procurement adverts

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited

An ExxonMobil Subsidiary

Operator of the NNPC/MPN Joint Venture

Tender Opportunity: Call Out Contract for the Provision of Desludging and Cleaning of Hydrocarbon

 Tanks Services – NipeX Tender Number: 0400218

(1)     Introduction

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Ventures plans to engage Contractors for the Desludging and Cleaning of Hydrocarbon Tanks in its facilities for an anticipated contract term of two (2) years with a one (1) year optional renewal period. The Contract is expected to commence by the second quarter of 2016.

A total number of two (2) contracts will be awarded to the lowest and second lowest technically qualified bidders at the lowest bidder’s evaluated price in the ratio of 60:40 respectively.

(2)     Scope of Work

Contractor is required to carry out Desludging and Cleaning of Hydrocarbon Tanks in MPN facilities on call out basis.

Interested companies must be able to provide the following aspects of Desludging and Cleaning of Hydrocarbon Tanks:

(A)    Mobilization

  • Contractor will carry out Pre-Mobilization inspection of the tank or vessel that requires desludging and cleaning. Mobilize to site all personnel workforce, equipment, materials and consumable necessary to execute the work without interruption to the project.
  • Contractor shall provide all Job Procedures and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for the service, including but not limited to: Desludging (Sludge and solids evacuation), Cleaning, Handling, transportation and disposal of sludge and other hazardous (or environmentally unsafe) waste. Work shall only commence when all required procedures are reviewed and approved by MPN.

(B)     Preliminary Work

  • On Completion of Mobilization, Contractor shall carry out, under strict direction from MPN Representative(s), Lockout/Tag out of all associated valves to the tank system, confirm the floating roof is resting on its support, and obtain relevant Permit to Work including cold work, Hot work and Confined Space entry permit.

(C)      Sludge Evacuation

  • Evacuate sludge, debris and all other solids from tanks into skips and transportation trucks, positioned near to the entrance to the tanks for transportation to incineration site. All sludge, debris and solids removed shall be weighed by MPN and a document of Duty of Care issued for onward transportation to incineration site. Contractor shall adhere strictly to all safety procedures to ensure the desludging and cleaning of the tank is carried out in a safe and friendly manner
  • All work shall be executed with reference to the Waste Management Manual or any recent recommended techniques accepted by international standards subject to MPN approval.

(D)    Crude Evacuation from Tanks

  • Whom there is reasonable amount of crude still left in the tank to be evacuated, Contractor shall: provide functional vacuum truck, transfer pumps and adequate length of hoses to safely transfer the crude from the tank to a designated vessel or Contractor shall also provide competent and experienced personnel that shall man and operate the vacuum truck and other equipment required for the crude transfer.

(E)     Crude Evacuation from Tanks

  • Where there are solids in the tank that cannot be dislodged by automatic tank desludging and cleaning process, the solids shall be evacuated manually into skips or other approved waste management containers for onward transfer to disposal plant. Where contaminated soil is excavated for evacuation and disposal, Contractor shall backfill excavated portion with similar soil base materials.

(F) Tank Cleaning

  • On successful completion of desludging, the tanks shall be cleaned, internally only, to remove any residual oils, wax and all other waste products prior to remedial works of welding, fitting, blasting and painting.

(G)    Transportation

  • All sludge and solids recovered shall be transported by certified road trucks. All sludge and solids removed shall be weighed by MPN and a document of Duty of Care issued for onward transportation to incineration site.

(H)    Disposal of Waste

  • Contractor shall provide a disposal procedure duly reviewed and approved by MPN Environmental Group. Contractor shall issue certificates of Incineration/Disposal to MPN on the safe disposal of waste/sludge on the total quantity of sludge / waste Disposed / incinerated.

(I)      Demobilization

  • Contractor shall put back in service all disconnected piping and accessories during the Mobilization phase. There shall be no sign of sludge and solids around the tank surroundings. Site must be returned to its original condition.

(3)     Mandatory Requirements

(A)      To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested contractors are required to be prequalified in the Industrial Cleaning Product Group 30513, Tank Bottom Sludge Treatment Product Group 30526 and Disposal and Waste Transport Product Group 30806 in the NipeX Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database. All successfully prequalified suppliers in these categories will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).

(B)       To determine if you are prequalified and view the product/service 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.

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

(D)      To initiate the JQS prequalification process, access www.nipexng.com to download an application form, make necessary payments and contact NipeX office for further action.

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

(4)     Nigeria Content

Company is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in compliance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (NOGICD Act) enacted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in April 2010.

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 to the Act and any other targets as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

NNPC/MPN JV requires their Contractors to comply with the Act, its attached Schedule and any applicable regulation developed by the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board.

Nigerian Content (NC) in the Nigerian oil and gas industry is defined as:

“The quantum of composite value added to or created in the Nigerian economy by a systematic development of capacity and capabilities through the deliberate utilization of Nigerian human, material resources and services in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.”

“Nigerian company” is a company formed and registered in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of Companies and Allied Matters Act with not less than 51% equity shares by Nigerians.

Bidders shall consider Nigerian content as an important element of their overall project development and management philosophy for project execution.

As part of their submissions, Tenderers shall:

(i)         Provide a description of its committed infrastructure (asset, equipment, technical office, and administrative space, storage, workshop, assembly area, repair, and maintenance, testing, laboratory, etc.) in Nigeria (offices, equipment etc.) to support this contract, evidence that 50% of all equipment deployed to work by multinational and international companies are owned by the Nigerian subsidiary.

