procurement adverts

ENERGY COMMISSION OF NIGERIA
QUOTATION SOLICITATION ADVERT

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and the Federal Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is currently implementing a project titled: “De-Risking Renewable Energy NAMA/NDCs for the Nigerian Power Sector”.
The project will build upon existing national development policies and initiatives that seek to put in place public de-risking instruments to support more efficient and effective participation of private sector in the power sector.
The project will develop the NAMA/NDCs architecture and enabling conditions through a combination of complementary policy and financial de-risking instruments, which will be validated through the implementation of a 100 MW PV project.
The project will contribute to the country’s attainment of its NDCs mitigation targets in the energy sector, with expected direct emission reductions of 205,700 tonnes of C02e during the project’s lifetime and additional indirect emission reductions of between 6.79 and 9.72 million tC02e. Being the first of its kind, the baseline project will also pave the way for catalyzing more private investments so that the NDCs/NAMA will generate national benefits related to green growth, energy security and job creation at scale.
To this effect, the Commission on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/ GEF is therefore, inviting reputable Consultants/ Contractors/ Firms with proven competence and experience in De-Risking Renewable Energy for the Nigerian Power Sector to submit quotation for the provision of the following services:
2.0 SCOPE OF WORK
LOT 1: Assessment of Policy and Financial De -Risking Instruments using DREI analysis based on Solar PV.
LOT 2: Consultancy Services for the development of three (3) comprehensive sectoral NAMA action plans for solar PV, wind and biomass (Technology Action Plans)
LOT 3: Consultancy Services for the development of an MRV Mechanism for the Power Sector
LOT 4: Consultancy Services for the design, development and operationalization of standardized Baseline environmental and social safeguard/ guidelines for National Electricity grid system
LOT 5: Train -the Trainers in Lagos Energy Academy to enhance their capacity to deliver RE trainings to IPPs, undergraduate students, and public institutions on a cost-recovery basis
LOT 6: Consultancy Services to investigate financial sector reform, identify financial de-risking instruments and propose and implement means of capitalization)
LOT 7: Consultancy Services to develop a GIS-based tool for identifying the practicable sites for various RE sources
LOT 8: Design and implantation of one private-sector supported solar PV energy (Baseline) project (100 MW in Bauchi State) to validate the adopted framework and methodologies
3.0 PRE-QUALIFICATION
Copy of Certificate of Incorporation/Registration as “Information Technology” company;
Evidence of relevant and veritable experience on similar jobs (photographs/project completion certificates and list of similar on-going jobs (if any) should be enclosed;
4.0 SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION
Please kindly forward soft copies of your Quotations to:
UNDP-GEF DE-RISKING PROJECT OFFICE
Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
Plot 701C, Central Business District, Abuja
Email address: gefenergyproject@gmail.com


