procurement adverts

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
167 Aba Road, Port Harcourt
Invitation to Tender

INTRODUCTION
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in furtherance of its mandate intervening in the healthcare sector of the region is proactively embarking on the supply of typhoid fever and hepatitis B vaccines to the States’ Ministries of Health across the twenty seven (27) Senatorial Districts of the Region and as a result requires the services of technically competent, experienced and WHO accredited firms to undertake the project.
PROCUREMENT METHODOLOGY
The programme shall be procured and executed in the 27 Senatorial districts of the Region. It shall equally be awarded in 27 Lots at one Lot per senatorial district; while a Coordinating Consultant shall be commissioned to carry out the monitoring and evaluation of the entire procurement, as listed below:
S/N STATE LOTS
1 ABIA ABIA NORTH
2 ABIA ABIA CENTRAL
3 ABIA ABIA SOUTH
4 AKWAIBOM EKET
5 AKWAIBOM UYO
6 AKWA IBOM IKOT EKPENE
BAYELSA BAYELSA EAST
8 BAYELSA BAYELSA CENTRAL
9 BAYELSA BAYELSA WEST
10 CROSS RIVER CROSS RIVER NORTH
11 CROSS RIVER CROSS RIVER CENTRAL
12 CROSS RIVER CROSS RIVER SOUTH
13 DELTA DELTA NORTH
14 DELTA DELTA CENTRAL
15 DELTA DELTA SOUTH
16 EDO EDO NORTH
17 EDO EDO CENTRAL
18 EDO EDO SOUTH
19 IMO OKIGWK
20 IMO ORLU
21 IMO OWERRI
22 ONDO ONDO NORTH
23 ONDO ONDO CENTRAL
24 ONDO ONDO SOUTH
25 RIVERS RIVERS SOUTH-EAST
26 RIVERS RIVERS EAST
27 RIVERS RIVERS WEST