(ii)        Demonstrate that entity is a Nigerian-registered company. Provide details of its Ownership Structure. Submit certified true copies of CAC forms (C02 & C07) including memorandum & article of association. For foreign companies and multinational 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 by the CEOs of both parties.

(iii)       Submit a plan on how it intends to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria, raw materials and manufactured & assembled goods of Nigerian origin, in order to comply with the requirements of the NOGICD 2010 Act, and achieve the set target(s) in the Schedule of the Act i.e. 100% of total man-hours and spend achieved with Nigerian personnel, materials, equipment and services for Industrial Cleaning, and Disposal/ Distribution and Waste Transport Services respectively. The plan must show utilization of Nigerian labour, services, Materials and Equipment for this service in order to achieve the requirements of the NOGICD Act.

(iv)      Demonstrate key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the Company total workforce (direct and in-direct employees) that are Nigerians

(v)       Submit a plan on how it intends to provide Human Capacity Development and Personnel Training

(vi)      Provide evidence of application for Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) issued by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (in respect of any components, spares, equipment, systems and packages to be used on the project

Bidders’ failure to comply with the NOGICD Act or demonstrate commitment to Nigerian Content development will result in Bidder’s disqualification.

Close Date:

Only tenderers who are registered with the relevant NJQS Product/Category as at Friday 31st July, 2015being the advert close date shall be invited to submit Technical bids.

(6)     Additional Information

(A)      Interested suppliers must be prequalified for this product/service category in NJQS

(B)       Full tendering procedure will be provided only to contractors that have been successfully prequalified in NJQS

(C)       This advertisement shall neither be construed as an Invitation to Tender (ITT) nor a commitment on the part of MPN to award a contract to any supplier and/or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents

(D)      This advertisement shall not entitle prequalified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from MPN and/or its partners by virtue of such companies having been prequalified in NJQS.

(E)       All costs incurred in registering and prequalifying for this and other product/service categories in NJQS shall be borne solely by suppliers

(F)       MPN shall communicate only with the authorized/responsible personnel of prequalified companies and not through unauthorized individuals or agents.

Please visit the NipeX Portal at www.nipexng.com for this Advert and other information

Mobil House, Lekki Expressway, Victoria Island, P.M.B. 12054, Lagos

Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)

Invitation to Tender; Universities Inter-Campus Connectivity (UnICC) Project

 Introduction

(1)     The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) was established to facilitate rapid achievement of national policy goals for universal service and universal access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

In recognition of the critical role that research and development plays in the evolutionary path of an educational system, the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) in conjunction with the National Universities Commission (NUC) is seeking to establish a foundation that will enable and ensure that universities could communicate, collaborate, access and share knowledge across national and international boundaries.

This project is designed to key into the NUCs’ Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) project. The primary purpose of the project is to deliver broadband infrastructure and access to facilitate research and learning using state of the art technology.

The UnICC Project is therefore designed to seamlessly connect the networks of the main campuses of selected universities to the networks of their corresponding annex campuses through the deployment of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) and its associated equipment. Consequently, USPF has provided funds in the 2015 Appropriation to facilitate the project implementation of interconnecting the universities under its University Inter-campus Connectivity Project (UnICC).

(2)     Objectives of the Project

The UnICC project is designed to link 9 selected University main campuses listed below to their corresponding annex campuses through the deployment of OFC and associated equipment.

The project will:

(a)     Seamlessly connect the main campuses of these universities to their annex campuses to achieve bi-directional communication for the purpose of sharing and accessing information.

(b)     Provide a platform for sharing bandwidth resources and creating a reverse path for backup m the event of downtime.

(c)      Provide the requisite link for voice, data, video and other multimedia services (including conference facilities).

(3)     Roll-Out Locations-Lots

The optic fibre infrastructure to be deployed in this phase of the project would be implemented in nine (9) Lots as stated below. Hence selected bidders will be required to conduct surveys and roll-out Optic Fibre Cable in the locations. Table 1; List of lots.

LOT MAIN CAMPUS ANNEX CAMPUS APPROXIMATE DISTANCE (KM)
1 Federal University of Technology, IleshaRoad, Akure Town Campus, Annex Building, Ibule Soro, Akure 4
2 Federal University of Technology, Gidafi Kwano, Minna Rosso Campus, Rosso Road, Minna 31
3 Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Ikot Ekpene Road, Umudike Umudike Campus, Isiala 13
4 Modibbo Adama University of Technology,Mubi Road, Yola Centre for Distance Learning, Opp. Lamido ZubairuCentre, Yola Town 30
5 Nigerian Defence Academy, Airport Road,Kaduna Post Graduate School, Unguwan Dosa 43
6 federal University of Agriculture, AlgbataRoad, Camp Junction. Abeokuta Institute for Human Resource Department. AlgbataRoad, Camp Junction. Abeokuta 23
7 University of Agriculture, North Bank,Makurdi University of Agriculture, Annex Building, Katsina Street from Aliade Road. Makurdi 22
8 National Open University. 14-16 Ahmadu Hello Way Victoria Island Lagos Study Centre, No 38 McCarthy Study Centre Victoria Island, Lagos. 5
9 Enugu Campus, Annang Street, Enugu University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu – Oturkpo Road, Nsukka. 68.9

(4)     Additional Information

(A)    Whilst fiber optic connectivity is the preference of the project, bidders are required to propose back-up connectivity solution of similar capacity as the primary link.

