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Re: Request for Expression of Interest/Pre-Qualification for Acquisition of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Rigs of Seawolf Oilfield Services Limited (in Receivership)

 Reference is made to the publication in the newspapers for the request for expression of interest/pre-qualification for the acquisition of Mobile Offshore Drillings Rigs of Seawolf Oilfield Services Limited – In Receivership.

This is to inform interested bidders that the deadline for the submission of the expression of interest has been extended to 19th June, 2015.

The revised transaction time table will be included in the Information pack to be issued to shortlisted bidders. All Enquiries and Expression of Interest and Applications Clearly Marked “Seawolf Rigs” Should be Addressed to:

MR M. I. IGBOKWE SAN

The Receiver Manager,

Seawolf Oilfield Services Limited-in-Receivership

C/O Mike Igbokwe (SAN) & Co.

28A, Mainland Way Dolphin Estate Ikoyi – Lagos.

info@mikeiqbokwe.com

+23414620907, +23414620917

Issued By:

Babington Ashaye & Co.

Financial Advisers to

The Receiver/Manager of

Seawolf Oilfield Services Limited (In Receivership).

Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI)

Growth & Employment (GEM) Project – Credit No. NG – 4882

Request for Expression of Interest

For Detailed Market Assessment of ICT Sectors in Nigeria

No. GEM/CS/CQ/2015/62

Introduction:

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project in Nigeria. A GEM Federal Project Implementation Unit (FPIU) has been established in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) to implement IDA credit funded activities. The GEM Project Development Objective is: To increase firm growth and employment in participating firms in Nigeria. This will be addressed by improving the Investment Climate (Component A, funded directly by DFID) and by strengthening industry competitiveness and job creation (Component B, funded in part by IDA), and by leveraging impact beyond immediate stakeholders and target areas (Component C, funded by IDA). Key indicators focus on firm performance and productivity, including value added per worker, sales growth and number of workers per firm. One of the industrial sub-sectors seen as having growth potential and an ability to improve competitiveness in the GEM project is the ICT Sector.

Objectives of the Assignment:

The key objectives of this assignment are to:

(i.)     Conduct an industry analysis of all sectors within the ICT industry (ii.)    Conduct a market analysis of all key markets within the ICT industry (iii.)   Identify areas of opportunity for growth of firms and employment (iv.)   Make recommendations on initiatives or interventions for the above areas of opportunities

Scope of Work:

The consultancy/Research firm will conduct a detailed industry and market analysis of the ICT sector within Nigeria through primary and secondary research methodologies, which would ascertain the nature of the sector in order to identify opportunities for the growth of firms and employment within the sector, and to make appropriate recommendations for interventions and initiatives that can foster the aforementioned growth.

(a.)    Industry Analysis

This should entail the following:

(i.)    Identification and breakdown of all the key industries within the sector, (ii.)    The key forces which drive competition within each industry (iii.)   PESTEL Analysis (iv.)   SWOT (v.)    Identification of key firms within the various industries (producers, suppliers, service providers). (vi.)   An action plan to increase linkage and competitiveness of firms within the cluster.

This should highlight the following:

(1.)    Governmental policies and how they affect various ICT firms, their structures and activities in their various value chains. (2.)    Firm-level actions which are the areas of gaps or deficiencies e.g. Skills mismatch, norms, management, etc. (i.)     Industry Inputs; (ii.)    Related & Supporting Industries (b.)    Market Analysis

For each industry, a market analysis is to be conducted which must determine the market size, trends, segmentation and more for the key markets within each of these industries with a view to highlighting areas of significant potential for firm(s) and employment growth.

The market analysis should highlight the following:

(i.)     Segmentation (ii.)    Market Size (current and future) (iii.)   Market Trends (iv.)   Market Growth Rate (v.)    Market Opportunity (vi.)   Market Profitability (vii.)  Industry Cost Structure (viii.) Distribution Channels (ix.)   Value Chain (c.)     Market Research Consultancy/Research firms should state how they wish to carry out this market Research.

Competency and Expertise Requirements:

The firm shall have a broad background that contains Information and Communication Technology (ICT), industry experience, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), development experience, entrepreneurship experience and/or financial sector experience, venture capital/private equity exposure, as well high analytical skills for the generation of a useful Commercial report.

Must also possess up to 15years Experience in the following:

(i.)     Policy and Strategy Formulation (ii.)    Market Research & Intelligence, software and/or web development, system integration/networking (iii.)   Technology Development & Support (iv.)   Project Management, ICT entrepreneurship, market research design and methodology (v.)    ICT related Publication. (vi.)   Data Gathering Competency covering wide Geographical area – preferably (National) (vii.)  Use Statistical tools & software of Data analysis (viii.) Commercial/Policy based research (ix.)   Finance and Account (x.)    Appreciation of the commercial realities of ICT businesses (funding, human capital, competence in Market Structure, Demand & Supply chain, Competitive landscape, etc.) (xi.)   With firms of different sizes & Maturity (Start-ups, SME, corporations and multinationals) (xii.)  Understanding of the different stakeholder groups and trade associations within the industry. (xiii.) Project Management & Project Implementation (xiv.) Market Research & Marketing.