FURTHER INFORMATION
Interested and qualified Health Services Providers, in this sector, with real operating and relevant experience who wish to tender for this procurement are required to obtain further information on the above from the office of the Director, Education, Health and Social Services (EHSS), NDDC Head Office, 167 Aba Road, Port Harcourt between the hours of 8am and 4pm Mondays through Fridays; beginning from September 26th 2016.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY OF CONTRACTORS
Interested and qualified Health Services Providers who wish to tender for these procurements would be deemed qualified to collect their tender documents at the address stated above on the submission of the following documents with relevant verifiable evidence.
(1) Certificate of registration of Company in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) together with the Memorandum, and Articles of Association and Form CO7 showing the list of Directors and Number shares each has subscribed to;
(2) Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers;
(3) Clear indication of a verifiable Head Office Address, indicating address of Branch Officer(s) or outlet(s) in the Niger Delta Region and a Utility Bill of the Office(s)/outlet(s);
(4) Corporate Profile of the firm indicating ownership structure;
(5) Names and Curriculum Vitae of Principal, Partners and Staff, indicating nature of partnership (if applicable);
(6) A confirmable VAT Certificate with evidence of remittances;
(7) Evidence of Current Tax Clearance Certificate of the Firm for the past three (3) years duly certified and issued by the FIRS;
(8) Evidence of up-to-date Annual Returns;
(9) Sworn affidavit mat me firm is not bankrupt;
(10) Sworn affidavit that none of the Principals/Associates of the firm is an ex-convict or bankrupt;
(11) Documented evidence of financial capability of the Company (e.g. Certified Bank’s Statement for the past three years) duly stamped and signed by the Bank;
(12) Statement of Interest, including a Statement of Availability to undertake and deliver the job (within three months) with reference to personnel for the project team;
(13) An undertaking/Assurance for the delivery of the project in line with the project’s brief;
(14) Telephone and Fax numbers of the firm;
(15) Website and e-mail addresses of the firm;
(16) Professional Registration of the firm with appropriate professional body (if any).
(17) A statement of choice of the specific Lot/Senatorial District of interest of the firm from any of the twenty eight (28) Lots listed above;
(18) Technical Capability of the firm, including CV of relevant Staff, profile of equipment (Cold Van/Cold Chain, etc;
(19) Evidence of track records of the firm in the execution of similar projects;
(20) Letters of Reference, Evidence of Payment for similar jobs done in the past, with verifiable names and telephone numbers of contact persons from the awarding institutions;
(21) A well laid-out and itemized strategy/intended methodology for a smooth delivery of the proposed goods, within the scheduled two (2) months project delivery period;
(22) CASHES, Internal Control Mechanism and Quality Assurance Policies of the firm;
(23) Any other information that will facilitate the evaluation of the contractor’s capability and track records;
(24) Suppliers shall indicate in writing their acceptance of the offer within seven days of the receipt of letters of award, through the Office of the Director, Education, Health and social Services;
(25) Within seven (7) days of the receipt of tender documents, Suppliers shall submit samples of their vaccines to the office of the Director, Education, Health and social Services; failing which the offer will automatically lapse;
(26) All Typhoid and Hepatitis B Vaccines are to be delivered within sixty (60) days of the receipt of letters of award, failing which the offer will automatically lapse;
(27) All Suppliers must be WHO accredited suppliers/manufacturer’s representatives. In the alternative, the suppliers must have a running MOU with a WHO accredited suppliers/manufacturer’s representative.
EVALUATION CRITERIA
Contractors are expected to fully comply with the above requirements as failure to comply may weaken the contractor’s case. Contractors are to submit only genuine and verifiable documents as contractors who submit fake or fraudulently obtained documents would be disqualified and the attention of the relevant security agencies may be called, if necessary, All submissions would be evaluated on the basis of documents submitted and selection would be based on a series of factors including contractor’s competency, experience and tract record.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
• The selection of contractors will follow the provisions laid out in the Public Procurement Act, 2007 for this category/threshold of projects.
• Only contractors who have substantially fulfilled the above stated conditions shall be given the tender documents to tender for the projects.
• Contractors can seek clarification or request for additional information by writing officially to the officer listed below before the deadline for the submission of the tender document.
• Contractors are advised not to fry to influence the selection process as this would lead to immediate disqualification of the contractor and the contractor may also be barred from seeking other contract opportunities from the Commission.
• Contractors are advised not to tender for more than one Lot.
• All cost incurred by any contractor in the preparation of these required documents are to be borne entirely by the Contractor.
• NDDC reserves the right to reject any or all submission and to terminate the entire selection process at any time without any liability to the Commission.
SUBMISSION OF BIDS
Completed bid documents, written in English Language, should be submitted in sealed envelopes marked with the job title and Senatorial District of choice on the top left corner and addressed to:
The Director,
Education, Health and Social Services (EHSS),
Niger Delta Development Commission,
167 Aba Road, Port Harcourt

VALIDITY OF TENDERING
The bid document must be received at the address stated above from 4pm, Wednesday 28thSeptember, 2016 until 10th October 2016, and must be submitted, on completion, back to the same address not later than 12noon, Tuesday, 14th November, 2016.
OPENING OF BIDS
Bids will be opened in the presence of bid representatives (who chose to attend) and invited observers at the Office of the undersigned by 12 noon, Tuesday, 14th November, 2016.
Signed:
Management

Catholic Relief Services
Call for Expression of Interest – Short Term Technical Assistance to Identify Priority Areas for 4children Support to the Community-Based Social Service Workforce
Location: Nigeria