(B)     We are keen to have diverse ducts to form a ring which will deliver resilience in the event of a fiber cut. Bidders are invited to propose this as an option titled diverse routing option.

(C)     It is important to note that it is a strategic decision of the project to install and own ducting and fibre optic assets, connecting these federal institutions rather than acquiring IRU’s (Indefeasible Right of Use) or leasing fibre pairs.

(5)     Eligibility Criteria

Interested Companies/Consortium must have necessary competences and possess the following:

(A)    General conditions;

(I)      Evidence of incorporation and or registration with Corporate Affairs Commission, Companies must enclose Certificate of Incorporation and Form C07.

(ii)     Memorandum and Articles of Association of their Company, which must show that the Company has ICT related activities as part of its objectives

(iii)    Three year Tax Clearance Certificates (2012, 2013 and 2014).

(iv)    Evidence of Value Added Tax (VAT) registration certificate and past remittances.

(v)     Audited accounts for the last year 2014.

(vi)    Verifiable evidence of financial capacity to execute the project.

(vii)   Evidence of proper understanding of telecommunications solutions for rural areas.

(viii)  Company profile and organizational structure, including names and resume of key personnel and technical staff with addresses and phone numbers.

(ix)    Evidence of compliance with Pension Act, 2004 including evidence of remittances and ITF contribution.

(x)     Evidence of compliance with the Employee’s Compensation Act which stipulates a remittance of 1 % of the total annual emolument of workers to NSITF.

(xi)    Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service providers. Bidders are requested to submit an Interim Registration Report as the evidence of compliance with this requirement.

(xii)   A sworn affidavit that the firm is not bankrupt, in receivership or under liquidation or involved in any litigation which can potentially affect the company’s ability to conclusively participate in this engagement.

(B)     Specific conditions:

(i)      Bidders must be appropriately licensed to provide services in these areas of assignment.

(ii)     Bidders must have at least 3 years’ experience in the area of provision of connectivity and ICT related solutions, demonstrable by providing three reference sites, with the most recent completed within the last 6 months. At least three of such reference sites must have covered 5 km of fiber optic cable each.

(iii)    Bidders must show evidence of financial stability and in addition must show proof of at least a turnover of N75m per annum in each of the last two financial years.

(iv)    Bidders must provide manufacturers authorization in respect of ALL products that will be supplied and installed as part of this OFC connectivity project.

(v)     Bidders must demonstrate and prove experience in connecting local area networks to switches, routers and other components required to deliver Wide Area Networking capabilities, and must have at least three years’ experience of doing same.

(vi)    Where the use of radio is proposed within solution, bidders must be in possession of the appropriate license and frequency band to support radio connectivity able to effectively cover the distance between the two locations at which it is proposed, and must provide evidence of same.

(6)     Pre-Bid Meeting

Potential bidders are encouraged to study these documents and submit any questions/clarifications that they might require.

A pre bid meeting will be held to highlight the UNICC concept, answer questions, exchange ideas and obtain feedback as follows:

Date:     Wednesday, July, 29, 2015

Venue;    NCC Conference Hall

Time:     12 Noon.

 Minutes of pre-bid meeting would be issued within five work-days after the meeting.

 (7)     Tender Delivery Instructions

Interested proponents are required to collect detailed tender documents from the procurement department of the USPF secretariat upon the payment of a non-refundable tendering fee of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) issued in bank draft in favour of the Universal Service Provision Fund per Lot. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security (Bid Bond) of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) per lot and validity period of 180 days.

The tendering fee receipt and Bid Bond must be submitted in separate envelopes for each lot and marked TF/UnlCC/LOT/No and BB/UnlCC/LOT/No respectively. (Please insert appropriate lot number).

The Technical and Financial proposal must also be in separate envelopes and must be marked clearly USPF/TD/UNICC/2015/TECHNICAL/LOT/No and

USPF/TD/UNICC/2015/FINANCIAL/LOT/No respectively. (Please insert appropriate lot number). All tender documents must be Hand Delivered and should reach the undersigned on or before Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by 3.00 pm (KINDLY NOTE THAT BIDS WILL BE OPENED IMMEDIATELY ON THE SAME DAY)

The Secretary

Universal Service Provision Fund

Universal Service Provision Secretariat

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office

9th Floor, 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street

Maitama District, Abuja.

Failure to comply with the tendering instructions shall lead to disqualification.

(8)     Disclaimer

(a)     Late submissions shall be rejected.

(b)     The USPF will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party in connection with any response to an inquiry nor shall it entitle any party submitting documents to claim any indemnity from the Fund.

(c)      The USPF is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities and assigning any reason thereof.

(d)     This advertisement is published for information purposes only and should not be construed as a commitment or obligation on the part of the Fund to award a contract.

For further clarification on this advertisement, please email: uspfbids@ncc.gov.ng  oruspfprocurement@ncc.gov.ng

Signed:

Secretary,

Universal Service Provision Fund

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office, 9th Floor, Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja, FCT. www.uspf.gov.ng

Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)

Invitation to Tender for the Implementation of Tertiary Institution Knowledge Center (TIKC) in Selected Institutions across the Country

(1)     Introduction:

The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate the achievement of national policy goals for universal access and universal service to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in rural, un-served and under-served areas in Nigeria.

