NIGERIA SOCIAL INSURANCE TRUST FUND –
INVITATION TO TENDER/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE EXECUTION OF PROJECTS FOR 2017 BUDGET APPROPRIATION OF THE FUND

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
NIGERIA SOCIAL INSURANCE TRUST FUND

INVITATION TO TENDER/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE EXECUTION OF PROJECTS FOR 2017 BUDGET APPROPRIATION OF THE FUND

(1.0) INTRODUCTION

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund has allocated funds in its 2017 Budget for the Procurement of Goods, Works and Services for the execution of Policies, Programmes and Projects towards achieving the mandate of the Fund.
(1.1) Consequently, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, hereby invites interested contractors and consultants with proven relevant competence and experience to submit Tenders/Expression of Interest for the execution of the projects listed in this advertisement in compliance with the Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2007.

(2.0) PROJECTS
Category A: Works (Invitation To Tender) –
Interested Contractors are invited to submit technical and financial bids for the following projects:

S/N LOT NO PROJECT TITLE/DESCRIPTION
1 NSITF/W/1 Renovation of Abeokuta Office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
2 NS1TF/W/2 Renovation of Bauchi Office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
3 NSITF/W/3 Renovation of Gombe Office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
4 NSITF/W/4 Renovation of Ilorin office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
5 NSITF/W/5 Renovation of Kaduna office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
6 NSITF/W/6 Renovation of Makurdi office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
7 NSITF/W/7 Renovation of P/Harcourt office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
8 NSITF/W/8 Renovation of Enugu Office (Main Building & Ext Works)
9 NSITF/W/9 Renovation of Ibadan Office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
10 NSITF/W/10 Renovation of Maiduguri Office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
11 NSITF/W/11 Renovation of Sokoto Office (Main Building & Ext. Works)
12 NSITF/W/12 Proposed APRD/Estate Departments Offices
13 NSITF/W/13 Additional Car Park Space at Annex Building

CATEGORY B: GOODS (INVITATION TO TENDER) – Interested Suppliers and Contractors are invited to submit technical and financial bids for the following projects

S/N LOT NO PROJECT TITLE/DESCRIPTION
1 NSITF/G/1 Work Tools, Safety Gears
2 NSITF/G/2 LaserJet Enterprise
3 NSITF/G/3 Colour LaserJet Enterprise Printer (A3)
4 NSITF/G/4 Mono LaserJet Enterprise MFP
5 NSITF/G/5 Colour LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP
6 NSITF/G/6 Intelligent Power Distribution Unit (IPDU)
7 NSITF/G/7 Fire Suppression Systems
8 NSITF/G/8 Computers (Laptop)
9 NSITF/G/9 Computers (Desktop)
10 NSITF/G/10 UPS and Inverters to supply backup/clean power
11 NSITF/G/11 Repairs of Artificial Body Parts
12 NSITF/G/12 Supply of Utility Vehicles
13 NSITF/G/13 Supply and Installation of Generating Plants
14 NSITF/G/14 Supply and Installation of 2HP Splits Unit Air-Conditioners
15 NSITF/G/15 Supply and Installation of Copier, 3-in-l
16 NSITF/G/16 Refrigerator, medium 4ft
17 NSITF/G/17 Supply, & installation of Office Furniture
18 NSITF/G/18 Purchase/Replacement of Artificial Body Parts

CATEGORY C (EXPRESSION OF INTEREST) – Interested Consultants are invited to submit Expression of Interest (Eol) for the following projects:

Consultancy Services

S/N LOT NO PROJECT TITLE/DESCRIPTION
1 NSITF/C/1 Customer perception of NSITF and the ACT. (Tools to Addressing these issues)
2 NSITF/C/2 Retreat for NSITF Staff
3 NSITF/C/3 Induction Course
4 NSITF/C/4 Inspection Unit Training
5 NSITF/C/5 Workshop On The ECS For SERVICOM Front Desk Officers
6 NSITF/C/6 Setting Up A Uniform Accounting System For Branch Offices And