Contract Duration: 28 working days during October 15, 2016 – December 15, 2016
4Children contact person: Child Protection and Welfare Systems Technical Director, 4Children, with input from and in coordination with Chief of Party, 4Children Nigeria Project Director and Case. Management and Referral Technical Director
Background:
• In January 2016, 4Children began a two-year, USAID- funded technical assistance project in Nigeria. The overarching objective of the scope of work (SoW) is for 4Children to provide technical assistance (TA) to USAID and CDC Implementing Partners (IPs) in responsible graduation and transition 1 of OVC, households, communities, LGAs and states as part of the PEPFAR pivot and reflective of PEPFAR 3.0 priorities. The SoW also included a focus on supporting prioritized actions and strategies for the geographic areas identified by PEPFAR as scale-up local government areas (LGAs). The technical assistance provided by 4Children over the next two-year period will achieve the following:
• Development of guidance, strategies and tools to support improved HES and parenting.
• Strengthened linkages among and referrals between community and clinic based OVC services, including strategies for reaching more children living with HIV (CLHIV) within the OVC population.
• Strengthened capacity of government systems (LGA and state level) to advocate, plan for and use funds for OVC.
• Strategies for delivering critical OVC services at clinical facilities.
• Guidance and examples of interventions targeting adolescent girls and young women that address their increased vulnerability to both child protection concerns and HIV and can be easily integrated into existing programming.
Objective:
Building upon 4Children’s activities related to strengthening the case management system and referral networks within OVC programming, 4Children aims to ensure that the community based workforce have the necessary skills, capacities, competencies and knowledge to ensure proper identification, screening, assessments, referrals, on-going monitoring and determination of readiness for case closure. Furthermore, it is critical that community based workers have basic knowledge of HIV (i.e., HIV sensitive) so that they can make referrals for testing and follow up for those that have been tested to ensure they are adhering to their regimen and receiving the appropriate care and support they need to live positively. Building on the momentum around the recently established Case Management Rapid Response Group and 4Children’s efforts to standardize a case management approach within vulnerable children programming, a team consisting of a US-based 4Children technical advisor and a local consultant, or STTA team, will conduct a desk review and scoping visit to identify what has been done to date to strengthen the social service workforce in Nigeria and what gaps still exist. Specifically, the STTA team will meet with key actors engaged in activities targeting the social service workforce, in particular the community based workforce, to capture successes to date and remaining challenges. The end objective of the desk review and field visit is the development of a proposed work plan outlining key areas of technical support that 4Children can provide over the next eighteen months (January 2017-September 2018) to bolster efforts to strengthen the social service workforce specifically as it relates to OVC programming and the case management process.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The local consultant will work closely with a US-based 4Children technical advisor, together as the STTAteam, and key 4Children Nigeria staff to accomplish this SoW. Specifically, the STTAteam will conduct an initial desk review of existing materials (both published and gray literature) on the social service workforce in Nigeria (see suggested documentation, below). This review will help to identify up to date information including key achievements and existing gaps of the social service workforce and related system strengthening efforts in Nigeria. A short report (5-10 pages) summarizing the findings of the desk review and making recommendations for the field visit will be submitted by the STTAteam.
Furthermore, the desk review will help to inform the development of a list of key stakeholders with whom to conduct key informant interviews during the field visit. Based on the desk review, the team will develop a proposed agenda and list of key stakeholders to visit in Nigeria. This list will include but not be limited to the following: USAID, 4Children Nigeria, representatives of 16 OVC IPs, UNICEF, Nigerian Association of Social Workers, relevant government bodies and academic institutions, and AIHA. Furthermore, the STTAteam will develop a draft key informant interview guide to be reviewed by 4Children (specifically Kelley Bunkers, Child Protection and Welfare Systems Technical Director, Dr. Tapfuma Murove, Chief of Party, and Dr. Itua Obaitua, Technical Director – Case Management and Referrals) prior to the field visit. The field visit will include key informant and/or focus group discussions with relevant stakeholders.
The visit will result in a report that includes key findings and proposed activities wherein 4Children can focus its efforts and technical support to ensure that the proposed activities within the 4Children Nigeria Work plan (Annex 1) are up to date and reflect priority needs within the sector. These recommendations will be considered and will help to inform the eventual development of a second phase of technical assistance provided by the STTA team. Areas of interest and potential future 4Children areas of support to be considered during the field visit include but are not limited to:
The appropriateness of supporting a validation process of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance (GSSWA) Para Social Work (PSW) Competency Framework;
A substantial review of existing PSW (i.e., community based worker) training curricula to identify strengths and gaps and make recommendations for developing a standardized OVC case worker training curriculum that links to and supports the case management package and ensures that the curriculum is gender, HIV and disability sensitive; and
Proposed advocacy activities to support the recognition of the community-based workforce within the broader social service workforce.
DELIVERABLES
The local consultant will work closely with the US-based 4Children technical advisor to conduct the activities and produce the deliverables as per the table below.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
The period of performance will be a total of 28 days each for the US-based advisor and local consultant between 15th October and December 15,2016.
Activity
Deliverables Due Date Maximum Number of Consultancy Days

Document key findings from the desk review including social service workforce activities in Nigeria to date, existing gaps or challenges and recommendations for the field visit. Informed by the desk review, develop list of proposed key informants and develop key informant interview guide. Liaise with key training institutions Unicef University
School Social Work and relevant government bodies and professional social work associations Summary of findings from the desk review.