ENERGY COMMISSION OF NIGERIA
QUOTATION SOLICITATION ADVERT

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and the Federal Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is currently embarking on a project to promote sustainable fuelwood management in Nigeria. The Project is designed to help secure multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, including reduced GHG emission from reduced fuel wood consumption, enhanced carbon storage and sequestration as well as improve rural livelihood and opportunity for local development.
The Commission on behalf of the partners is therefore, inviting reputable Consultants/ Contractors and Firms with proven competence and experience in Sustainable Fuelwood Management (SFM) projects to submit quotation for the provision of the following services:
2.0 SCOPE OF WORK
LOT 1: Assessment of Fuelwood Availability and Consumption Rate in a selected rural community in Delta, Cross River and Kaduna states.
LOT 2: Cross River
(A) Organization of gender sensitive technical and business training on SFM best practices
(B) Design and development of methodology and procedures for the extraction of fuelwood from protected 50,000 ha of forest land in Cross River (36,000 ha)
(C) Establishment of supply chain and marketing of certified fuelwood and non-timber forest products in Cross River
LOT 3: Delta State
(A) Organization of gender sensitive technical and business training on SFM best practices
(B) Design and development of methodology and procedures for the extraction of fuelwood from protected 50,000 ha of forest land in Delta State (14,000 ha)
(C) Establishment of supply chain and marketing of certified fuelwood and non-timber forest products
LOT 4: Kaduna State
(A) Organization of gender sensitive technical and business training on nursery and agro-forestry
(B) Establishment and maintenance of 3,003 ha woodlot for the sustainable fuelwood supply in selected rural community of Kaduna State
LOT 5:
(A) Design, Fabricate and Develop cook stoves to meet local needs & customs
(B) Develop Business Plan for the local manufacturing of the clean cookstoves
LOT 6: A: Design Micro Financial Model in collaboration MFIs and Clean Cook-stove providers
(B) Establish community fund and incentives for forest conservation and land restoration
LOT 7: Design, Fabricate and install RE-based Community-based micro-enterprises (carbonization units e.g. Agro-processing unit, efficient charcoal kiln, gasifier; agro-forestry processing units; IT centre; welding workshop) in Kaduna, Cross River and Delta
3.0 PRE-QUALIFICATION
Copy of Certificate of Incorporation/Registration as “information technology” company;
Evidence of relevant and veritable experience on similar jobs (photographs/project completion certificates and list of similar on¬going jobs (if any) should be enclosed;
4.0 SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION
Please kindly forward soft copies of your Quotations to:
UNDP – GEF SFM PROJECT OFFICE
Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
Plot 701C, Central Business District, Abuja
Email address: gefenergyproject@gmail.com

MERCY CORPS
TENDER DOCUMENT
Location: Maiduguri – Nigeria Tender No: MDG/0004/FY2017
Project: BACRI 2 Date: 29 June 2017
Account Code: 8210 LIN Code: Cost Center: 91217

SUPPLY OF NON FOOD ITEMS