Submission of Expressions of Interest (EOIs):

Prospective firms should submit expressions of interest detailing the following information as basis for pre-qualification:

(i.)     Profile of firm including ownership structure with full contact details (ii.)    Evidence of Detailed direct experience of Research/Reports Generation in the ICT industry in Nigeria (iii.)   Evidence of strong knowledge and networks in the Nigerian ICT industry (iv.)   Knowledge of the ICT industry regulation and practice in Nigeria (v.)    Evidence of similar Publications (vi.)   Evidence of similar assignment with multinational organizations/donor funded agencies will be an added advantage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrower, Revised January 2011. Firms may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications and must be supported with evidence of partnership agreement and MoU. A firm will be selected in accordance with the Consultants Qualification Selection (CQS) Method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday through Friday (except public holidays) from the Project Coordinator, Tel: +2348039265356 or+2348057763523. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a Joint Venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualification with evidence of partnership agreement and MoU… Expressions must be submitted in five (5) hard copies (one original and four copies plus one CD Rom), in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Expression of Interest for detailed market assessment of ICT sectors in Nigeria” to the address below in person or by courier mail not later than Wednesday, July 1st 2015.

Project Coordinator,

Growth and Employment (GEM) Project,

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment,

Block G, Room 225,

Old Federal Secretariat,

Area 1, Garki,

Abuja

Tel: +2348039265356 or+2348057763523

Email: sanyunus2002@yahoo.com or procurement@gemng.com

Interested firms should note that:

(a.)    Submissions shall be in English language only (b.)    Submissions through electronic media shall be rejected; and (c.)     Submissions received after the deadline shall be rejected

Only shortlisted Consultants will be contacted.

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited

Operator of the NNPC/TOTAL Joint Venture

Tender Opportunity for Provision of Catering and House Keeping Services for Egina FPSO – OML 130 

NipeX Tender Ref. No: 2500219    

(1.0) Introduction

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) operator of the OML 130 issues tender opportunity to interested and reputable Contractors with suitable equipment and relevant experience for consideration to tender for the Provision of Catering and Housekeeping Services for its Offshore EGINA FPSO operations. 

(2.0) Brief Description of the Work Scope:

The scope of work consists of activities required to accomplish, as a minimum, the following:

  • To prepare and serve meals to Company’s Personnel offshore onboard Egina FPSO (estimated to be between 150 and 240 personnel).
  • To provide cleaning and housekeeping services
  • To provide personnel bedroom and bathroom laundry services
  • To provide its personnel with personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • To maintain acceptable standard of hygiene and cleanliness
  • To provide the management and administration (onshore & offshore) of the service

(3.0) Mandatory Requirements

(1)     To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested Contractors are required to be pre-qualified in the Catering (3.99.03) & Cleaning & Laundry (3.99.04) Categories in NipeX Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database. All successfully pre-qualified Tenderers in any of these categories will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).

(2)     To determine if you are pre-qualified and view the product services category you are listed for; openwww.nipexng.com and access NJQS with your log in details, click on continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool, click check my supplier status and then click supplier product group.

(3)     If you are not listed in a product/service category and you are registered with DPR to do business, please contact NipeX office at 30, Oyinkan Abayomi Street, Ikoyi Lagos with your DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update.

(4)     To initiate the JQS pre-qualification process, access www.nipexng.com to download application form, make necessary payments and contact NipeX office for further action.

(5)     To be eligible, all tenders must comply with the Nigerian content requirements in the NipeX system.

(4.0) Nigerian Content

Company is committed to the promotion of the Nigerian Oil and gas business in alignment with the Nigerian Content Act 2010 for the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development.

It is important that prospective bidders familiarize themselves and comply with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act otherwise referred to as The Nigerian Content Act at the stage of bidding.

As from the commencement of this Act, the minimum Nigerian Content in any project, service or product specification to be executed in the Nigerian oil and gas industry shall be consistent with the level set in the Schedule of the Act and any other targets as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (The Board)

Prospective bidders shall comply with all the provisions of the Nigerian Content Act that relate to this contract but in particular comply with the minimum Nigerian Content percentage for the scopes (catering & housekeeping) which are covered in the Schedule of the Act and any other requirement that may arise from time to time not explicitly stated in this contract but which apply to the contract in fulfillment of the Nigerian Content Act, during the bidding stage. Tenderer shall provide evidence of Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) from Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB) or evidence of the application for the certificate. Submit verifiable evidence of the source of food produce, livestock & and raw materials. Provide detailed description of the location of in-country committed facilities & infrastructure (assets, equipment, catering outlet, food storage facilities, farms, food processing, laboratory, etc) in Nigeria to support this contract or submit a credible and verifiable plan towards setting-up. Evidence of applicant’s relationship with farms, local suppliers and service providers (e.g. in the management of the logistic, source of food produce, personnel). Evidence that tenderer is a registered member of the Nigeria hotel and catering institute or similarly affiliated hospitality professional registration body in Nigeria. The applicable NC target is 70% Spend.