List of suggested key informants, key informant interview guide and proposed agenda for field visit.

On 31stOctober, 2015
10
Conduct key informant/focus group with US-based technical advisor.
Report of key findings from assessment including identified strengths, gaps and a proposed workplan with prioritised areas for 4Children technical support of strengthening the community based workforce, especially as it relates to the case management package being developed.
December 15, 2016
18 (this includes preparation for and conducting of key informant/focus group interviews with US-based advisor, and desk work writing the report)

Total (maximum) days
28 days

Qualifications
• Advanced Degree in Social Work, Development or related field required.
• At least 7-10 years of relevant technical experience in OVC programming; child protection and welfare; and/or social service workforce capacity and system strengthening.
• Ability to Interact productively and proactively on social service workforce strengthening and other related advocacy issues with government officials, donors, professional associations, implementing partners, educational institutions and civil society organizations.
• Proven experience coordinating with national and local social welfare and health authorities, donors, and implementing partners in Nigeria, other developing contexts a plus.
• Expertise in planning for and conducting workforce assessments, including desk research, key informant/focus group interviews, and report writing. Background in developing and implementing health and/or social welfare training programs, with a focus on building worker capacity to improve linkages to HIV care and treatment interventions, and referral and supervision systems a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to work with remote technical assistance based outside of Nigeria
• Strong verbal and written English language skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Willingness to travel within the country.
Relevant documentation to include in the desk review
• UNICEF and CORAM (2016). Five Day Training of Trainers on Child Protection and Case Management For Social Welfare Officers, Assistants, Child Development Officers, Para-Social Workers and CPN Members
• UNICEF and CORAM (2016). Case studies to accompany the Training of Trainers.
• Capacity Plus (2011), Nigeria Social Development Workforce Strengthening Social Work Education Gap Analysis Scoping visit to Abuja, Nigeria. July 23-26, 2011
• Capacity Plus (2013). Lagos State Social Work Education and Training Gap Assessment.
• Unknown author (n.d.). Para Social Worker Job Description.
• Systems Transformed for Empowered Actions and Enabling Responses for Vulnerable Children and Families (STEER). Quarterly Report. 3rd Quarter-April 1st to June 30th, 2015
http://www.socialserviceworkforce.org/system/files/resource/files/Situational-analysis-twinning-center-para-social-worker-training-program.pdf
How to Apply:
Interested consultants should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed resume as attached MS word documents to NG_HR@global.crs.org .
The resume should include but not limited to the following: Expected daily rate, personal profile, skills, competencies and suitability for the assignment as well as readiness for immediate short-term consultancy plus a copy of such previous work.
Applications should reach us by COB Friday 7th October, 2016. Only qualified persons will be contacted and invited for screening.
Equal Opportunity:
“CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
Statement of Commitment to Protection:
“CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
IRC/NIG/09/2016/001
Invitation to Bid
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international, non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.
The IRC has been active in Nigeria since 2012, providing essential services for Internally Displaced Persons and host communities in partnership with several international donors. The IRC is continuing its operations in North East Nigeria and is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit competitive, sealed, bids to establish a contract with a reputable Contractor for the supply and Installation of Complete Solar Systems in 10 Communities within Maiduguri Metropolis.
Interested and suitably qualified vendors are invited to submit their proposals and may request complete Tender documents (RFP) from the IRC offices located at:
International Rescue Committee Philip Maken Close,
Behind Yukuben Hotel.
Off Barracks Road, Karewa Masakare.
Yola, Adamawa State.
08035404877

International Rescue Committee
Behind ADSU Guest Inn, G.R.A.
Mubi North LGA Adamawa State
07061638552

International Rescue Committee
Plot 902 Olu Awotesu Street,
Off Ibrahim Idris Crescent,
Jabi District, Abuja, FCT.
08172366902

International Rescue Committee
Plot Number 7, Jimina Road,
Off Damboa Road, GRA
Maiduguri, Borno State
07038634349

Bid Submission Closes on 4th October, 2016 at 12:00 noon
Acceptance of your bid(s) and any subsequent contract are subject to the IRC’s Terms and Conditions for provision of Goods and Services. IRC does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any bid.
NOTE: Bids Submitted without completed and signed intent to bid form also attached to the tender document (RFP) will be rejected.