Mercy Corps is an international relief and development organization working in over 40 countries worldwide helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps in Nigeria implements a variety of programs with the ultimate goal of building productive, secure and just communities. Since 2013 Mercy Corps and Echo have been developing a strong and productive relationship that seeks to “power sustainable social and business progress through cross-sector collaboration and improve the lives of people and their communities in our shared geographies.” In recognition of the nearly two billion people now living in countries where our partnership goals are threatened by fragility, conflict and violence, corporate fund adopted Mercy Corps as one of its Global Emergency and Disaster Relief Partners.
Under BACRI 2 program funded by ECHO, Mercy Corps is soliciting quotations from qualified Nigerian vendors to supply Non Food Items as described below:
# Description Quantity
1 Sleeping Mat (tear proof, plastic, water impervious size: 1.8×0.9m 6,000
2 Blanket (woven 50% fibers 50% other fiber, Size: 150cmx200cm. Color: grey or brown 6,000
3 Jerry Cans (20L: weight: 145g and Polyimide, 38 micro made of polyethylene 280 micro UV stabilized with non-coating 4,000
4 Bathing soap 250g 32,000
5 Laundry soap 250mg 32,000
6 Torch tight solar rechargeable 2,000
7 Baby Potty Medium Size 2,000
8 Cooking pot Volume 7liters- 25-28 inner Diameter Aluminum 2,000
9 Cooking pot Volume 5 L 22-24 inner Diameter Aluminum 2,000
10 Drinking Cup 0.4 liters metallic stainless steel 4,000
11 Ghana must go bag big size 2,000
12 Table Spoon 10ml stainless steel 12,000
13 Kitchen knife 15cm of useable blade 2,000
14 Serving spoon 35ml stainless steel 6,000
15 Kettle for hand washing Medium 2,000
16 Fodable Matress Length x width…l70 x 64cm 4,000
17 Mosquito Nets Double side zipper 4,000
18 Reusable sanitary pads 4,000
19 Tarpaulin 4mX6m 2,000
Language:
As determined by Mercy Corps Nigeria, the working language of this tender is English.
Qualifying and Conditions:
Interested vendors are required to fulfill the following criteria;
• Must be registered in Nigeria with evidence of registration attached
• Must have sufficient financial capacity to honor this commitment.
• Must have evidence of good track record for similar contracts executed with references from previous clients (please attach evidence to bid document)
• Must have recognized bank account (Mercy Corps will make ail payments in bank checks or through bank transfers).
• Must be able to accept 100% payment after service delivery.
• Must have a Tax identification number (TIN) with evidence of registration with FIRS attached, (Note that Mercy Corps in Nigeria deducts withholding tax in accordance with government regulations.)
Tender Documents:
All applicants will receive the same set of Tender Documents. A log of invited applicants and submitted offers will be maintained by Mercy Corps.
Evaluation Criteria:
Award will be determined based on the following evaluation criteria;
• Correct technical specification
• Ability to demonstrate experience based on references from previous clients (preferably INGOs & UN)
• Payments terms
• Delivery period
• Competitive price
Bid submission process:
Interested dealers are required to submit their bids to Mercy Corps office on or before 6th July 2017 between the working hours of: 09:00am and 3:00 pm. The bid should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:
Operations Manager
msaibou@mercycorps.org
Mercy Corps Maiduguri
Plot 119 NUJ street New GRA Bama road
Bid Opening: Bids will be opened on 06th July, 2017 at 10:30am in the presence of the Mercy Corps’ tender committee.
Notes:
Offers received after the specified date and time will not be considered.
Incomplete offers will not be considered
Hard-copy offers delivered without a sealed envelope will not be considered.
Only legally registered vendors are eligible