Training Of Accounting Staff

7 NSITF/C/7 Effective Accounts Management and Financial Reporting Techniques
8 NSITF/C/8 International Financial Regulations Standards (IFRS)
9 NSITF/C/9 Budget and Budgetary Control
10 10NSITF/C/10 ITIL Intermediate
11 NSITF/C/11 Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Security
12 NSITF/C/12 Data Centre Infrastructure Specialist (DCIS)
13 NSITF/C/13 Data Centre Engineering
14 NSITF/C/14 General HSE Induction Training
15 NSITF/C/15 NEBOSH International General Certificate
16 NSITF/C/16 Basic HR Analytics and Metrics
17 NSITF/C/17 Administering Training for Better Outcomes: Planning, Design, Delivery and Evaluation
18 NSITF/C/18 The Complete Course on Facilities Management
19 NSITF/C/19 Corporate Records Management Workshop
20 NSITF/C/20 Information Collection & Management Course
21 NSITF/C/21 Advanced Management Trainers Development Workshop (Advanced MANDEV)
22 NSITF/C/22 General Principles of Claims Methodology
23 NSITF/C/23 Electronic Claims Processing and Medical Billing Systems
24 NSITF/C/24 Data and Information Analysis in Claims Management
25 NSITF/C/25 Treasury Management & Cash Flow Planning/Performance Value Chain & Productivity Improvement/Fundamentals of e-payment & e-collections for Public Sector
26 NSITF/C/26 International Strategic Financial Planning & Treasury Management Workshop for Organizational Growth
27 NSITF/C/27 Real Estate Mechanics, Real Estate Development and Finance
28 NSITF/C/28 5-day workshop on the Principles and Practice of Actuarial, Planning Research & Development in NSITF
29 NSITF/C/29 Training Research Methodology and Data Collection Techniques
30 NSITF/C/30 Training on Introduction and Use of SPSS/PC+ VER 20 Software
31 NSITF/C/31 Training on Effective Library Management
32 NSITF/C/32 Training on Developing and Implementing an Operational Risk Appetite Framework
33 NSITF/C/33 Training on Effective Risk Management
34 NSITF/C/34 3 Day Safety and Defensive Driving Workshop
35 NSITF/C/35 Advanced Auditing
36 NSITF/C/36 Forensic Audit
37 NSITF/C/37 Training on Excel
38 NSITF/C/38 Advanced Managerial and Leadership Skills for Executives
39 NSITF/C/39 Enhanced Performance Monitoring & Strategic Management Boot camp
40 NSITF/C/40 Work Ethics and Etiquette for Organizational Competitiveness
41 NSITF/C/41 Delivering Exceptional Customer Service: Excellence in Service

(3.0) RESPONSIVE CRITERIA
Eligibility: Failure by a consultant/bidder to submit all of the following (non-scoring responsive criteria) renders the consultant/bidder ineligible to participate in this procurement:
(i) Evidence of incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC);
(ii) Copy of current Tax Clearance Certificate (2014, 2015 & 2016);
(iii) Copy of current PENCOM Compliance Certificate (expiring 31st December, 2017);
(iv) Copy of current ITF Certificate of Compliance (expiring 31st December, 2017);
(v) Copy of current NSITF ECS Compliance Certificate (expiring 31st December, 2017);
(vi) Copy of BPP’s Interim Registration Report – IRR (expiring 1st January, 2018); and
(vii) A sworn affidavit disclosing:
(a) That the bidder is neither in receivership nor a subject of insolvency/bankruptcy/ winding up proceedings;
(b) That none of the bidder’s Directors has ever been convicted in any country for any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter;
(c) Whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund or Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) is a former or present director, shareholder, or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder; and
(d) That all information presented in the bid is true and correct in all particulars.
Capability: Each consultant/bidder is expected to prove that it possesses the capacity to successfully execute its project of choice. Accordingly, the following (scoring) responsive criteria shall apply:
(i) Evidence of minimum of three (3) contracts executed in the last three (3) years similar to the bidders project of choice. (Letters of award and completion certificates.);
(ii) Evidence of duty audited account (2014, 2015 & 2016);
(iii) Banks letter of commitment to provide financial support if the bidder is awarded the contract;
(iv) Company’s personnel profile – List of members of staff of the company with evidence of their academic and professional qualifications attached;
(v) Evidence of up-to-date registration of company with relevant professional bodies (for consultant services);
(vi) Packaging/presentation of technical bid (i.e. presenting documents in the exact order they are listed out under these eligibility and capability criteria; and
(vii) List of Plants and Equipment with proof of ownership/lease (Category A).

(4.0) TENDER FEES
A non-refundable tender fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only) per Lot is to be paid by each bidder before collection of a Standard Bidding Document. The tender fee should be paid into the TSA account in favour of NSITF. Bidders/Consultants Expressing Interest for Consultancy Services are Exempted from Paying Tender Fees at the Initial Stage until they are Pre-qualified to the Stage of Issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP).
Please note that no Bidder/Consultant is allowed to bid for more than two Lots in each category. Any violator of this rule will be disqualified.