Chevron Nigeria Limited
R.C. 6135
Operator of the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture
Tender Opportunity ; Call-Out Contracts for Electrical and Instrumentation Works
NipeX Tender No – CNL. 00000074

INTRODUCTION:
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Operator of the CNL/Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) invites interested and prequalified companies for this tender opportunity for the provision of Call-Out Contracts for Electrical and Instrumentation Services to support CNL’s production Activities.
The proposed contract shall be awarded as a call-out contract with a 3-year primary term with an optional 1-year extension.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The scope of works consist of engineering design, design validation, procurement of equipment and materials, construction, fabrication, installation, integration, testing and commissioning, provision of as-built drawings/documentation and decommissioning of electrical and instrumentation systems in the various CNL facilities. This shall include but not limited to:
(A) Carry out site survey
(B) Detailed Engineering based on Conceptual or Front End Engineering Design by CNL.
(C) Procurement and installation of electrical, instrumentation and control items
(D) Installation of fire and gas protection systems, lightning protection system
(E) Upgrade of measurement, safety and control systems which include but not limited to: PLC, DCS Upgrades, Control Systems upgrades on Packaged Equipment (Generators, Compressors, Pumps etc.), SCADA Systems
(F) Design and installation of metering systems
(G) Design and installation of pipeline leak detection system
(H) Pre-commissioning and commissioning activities
(I) Decommissioning activities
(J) A5-built documentations
MANDATORY TENDER REQUIREMENTS:
(A) To be eligible for this tender exercise, Interested bidders are required to be pre – qualified in the following Nipex Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database; 3.05.02 -Electrical/Instrument Services Categories A, B, C or D.
All successfully pre-qualified bidders in these categories by the bid close date will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).
(B) Please note that interested bidders shall be required to:
(i) Meet all NJQS mandatory requirements to be listed as “PREQUALIFIED” and “LIVE” for a category in the NJQS database.
(ii) Meet all Nigerian Content requirements stated in this advert in their responses to the Invitation to Technical Tender.
(C) To determine if your company is pre-qualified and to view the product/service category your company is listed for: Open http://www.nipex-ng.com and access NJQS With your company log in details, click on continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool, click check my supplier status and then click supplier product group.
(D) If your company is not listed in this product/service category, and your company is registered with DPR to do business for this category, please contact NipeX office at 30, Oyinkan Abayomi drive, Ikoyi Lagos with your company’s DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update.
(E) To initiate and complete the JQS prequalification process, access http://www.nipex-ng.com to download the application form, make necessary payments and contact NipeX office for further action.
NIGERIA CONTENT
Chevron Nigeria Limited is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in observance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (NOGICD Act) enacted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in April 2010.
Pursuant to enactment of the NOGICD 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 target as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).
Contractors shall comply with the provisions of the NOGICD Act and all applicable regulations. Bidders that do not meet the Nigerian Content criterion will not be allowed to participate in next Tender Stage
The following are the Nigerian Content requirements bidders are expected to comply with in their technical bid submission:
(A) Demonstrate that the entity is a Nigerian Registered Company, or a Nigerian Registered Company in genuine alliance or joint venture with foreign company with details on scope and responsibilities of parties for this work. Such companies must show evidence of joint venture binding agreement duly signed by the CEO of both companies including evidence or plans of physical operational presence and set-up in Nigeria.
(B) Furnish details of company ownership and shareholding structure. Also submit clear photocopies of your CAC Forms CAC2 and CAC7.
(C) Provide evidence of the percentage of 1) key management positions that are held by Nigerians and 2) total workforce that are Nigerians. Also, show overall percentage of work to be performed by Nigerian resources relative to total work volume.