BODY OF BENCHERS ABUJA, NIGERIA
2017 INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR TENDER

The Body of Benchers wishes to Pre-qualify interested contractors and other services provider as follows:
(1) PURCHASE OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT
(a) Purchase Of Computer
(b) Purchase Of Shredding Machine
(c) Purchase Of Air-Conditioner
(d) Purchase Of Printer
(e) Purchase Of Scanner
(f) Purchase Of Binding Machine
(2) PURCHASE OF OFFICE FURNITURE/FITTINGS
(a) Purchase Of Chairs
(b) Table/Workstation
(c) Purchase Of Office Shelve
(d) Purchase Of Safe/Cabinet
(3) Rehabilitation Of Office
(4) Supply Of Office Stationaries/Computer Consumables
(5) Printing Of Non Security Document
(6) Printing Of Security Document
(7) Supply Of Consumables
(8) Uniforms & Other Clothing
(9) Maintenance and Other Services
(a) Maintenance of vehicle
(b) Maintenance of Office Furniture
(c) Maintenance of Office Building
(d) Maintenance of Office & IT Equipment’s
(e) Maintenance of Plant & Generator
(f) Security Services
(g) Cleaning and Fumigation Services
(10) Staff Training
(11) Consultancy
(a) Legal Service
(b) Insurance
(12) (a) Supply Of Plant/Generator Fuel Cost (Diesel) (b) Motor Vehicle Fuel cost.
PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Prospective contractors shall possess the following pre-qualification document;
(a) Valid certificate of registration/incorporation, with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
(b) For Limited Liability Companies, Memorandum and Article of Association.
(c) Current tax clearance certificate for the last (3) years; (2014-2016)
(d) Evidence of VAT registration certificate and Remittances for the past three (3) years (2014-2016)
(e) Audited financial statements for the past (3) years. (2014-2016)
(f) Current bank reference and statement of account for the last 12 months.
(g) Company’s profile which should include (1) names of current Directors as registered with CAC. (2) Names, qualification and experience of key personnel and (3) list of verifiable projects successfully executed in the immediate past three (3) years.
(h) Certificate of compliance with Pension Reform Act, 2004, issued by the Pensions Commission;
(i) For Consultancy Services, in addition to above requirements, the firm is expected to show “Certificate of Practice” from relevant Professional Body and up-to-date payment of Dues;
(j) A sworn affidavit indicating that;
None of the Directors of the company has been convicted in any court for any criminal offence including fraud and financial impropriety.
No officer of the Body of Benchers is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the company.
The company is not in receivership, insolvent or bankrupt.
(k) Details of equipment and plants;
(l) Evidence of involvement and experience in similar contract jobs; stating contract sums and showing evidence of award and duration of completion.
SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS:
Pre-qualification document should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “2017 PRE-QUALIFICATION” and must be returned to the office of the Head of Procurement, Body of Benchers, Abuja, Nigeria not later than 13th July, 2017 and addressed to:
The Secretary,
Body of Benchers,
31, Lakechad Crescent, Off Kainji Street, Maitama, Abuja.
All Pre- qualification envelopes will be opened on 19th July, 2017, at 12:00pm in the conference hall of the secretariat.
PLEASE NOTE:
(a) Late submission will be rejected.
(b) The advertisement for “pre-qualification to tender” shall not be construed to be a commitment on the part of body of benchers, Abuja nor shall it entitle the tender to make any claim whatsoever and to seek indemnity from body of benchers by virtue of such tenderer having responded to this advert.
(c) Pre-qualification bid should be very clear about the area of proven competence and interest.
Signed:
Procurement Officer
For: Management
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
http://www.unizik.edu.ng
EXTENSION OF CLOSING DATE
This is to inform the general public that the closing date for our advertisement on “Invitation for pre-qualification and tender” for 1 No 700KVA Generator set published in the Vanguard and the Sun Newspapers respectively on 21st June, 2017 has been extended from 10th July, 2017 to 12:00 noon on 2nd August, 2017.
The opening of the bids follows immediately thereafter by 12:00 noon on 2nd August, 2017 in the Council Chamber of the University.
All other information contained in the advertisement(s) remain valid.
DR. I.H. Isidienu, FCAI
Registrar
THE ADVERT REFERRED TO ABOVE IS SHOWN BELOW
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
INVITATION TO PREQUALIFICATION AND TENDER
Nnamdi Azikiwe University hereby invites reputable, qualified and competent firms to tender for the supply of the following item.
(1) 1 No New Perkins Gen-Set 700KVA Basic with Specification / Configuration as given hereunder.
P700-1
MAKE: FG Wilson Perkins Gen-Set (UK)
MODEL: Perking 2806A- E18TAG2
CAPACITY: 700KVA BASIC (700-1)
ALTERNATOR: Leroy Somer
VOLTAGE: 415V/240V
PHASE: 3-0
SPEED: 1500r.p.m
FREQUENCY: 50HZ
POWER FACTOR: 0.8
The Generator should also be diesel (AGO) powered and cooling by Radiator/Water
TENDER RQUIREMENTS
Qualified and interested bidders are required to submit following documents/evidence for pre-qualification and tender for the projects).
(a) Evidence of payment of non-refundable deposit N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only).
(b) Certificate of registration/incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission.
(c) Current three years tax clearance certificate for 2015/2016/2017.
(b) Evidence of remittance of pension contribution fund for staff of the company from reputable Pension Funds Administrators (PFA) as provided in section 16 sub section 6(d) of the Public Procurement Act 2007.
(c) Evidence of compliance with the statutory provisions of section 6(1) – (3) of the Industrial Training Fund Amendment Act.
(f) Evidence of registration in the National Data Base of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by the inclusion of interim Registration Report (IRR) from BPP.
(g) Details of verifiable experience of similar supply/evident of timeous completion of projects of similar nature and magnitude.
(h) Current financial status of the company.
SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS FOR THE PROJECTS
Technical and Financial bids shall be submitted in two different wax-sealed envelopes and labeled “Technical Bid” and Financial Bid” respectively with the Company’s name indicated at the back of each envelope. Both envelopes should be wax sealed and placed in a third envelope also wax-sealed and marked with the inscription “Supply of Generator” at the top right hand corner and addressed to: The Registrar, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka to reach him on or before 12.00 noon on 10th July 2017.
OPENING OF TENDER DOCUMENTS FOR THE PROJECTS
Bidders should not that all Bids received shall be opened in the Council Chambers of the University by 12.00noon on 10th July, 2017. The bidders and or their representatives; and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Signed:
Dr. I.H Isidienu, FCAI
Registrar

