THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT (FMITI)
GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT (GEM) PROJECT CREDIT NO NO.4882-NG
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF A CONSULTING FIRM TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE BIG PORTAL
Package number: GEM/CS/CQ/2016/164.
The Government of Nigeria has emphasized the importance of diversifying the economy, supporting sectors that have potential for growth and creating massive employment. In line with this commitment, the Government has sought the World Bank’s partnership to help Nigeria support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) operating in different high potential sectors throughout the country. This support is being implemented under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) and operationalized in the Growth and Employment (GEM) Project.
The project focuses on manufacturing and service sectors, specifically supporting ICT, entertainment, tourism and hospitality, light manufacturing and construction. Project support addresses cross cutting sector issues, assistance to specific clusters, and more direct support to firms channelled through a platform – called the Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) Platform – providing various trainings, technical assistance and grant-schemes. More specifically, the BIG portal is an interactive web-portal that facilitates interactions between the beneficiaries of the project (micro, small and medium enterprises, MSME) and the project team. Activities are launched, monitored and supervised through this platform. It is also used to provide business development services, entrepreneurial training and access to grants to Nigerian entrepreneurs in general. The BIG Portal consists of several modules integrated together into one system with already developed dashboards that will necessitate new functionalities or upgrade based on users’ feedback. Specific functionalities will be captured in the functional documentation that will be made available to support the Firm.
The GEM Federal Project Implementation Unit of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) is sorting the service of a consulting firm proficient in the area of portal development and maintenance. The firm will carry out development of additional functionalities for the Business Innovation and Growth Platform that will need to be added for the smooth operation of the portal. The firm will maintain the existing Platform and develop and maintain new functionalities as required by the project. The GEM Project therefore intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments for the consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include providing full support to the BIG portal in the following areas 1) Ensure implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance support for the entire BIG Platform, ensure the integration of the various Dashboards and its accessibility with low internet connectivity including ensuring its working seamlessly and fully operational, 2) Ensure that site hosting architecture and administration meets the following security requirement; Assure a reliable hosting environment and a stable functioning of the bigportal.org.ng and other subdomain platforms attached to it, backup data, platform hosted on a robust network, manage all aspect of website security, 3) Ensure proper code and portal maintenance by assuring total web portal maintenance, install software, install/upgrade/modify/manage/edit modules on sites, support IT specialist and provide user guidance/training support to PIU staff for the web portal. 4) Ensure website monitoring and reporting by observing timeline/benchmarks for entire BIG web portal, providing Constant web monitoring, monitoring online processes/procedures, making recommendation on websites enhancement/improvement, keeping a detailed audit log of all users on BIG platform. 5) Ensure general portal development by improvement of needed site functionalities and call for proposal forms development. Detailed terms of reference for the assignment can be found on https://bigportal.org.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BlG-Support.pdf
The GEM Project of FMIT&I now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultant should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. Such information to be submitted with Expression of Interest includes:
• Profile of firm including ownership structure with full contact details.
• Proof of minimum of 7 years’ experience in programming using different languages like Java, PHP, Python etc, User interface design, Setting up content management systems, IT maintenance and mobile application development for portable devices. The firm is required to also demonstrate competencies in working on an E-learning system most especially moodle.
• Evidence of at least 2 relevant and similar projects (i.e. development of interactive and complex web platforms with large number of users and high traffic – web platforms targeted to entrepreneurs would be preferred)
• Evidence of international experience/projects executed.
• Evidence of proficiency in the following tasks: Web/mobile application development, User interface design, wireframe development for applications, content management framework, excellent server administration, server security AND complex, large and interactive database architectures. Evidence of proficiency will be considered when the following information are provided; Name of the client, years, url details of the project and details on processes followed in developing the system.
• Proof of knowledge related to Business administration and Entrepreneurship.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrower, Revised January 2011 and 2014 setting forth the World Bank policy on Conflict of Interest. A firm will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualifications (CQs) Selection Method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday (Except Public Holidays) from the Acting Project Coordinator, Tel: +2348035929389 or +2348186456287.
Expressions of Interest together with requested information to be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by Monday February 27, 2017.
Interested firm should note that:
All references made on previous assignment should contain name of client, date of assignment, value of contract, contact address, telephone and email address of such client.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint Venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualification with clearly signed MOU by all parties.
CD containing previous work if not a web application (for verification)
Submission shall be in English Language only;
Only Shortlisted firm(s) will be contacted.
Acting Project Coordinator Growth and Employment (GEM) Project
Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment
Block G, Room 225 Old Federal Secretariat Area 1,
Garki – Abuja
Tel: +2348035929389 or +2348186456287.
