Federal University of Technology,
P.M.B. 1526, Owerri
Invitation to Pre-Qualify/Tender for Year 2014 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) Special Intervention
The Federal university of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), invites competent contractors to pre-qualify/Tender for the Construction of Pilot Plant Development Building for the Department of Food Science Technology Including External Works.
Mandatory Requirements from (l-V) will be presented for sighting:
(i) Evidence of Incorporation with Corporate Affaire Commission (CAC)
(ii) Tax Clearance Certificate
(iii) Evidence of compliance with PENCOM requirements with certificates
(iv) Evidence of Registration with Industrial Training Fund (ITF) with Certificates
(v) All tender submission in the region of N300 million and above should come with 2% BID SECURITY
(vi) List of similar and verifiable projects successfully executed by your company with locations, letters of award, completion certificates within the last five years.
(vii) Company Resume
(viii) List and qualification of staff who will execute the work (copies of the certificates must be included).
(ix) Bank Reference Letter/Bank Support showing evidence of financial capability to execute the project.
(x) Lists of equipment needed for the execution of the project
(xi) Evidence of Remittance of value Added Tax (VAT)
Collection of Bid Documents/ Tender
Contractors are to collect Bid Documents/Tender from the Office of the Director, Physical Planning & Development Unit upon the payment of N30,000 (thirty thousand Naira) only to the Cash Office, Bursary Department of FUTO and obtain receipt of payment and only pre-qualified companies will have their tenders analyzed.
Submission of Pre-Qualification and Financial Bid Documents/Opening
Completed documents which must be sealed and marked with the title of the project on the top left hand corner of the envelop should be dropped in the tender/ pre-qualification box at the Council Matters Unit, Registry Department not later than 12:00 noon 6th August, 2015 as it will be opened same day.
(a) The participation in the bid does not guarantee any person the right to be selected or awarded any contract.
(b) That by the submission of tender documents, the University is neither committed nor obliged to award any contract to any Contractor Supplier/Agency.
(c) That this advertisement for invitation for-pre-qualification and tender shall not be misconstrued as commitment on the part of the University nor shall it entitle any contactor/ firm to make any claims whatsoever and/or seek any indemnity from the University.
(d) The University reserves the right to reject any or all expression of interest and to terminate the selection process at any time without any liability to the University.
(e) Any bid submitted after the closing date shall not be considered as time is of essence.
(f) If at any time during the procurement process it is discovered that the submission made by any contractor is invalid, the Contractor will be automatically disqualified.
All enquiries should be directed to the Registrar/Secretary to Tenders Board, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
Registrar/Secretary to the Tenders Board
FGN/IFAD Rural Finance Institution Building Programme (RUFIN)
(Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development)
3, Safana Close, off Zaria Street, Garki 11, Abuja
Request for Expression of Interest (EOI): Engagement of Training Service Providers (TSP) for the Capacity Building for Microfinance Institutions and their Apex Associations
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nation equivalent to USD27.2 million towards the cost of implementing a Rural Finance Institution Building Programme (RUFIN) through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this loan for the capacity building of member based Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), Microfinance Institution and their apexes, etc. The key participating institutions in the programme implementation are the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) Limited and the Federal Department of Cooperative (FDC). The RUFIN is a seven (7) year programme funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). One of the major aspects of the programme implementation is to work with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to promote targeted capacity building and Technical Assistance in favour of eligible member based Microfinance Institutions, Financial Cooperatives, Financial NGOs, Microfinance Banks and their apexes in the 12 RUFIN States of Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Edo, Imo, Katsina, Lagos, Nassarawa, Oyo and Zamfara.
2.0 Goals and Objectives
The goal of the RUFIN programme is to address the human and other resource gaps in eligible Microfinance institutions, to improve their systems and service delivery capacities and expand outreach to small rural enterprises that are involved in agribusiness and non-farm enterprises through improved rural financing.
3.0 RUFIN wishes to call for Expression of Interest (EOI) from Training Service Providers (TSPs) for Capacity Building for the member based MFIs, Microfinance Banks (MFBs), Financial NGOs, Financial Cooperative and their apexes such as the Association of Micro Finance Banks (NAMB) and the Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institutions of Nigeria (ANMFIN) in the twelve (12) RUFIN Programme Participating states
4.0 Scope of Work
The scope of work is divided into two broad categories:
(I) Comprehensive needs assessment, curriculum design, course material development and overall coordination of the project; The training package to be developed should reflect the varying needs of the different categories of participants which cuts across the following categories of Rural Microfinance institutions.
|a||Category 1:||Village Savings and Credit Groups (VSCGs)|
|b||Category 2:||Financial Cooperatives|
|c||Category 3:||Financial NGOs|
|d||Category 4:||Apex Organizations|
|e||Category 5:||Microfinance Banks|
(ii) Delivery of training; The potential TSP will use the already developed course materials to undertake the training of eligible institutions that will be selected in the RUFIN States based on the terms and conditions of the assignment.