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL)
AKOKA-LAGOS, NIGERIA
INVITATION TO TENDER

(1.0) The College Management of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos hereby invites reputable bidders to indicate in the Tender Exercise for Projects as described hereunder:
Lot No Project Description Non-Refundable Tender Fees
1 Construction of General Toilet N10,000.00
2 Installation of CCTV Camera and Burglary System Towered with Solar System N10,000.00
(2.0) Eligibility Criteria
(i) Evidence of Registration with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) by inclusion of Certificate of Incorporation and Article of Association.
(ii) Valid Tax Clearance for the last three years (2014-2016) issued by the Federal Wand Revenue indicating the amount of VAT remitted.
(iii) Evidence of Compliance with Pension Fund – PENCOM.
(iv) Evidence of Compliance with ITF Contribution.
(v) Evidence of Compliance with the National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
(vi) Interim Registration Report (IRR) issued by Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) as evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors.
(vii) Sworn Affidavit Certifying as follows:
• That the company is not in receivership, insolvency or bankruptcy.
• That the company does not have any Director who has been convicted in any court in Nigeria or any other country for criminal offence in relation to fraud or financial impropriety.
• That no officer or the Federal College of Education (Tech.), Akoka or Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director or Shareholder of the company.
• Comprehensive Company Profile including registered office, functional contort, e-mail address, GSM phone number(s).
• Veritable evidence of similar jobs successfully executed in the past.
• Evidence of financial capability/Reference letter from a reputable bank.
(3.0) TENDER
(i) Collection of Tender Document: All interested bidders are requested to collect Tender document’ from the Procurement Office of Federal College of Education (Tech.) upon payment of non-refundable Tender fee through Remita (www.remita.Net).
(ii) Submission of Tender Document: Bidders are required to submit both Technical and Financial Bids in two (marked) separate envelopes and enclose both in a bigger sealed envelope and same submitted at the Registrar’s Office not later than 12:00 noon, on Wednesday 14th June, 2017.
(iii) Opening of Technical Bids shall commence immediately following the deadline; 12:00 noon on Wednesday 14th June, 2017.
(iv) The Financial bids of the successful contractors shall be opened within one week after the closing date.
Signed:
Oluboba, T.M. (Mrs.)
Ag. Registrar

AFRICAN FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY NETWORK (AFENET)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: NSTOP IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN NIGERIA