Expression of Interest (EOI); Payroll Service for DAI employees of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) Coordination Project (WCP)
DAI is a partner in the implementation of the USAID/Nigeria Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordination Project (WCP) in Nigeria. Activities are designed to achieve the dual benefits of improved health and well-being for Nigerians through increased and more financially sustainable access and to build the confidence of the public in government’s ability to deliver basic services.
DAI invites firms to express their interest in submitting a quotation to provide payroll services for Nigerian DAI employees. Expected quotation specifications are listed below and interested firms will receive a detailed Request for Quotation (RFQ) Monday, 13th February 2017
All interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM local time Sunday 12 February 2017 in order to receive a copy of the RFQ and be considered for award.
RFQ No: RFQ-Nigeria WCP-2017/01
Title: DAI WCP Payroll Services
Issuing Office: DAI – Nigeria Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordination Project (WCP) Head Office: 7600 Wisconsin Ave, Ste. 200 Bethesda. Maryland 20814 USA
Submit Questions and RFQ to: email@example.com
Respond via e-mail with attached documents in PDF
Date of Issue of RFQ: Monday, 13th February, 2017
Closing Date for Questions: Time: By 5:00 p.m. local time Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Closing Date for Answers: Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Date Quote Due: Time: By 5:00 p.m. local time Date: Monday, 20 February 2017
Anticipated Type of Award: Fixed Price Purchase Order
Basis of Award: Award will be made on the basis of a lowest price technically acceptable source selection process.
Attachments TO RFQ: All bidders are responsible to carefully review each attachment as listed in the full RFQ and follow any instructions that may be relevant to this procurement.
Technical Specifications: 1. Provide the following services:
a. Absence and attendance reporting
b. Inputs, processing, outputs and reporting for DAI payroll
c. All applicable tax withholding, remittance, and reporting in compliance with applicable law and regulations
2. Provide a comprehensive and responsive employee resource for payroll questions and changes
3. Ensure compliance with DAI payroll policies, and applicable laws and regulations
4. Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction for pay recipients
5. Provide recommendations on payroll policies and prompt notice of any changes in applicable laws and regulations
Interested Applicants:’ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the full solicitation with complete specifications.
CROSS RIVER STATE WATER BOARD LIMITED – NIGERIA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
COUNTRY: THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
NAME OF PROJECT: SECOND NATIONAL URBAN WATER SECTOR
REFORM PROJECT (CR 4086-UNI)
Credit No:- IDA40860/& 51290 UNI & CNG 1007 04L
Assignment Title: APPOINTMENT OF FIRM FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSED UTILITY MOBILE BILLING APPLICATION
Reference No. CR/IINUWSRP/DDIMBA/QCBS/2017/001
The Federal Government of Nigeria (hereinafter called “Borrower”) has received financing from the World Bank (International Development Association (IDA)) and an additional co-financing from the French Development Agency (AFD) (hereinafter called “loan”) towards the cost of the Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (2nd Urban Water); Cr 4086/5129 – NG and CNG 1007 04L. The Borrower intends to apply pan of the AFD funds to eligible payments under the Contract for which this Request for Expression of interest is issued.
The Consultancy Services will cover Services towards realizing the design, development and implementation of a proposed Mobile Billing Application, executed within the framework of the existing Billing system and cover the Capital City – Calabar Metropolis Distribution Service Area and the Northern Towns Strategic Business Units of Akamkpa, Ugep/ediba, Itigidi, Ikom, Ogoja, Obudu, Obubra and Okpoma.
The assignment shall be a Lump-Sum contract and is envisaged to run for Six months, with an additional possible but optional provision for three months Post-implementation Support. An annual Support and Maintenance proposal may be explored but is not envisaged will be part of the expected Contract.
The Cross River State Water Board Limited now invites eligible Firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
(a) General and Specific experience in providing demonstrable fully integrated Water Utility Billing Solutions for at least five (5) years;
(b) Experience in the design, development and deployment of water Utility Mobile meter Reading Soft and hardware Applications;
(c) Experience in Offering robust, rugged mobile androids, ios and thermal Bills printing devices enhanced with Global Positioning System (GPS);
(d) Experience in Robust Software and Data integration and Synchronization with existing applications etc.
(e) Availability of suitable mix of qualified personnel among its permanent staff.
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 published in May 2004 and subsequent revisions thereof up to May 2010 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultancy Firm will be selected in accordance with the QCBS (Quality Cost Based Selection) procedure set out in the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers published in May 2004 and subsequent revisions thereof up to May 2011.
One original and four copies of the Expression of Interest MUST be delivered to the address below not later than 3rd March, 2017 by 1.00am in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Expression of Interest – 2nd NUWSRP; CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR CRSWBL UTILITY MOBIL BILLIMG APPLICATION”. Electronic Expressions of interest shall in this instance be accepted.