The mandate of the USPF is to facilitate the widespread availability and usage of network services and application services throughout Nigeria by providing funds through subsidies and grants for the provision of network facilities, network services and application services to rural, unserved and underserved areas or to underserved groups within an institution or community.

One of the programmes of the USPF is to provide ICT tools and connectivity to schools and institutions across the nation in order to facilitate digital life style in the institutions as well as in the institution communities. Consequently, the USPF has set aside funds in its 2015 budget for this purpose.

(2)     Objective of the Project

The objective of the project is to promote the use of ICT in teaching and learning in Tertiary Institutions as well as the institution communities. In this regard the USPF has designed a project termed Tertiary Institution Knowledge Center (TIKC), to provide ICT tools, associated infrastructures and bandwidth connectivity.

(3)     Project Description

Under the TIKC project implementers are expected to deploy Optic Fiber Cable and provide bandwidth connectivity, install ICT devices and its peripherals such as computers, printers, computer desks/chairs, power backup etc. All proponents are expected to conduct survey to identify the nearest OFC connection point and determine the distance to the termination point for the selected institution.

(4)     Project Lot

The project shall be implemented in 12 tertiary institutions selected by USPF (see Tender Documents for details) and each institution shall be considered as a separate Lot.

For the purpose of implementation the institutions shall be lotted as follows:

SN Name of Institution •Vpprox. distance to nearest BTSsite (Km)
1 Federal University Birnin Kcbbi, Kebbi State 7.6
2 Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State 5.5
3 Federal University Gashua, Yobe State 3
4 African University Of Science & Technology, Abuja, FCT 2.5
5 Northwest University, Kano, Kano State 2
6 Kwara College Of Arabic And Islamic Studies. Kwara State 1.9
7 The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State 3
9 Awgu Study Centre (National Open University Of Nig.), Enugu State 1
9 Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State 0.3
10 National Institute For Construction Technology Uromi, Edo State 2.5
11 School of Basic and Remedial Studies Funtua, Katsina State 2.6
12 Sokoto State University, Sokoto State 1.5

(5)     Scope of work

The successful firm will undertake the following:

(i)      Carry out a complete refurbishment of the designated building to establish a computer laboratory.

(ii)     Survey, design and deploy wired or wireless connectivity platform from the nearest OFC point of presence/BTS site to the designated TIKC location in the selected institution (a schematic diagram of suggested route is attached as a guide)

(iii)    Provide bandwidth of 2Mbps/1Mbps capacity for one (1) year subscription for the wired/wireless platform as in (ii) above.

(iv)    Provide active components (routers, switches, Firewall etc.) for the indoor and outdoor and appropriate housing (rack) facilities for the bandwidth connectivity as specified in the technical specification.

(v)     Provide wireless access cloud to cover at least 500 meters radius of the main campus.

(vi)    Provide appropriate furniture for administrative and deployed ICT tools.

(vii)   Provide appropriate LAN wiring for 100 points for data and power for the workstations. (The use of Extension Socket is NOT allowed).

(viii)  Put in place a visible approved USPF signage detailing the project type and sponsor.

(ix)    Provide guidance, documentation of all the ICT tools and other facilities deployed.

(x)     Provide one year technical support, insurance, warranty and remote management for the deployed ICT tools in each institution with a letter of comfort to USPF to ensure that the insurance tenure runs its full course.

(6)     Project Schedule

The schedule for the project implementation shall be submitted with the bid for consideration of USPF. This will be agreed and included in the Contract Agreement.

(7)     Project duration

The project is expected to be completed within 9 months of award of the contract.

(8)     Project Deliverables

The expected deliverables are:

(i)      Submission of Project Schedule and Work Plan to include (work breakdown structure, (wbs) timelines and charts showing periods of delivery for each milestone to cover duration of contract, in both hard and soft copies).

(ii)     Submit samples of all items listed in the Technical Specification for confirmation and approval by the USP Secretariat.

(iii)    Define the route of carriage of bandwidth as required.

(iv)    Collate and deliver the addresses and details of contact person(s) for each beneficiary institution, including geographical coordinates (in degrees, minutes & seconds).

(v)     Submission of monthly project report updating the Secretariat on the status of the work (in both hard and soft copies).

(vi)    Submission of delivery and installation reports relating to each milestone attained (in both hard and soft copies).

(vii)   Submission of detailed final report on project implementation in both hard and soft copies.

(9)     Eligibility Criteria

All Bidders in addition to requirements contained in the tender document, shall demonstrate the  following:

(A)    Specific Condition:

A fully structured company with relevant human and material resources; requisite experience in the deployment of ICT solutions and services; proof of similar projects carried out in the past three years accompanied by letters from institutions or companies confirming satisfactory completion of such projects and the cost of the projects undertaken.

(B)     General Conditions:

All tenders must comply with the requirements of Public Procurement Act, 2007 and must attach the following:

(a)     Evidence of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission. (Companies must enclose Certified True Copies of Certificate of Incorporation and Form C07.

(b)     Submit Certified True Copies of Articles and Memorandum of Association of the Company, which must show that the Company has ICT related activities as part of its objectives.

(c)      Three year Tax Clearance Certificates (2012, 2013 and 2014).

(d)     Evidence of Value Added Tax (VAT) registration certificate and past remittances.

(e)      Audited accounts for the last year 2014.

(f)      Evidence of financial capacity to undertake the project.

(g)     Evidence of proper understanding of the ICT industry.

