AFRICA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE –
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION OF LABORATORY AND TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT)
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
AFRICA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (ACE) PROJECT
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE ICT-DRIVEN KNOWLEDGE PARK
CREDIT IDA NO: 5415-NG
PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION OF LABORATORY AND TEACHING REQUIREMENTS –IFT NO. OAU/ACE/NCB/GDS/18/2 AND RELOCATION/UPGRADING OF TELEPRESENCE FACILITY. IFT NO. OAU/ACE/NCB/WKS/18/2

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. This invitation for Tenders follows the general procurement notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue no. OP00031801 of 16th March, 2015. The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has received a credit form the International Development Association(IDA) toward the cost of Africa Centers of Excellence Project, and it tends to apply to part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for the Procurements of Laboratory and Teaching requirements – OAU/ACE/NCB/GDS/18/2 and Relocation and Upgrading of Telepresence Facility – OAU/ACE/NCB/WKS/18/2
1.2. experienced and competent suppliers/contractors are invited to submit bids for the above-named projects

2.0. SCOPE OF SUPPLY/WORK
2.1. The details are as follows:

Project 1:

Lot No.

Description of item Quality Location
I. Procurement and Installation of Furniture items for incubation Centre, Browsing Booths and Cafeteria Various ACE, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
II Procurement and Installation of Office Equipment Fibre Optics and wireless LAN, Inverters, Batters and Specialized Equipment for the Sit-outs, Cafeteria and Incubation Centre various ACE, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Project 2:

Lot No.

Description of item Quality Location
I Relocate and Upgrade Telepresnce facility/Relocate Data Centre for Cloud Computing from INTECU Building to ACE Laboratories Building lot ACE, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

3.0. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Interested bidders are to submit the under-listed verifiable documents:
a. Evidence of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CACA) including Form CAC2 and CAC7
b. Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) valid till 31st December 2018.
c. Evidence of Current PENSION compliance certificate valid till 31st December 2018
d. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) certificate valid till 31st December 2018.
e. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) clearance certificate valid till 31st December 2018
f. Evidence of registration on the national Database of federal Contractors, consultants and service Providers by submission of Interim registration Report (IRR) expiring on 1/1/2019 or valid certificate issued by BPP.
g. Sworn Affidavit Disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Obafemi Awolowo University or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder that the company is not bankrupt, in receivership or under liquidation of involved any litigation which can potentially affect the company’s ability to effectively discharge their responsibility if engaged and to confirm that all the information presented in the bids are true and correct in all particulars.
h. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – (2015, 2016 and 2017);
i. Evidence of financial capability to execute the job, by submission of reference letter from a reputable commercial bank with willingness to provide credit facility when needed.
j. Company Profile with the Curriculum VITAE of key Staff to be deployed for the project including copies of their Academic/professional qualifications(NCS, CPN, CSN, COAN as applicable)
k. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs successfully executed in the last five years including Letters of awards, Valuation Certificate and/or job completion certificate and photographs of the projects.
l. List of equipment with proof of Ownership/lease (where applicable)
m. For joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU0 should be provided (all the eligibility requirements are compulsory for each JV partner )
n. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding Letter under the company’s Letter Head paper bearing amongst other, the Registration Number (RC), as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Numbers (preferable GSM No.) and e-mail address. The letterhead Paper must bear the Names, Nationalities and telephone number of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the firm.

4.0. COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Interested companies are to collect their standard bidding document from the office of the Centre Leader, Africa Centre of Excellence Project, telepresence Ante-Room, ICT Centre, Adjacent to the Computer Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife On evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee of N10 ,000.00 per lot, paid into Obafemi Awolowo University’s Remita account in any commercial bank.

5.0. SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Prospective bidders are to submit bid for each of the Lot desired, two (2) hard copies each of the Technical and Financial bids with softcopy of financial bid only in MS Excel format, packaged separately in sealed envelope and clearly marked as “Technical Bid” or “Financial Bid”. Thereafter, put the two sealed envelope together in a bigger sealed envelope addressed to the (Centre Leader, Africa Centre of Excellence Project, telepresence Ante-Room, ICT Centre, Adjacent to the Computer Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) and clearly marked with (the name of the project and the lot number). Furthermore the reserve of each sealed envelope should have the name and address of the bidders and drop in the designated tender Box at the project office stated above not later than 12:00 noon Tuesday, 27th November, 2018.

6.0. OPENING OF BID
The technical bid will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 27th November 2018, in room 05, Floor ‘O’ Secretariat Building, Obafemi Awolowo University in the presence of Bidders/Company representatives while the financial bid will be kept unopened. Please ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register in the office Centre Leader, Africa Centre of Excellence Project, telepresence Ante-Room, ICT Centre, Adjacent to the Computer Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), as the Africa Center of Excellence will not be held responsible for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids. For further enquiries, please contact the Co-Centre Leader on [email protected]

7.0. GENERAL INFORMATION
a. a. Bids must be in English language and signed by an official authorized by the bidder
b. Bids submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned unopened
c. Bidders should not bid for more than two (2)lots
d. All cost will be borne by bidders
e. All pre-qualify bidders will be contacted at a later date for financial bid opening, while the bids for un-successful bidders will be returned un-opened.
The Africa Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is not bound to pre-qualify any bidder and reserve the right to annul the Procurement process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007.

Signed
The Center Leader,
Africa Centre of Excellence Project,
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) ICT-Driven Knowledge Park,
Project Office, Telepresence Ante-Room,
ICT Centre, Near Computer Centre,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Osun State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 803 517 7940, +234 803 352 4682
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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