NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RESEARCH LIAISON SERVICES, ZARIA –
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROJECTS BY SUITABLY QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS FOR 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

NAERLS
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RESEARCH LIAISON SERVICES (NAERLS)
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY P.M.B. 1067, ZARIA NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROJECTS BY SUITABLY QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS FOR 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

(1) INTRODUCTION
The Federal Government of Nigeria has allocated funds for the year 2017. The National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, for the execution of projects (Constructions, Rehabilitation, and supplies). The Institute, therefore, invites interested, competent and reputable Companies to tender in respect of its projects under the 2017 Appropriation.

(2) DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
LOTA: – Upgrading of Facilities for Radio/TV Programmes Production Studios in HQ and 6 Zonal Offices
LOT B: – Rehabilitation of Headquarters at Zaria and Zonal Offices
LOT B1: – Rehabilitation of Headquarters at Zaria
LOT B2: – Rehabilitation of South-west Zonal Office at Ibadan
LOT C: – Promotion of Modern and Commercial Agriculture in 7 Model and Adopted Villages
LOT D: – Upgrading of Facilities for Skill Acquisition and Development Center

(3) SCOPE
The scope is Rehabilitation of Conference Halls, Entrance gate, R/TV Studios building, Construction of feed mills, General supply and Installation.

(4) PRE-QUALIFICATION/TENDER REQUIREMENT.
The Institute in compliance with the PPA 2007 and Bureau of Public Procurement (B.P.P) guideline will carry out Pre-qualification of Companies who respond to this advert based on the following requirements: –
(a) Evidence of Certificate of Registration with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
(b) Evidence of Company’s current Tax Clearance Certificate for the last 3years (2014, 2015 and 2016).
(c) Evidence of current certificate of Compliance by National Pension Commission (PENCOM) as amended PENCOM Reform Act 2014.
(d) Evidence of current Certificate of Compliance by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in line with the amended Industrial Training Fund Act, 2011.
(e) Evidence of Registration with Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) by attaching the Interim Registration Report (IRR) as provided in Part II section 5(h) of PPA 2007.
(f) Evidence of current Certificate of Compliance by Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Act, 2010.

4.2 OTHER NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Unabridged Company audited report for immediate past 3 years
(b) Evidence of Company Annual Returns to CAC for the immediate past 3 years
(c) A sworn affidavit stating that none of the Directors has been convicted in any country for any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of acts relating to any matter.
(d) A sworn affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of NAERLS or BPP is a former or Present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all matters.
(e) A statement indicating that the Company does not at the time of this bid have any existing loan or financial liability with a bank, other financial institutions or third party that is classifies as doubtful, non-performance, bad or whose repayment portion has been outstanding for the last three months.

4.3 SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
(1) Bidder’s Experience:
Experience as a prime contractor on at least (2) Projects of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last (5) years (copies of Letters of Award/Certificate of Completion to be attached).
(2) Plant and Equipment:
Evidence that the Bidders have the requisite equipment to execute a Project of this nature and complexity or Evidence of lease agreement with in the Third Party
(3) Financial Capacity:
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities certified by the bankers, equivalent of Twenty (20) Million Naira minimum amount of liquid Assets net of other contractual commitment of the successful bidder shall be required
(4) Man Power:
Company Profile with CV of key Professionals including photocopies of relevant Academic and Professional Qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (Evidence of registration with relevant Professional bodies (e.g ARCON, COREN, CORBON and QSRBN).

(5) Bid Collection
Interested and competent bidders are requested to collect bid documents from the Secretary Tenders Board, upon presentation of evidence of payment of non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Naira Only (N20,000:00) using REMITA platform through any Commercial Bank in Nigeria.

(6) Bid Submission
Two copies of the Tender Documents should be sealed in separate envelopes and labeled “Tenders Document: Lot……..” to be sent on or before 2:00 p.m, on Wednesday 6th September, 2017
to:
The Secretary Tenders Board,
Room 203, First Floor, Administrative Block,
National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services,
Ahmadu Bello University,
P.M.B. 1067,
Zaria.

(7) Submission Closing Date
Submission of technical and financial bid will be close on Wednesday 6th of September, 2017 at 2:00pm. Companies or representatives, Civil Societies, NGO’S, Professional bodies and member of the General Public are hereby invited.

(8) Opening of Tender
Tender Documents will be opened on Wednesday 6th of September, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Institute Boardroom second floor, Administrative Block.
(a) Civil Society Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations and all interested members of the Public especially intending Contractors are hereby invited.

(9) Additional Information
(i) The Institute may verify any or all the claims made by the applicants and shall disqualify any company whose claims are found to be false in addition to the sanctions that may be deemed necessary.
(ii) Bidders who have worked for the Institute and have history of poor performance, abandonment, termination and / or prolonged contract execution period need not to apply.
(iii) All submission pages must be dully initialled by the Company.
(iv) Two (2) hard copies of profiles are to be submitted.
(v) Non-compliance to the instructions will lead to disqualification.
(vi) Submission must be made only in English Language.
(vii) Contractors/Suppliers are not allowed to bid for more than two (2) Lots.

Signed
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