(h)     Company profile and organizational structure, including names and resume of key personnel and technical staff with addresses and phone numbers.

(i)      Detail evidence of compliance with Pension Act, 2004 including evidence of remittances and ITF contribution.

(j)      Evidence of compliance with the Employee’s Compensation Act which stipulates a remittance of 1 % of the total annual emolument of workers to NSITF.

(k)     Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service providers. Bidders are requested to submit an Interim Registration Report as the evidence of compliance with this requirement.

(l)      A sworn affidavit that the firm is not bankrupt, in receivership or under liquidation or involved in any litigation which can potentially affect the company’s ability to conclusively participate in this engagement.

(10)   Pre-bid meeting:

Potential bidders are encouraged to study these documents and submit any questions/clarifications that they might require.

A pre bid meeting will be held to highlight the TIKC project, answer questions, exchange ideas and obtain feedback as follows:

Date:      Thursday, July 30, 2015

Venue:     NCC Conference Hall

Time:      12 Noon

Minutes of pre-bid meeting would be issued within five work-days after the meeting.

(11)   Submission of Bids

Interested and qualified bidders are required to collect tender documents from the Procurement Department of the USPF Secretariat upon presentation of receipt evidencing the payment of a non-­refundable tender fee of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) in bank draft made payable to “Universal Service Provision Fund”

(i)      Bidders shall submit three (3) copies of the Technical Bid and Financial Bid in separate sealed envelopes with the first copy marked “Original Bid” and the 2nd and 3rd copies marked “Copy of Bid”.

(ii)     Each Bid Package shall be clearly marked with the following information:

  • Technical Bid marked ‘USPF/TD/TIKC/2015/TECHNICAL at the top right hand corner.
  • Financial Bid ‘USPF/TD/TIKC/2015/FINANCIAL at the top right hand comer.
  • Name of Proponent.
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and E-Mail Address.

(iii)    The Proponent shall also prepare one electronic copy of the Technical Bid (in CD. in a format readable by Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format).

(iv)    A CERTIFIED-TRUE-COPY of the tender fee receipt endorsed by Head, Procurement Department MUST be submitted in a separate envelope and marked TF/TIKC/2015.

(v)     All copies of the bids shall be duly signed by an authorised representative of the Proponent. In the event of any discrepancy between copies, the original shall govern.

(vi)    All submissions shall be packaged together in a single container box or envelope which shall be sealed so that it is not possible to open it without visual evidence of such tampering. USPF will assume no responsibility for the content of tamper evident bids or for non-compliance with this instruction. Bids that do not comply with this section may be rejected.

All tender documents must be Hand Delivered and should reach the office of the undersigned

on or before Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (6 weeks from the date of the pre bid meeting) by 3.00pm

(KINDLY NOTE THAT BIDS WILL BE OPENED IMMEDIATELY ON THE SAME DAY) 

The Secretary

Universal Service Provision Secretariat

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office

9th Floor, 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street

Maitama District, Abuja

Failure to comply with the tendering instructions shall lead to disqualification.

(12)   Disclaimer

(a)     Late submissions shall be rejected.

(b)     The Fund will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party in connection with any response to an inquiry nor shall it entitle any party submitting documents to claim any indemnity from the Fund.

(c)      The Fund is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities and assigning any reason thereof.

(d)     This advertisement is published for information purposes only and should not be construed as a commitment or obligation on the part of the Fund to award a contract.

For further clarification on this advertisement, please email: uspfbids@ncc.gov.ng  oruspfprocurement@ncc.gov.ng

Signed:

Secretary,

Universal Service Provision Fund

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office, 9th Floor, Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja, FCT. www.uspf.gov.ng

Request for Expressions of Interest

(Consulting Services Firms Selection)

 

Oyo State Government, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP)

Consultancy Services for Detailed Engineering Design, Preparation of Tender Documents and Construction Supervision for Ten (10) Priority Sites

 Reference No.: IUFMP/WB/OY/2015/CON/001

The Oyo State Government through the Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the detailed engineering designs and construction supervision of rehabilitation of infrastructure such as culverts and bridges in ten (10) priority sites within Ibadan metroplolis. The assignment is to be carried out in the following sites:

(i)         Olorungunwa Culvert, POAT Area (Omi River), off Ife-Ibadan Expressway, Olode

(ii)        Foworogi Culvert Egbeda Tuba Road, Foworogl

(iii)       Maje Culvert, Maje Idi Mango Road, Soka Area, (Ogunpa River)

(iv)      Omiri Culvert- Omiri (Omi River)

(v)       Ebenezery Culvert, Alakia-Isebo Road(Oml River)

(vi)      Elere River Culvert, Egbeda-Tuba Road

(vii)     Alaro Culvert-7up Road (Alaro River), Oluyole Estate

(viii)    Alaro Poly Road Sango Eleyele Road Poly Ijokodo (Alaro River)

(ix)      Believers Stream Odo ona Elewe Road Oda Ona (Ona River)

(x)       Ogbere Moradeyo Ogbere Moradeyo Road (Ogbere River)

The Oyo State Government through Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants who have experience in the Engineering Design, preparation of tender documents and construction supervision of infrastructure such as bridges, culverts and roads etc should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are:

(a)        Experience in the Preparation of Engineering Designs of infrastructure in last five years.

(b)       Experience in the incorporation of safeguard measures in the preparation of engineering designs.

(c)        Experience in Project Management and Construction Supervision in a highly urbanized environment.