(D) Provide a Nigerian Content Plan with a detailed description of the role, work scope, man-hours and responsibilities of all Nigerian companies and personnel that will be involved in executing the work. Also provide details of Nigerian Content focal point or manager.
(E) State proposed total scope of work to be performed by Nigerian personnel (whether contracted directly or under subcontract agreements) with names and addresses including evidences of well- equipped offices and workshop; attach past experience of such patronage.
(F) Specific to this project, provide detailed plan for staff training and development on engineering, project management and procurement (including all software to be used, number of personnel, name of organization providing such training and evidence of past training record) for Nigerian personnel including description of any specific programs in place for transfer of technology and skills to indigenous businesses and Nigerians over the next five (5) years.
(G) Provide evidence of domiciliation of project management and procurement centers in Nigeria with physical addresses (not P.O. Box).
(H) Location of in-country facilities, (Equipment, storage, workshops, repair & maintenance facilities and, testing facilities).
(I) Bidder must be willing and able to provide evidence of maximization of made in Nigeria goods and services.
(J) Provide details on any other Nigerian Content initiative your company is involved in.
(K) Provide evidence of MOA with OGTAN registered trainer to conduct classroom module of training and on the job attachment
(L) Provide human capacity building development plan including budget which must be minimum 3% of project man-hours or cost. Training will be targeted at developing capacity other than bidder’s personnel. Trainees will be nominated from a database maintained by NCDMB and the services of OGTAN registered trainers utilized to cover classroom modules.
(M) Provide evidence of at least 50% Nigerian ownership of all equipment to be deployed for the service.
(N) Bidders (Vendors, Original Equipment Manufacturers-OEMs, and EPC Contractors) are required to present Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) issued by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (or evidence of application for the certificate) in respect of any components, spares, equipments, systems and packages to be used in the proposed project under tender.
(O) All Bidders for a project/contract/service with a completion period of 12 months or more are required to submit as part of the Nigerian Content requirement, a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between it and one of the research and development (R&D) Clusters established by the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB). The MOA shall be relevant to the project and shall indicate how the Bidder intends to use the relevant R&D Clusters during project execution.
CLOSE DATE
Only bidders who are registered with NJQS Product/Categories 3.05.02 – Electrical /Instrument Services Category A, B, C or D by 4:00pm, on 18th October, 2016 being the advert close date, shall be invited to submit technical bid.
Please note the following:
(1) Companies eligible for this tender opportunity are expected to be prequalified in NJQS under this product/service category.
(2) Bidders will be required to demonstrate the required capacity in the Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems works and provide references of previous works done in the various aspects of design, engineering, installation and commissioning of such works.
(3) The Invitation to Tender (ITT) and any further progression of this tender shall be via NipeX.
(4) All costs incurred by a bidder in preparing and processing NJQS prequalification and participating in this tendering process shall be to the bidder’s accounts.
(5) Companies eligible for this tender opportunity are expected to meet the requirements of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), the body responsible for engineering activities in Nigeria.
(6) This advertisement shall neither be construed as any form of commitment on the part of CNL to award any contract to any company and or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents, nor shall it entitle prequalified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from CNL and/ or any of its partners by virtue of such companies having been prequalified in NJQS.
(7) 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 companies will be requested to submit commercial tenders.
(8) CNL will communicate only with authorized officers of the pre-qualified companies and not through individuals or Agents.
(9) Only Nigerian Indigenous Companies are eligible to participate in this tender.
Please visit NipeX portal at http://www.nipex-ng.com for this advert and other information.
Management
Chevron Nigeria Limited, 2 Chevron Drive, Lekki Peninsula, P.M 9 12825, Lagos.

