NIGERIAN BULK ELECTRICITY TRADING (NBET) PLC-
INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR 2021 PROJECTS

NIGERIAN BULK ELECTRICITY TRADING (NBET) PLC
INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR 2021 PROJECTS

1. INTRODUCTION
The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc wishes to invite competent and reliable contractors/suppliers interested in participating in the pre-qualification exercise to provide a range of goods and services under Year 2021 Budget.

In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, interested bidders may wish to indicate their interest to pre-qualify for any of the following:

2. SCHEDULE OF PROJECT

CATEGORY A: GOODS
A1 Supply of Utility and Project Vehicles
A2 Supply of office stationery and Computer consumables
A3 Supply of Office Furniture and Equipment
A4 Printing of Security and Non-Security Documents
A5 Supply of Library Books
A6 Supply of Drugs and other Medical Supplies
A7 Supply of IT Software and Hardware (Workstations, Laptops, Desktops and other related Items)
CATEGORY B: WORKS
B1 General Office Maintenance
CATEGORY C: CONSULTANCY SERVICES
C1 Engagement of Legal and Advisory Services to Support the Development of Guarantees, Liquidity and Payment Solution for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)
C2 Procurement of Legal Advisors for Negotiation of Key Project agreements for Gas, Coal, Solar (and other renewable energy) Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
C3 General Legal Advisory and Support for Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Awards and Legal Opinions
C4 Financial Advisory Consultancy Services
C5 Power Plant Capacity Testing and Power Contract Management Advisory Support Services
C6 Conduct of Legal Due Diligence on Power Projects
C7 Competitive Bulk Procurement Projects and Advisory Support Services
C8 Data Protection and Information Security Advisory Support
CATEGORY D: NON-CONSULTANCY SERVICES
D1 Asset Tagging Services
D2 Insurance Services
D3 Travel Agent Services
D4 Photography Services
D5 General Office Support Services

3. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Interested bidders who wish to participate in the procurement process of the above-listed
projects must submit to NBET the following documents:
(i) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Form CAC1.1 or CAC 2 and 7. Business Name is also acceptable for Consultancy Services;
(ii) Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate (or Personal Income Tax Clearance Certificates of all the Partners in case of Business Name) for the last three (3) years (2018,2019 and 2020) expiring on 31st December, 2021;
(iii) Evidence of Pension Clearance Certificate expiring on 31st December 2021;
(iv) Evidence of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate expiring on 31st December 2021.
(v) Evidence of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Clearance Certificate expiring on 31st December, 2021;
(vi) Evidence of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31st December 2021 or valid Certificate issued by the BPP
(vii) Sworn affidavit:
• Disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Pic (NBET) or the BPP is a former or present director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
• That the company is not in receivership or about to be in receivership or is a replacement for a hitherto tax defaulting company; and
• That no company’s director has been convicted in any country for any offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety;
(viii) Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years (2018,2019 and 2020) duly stamped by a registered auditor.
(ix) Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
(x) Verifiable evidence (award letters, contract agreements, valuation/job completion certificates etc.) of having carried out three (3) similar assignments of the same nature during the past five (5) years.
(xi) Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications such as COREN, QSRBN, ARCON, CORBON eta.;
(xii) Consultancy Services: Evidence of Firm’s current registration with relevant regulatory professional body(ies) such as Nigeria Bar Association, ICAN, ANAN, NEMSA,;
(xiii) A1: Only companies included in the National Automotive Design and Development Council’s approved list of local manufacturers of vehicles or their authorised representatives should bid for the vehicles;
(xiv) A7 &. C8: Evidence of current registration / accreditation with Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA);
(xv) C1, C2,C3 8iC6: Evidence of Practice Licence issued by Body of Benchers;
(xvi) C4: Evidence of current registration with Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria;
(xvii) C4: Evidence of Practice Licence issued by ICAN, ANAN or other relevant regulatory professional body(ies);
(xviii) D4: Please note that the photography services required are those of a photo documentation specialist and event photography
(xiv) All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter under the company/firm’s letterhead bearing amongst others; the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the CAC; Contact Address; Telephone Number (preferably a GSM/Mobile Number); an email address.

4. SUBMISSION OF EOI AND PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Two bound copies (one original and one copy) of the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the following work areas accompanied by the listed documents MUST be submitted in a sealed envelope dearly marked on the Top left corner
PREQUALIFICATION FOR XXXXXXXXX WORK AREA and Category No. (Please specify work area of Interest)
All EOI/PRE-QUALIFICATION documents should be arranged in the order listed above and paginated before submission. The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 14 July, 2021.

Submissions should be addressed to;
The Secretary
NBET Tenders Board
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc.,
2nd & 3rd Floors,
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Building
Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone
Opposite Reiz Continental Hotel
Central Business District
Abuja, FCT
Phone No: 09039667203; 08035920252
Email- [email protected]

5. OPENING OF EOI AND PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
The EOI and the pre-qualification documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 14 July, 2021, at 2nd Floor, NERC Building, Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone, CBD, Abuja.

6. IMPORTANT NOTICE
(i) Bidders should not bid for more than one (1) Lot;
(ii) NBET reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any claims made on the documents) submitted.
(iii) Failure to comply with the instructions to provide relevant document(s) will result in disqualification
(iv) Submission of false documents is an offence and would lead to disqualification and prosecution
(v) Bids must be in English Language and signed by an official authorised by the bidder;
(vi) Bids submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned un-opened;
(vii) All costs will be borne by the bidders;
(viii) Presence of bidders/representatives and members of the public shall not be required during the bid opening ceremony in compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines. The Bids Opening will be covered by video recording (link will be sent to bidders) with the presence of two (2) representatives of private sector professional bodies and Civil Society Organisation in the areas of Anti-Corruption/Transparency;
(ix) Bidders can submit through Post (Courier Services);
(x) Pre-qualification: Only pre-qualified bidders at technical evaluation will be invited at a later date for collection of tender documents;
(xi) Services: Only shortlisted firms will be invited at a later date for collection of Request for Proposals;
(xii) NBET is not bound to pre-qualify/shortlist any bidder and reserves 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.

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