(d)       Ability to mobilize required personnel in the respective area of assignment.

Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications and clearly specify the type of association (a joint venture or sub-consultancies) as well as the nature of its business (commercial or not-for profit)

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 Borrowers (“Consultant Guidelines January 2011”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at our office address stated below during the hours 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9.00am to 4.00pm

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 28th July, 2015.

Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP)

Attn: Project Coordinator,

2nd Floor, Room BS 3-5, Ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy Matters

Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan

Tel: (234-703-023-3100, 234-802-346-8970)

E-mail: dayo1ayorinde@yahoo.com , ywale2002@yahoo.comiufmp@yahoo.com

Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)

Invitation to Tender for the Rural Broadband Initiative (RuBI)

(1)     Introduction

The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate the achievement of national policy goals for universal service and universal access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in rural, un-served and under-served areas in Nigeria. As part of its mandate and in line with the objectives of the National Broadband Policy to promote broadband deployment: increase broadband adoption and usage; and ensure availability of broadband services at affordable prices, the Rural Broadband Initiative (RuBI) project was established by the USPF.

Consequently, funds have been made available in the 2015 appropriation to provide subsidy to support the establishment of core delivery mechanism with broadband services in semi-urban towns and cities across Nigeria.

(1.1)            Project Locations

The locations being targeted in this phase of the RuBI project are semi-urban towns and cities that do not have access to broadband facilities.

The USPF intends to provide subsidy for the roll-out of this project in four towns in each of the 6 geo­political zones of the country. Proponents are to choose from the locations listed below for the deployment of the project: Each town shall be regarded as a Lot/Contract.

S/N ZONE LOT LOCATION
1 North Central 1 Lokoja, Kogi State
2 Offa, Kwara State
3 Minna, Niger State
4 Makurdi, Benue State
2 North East 5 Yola, Adamawa State
6 Gombe, Gombe State
7 Jalingo, Taraba State
8 Bauchi, Bauchi State
3 North West 9 Kafanchan, Kaduna State
10 Hadejia, Jigawa State
11 Daura, Katsina State
12 Sokoto, Sokoto State
4 South East 13 Nsukka, Enugu State
14 Onitsha, Anambra State
15 Owerri, Imo State
16 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
17 Yenegoa, Bayelsa State
5 South South 18 Asaba, Delta State
19 Auchi, Edo State
20 Ogoja, Cross Rivers State
6 South East 21 Oyo, Oyo State
22 Ijebu- Ode, Ogun State
23 Osogbo, Osun State
24 Ondo, Ondo State

(2)     Objectives

The main objective of the project is to facilitate broadband network rollout in semi urban areas and towns by extending broadband internet services that will enable end-users have access to the internet at various locations across the country.

(3)     Project Scope

The scope of work for the project is as follows:

(a)     Deployment of the Internet infrastructure in selected towns/cities through the use of appropriate, economically viable and sustainable technology with broadband capacity; provision of broadband internet services that will cover a minimum of 25% of the selected towns/cities, 5% of which must include public institutions at the time of commissioning.

(b)     Ensure that at the time of commissioning at least 5% of the broadband internet coverage is deployed to all the public institutions that are located within the vicinity of the cities of operation.

(c)      Establish at least one (1) Public Access Venue (Telecentre / Business centre) that will provide shared access facilities in each of the town/coverage areas.

(d)     Establish internet hotspots at strategic locations.

(e)      Minimum internet speed to be provided under this project is 1.5Mbps.

(4)     Subsidy/Incentives

In consideration of the above, successful companies shall be supported with incentives in the form of subsidy on an output based model to deploy RuBI and other associated infrastructure to identified locations across the country.

(5)     Eligibility Criteria

Because this project is intended to provide broadband internet access over a wide geographic area that are currently unserved or under-served, only suitably licensed, qualified and experienced companies or consortium are advised to participate in this exercise. Specifically, companies tendering for this project must meet the under-listed requirements:

(a)     Companies must be capable of operating a broadband network and have the capacity to interconnect to other existing networks (wired or wireless).

(b)     Companies  must  provide  verifiable  proof of capacity  to  provide  broadband internet (sources/partners/access & backhaul capacities).

(c)      Companies must submit its Board Resolution or a letter from the Chief Executive Officer approving its participation in the USPF procurement process.

In addition to the above, eligible companies must submit the following:

(i)      Evidence of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission. (Companies must enclose Certified True Copies of Certificate of Incorporation and Form C07.

(ii)     Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company, which must show that the Company has ICT related activities as part of its objectives.

(iii)    Three year Tax Clearance Certificate for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

(iv)    Certificate of Value Added Tax (VAT) and evidence of past remittances.

(v)     Audited accounts for the last three years.

(vi)    Verifiable evidence of financial capacity to execute the project, and such evidence must come from a reputable bank.

(vii)   Evidence of a proper understanding of telecommunication solutions for rural areas.

(viii)  Evidence of similar works carried out in the past such as award letters.

(ix)    A company profile and organizational structure, including names and resumes of key personnel and technical staff with addresses and phone numbers.

(x)     Submit evidence of compliance with Pension Act, 2004 including evidence of remittances.

(xi)    Evidence of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) contribution.

(xii)   Evidence of compliance with the Employee’s Compensation Act which stipulates a remittance of 1 % of the total annual emolument of workers to NSITF

(xiii)  Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service providers. Bidders are requested to submit an Interim Registration Report as the evidence of compliance with this requirement.