(5.0) COLLECTION OF BIDDING DOCUMENTS
Standard Bidding Documents are available for collection from the office of the Head, Procurement, 3rd Floor, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Plot 794 Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja (from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays to Fridays) on presentation of original copy of the Treasury Receipt issued by the Finance & Accounts Department, NSITF (for sighting).

(6.0) SUBMISSION OF BIDS
(i) Interested consultants shall submit one original and two photocopies of their EoI documents in a sealed envelope. The reverse side of this envelope shall bear the Consultants Name, Address and Telephone Number(s). The front should be labeled “EoI” with the “Project Name/Title” and “Lot No” clearly written on the top Right Hand corner.
(ii) Interested contractors and suppliers shall submit one original and two photocopies of their Technical bids and completed Financial Bids. The three copies of Technical Bid and three copies of completed Financial Bid per Lot shall be placed in two different sealed envelopes and each appropriately labeled “Technical Bid” and “Financial Bid” as well as the “Project Name/Title” and “Lot No” on the same side of the envelope. The reverse side of each of these two envelopes shall bear the “Bidder’s Name, Address and Telephone Number(s)”. The two sealed envelopes containing separately Technical and Financial Bids should be enclosed in a third outer envelope which should be sealed and labeled “Technical and Financial Bid” with the “Project Name/Title” and “Lot No” clearly written on the top Right Hand corner.
(iii) A photocopy of the Treasury Receipt issued by the Finance & Accounts Department, NSFTF, evidencing payment of the non-refundable tender fee should be enclosed in the submissions.
(iv) The outer envelope should be addressed to:
The Secretary
Parastatal Tenders Board,
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund,
Plot 794, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja.
The reverse side of the outer envelope should also bear the “Bidders Name, Address and Telephone Number(s)”
(v) The sealed EoI or the sealed bid (containing both the Technical and Financial) should be deposited in the tender box placed in the office of the Head, Procurement, 3rd Floor, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Plot 794, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja.
(vi) Closing time for the submission of EoI is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 30th August, 2017.
(vii) Closing time for the submission of all Bids (Categories A and B) is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 27th September, 2017.
(viii) Late submission will not be entertained, no matter the circumstance, please.

(7.0) OPENING OF BIDS
(i) Opening of EoI for Consultant Services will commence at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 30th August, 2017 in the Board Room, 4th Floor, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Plot 794, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja.
(ii) Opening of Technical bids for the Supply of Goods and Works will commence at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 in the Board Room, 4th Floor, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Plot 794, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja.
(iii) Financial bids of those who are successful in the technical bid evaluation will be opened at a date to be communicated to them.
All bidding Companies and/or their representatives, relevant professional bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), representatives of BPP and interested members of the public are hereby invited to witness the opening of the EoI and technical bids on the dates and times mentioned above.

(8.0) BIDS EVALUATION AND AWARD
Immediately after the opening of EoI and technical bids, all submissions will be assessed for eligibility using the non-scoring responsive criteria listed out above. Eligible submissions will then be assessed for capability based on the scoring responsive criteria also listed out above. Consultants whose EoIs are adjudged to be substantially responsive will be contacted to collect Request for Proposals (RIP). With respect to the Categories A and B (Works and Goods) projects, award of contract will be recommended in favour of the lowest evaluated responsive bids.

(9.0) IMPORTANT INFORMATION
(i) All submitted documents may be referred to relevant authorities for verification/ confirmation.
(ii) Only pre-qualified Bidders shall be invited to the next stage of the procurement process.
(iii) Original documents of the Eligibility criteria of any Bidder may be requested for sighting.

(10.0) DISCLAIMER:
(i) The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund will not be responsible for any costs and/ or expenses incurred by any Company/Bidder in the preparation, submission and/or in connection with any response to this Invitation to Bid.
(ii) The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund is not obligated to award a contract to any Company and/or Bidder in respect of this invitation and reserves the right to cancel, annul and/or discontinue the procurement process at any stage, without incurring any liability thereby to Companies/Bidders.
(iii) Thus “invitation to Bid/Expression of Interest” shall not be construed as an offer of contract or commitment on the part of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund nor shall it entitle any Company/Bidder to make claims and/or seek any indemnity or compensation from the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund.

Signed:
Management
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund

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