5.0 You would also require to indicate clearly your areas of comparative advantage in Microfinance training/capacity building and related consultancies in terms of professional qualification of staff of your firm. Among areas of interest in the programme implementation are:
(i) Design of Banking and Accounting software
(ii) Design of website
(iii) Information Communication Technology (capacity building, other applications)
(iv) Agricultural Value Chain in Rural Finance
(v) Credit analysis
(vi) Risk Management
(vii) Agency and Mobile Banking in Rural Finance
(viii) Financial Literacy
(ix) Baseline studies
(x) Impact assessment/studies
(xi) Thematic study
(xii) Microfinance and Agricultural Lending
(xiii) Gender issues in Rural Finance
(xiv) Rural Business Plan development
(xv) Development of Strategic Plan
(xvi) Corporate Governance
(xvii) Rural Microfinance and Agricultural Lending
(xviii) Marker Research
(xix) Work Audit
(xx) Monitoring and Evaluation
6.0 Procedure and Eligibility for Expression of Interest
The prospective Training Service Provider (TSP) should possess a track record of success in micro/rural finance institutional training and demonstrate an appropriate mix of faculty members with relevant competencies in delivering the training modules.
Interested applicants should indicate how they will carry out the specific activities in the categories a – e of 4.0 (i) and as listed in 5.0 (i-xx) above by providing the following additional information:
(1) Corporate profile and evidence of technical capability and verifiable evidence of similar experience in the past
(2) Brief description of similar project experience
(3) In the case of consortia, a formal technical cooperation Agreement or MOU
(4) List of key resource persons available for this project and copies of their CVs plus letters of consent to be part of the bid.
(5) Concise concept note indicating an understanding of the assignment and how they intend to carry it out and achieve the desired impact in not more than three (3) pages of A4 papers.
(6) Office address, telephone number and e-mail of key contacts
(7) Copy of the firm’s certificate of incorporation, tax clearance and audited account for the last three (3) years
(8) Reference letter from a reputable bank indicating support for the firm
Three (3) hard copies and one soft copy of the Expression of Interest and attached documents should be sealed in an envelope and clearly marked on the left side corner “Microfinance Training Service Providers”(and indicating area of major specialization). Each application should be delivered latest by 12.00 noon, 9thJuly, 2015 to the address above.
National Programme Coordinator
FGN/IFAD-Rural Finance Institutions Building Programme
Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
P.M.B 1526, Owerri
Invitation for Pre-Qualification of Contractors
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri invites competent contractors for pre-qualification of some projects under the Year 2015 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Special Intervention Projects.
Brief Description of Projects
Lot 1: Proposed Construction of Micro-Biology Departmental Building
Lot 2: Proposed Construction of Architectural Studio (Phase 1)
Mandatory Requirements (Original Documents must be presented for sighting)
(a) Evidence of Incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission. (CAC)
(b) Current Tax Clearance Certificate for the past 3 years i.e. 2012, 2013, & 2014.
(c) Evidence of compliance with PFNCOM requirement
(d) Evidence of compliance with Industrial Training Fund (TTF) requirement
(a) List of similar and verifiable projects successfully executed by your company with locations, letters of award, Completion certificates within the last 5 years.
(b) Company resume
(c) List and qualification/CV and certificates of your staff who will execute the project.
(d) Bank Reference Letter/ Bank support showing evidence of financial capability to execute the contract.
(e) Evidence of Remittance of Value Added Tax (VAT)
Your pre-qualification documents must be in a sealed envelope and addressed to: The Registrar, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State.
The top hand corner shall bear the name of the project for which you are applying for Example; “LOT l; Proposed Construction of Micro-Biology Departmental Building”. The documents shall be dropped in a pre-qualification box at the Council Matters Unit, Registry Department.
Dead Line for Submission
The document shall be submitted not later than 12 noon on Friday, 17th July, 2015
Opening of Tender Documents
The pre-qualification documents shall be opened immediately after 12noon on Friday, 17th July, 2015, in the University Council Chambers. All bidders are expected to attend.
Interested Members of the Public and Private sector professionals in the Construction Industries, Non-Governmental Organisations and Journalists are invited to witness the opening.
The Director, Physical Planning and Development,
Vice-Chancellors Office, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State
(a) The participation in the Tender Process does not guarantee any person the right to be selected or awarded any contract.
(b) That this advertisement for invitation for prequalification should neither be misconstrued as commitment on the part of the university, nor should it entitle any contractor or any firm to make any claims whatsoever and/or seek any indemnity from the university.
(c) The university reserves the right to reject any submission made or terminate the selection process at any time without any liability to the university.
(d) Any document(s) submitted after the closing time and date shall not be considered.
(e) If at any time during the tender process, it is discovered that a claim made by any contractor is false, the Contractor will be automatically disqualified.
Registrar/Secretary to Tenders Board