Please note that:
(a) The cost for preparing your submission is not reimbursable as a direct cost of the services.
(b) The client, Cross River State Water Board Limited is not bound to shortlist any Firm.
Cross River State Water Board Limited,
Attention: Dr. Godwin O. Igile,
147, Ndidem Usang Iso Road
Calabar, Cross River State, NIGERIA
Tel: (+234) 8022790020, (+234) 8096174011
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS SHALL APPLY TO SHORT LISTED FIRM INVITED TO DELIVER FULL TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION
ANNEX D: REPRESENTATION FORM (IS MANDATORY UNDER THE AFD FINANCING AGREEMENT AND MUST ACCOMPANY EVERY BID SUBMISSION LETTER COMPLETED BY THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH BIDDER)
[Name], in my capacity (quality of) [function/ position held] in [name of the company] and the duly authorized representative for the signature of the contract: “CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR CRSWBL UTILITY MOBIL BILLIMG APPLICATION“ in Cross River State, Nigeria to be signed with (CROSS RIVER STATE WATER BOARD LIMITED) hereby represent and warrant that my company, and any of its known co-contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the framework of the contract execution are not on any of the financial sanction lists (including in particular the fight against the financing of terrorism) of; the European Union and France. In addition, until the contract’s expiration, my company and its authorized representative are formally committed to immediately inform the Client in event of any change with regard to the above situation.
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF EXTERNAL ANDITORS
The University of Lagos was established in 1962 by an Act of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to encourage the advancement of learning. Located in the urban and commercial city of Lagos, with the main campus in Akoka, two other campuses are the Yaba campus and the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) Idi-Araba campus. The University caters for both full time and part time students. The University has an overall student population of about 50,000 (regular and part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). It has a staff strength of over five thousand.
In compliance with the provisions of Section 85(3) (a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, and the relevant guidelines from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, requires the services of a Firm of External Auditors.
The prospective appointee must show:
(1) Evidence of the Firm’s registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC);
(2) Evidence of the Firm’s registration with the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation;
(3) The Firm’s profile, including professional qualifications of the key staff, past experience with respect to similar jobs which have been successfully handled, etc;
(4) Evidence of financial capability (Bank reference);
(5) Audited accounts of the Firm for the last three years, i.e., 2016, 2015 and 2014;
(6) Evidence of VAT registration and valid tax clearance certificates for the last three years, i.e., 2016, 2015 and 2014;
(7) Evidence of compliance with the provisions of the Pension Reform Act of 2014; and
(8) Evidence of registration with Industrial Trust Fund (ITF).
Interested audit firms must submit their applications not later than 8TH March, 2017 to:
University of Lagos,
Envelopes containing the applications must be marked “External Auditor” on the top right hand corner.
Dr. (Mrs.) Taiwo F. Ipaye, FNIM
Registrar and Secretary to Council
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT
PLATEAU STATE NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (PLS-NEWMAP)
Project ID: 51050; PLSNEWMAP/QCBS/17/1
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE ENGINEERING DESIGN AND SUPERVISION WORKS OF EROSION CONTROL AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT SITES IN PLATEAU STATE.
Issuance Date: 7TH, February, 2017
This request for expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigerian newspapers of IT September 2012. As part of Governments commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socioeconomic landscape, a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their land. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8 year multi sectoral and multi scale program that targets states with acute gully erosion. The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies who are responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation.
In order to achieve this, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a Procurement Notices Erosion & Watershed Management Project of US$500 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the implementation of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project.
Plateau State which is participating in the implementation of the project intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit for Engineering Design and Supervision works for erosion and watershed management in various locations in the State.
Plateau State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (PL-NEWMAP), the implementing agency in the State has the responsibility of providing a “Damage Control” to slow the expansion of targeted set of gullies and watershed management across the State, thereby reducing the loss of property and infrastructure and helping cultivate community ownership; influencing the gully intervention to support integrated watershed management and move towards greater adoption of sustainable land and water management practices by local people in the sub watershed where the gullies and Dams are located.
Therefore, the purpose of this consultancy service is to select a qualified firm who will be required to carry out engineering design and supervision of works at the identified erosion and watershed management sites across the State which are recognized as threat to the safety of lives and property. The consulting firm will be hired for an initial period of two years to provide services under the following phases:
PHASE 1: DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGNS
When a site is identified by the project, the consultant will be responsible for preparing the detailed engineering designs including consultation and planning for integrated watershed planning and management; Involving topography surveying, geotechnical investigation, hydrological, hydraulic, geotechnical (incl. survey of construction materials) and structural engineering analysis, engineering cost estimates and bill of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation (BEME) excluding bidding documents for the identified erosion control intervention sites. The contract agreement to be signed for the first phase shall be a Lump Sum Contract.