HCD Plan

Provide a project-specific training plan for Nigerian nationals to be selected from a national database on the NOGIC JQS, man-hour budget, skill development and technology transfer plan for Nigerian personnel. HCD training for this tender shall be minimum of 15% of project man-hours (not less than 5,000 hours annually) or 3% of contract value whichever is greater. Trainees shall be selected using the NCDMB empirical formula in the HCD procedure to estimate number of trainees while training duration shall span the entire project/contract period.

Research & Development (R& D) Plan

R&D shall be carried out on the contract under the auspices of NCDMB approved R&D cluster.

Tenderer shall submit a signed MOA with any of the NCDMB approved research clusters indicating how the cluster will be used and the area of research relevant to the contract. Tenderer shall SCOPE the R&D: (list areas of research, linkage to industry, key drivers and expected outcome), name of research cluster and Nigerian location of centres, R&D duration, value of R&D expenditure, Tenderer’s R&D PLAN shall: (list purpose, NC targets, milestones and deliverables, performance reporting and period) Contractors that demonstrate their commitment to meet or exceed the Nigerian Content Act requirements shall be a ground for preferential consideration in the technical and commercial bid evaluation. Failure to fully comply with the Nigerian Content Act or demonstrate commitment to Nigerian Content Development Policy of the Nigerian government shall result to disqualification from bidding this contract.

During the bidding stage, contractors shall:

(1)     Develop a Nigerian Content Plan (NCP), which shall explain the methodology of how it intends to comply with the requirements of the Act and how to achieve the set target(s) in the Schedule of Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act and any targets set by The Board. How it intends to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria, first consideration to goods manufactured in Nigeria and first considerations for employment and training of Nigerians in work programme. That the project or contract has given full and effective support to technology transfer by encouraging foreign and multinational companies to develop joint ventures and alliances with Nigerian service companies and suppliers. Tenderer’s detailed plan to achieve/sustain the minimum percentage Nigerian Content level as prescribed by the applicable measurement metrics in the Schedule of the Nigerian Content Act 2010.

(2)     Demonstrate that entity is a Nigerian-registered company. Submit certified true copies of CAC forms 10, 02 & 07 (or its equivalent; CAC 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, etc) including company memorandum & article of association and other evidence of entity’s incorporation, shareholding & ownership structure in Nigeria. Maximizing Nigerian Content is a key contract priority, therefore for foreign companies and multinationals in alliance with a local company, submit evidence that the local company is an indigenous company and the binding Agreement of the alliance duly signed Agreement by the CEO of both parties and stating the specific work scope to be performed by each member of the alliance.

(3)     Demonstrate evidence of their registration as a service company for the applicable product category on the NOGIC JQS portal of NCDMB

(4)     Provide detailed description of the location of in-country committed facilities & infrastructure to support this contract or submit a credible and verifiable plan towards setting-up to support this contract, evidence that 60% of all equipment deployed to work by multinational and international companies are owned by the local subsidiaries or submit a credible and verifiable plan towards compliance to these requirements.

Submit the detailed description of facilities and infrastructure in Nigeria with evidence of ownership and location in-country.

(5)     Provide a project-specific training, man-hour budget, skill development and technology transfer plan for Nigerian personnel or indigenous business including evidence of past performance on training and development for Nigerians nationals & indigenous business. Plan for sponsorship of Nigerians to acquire competence and/or certification. Further development of local employees as professionals. Bidders would be requested to execute an enforceable MOA with Local Training Service Provider for the provision of training services in specific technical disciplines involved in the project.

(6)     All personnel positions (key & non-key) shall be staffed by Nigerian national employees. Therefore, Tenderer shall provide evidence of contractor organization with personnel list by name nationality and position nominated to on the contract.

(7)     Provide description of how bidder has given first considerations to the utilization of Nigerian resources (labour, raw materials & manufactured goods and services) in the execution of this contract. Maximizing Nigerian Content is a key Project priority.

(5.0)  Closing Date: Only Tenderers who are registered with the relevant Product/service Categories as at4:00 pm., on Thursday 25th June 2015 being the advert close date shall be invited to submit Technical Bids.

