NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE –
INVITATION FOR TENDERS (ITF) – 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT)
IDI-ISHIN, JERICHO RESERVATION AREA, P.M.B. 5432, IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

INVITATION FOR TENDERS (ITF) – 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan with the mandate to conduct research into genetic improvement, production, processing, storage, utilization and marketing of tropical fruits, vegetable, ornamentals, spices, other medicinal and aromatic plants of nutritional and economic importance. In compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act 2007, wishes to invite seasoned and qualified contractors to submit bids for the under listed 2017 Capital Projects.

1.0 TENDER LOT, PROJECT DESCRIPTION, QUANTITY, LOCATION, BID SECURITY, DELIVERY PERIOD AND NON-REFUNDABLE TENDER FEES

Lot No. Description of Item Qty Location Bid Security Delivery Period Tender Fee (₦)
I Rehabilitation of Administrative Block 2nos Ibadan, Bagauda & Mbato At least 2% of Bid Price 8 weeks 25,000.00
2 Construction of Research Nursery Houses 4nos Ibadan, Bagauda, Mbato & Dadinkowa At least 2% of Bid Price 8 weeks 25,000.00
3 Construction of 500-seater Empowerment & Capacity Building Centre 1no. Ibadan At least 2% of Bid Price 12 weeks 25,000.00
4 Construction of Screen Houses 4nos Ibadan, Mbato & Bagauda At least 2% of Bid Price 6 weeks 25,000.00
5 Provision of Irrigation, Borehole facilities & Installation Various Ibadan, Mbato & Bagauda At least 2% of Bid Price 6 weeks 25,000.00
6 Procurement of Laboratory Equipment Various Ibadan At least 2% of Bid Price 4 weeks 25,000.00
7 Procurement of Field Tools Various Ibadan, Mbato, Bagauda & Dadinkowa At least 2% of Bid Price 4 weeks 25,000.00
8 Acquisition & Installation of Automatic Weather Station 2nos. Bagauda & Mbato At least 2% of Bid Price 6 weeks 25,000.00
9 Procurement of Furniture & Fittings Various Ibadan At least 2% of Bid Price 4 weeks 25,000.00
10 Procurement of Computers with complete accessories (Laptop, Desktop & Tablet) Various Ibadan, Mbato,

Bagauda & Dadinkowa

At least 2%

of Bid Price

4 weeks 25,000.00

1.1 Tendering will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB), a procedure specified in the National Public Procurement Guidelines, and it is open to all tenderers.
2.0 Interested eligible tenderers may obtain further information from Procurement Unit, NIHORT at the address below and inspect the Tendering Documents from 9:00am to 4:00pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
To be considered, potential companies are required to submit all the under listed verifiable documents:
(a.) Certificate of incorporation at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and evidence of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in case of a joint venture.
(b.) Include certified True Copy of CAC registration forms C02 and C07 containing names of Directors and Shareholders.
(c.) Certified true copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company.
(d.) Corporate profile to include a list of the company’s technical staff, their CVs and copies of their credentials, including qualification, years of cognate experience and certificate of registration with relevant professional bodies.
(e.) Evidence of payment of tax for the last three (3) years i.e. 2014, 2015 & 2016.
(f.) Copies of Company’s Audited Statement of Accounts for the last three years (2014-2016) duly stamped by a Registered Auditor.
(g.) Certificate of compliance with the provisions of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Amendment Act, 2011 issued by the ITF and sealed to be valid up to 31st December, 2016.
(h.) Certificate of compliance with provisions of Pension Reform Act, 2014 issued by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) and stated to be valid up to 31st December, 2016. (i.) Original bank statement of the past twelve (12) months.
(j.) Verifiable evidence of a minimum of three (3) similar jobs successfully executed or being executed within the last five years, including types, cost, location and evidence of award and satisfactory completion.
(k.) List of equipment to be used for the projects, listed and owned, hired or leased, with evidence of ownership, lease or hire.
(l.) Company’s registered address, functional contact address, GSM phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
(m.) Reference letters from three (3) previous employers for similar projects, satisfactorily completed.
(n.) A sworn affidavit by a Director certifying that:
(i.) The documents submitted for the tendering exercises are not only genuine but correct.
(ii.) None of the Directors of the company had ever been convicted by any court of law.
(iii.) The company is not bankrupt.
(iv.) None of the current officers of NIHORT is a former or present Director of the Company.
(o.) Company’s Banking detail, including Account Name, Account Number, Bank Name and Branch and Sort Code.
(p.) Please note that the originals of document would be requested and should be available for sighting whenever required and the opening of the bids follows immediately after close of submission at 12:00pm on 18th September, 2017.
(q.) Interim Registration Report from Bureau of Public Procurement.

4.0 TENDER PROCEDURE
A complete set of tendering documents in English may be purchased by interested tenderers on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee as stated in the table above to “National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) TSA Account No: 0070167461016 with CBN”. The tender documents will be collected by the representative of tenderer from the office address stated below between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm daily upon the presentation of the evidence of payment.

5.0 SUBMISSION OF TENDER
Interested bidders are expected to put the technical bid in separate sealed envelope and financial bid in another sealed envelope with each envelope distinctively labelled to indicate its nature, while the two envelopes should be put in a bigger sealed envelope indicating company’s name, particulars and name of the projects in line with the three envelopes system of tendering.
Envelope for each project should be clearly marked as may be applicable “…” It should be forwarded to the Secretary, Procurement Unit, NIHORT, Idi-Ishin, Jericho Reservation Area, Ibadan Oyo State, not later than 11:00am on the closing date, being 18th September, 2017. Closing date for submission of Tender is 18th September, 2017. Opening of Tenders follows immediately by 12:00noon at the Institute’s Auditorium.
Please note that any bidder that encloses technical and/or financial bid of more than one Lot in a single envelope will have his bid rejected.

6.0 Tenders must be delivered to the address below at or before 11:00am on 18th September, 2017. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late tenders will be rejected. Tenders will be opened in the presence of the tenderers or tenderers’ representatives, who choose to attend in person at the address below at 12:00pm on 18th September, 2017. All tenders must be accompanied by at least 2% of the tender price as Tender Security.

7.0 OTHER REQUIREMENTS
(i.) In respect of Lots 1-5, bidders shall have an average annual turnover of not less than N23.4m; minimum of two (2) technical/professional staff must be COREN certified.
(ii.) In respect of Lot 6, minimum of two (2) technical/professional staff must be NISLT certified.

8.0 Important Information: Failure to comply with the above requirements shall automatically result in the disqualification of a bidder.

9.0 The address referred to above is:
The Executive Director, Attention: Head of Procurement, National Horticultural Research Institute, P.M.B. 5432,
Idi-Ishin, Jericho Reservation Area,
Ibadan, Oyo State, NIGERIA.
Email: [email protected]

Signed:
MANAGEMENT
NIHORT

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