BUREAU OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, KOGI STATE –
INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES IN RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF COAL POWER AND HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PROJECTS IN KOGI STATE

GOVERNMENT OF KOGI STATE OF NIGERIA
BUREAU OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES IN RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF COAL POWER AND HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PROJECTS IN KOGI STATE

In accordance with the Kogi State Public Private Partnerships Law of 2014, the Kogi State Bureau of Public Private Partnerships hereby invites proposals from suitable firms to provide consultancy services on the development of power generation projects from the State’s natural resources (the “Projects”).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The Government of Kogi State seeks to fast-track industrial development in the State and optimize the utilization of its natural resources, whilst also improving power supply within the State. The State expects that, among other benefits, this will generate additional revenue for the State. Consequently, the State is considering seeding the pre-development activities required for the Project, particularly with regard to ensuring utilization of the State’s significant coal and hydro resources for power generation. The Projects will go a long way towards developing public infrastructure in the State and furthering the economic development of its residents.

SCOPE OF REQUIRED SERVICES
The Government of the State wishes to engage the services of a consultant for the provision of consultancy services to it in relation to the Projects (the “Services”). The Consultant will –
(a) Develop a high-level business case, incorporating, the resource options available to the State, potential preliminary features of the Projects, high-level estimates of project costs, project benefits, project risks, potential project partners and approaches to their engagement, project development and risk management, and a review of the legal and regulatory framework for the development of the Projects;
(b) Identify technical and financial partner(s) to work with the State on development of the Projects and provide support to the State in the negotiation, drafting and or review of contracts with the technical partner(s);
(c) In conjunction with the technical partner(s), the conduct and preparation of technical, commercial and market pre-feasibility research for the Projects.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested applicants should submit the following documents in three (3) counterparts –
(a) A technical proposal containing a description of applicant’s experience in the development of power projects in Nigeria and other West African countries, details of the key personnel that will work on the engagement and their resumes; and any additional service to be provided;
(b) A separate financial proposal comprising an estimate of the applicant’s fees to provide the Services and relevant payment milestones;
(c) Contact details of the authorised representative of the applicant;
(d) The Certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or other registration certificate of the applicant (in the case of a consortium, of each of the members of the consortium);
(e) In respect of a consortium, a consortium agreement or a letter of intent depicting the responsibility of each member of the consortium;
(f) The corporate profile of the applicant:
(g) Evidence of payment of corporate taxes;
(h) Evidence of contribution to the mandatory contributory pension scheme;
(i) Affidavit disclosing whether or not any past or present public officer in the State’s public service has any beneficial interest in the applicant or is a director or other officer of the applicant.

TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
The technical proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria –
(a) Technical and managerial capacities of the applicant in the relevant industry
(b) Experience in working in a similar geographical region
(c) Availability of appropriate skills among staff
(d) Description of similar assignments

SUBMISSION
All documents to be submitted must be in English language and shall be initiated and enclosed in a sealed envelope that shall bear the name and contact address of the applicant (in the case of a consortium, the name of the consortium and the contact address of the authorised representative of the consortium).
Interested applicants should submit their proposals not later than 12 noon on 4th September 2017 to-

DIRECTOR GENERAL
BUREAU OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
KOGI STATE REVENUE HOUSE
MURTATA MOHAMMED WAY
LOKOJA, KOGI STATE

EVALUATION OF THE PROPOSALS
The Bureau of Public Private Partnerships reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. This invitation should not be construed as a commitment on the part of the Bureau of Public Private Partnerships or any other agency of the Kogi State Government to enter into any form of contract with any entity or into communication with any entity nor shall it entitle any entity to make any claims from the Bureau of Public Private Partnerships or any agency of the Kogi State Government. The Bureau of Public Private Partnerships is not bound to accept the lowest fee proposal.

All cost incurred by respondents as a result of this request for proposals and any subsequent requests for information shall be for the responder’s account only.

SIGNED
Director General,
Kogi State Bureau Of Public Private Partnerships

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