(6.0) Additional Information:

(a)     Tenderers eligible for this tender opportunity are expected to be pre-qualified in NJQS under the product/service category.

(b)     All costs incurred in preparing and processing NJQS pre-qualification shall be for the account of Tenderer. (c)      Evidence of proper documentation substantiating the ability to undertake the scope of work will be demanded as part of the technical requirements. (d)     This advertisement shall neither be construed as any form of commitment on the part of Total to award any contract to any company and or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents, nor shall it entitle pre-qualified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from Total and or any of its partners by virtue of such companies having been pre-qualified in NJQS. (e)      The tendering process shall be the NNPC contracting process requiring pre-qualified companies to submit technical tenders first. Following a technical review, only technically and financially qualified contractors will be requested to submit commercial offers. (f)      Total will communicate only with authorized officers of the qualifying companies at each stage of the Tender process, as necessary, and will not communicate through individuals or Agents.

Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI)

Growth & Employment (GEM) Project – Credit No. NG- 4882

Request for Expressions of Interest for the Engagement of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist.

Package No. GEM/CS/IC/2014/12

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project, and intends to apply part of the credit for engaging Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. The Consulting Services Specialist (“Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist”) will develop a work-plan in consultation with the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and the relevant Industrial Cluster Groups (ICGs). The work plan will be designed to meet industry objectives as identified by stakeholders. Specifically, the Specialist will be expected to undertake and support the development and strengthening of robust monitoring and evaluation system for the GEM Project. The GEM Project of FMITI now invites eligible individual (“Specialist”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. The individual Specialist would be contracted for 12 months.

Objectives of the Assignment are:

The main objective of the consultancy assignment is to design an M&E template, data collection system to be used to track the results and assess the outcomes and measure the impact towards the development objectives.

Scope of the Assignment Includes:

Key Tasks will include:

(i.)     Preparing a detailed M&E manual to provide a clear framework for the utilization of the M&E systems and M&E procedures in line with the broad impact evaluation approach developed below in 6.2. (ii.)    Developing an M&E work plan to ensure that required data is collected in timely manner. (iii.)   Ensuring that systems are in place to collect and collate data. If necessary, installing hardware and software for M&E information and arrange for the training of computer operators. (iv.)   Supervising outsourced data collection as required.

Specific Task of the consultancy assignment is to provide technical inputs for monitoring and Evaluation including:

(i.)     In consultation with the WB team and PIU cluster leaders and based on the Results Framework in the PAD, develop the methodology for data collection and analysis in order to compile various reports; (ii.)    Identify additional indicators, variables and sources as part of the overall data collection process; (iii.)   Develop the systems and templates for data-collection; (iv.)   Train the PIU in the data collection systems; (v.)    Ensure the effective storage and management of all relevant data; (vi.)   Provide peer review/quality assurance for GEM M&E technical reports/surveys/products;

Expected Outputs (Deliverables)

(i.)     A manual for the collection of data, which will include templates, variables, sources and reporting format; (ii.)    A first report based on the Results Framework in the PAD; (iii.)   A data collection, cleaning and compilation cycle: (iv.)   Report on Training Needs Assessment for implementation of an M&E system in the project including Training Institutions directory.

Interested individuals should possess the following core competences, skills and qualifications:

(i.)     Candidate shall possess at least Master’s Degree or Higher qualification in Administration, Finance, Management, or any other relevant discipline with minimum of 5 years’ experience in assessing and developing M&E system. (ii.)    Ability to conduct and develop M&E system, programme design (mainly log frame) or similar frameworks for monitoring and evaluation. (iii.)   Excellent interpersonal, communication and strong analytical skills of both quantitative and qualitative data. (iv.)   Excellent written communications, ICT, organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines. (v.)    Possess Analytical and management skills; (vi.)   Have excellent administrative skills relating to large complex cluster development projects, designs and management of cluster development M&E systems.

The individual specialist will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, as revised in January, 2011. A Consultant may be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [from 9am to 4pm] Monday through Friday (Except Public Holidays) from the Project Coordinator, Tel: +2348039265356 or +2348057763523. Expressions of Interest must be submitted in five (5) hard copies (one original and four copies plus one CD Rom) in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Expression of Interest for Engagement of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.” delivered to the address below in person, or by courier mail on or before 4:00 pm ofTuesday 30th June, 2015.

The Project Coordinator,

Growth and Employment (GEM) Project,

Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment,

Block G, Room 225,

Old Federal Secretariat,

Area 1, Garki – Abuja

Tel: +2348039265356 or +2348057763523

Email: sanyunus2002@yahoo.com

NB:

Interested candidates should note that:

(i.)     Submissions shall be in English Language only. (ii.)    Submissions through electronic media shall be rejected, and (iii.)   Submissions received after the deadline shall be rejected. Only shortlisted Consultants will be contacted.

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