PHASE II: SUPERVISION OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS
When a bidding process has been successfully concluded and a contract sign, the consultant will supervise the construction works at the site to the satisfaction of the client, based on detailed design activities undertaken. To ensure high quality construction through detailed supervision, all associated works are to be carried out in full compliance with the engineering design, working drawings, bill of quantities, technical specification and other contract documents. The contract agreement to be signed for the first phase shall be a Timed Based contract. Although the design and supervision consultant will be procured through the World Bank QCBS selection method, the supervision is not automatic but it is largely dependent on the satisfactory performance of the consultant at the design stage.
Consultant will only be eligible to continue with supervision (Phase II) based on satisfactory performance under design (Phase I). The consultants would be required to submit technical and financial proposals separately for Phases I and II. The evaluation process would be carried out based on the proposals submitted for Phases I and II together, but the contract would be awarded only for Phase I and it may be extended for Phase II under the condition that the performance under Phase I is satisfactory. For sites whose designs have been completed, the consultant will be required to provide Engineering Supervision of the works after signing of the contract. The satisfactory performance of the consultant at each stage of the supervision will determine the continuation of the assignment.
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOIs)
The Plateau State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (PL-NEWMAP) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are:
(i) Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (consultant’s profile/brochures)
(ii) Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration),
(iii) Evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies.
(iv) Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment.
(v) Experience of working in a similar geographical region, Description of similar assignments.
(vi) Availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.).
(vii) For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & email address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name (s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources. The attention of interested Consultants (firm) 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 [January 2011] (“Consultant Guidelines”) Please visit http://www.worldbank.org , setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment on information on conflict of interest related to the assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00 am to 4.00pm). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by email) by 11th of April, 2017.
State Project Coordinator,
Plateau State Newmap Office,
No 17, Apollo Crescent, GRA Jos,
Plateau State, Nigeria
Telephone: +2348067761908, +2348094304294
PLAN INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA
INVITATION TO BIDS
Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan International has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan International currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.
We are currently implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded MNCH project; Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) in Sokoto. One of our mandates is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions.
Plan International is supporting 244 PHCs in Sokoto State to improve quality maternal newborn Care in the state.
To this end, Plan International Nigeria invites bids from eligible and qualified vendors to procure 6000 MAMA KITS. Each kit in a transparent nylon bag is to contain essential items a woman and her newborn baby need at delivery. The following 19 items are to be contained in a kit
S/NO QUANTITY DESCRIPTION
1 2 packs Maternity Sanitary pad (Dr Browns’)
2 2 pairs Sterile Gloves
3 1 piece Cotton cloth (2 yards of Atampa/Ankara) for wrapping baby
4 1 Medium sized baby towel
5 1 set Unisex baby dress
6 1 Tube of chlorhexidine 7.1%
7 Single Dose of 600mg tablets of Misoprostol
8 1 Penguin Syringe for clearing airways
9 1 tablet Baby bathing soap
10 1 Baby oil
11 1 Baby lotion
12 1 Razor blade
13 1 Small bottle of Antiseptic solution
14 1 piece Two-yard polythene sheet
15 1 tablet Bathing soap
16 1 Baby bracelet for name tag
17 1 Chromic catgut (for suturing)
18 1 Two page Information leaflet (content to be provided by Plan international Nigeria)
19 1 Transparent and sealable branded nylon bag
Do note that the delivery of the 6000 packed kits will be in Sokoto state.
All bids must be with the following documents as prerequisites for consideration.
• Audited Financial Statement for the last three years.
• Evidence of Financial capability and banking support.
• Verifiable evidence of two (2) contracts of similar nature and complexity executed successfully in the last three (3) years.
• List of previous supplies and name/email address and phone number of the contact person.
• Evidence of remittance of Tax for the last three (3) years.
• Copy of company name and CAC RC number.
Further enquiries/clarifications could also be made at the same offices on or before 4:30pm, on 14thFebruary, 2017.
Bid must be addressed to the Country Director, Plan International Nigeria and submitted in hard copy on or before 4:30pm on Monday 20th February, 2017 to either:
(a) Plan International Nigeria at No. 46, Mike Akhigbe Way, Jabi, Abuja
(b) Plan international Nigeria SHOW project office, Giginya State Secretariat, along Western Bye Pass, Sokoto state.
Please note that bids submitted late will be rejected. Only qualified companies will be contacted.
Bidders should be prepared to comply with Plan International’s child protection policy and anti-terrorism screening.