(xiv)  A sworn affidavit that the firm is not bankrupt, in receivership or under liquidation or involved in any litigation which can potentially affect the company’s ability to conclusively participate in this engagement.

(6)     Bid Bond

All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in line with section 26 (1) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

(7)     Collection of Tender Documents

Qualified Companies wishing to respond to this invitation must purchase a copy of the bidding document from the Procurement Department, USPF by payment of a non-refundable fee of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) per lot. The amount is payable in bank draft in favour of “Universal Service Provision Fund, Abuja”. The draft should be submitted to the Funding and Subsidy Department, USPF and copy of the receipt attached to the bid document upon submission.

(8)     Instructions for Submission of Bid Documents

(a)     The Proponent shall prepare three copies each of the Technical and Financial Proposals, clearly marking the first copy “Original Proposal” the 2nd and 3rd copies as “Copy of Proposal”.

  • Each Bid Package shall be clearly marked with the following information:
  • Technical Bid marked ‘USPF/TD/LOT x /RuBI/2015/TECHNICAL at the top right hand
  • Financial Bid ‘USPF/TD/LOT x RuBI 2015/FINANCIAL at the top right hand comer.
  • Name of Proponent.
  • Contact Name. Phone Number and E-Mail Address.

(b)     The Proponent shall also prepare one electronic copy of the Technical Proposal (in CD or USB in a format readable by Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat software).

(b)     A copy of the tender fee receipt endorsed by Head, Procurement Department MUST be submitted in a separate envelope and marked TF/RuBI

(c)      All copies of the Proposals shall be clearly marked with the name of the Proponent and duly signed by its authorised representative. In the event of any discrepancy between copies, the original shall govern. The original and all copies of the Proposal shall be packaged together in a single box or container, which shall be sealed so that it is not possible to open it without visual evidence of such tampering. USPF will assume no responsibility for the content of tamper evident proposals or for non-compliance with this instruction. Proposals that do not comply with this section may be rejected.

(9)     Pre-Bid Meeting

Potential bidders are encouraged to study these documents and submit any questions/clarifications that they might require.

A pre bid meeting will be held to highlight the RuBI concept, answer questions, exchange ideas and obtain feedback as follows:

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Venue: NCC Conference Hall

Time:          12 Noon

 

Minutes of Pre-Bid meeting would be issued within five work-days after the meeting.

(10)   Date of submission of Proposals

All tender documents must be Hand Delivered and should reach the Office of the undersigned on or before Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by 3:00pm.

(KINDLY NOTE THAT BIDS WILL BE OPENED IMMEDIATELY ON THE SAME DAY).

The Secretary

Universal Service Provision Fund

USPF Secretariat, 9th Floor

Nigerian Communications Commission

Plot 423 Aguiyi lronsi Street, Maitama –Abuja

 

(11)   Disclaimer

(a)     Late submissions shall be rejected.

(b)     The USPF will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party in connection with any response to an inquiry nor shall it entitle any party submitting documents to claim any indemnity from the USPF.

(c)      The USPF is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities and assigning any reason thereof.

(d)     This advertisement is published for information purposes only and should not be construed as a commitment or obligation on the part of the USPF to award a contract.

For further clarification on this advertisement, please email: uspfbids@ncc.gov.ng oruspfprocurement@ncc.gov.ng

Signed:

Secretary,

Universal Service Provision Fund

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office, 9th Floor, Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja, FCT.  www.uspf.gov.ng

Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)

Invitation to Tender for the Implementation of School Knowledge Center (SKC) in Selected Schools across the Country under the School Knowledge Center Project 

(1)     Background

The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate the achievement of national policy goals for universal access and universal service to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in rural, un-served and under-served areas in Nigeria.

The mandate of the USPF is to facilitate the widespread availability and usage of network services and application services throughout Nigeria by providing funds through subsidies and grants for the provision of network facilities, network services and application services to rural, unserved and underserved areas or to underserved groups within an institution or community.

One of the programmes of the USPF is to provide ICT tools and connectivity to public schools and institutions across the nation in order to facilitate e-Learning. Consequently, the USPF has set aside funds in its 2015 budget for this purpose. The USPF plans to partner with competent firms to facilitate the realisation of this objective.

(2)     Objective of the Project

The objective of the project is to promote the use of ICT in teaching and learning in public secondary schools by providing them with adequate ICT infrastructure and tools. In this regard the USPF has designed a project termed School Knowledge Center (SKC) to facilitate the achievement of this objective.

(3)     Project Description/Classification

The implementation of the SKC project shall depend on the level of ICT infrastructure and knowledge in each of the beneficiary schools. Accordingly, the Project shall be classified into two (2) categories as follows:

Type A:      Target beneficiaries shall be public secondary schools in urban and semi-urban areas where the schools have adequate classrooms, modern infrastructure and facilities and most of the teachers and students have near adequate computer and ICT skills.

Type B:      To be implemented in public secondary schools in rural and remote areas where the infrastructure available is not adequate to accommodate the types of ICT equipment to be deployed.

The details of the elements that constitute each SKC type are contained in the tender document.

(4)     Project Lots:

For the purpose of implementation, the project shall be lotted as follows:

S/N Zone Lot Nos
1 North Central & FCT Lot l
2 North East Lot 2
3 North West Lot 3
4 South East Lot 4
5 South South Lot 5
6 South West Lot 6

The 2 types of SKCs are to be implemented in each of the Lots. Therefore bidders must propose for both types in their selected Lots.

