OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION –
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST/ INVITATION TO BID FOR 2017 ZONAL INTERVENTION, CONSTITUENCY AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

THE PRESIDENCY
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST/ INVITATION TO BID FOR 2017 ZONAL INTERVENTION, CONSTITUENCY AND CAPITAL PROJECTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Special Duties Office in pursuit of implementing the Zonal Intervention, Constituency and Capital Projects in various parts of Nigeria under the 2017 Appropriation Act wishes to procure the following:

2.0 SCOPE AND CATEGORIES:
2.1 Category (A) Services -Expression of Interest
• Capacity Building/Training /Empowerment Schemes for Women & Youths: (Farming, Beauty Therapies, Cosmetology, Computer Literacy, Bead, Soap, Dress, Sag Making & Catering)
• Project Management Consultancy. (Project Design and Drawings for Civil Works/Electrification projects)
• Project Management Information System
• Purchase of e-Library Books & Equipment 2.2

2.2 Category (B) – Goods
• Supply of Computers/ICT Equipment
• Supply of Motor Vehicles (18-Seatere High Roof Bus, 32-Seaters Bus, Ambulances and Operational Vehicles (4x4WD pickup)
• Supply of Tricycles / Motor Cycles
• Supply of Empowerment Materials/Skill Acquisition Materials
Supply of Fertilizers

2.3 Category C-Works
• Construction of Boreholes
• Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads/ Bridges /Lock up Shops / Classroom Blocks Electrification Projects (Solar Street Light, Installation of Transformers/ Electrification Projects)
Detailed description and specifications are contained in the bidding documents.

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
The following mandatory requirements for tender shall be submitted along with a detailed paged company profile:

3.1 Mandatory/Responsive Criteria: Failure to fulfil any of the under-listed requirements would render a bid disqualified
(a) Evidence of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) by inclusion of Certificate of Incorporation, Article and Memorandum of Association:
(b) Evidence of VAT Registration:
(c) Evidence of Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three years (2014, 2015 and 2016) expiring 31stDecember 2017 with TIN;
(d) Evidence of registration on the database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Provider of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP);
(e) Evidence of Registration with Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF);
(f) Company’s Audited Account for the last three years (2014, 2015 and 2016);
(g) Evidence of compliance with Pension Reform Act 2004 by inclusion of ONLY Compliance Certificate issued by the National Pensions Commission (PENCOM) expiring 31st December 2017;
(h) Evidence of compliance with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Amendment Act 2011 by inclusion of Compliance Certificate from the Industrial Training Fund; and,

3.2 Evaluation Criteria: Bids that fulfill all of the requirements listed in 3.1 above, shall further be subjected to Technical Evaluation based on the under-listed requirements and only bids that were adjudged to be technically competent and meet the minimum qualifying score will be qualified for participation at the financial tender stage:
(i) Evidence of Financial capacity supported with Bank Reference letter;
(j) Evidence of previous experience on similar projects with verifiable letters of Contract Award and Job Completion Certificate;
(k) Possession of adequate qualified personnel to perform the contractual obligations, evidenced by showing Curriculum Vitae and Certificate of Principal/ Technical Staff;
(l) Concept Note for the Consultancy Services (Categories A):- Statement of Capability, Curriculum Vitae with Certificates, indicating relevant experience in similar assignments, competencies, appropriate skills and availability for the assignment and description of similar assignment with evidence,
(m) Evidence of registration with relevant professional /technical bodies such as NIAS, COREN, ARCON etc for Categories A& C
(n) Evidence of Technical Capacity: Manufacturer’s Accredited representative/ dealership (Original Equipment Manufacturer’) for goods and equipment;
(o) Detailed information of equipment and facilities of firms (ownership/ lease agreement)
(p) List of directors, their phone numbers, nationality and Company’s RC number and email address on letter headed paper,
(q) Sworn affidavit.
(i) Of not being in receivership, the subject of any form of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings or the subject of any form of winding up petition or proceedings.
(ii) Disclosing whether or not any officer of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation or BPP is a former or present director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder.
(iii) Of not having any director who has been convicted in any country for any criminal offence and
(iv) Confirming that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars.

4.0 COLLECTION OF BIDS
Interested bidders shall upon presentation of evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee of N10,000.00 per lot in favour of Special Duties Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the Treasury Single Account (TSA). TSA code number is to be obtained from the Special Duties Office, Central Pay Office, Federal Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja to collect the Standard Bidding Document between the hours of 9.00am -3:30pm of work days (Monday to Friday) except public holidays from
Secretary Tender Board/Deputy Director (Procurement)
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
Room FF05, P-Wing, Shehu Shagari Complex
Three Arm Zone
Abuja

5.0 SUBMISSION OF EOI/ BIDS
Two (2) hard copies and one (1) soft copy of Category A (Expression of Interest) placed in one envelope and addressed to the above in 4.0 should be submitted in the appropriate Tender Box at the address in 4.0 above not later than 12:00 Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 with evidence of payment of bidding fee enclosed in the EOI. While for Categories B & C, Two (2) hard copies and one (1) soft copy of Technical bid and one hard copy of Financial bids shall be packaged separately in two different envelopes sealed and clearly labeled Technical Bid and Financial Bid respectively with company’s name and Lot number indicated at the back of the envelopes and placed in one envelope with the appropriate project title and Lot Number at the top right hand corner addressed to the above in 4.0 and dropped in the appropriate Tender Box at the address in 4.0 above.

6.0 CLOSING AND OPENING OF BIDS
The closing date for the submission of Category A (Expression of Interest) is 12.00 noon Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 and would be publicly opened immediately at the venue below. While only the Technical Bids for Categories B & C shall be opened immediately following the deadline for the submission that is, 12.00 noon Monday 25th September 2017. The opening will take place at the following address:
Conference Room, Ground Floor,
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
Shehu Shagari Complex
Three Arm Zone

7.0 OTHER INFORMATION
(a) Financial bids of companies that meet the Technical Requirements will be opened at a later date.
(b) Only bidders whose Technical Bids meet the minimum eligibility requirement will have their Financial Bids considered;
(c) All enquiries should be directed to:
Secretary Tender Board/Deputy Director (Procurement)
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
Room FF05, P-Wing, Shehu Shagari Complex
Three Arm Zone
Abuja.

8.0 DISCLAIMER
(a) This announcement is published for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer by the Office to transact with any party for the project nor does it constitute a commitment or obligation on the part of the Office to procure.
(b) The Office will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested parties in connection with any response to this invitation and or the preparation or submission in response to an inquiry and
(c) The Office is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time in the interest of the public without incurring any liabilities.

Signed
Permanent Secretary (Special Duties Office)
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

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