagoropa-Oraba (MTIC/ NAO/COMESA/RIIP/BEZ/CONS/ORABA/1)

Warehouse and related facilities at Busia-Masafu (MTIC/NAO/COMESA/ RIIP//BEZ/CONS/BUSIA/2)

Warehouse and related facilities at Kabale- Katuna Road (MTIC/NAO/COMESA/ RIIP/BEZ/CONS/KATUNA/3)

Border Market and related facilities at Lwakhakha (MTIC/NAO/COMESA/ RIIP/BEZ/CONS/LWAKHAKHA/4)

The Tender dossiers are published on the website of the Ministry under the Procurement notices section and on the COMESA Secretariat website 

The tender dossiers are also available for inspection at:


The Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives

Farmers House, 5th Floor, Room 507

P.O. Box 7103, Kampala, Uganda

Attention: Project Coordinator RIIP II


The deadline for submission of tenders is Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 12PM East Africa Standard Time. A tender opening session shall be held on the same day at 2PM. Possible additional information or clarifications/questions shall be published on the Ministry’s website or in the media.




Uganda is one of the beneficiary Countries of AGOA that was enacted on 18th May, 2000 as Public Law 106 of the 200th Congress and it was in June 2015 extended for another ten (10) years to 2025 and thus we have the opportunity to fully exploit this preferential market.
AGOA provides duty free quota free access to the US for sub-Saharan Africa for up to 6500 product lines under the US generalized system of preferences program.
By 2004, Uganda had already exported the following Ugandan products to the American market; Textile and apparel products, home decor, crafts, shea butter and leather shoes; among others.
From 14th to 15th May 2019,AGOA Office Uganda,The Ministry of Trade,The Parliament of Uganda,USAID and East Africa Trade Hub organized a sensitization workshop and exhibition under the theme READINESS TO MEET THE USA CONSUMER. The Speaker of Parliament RT.HON. REBBECCA KADAGA was the chief guest.
In her speech,the Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives highlighted the benefits of the program as
  1. Increased export revenue obtained by the enterprises;
  2. Employment opportunities within the Country;
  3. Increased utilization of raw materials; and,
  4. Inter-sector linkages will be harnessed within the economy, among others.


    Read Full Speeches:

    Hnn MTIC Speech at AGOA Exhibition

    Speaker of Parliament Speech at Exhibition

    Summary of AGOA Uganda Program



 Uganda Export Promotion Board Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority Management Training and Advisory Centre Uganda National Bureau of Standards Uganda Industrial Research Institute