(5)     Eligibility Criteria

All Bidders in addition to requirements contained in the Tender Document shall demonstrate the following:

(5.l)   Specific Condition:

(i)      A fully structured company with relevant human and material resources; requisite experience in the deployment of ICT solutions and services; proof of similar projects carried out in the past three years accompanied by letters from institutions or companies confirming satisfactory completion of such projects and the cost of the projects undertaken.

(5.2)  General Conditions:

All tenders must comply with the requirements of Public Procurement Act, 2007 and must attach the following:

(a)     Evidence of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission. (Companies must enclose Certified True Copies of Certificate of Incorporation and Form C07.

(b)     Submit Certified True Copies of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company, which must show that the Company has ICT related activities as part of its objectives.

(c)      Must have three year Tax Clearance Certificates (2012, 2013 and 2014).

(d)     Evidence of Value Added Tax (VAT) registration certificate and past remittances.

(e)      Audited accounts for the last year 2014.

(f)      Show evidence of financial capacity to undertake the project.

(g)     Have a proper understanding of the ICT industry.

(h)     Company profile and organizational structure, including names and resume of key personnel and technical staff with addresses and phone numbers.

(i)      Evidence of compliance with Pension Act, 2004 including evidence of remittances and ITF contribution.

(j)      Evidence of compliance with the Employee’s Compensation Act which stipulates a remittance of 1% of the total annual emolument of workers to NSITF

(k)     Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service providers. Bidders are requested to submit an Interim Registration Report as the evidence of compliance with this requirement.

(l)      A sworn affidavit that the firm is not bankrupt, in receivership or under liquidation or involved in any litigation which can potentially affect the company’s ability to conclusively participate in this engagement.

(6)     Bid Bond

All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in line with Section 26 (1) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

(7)     Collection of tender Documents

Qualified Companies wishing to respond to this invitation must purchase a copy of the bidding document from the Procurement Department, USPF by payment of a non-refundable fee of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira Only) per lot, which must be payable in bank draft in favour of “Universal Service Provision Fund, Abuja”. The draft should be submitted to the Funding and Subsidy Department, USPF and copy of the receipt attached to the bid document when submitting the document.

(8)     Pre-Bid Meeting

Potential bidders are encouraged to study these documents and submit any questions/clarifications that they might require.

All bidders are to note that a Pre-Bid Meeting will be held to highlight the SKC project and to answer questions that may be there, as follows:

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Venue:   NCC Conference Room

Time:    12 Noon.

Minutes of the Pre-Bid meeting would be issued within five work-days after the meeting.

(9)     Method of Submission of Bids

Interested and qualified bidders are required to collect tender documents from the Procurement Department of USPF Secretariat upon presentation of receipt evidencing the payment of a non-refundable tender fee of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00) in bank draft made payable to “Universal Service Provision Fund”.

(i)      The Bidders shall submit three (3) copies of the Technical Bid and Financial Bid in separate sealed envelopes with the first copy marked “Original Bid” and the 2nd and 3rd copies marked “Copy of Bid”.

(ii)     Each Bid Package shall be clearly marked with the following information:

  • Technical Bid marked ‘USPF/TD/LOT x TYPE xx SKC/2015/TECHN1CAL at the top right hand corner.
  • Financial Bid ‘USPF/TD/LOT x TYPE xx SKC /2015/FINANCIAL at the top right hand corner.
  • Name of Proponent.
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and E-Mail Address.

(iii)    The Proponent shall also prepare one electronic copy of the Technical Bid (in CD, in a format readable by Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format).

(iv)    A CERTIFIED-TRUE-COPY of the tender fee receipt endorsed by Head, Procurement Department MUST be submitted in a separate envelope and marked TF/ LOT x SK.C/2015.

(v)     All copies of the bids shall be duly signed by an authorised representative of the Proponent. In the event of any discrepancy between copies, the original shall govern.

(vi)    All submissions shall be packaged together in a single container box or envelope which shall be sealed so that it is not possible to open it without visual evidence of such tampering. USPF will assume no responsibility for the content of tamper evident bids or for non-compliance with this instruction. Bids that do not comply with this section may be rejected.

Please note that x denotes the Lot No (1 to 6) and xx represents the SKC Type (A or B)

All tender documents must be Hand Delivered and should reach the office of the undersigned on or before Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (6 weeks from the date of the pre bid meeting) by 3.00pm.

(KINDLY NOTE THAT BIDS WILL BE OPENED IMMEDIATELY ON THE SAME DAY)

The Secretary

Universal Service Provision Fund

Universal Service Provision Secretariat

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office 9th Floor, 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama District, Abuja

 Failure to comply with the tendering instructions shall lead to disqualification.

(10)   Disclaimer

(a)     Late submissions shall be rejected.

(b)     The Fund will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party in connection with any response to an inquiry nor shall it entitle any party submitting documents to claim any indemnity from the Fund.

(c)      The Fund is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities and assigning any reason thereof.

(d)     This advertisement is published for information purposes only and should not be construed as a commitment or obligation on the part of the Fund to award a contract.

For further clarification on this advertisement, please email: uspfbids@ncc.gov.ng oruspfprocurement@ncc.gov.ng

Signed: Secretary,

Universal Service Provision Fund

Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office, 9th Floor, Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja, FCT.  www.uspf.gov.ng

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