Nigerian Shippers’ Council
4, Otunba Ayodele Soyode Lane (Formerly Park Lane), Apapa, Lagos. Phone: 07098767065
E-mail: nsc@shipperscouncil.gov.ng , http://www.shipperscouncil.gov.ng
Request for Expressions of Interest for Development of a National Policy Framework on Inland Dry Port and Operational Manual for Inland Dry port (IDP)

(1) Introduction
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Transportation, in line with the Public Procurement Act of 2007, the Infrastructural Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Act 205 and National Policy on Public Private Partnership (PPP) hereby invite qualified Consultants to express interest in providing the required consulting services in the following Inland Dry Port (IDP) and PPP related projects.
Lot 1 Drafting of National Policy on Inland Dry Port (IDP)/Truck Transit Park (TTP).
BACKGROUND.
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council is the Government Agency charged with the responsibility of the implementation of Dry Ports Projects in Nigeria. Although six (6) of the project have been approved by the Federal Government and other unsolicited proposal been processed, the development of the project is predicated under Public Private Partnership arrangement which is still evolving, not given its final shape yet.
The benefit of the Dry Port is derived from modal split from road to rail, resulting in reduced congestion at sea ports at the same time satisfying the customers demand (Yearning of Shippers). In other words, the dry port improves seaport access to the hinterland, eases operational constraints as well as reduced external environmental effects.
The need to develop a National Policy on Dry Port/TTP as a framework is to;
(i) Guide development and identify regional/environmental spread that satisfies the levels of economic viability and infrastructure requirements.
(ii) Enforce standards and quality control in the development of Dry Ports.
(iii) Align the locations of the Dry Ports/TTP with the proposed National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) for the sector/multimodal transport linkages.
LOT 2 Development of Operation Manual for Inland Dry Port. BACKGROUND
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council in pursuit of its function has promoted the establishment of IDPs in different parts of the country to assist hinterland shippers to transact their import/export shipments to and from their locations. It is against this background that the Nigerian Shippers’ Council is desirous of engaging consultants to develop the operational Manual for Inland Dry Port.
The need to develop an IDP Operations Manual is to;
(1) Guide the operations of the Inland Dry Port in accordance with International Standard.
(2) Enforce standards and quality control in the Inland Dry Port operations.
• The expressions of interest must be by a Nigerian company or a team-leading prospective consultant in a joint venture with foreign partner. Memorandum of joint venture partnership and technical capability of the foreign partner should be attached.
• Upon receipt of EOIs from interested consultants, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council shall evaluate and pre-qualify applicants, Thereafter, ONLY pre-qualified consultants shall be contacted and issued with Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Technical and Financial Proposals.
• Interested and qualified consultants desiring to offer their services to Government in this capacity should submit EOI. describing in details their proposed services, and level of experience of the firm.
(2) SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The eligible consulting firm(s) may associate as a group or consortium, with a lead firm, having technical and financial capability should submit an Expression of Interests detailing the following minimum requirement as a basis for pre-qualification:
(i) Certificate of Registration/Incorporation with Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission.
(ii) Photocopies of Tax clearance Certificate for three (3) years: 2013, 2014 and 2015.
(ii) Copies of abridged audited financial reports for the last 3 years: 2013, 2014 and 2015.
(iii) Evidence of compliance and remittance with the provisions of the Pension Reform Act 2004.
(iv) Evidence of remittance to Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
(v) Profile of firm including ownership structure, relevant professional registrations, satisfactory evidence of association, capability profile of the firm and contact details: e-mail addresses, Tax Identification Number (TIN) phone numbers etc.
(vii) Description of experience in field research, evidence of extensive knowledge and findings in providing similar services as would in the policy/operation manual development in general and in Ports or IDP projects.
(viii) Possession of Identification Number from BPP Online registration domain with “federalcontractors.bpp.gov.ng” would be an added advantage.
Completed EOIs in four (4) copies should be signed, sealed and delivered in separate envelopes clearly marked “Confidential” and boldly written “LOT 1. Expression of Interest for the Drafting of National Policy on Inland Dry Port (IDP)/TTP”.
The expressions of interest should be addressed to:
The Executive Secretary/CEO
Nigerian Shippers’ Council,
4, Otunba Ayodele Soyode Lane
(Formerly Park Lane), Apapa,
Lagos
The sealed envelope should be registered with Procurement Unit, 7th Floor, Shippers Towers, 4, Otunba Ayodele Soyode Lane, Apapa and delivered in a tamper proof box not later than 11am, on Tuesday, 18th October, 2016 on the 7th floor.
(3) IMPORTANT NOTICE
(i) All EOI must be received not later than 11am, on Tuesday, 18th October, 2016.
(ii) Only firms whose Expression of Interest fulfills the minimum requirements would be issued Request for Proposals (RFP) to submit Technical and Financial Proposals.
(iii) This notice shall not be construed to be a commitment on the part of Nigerian Shippers’ Council to award any form of contract to any respondent(s) nor shall it entitle any organization submitting document to claim any indemnity from the Council.
Signed:
Management

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