RIVAL SECURITY FIRMS FIGHT OVER JUDICIARY TENDER.

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Bedrock Security services Director Eric Okeyo Managing director with his Lawyer Steve Bundotich (right) at Milimani Law courts after the hearing an application challenging a tender by a security firm that has been offering security services to the judiciary.

BY SAM ALFAN.
High court will deliver its ruling on a case challenging a tender by a security firm that has been offering security services to the judiciary.
In the case Riley services has accused the Chief Registrar Ann Amadi for entering into contract with Lavington services for the provision of security services. Riley argues that Amadi disobeyed orders of the public Procurement Administrative Review Board directing her that there should be no contract pending the determination of an appeal.
Riley Security Company is under scrutiny by its rivals Bedrock Security Services Limited and Lavington Security Limited who are challenging its case in court.
Bedrock security who is the second interested party argues that the court has no jurisdiction to entertain the petition by Riley Company adding that the proceedings are premature, misled and defective.
According to Erick Okeyo the Bedrock Managing director, the judiciary is currently paying half the budget it used to pay Riley Services Limited.
He argues that that the judiciary used to spend 216 million shillings annually on security adding that a hand held metal detector was being bought at 18,000 shillings whereas the actual price is about 5,000 shillings in the market.
The board is said to have on December 22 stopped the registrar from entering into contracts with Lavington Security Ltd for provision of security services until the tender dispute is resolved. Riley Services Ltd was allegedly notified by the registrar on December 17 that its bid for provision of security services was unsuccessful.
However, on December 22, it filed a request for review at the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board. On December 31, following the chief registrar’s directive, Lavington Security Ltd deployed guards at all Judiciary premises.
Justice Mumbi Ngugi will make her ruling on 23, to decide whether to nullify Lavington Security Limited tender as sought by Riley Security Company.

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