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of a company to carry out National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) impact assessments in Nigeria with the details below.
Open to: All Interested companies
Opening Date: Thursday 29th June 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
(i) Important Information
(A) Purpose: To conduct an external, quantitative assessment of the NSTOP program in Nigeria.
(B) Proposal due date and time: July 14, 2017
(C) Selection announcement date: July 21,2017
(C) Eligibility: Companies and organizations in good standing with Nigerian Ministry of Health and with prior impact assessment experience.
(ii) Description of RFP
Purpose
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), in conjunction with The National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) will fund and support one organization to conduct an independent impact assessment of NSTOP program in Nigeria, to identify program gaps and provide suggestions for improvement of its efficacy and efficiency.
Background
(1) As a result of international and interdisciplinary collaboration of a partner and national governments, enormous progress towards global poliomyelitis eradication has been made in the past three decades with a substantial decrease in the number of countries with occurrence of wild -type polio virus transmission from 125 countries in 1988 to three at the end of 2016. In Nigeria, in particular, wild polio virus confirmed cases decreased from 1,122 in 2006, to 119 in 2012 and 4 in 2016.
In July 2012, the National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) program was established to support Nigerian government activities to interrupt transmission and ultimately eradicate polio virus and to strengthen routine immunization (RJ). NSTOP was created as a collaborative effort of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP). The NSTOP program is modeled after the CDC-World Health Organization STOP program but is staffed mainly by Nigerian citizens. NSTOP was established based on the need, identified in the 2012 National Polio Eradication Emergency Plan (NPEEP), for management and technical surge capacity to strengthen the Nigerian polio program.
In 2012 a polio risk assessment of all states and LGAs was conducted and states were categorized by the risk of polio transmission based on the assessment. Based on this assessment 12 states (Kaduna, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kebbi and Taraba) with the highest risk and underperforming indicators were selected as NSTOP priority engagement states.
NSTOP works closely with government and partners to achieve its mission. NSTOP stakeholders include government agencies and departments at national, state, and local government (LGA) levels, and partner organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF),United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). NSTOP is funded by CDC, USAID, and BMGF, NSTOP has 287 staff, consisting of a National Coordinator (NC), a deputy NC, 5 Abuja-based Field Coordinators, State Field Coordinators (FCs) in 12 States, and NSTOP LGA officers (NSLOs) in 184 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
NSTOP’s flagship project was an initiative to vaccinate children <5 years with oral polio vaccine (OPV) in remote nomadic, scattered, and border populations in Northern Nigeria. Other activities carried out by NSTOP include improving campaign performance through deployment of management support teams (MSTs), capacity building of RI staff, updating micro-plans, supportive supervision for Routine Immunization (RI) sessions, strengthening RI data management, rapid response to outbreaks, and improving acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and other vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) surveillance.
NSTOP’s main program activities include:
• Responding to polio and other VPD outbreaks.
• Improving SIA quality with focus on Fulani and other underserved populations
• RI strengthening
• Enhancing AFP and other VPD surveillance
The key intended outcomes of the NSTOP program are:
Long-term Outcomes:
Capacity building, retention and enhancement of knowledge and skills within local government (especially government immunization & disease surveillance staff in LGAs, wards &health facilities (HFs)
Interruption of transmission & prevention of importation of polio virus in Nigeria
• Greater uptake of RI vaccines in Nigeria
• Improved planning and implementation of SIAs
• Better management and utilization of polio & RI data for decision making at all levels
• Short-term Outcomes:
• Improved detection of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) & circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus(cVDPV)
• Timely & effective investigation & response to polio and other VPD outbreaks
• Routine & systematic engagement of in accessible and underserved communities in immunization
• Improved quality of LGA management systems for RI, AFP & other VPD surveillance &Vaccine Cold Chain Management (VCCM)
• Improved planning & implementation of Immunization Plus Days (IPDs)
• Improved decision making, timeliness, accuracy & management of data at National Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
• An internal assessment of N-STOP was conducted from November 2015 to February 2016 mainly to document N-STOP’s contribution to the immunization program of the Nigerian Government and to plan the implementation of N-STOP going forward. A mixed method design was used, involving (a) survey of key technical officers at state, LGA, and health facility levels, (b) interview of senior program officers at national, state, and LGA levels, (c) focus group discussions for NSLOs, and (d) review of N-STOP program records. Findings demonstrated that majority of respondents across all levels believe that N-STOP has had a positive effect on the polio and overall immunization programs in Nigeria and that its existence is critical not only for final steps of polio eradication in country but also for enhancements of RI and other activities geared towards control and elimination of measles, rubella and malaria.
• However, to date, no health impact assessment of the NSTOP program has been done to quantify the direct and/or indirect impact of the program on the polio eradication in Nigeria as well as its impact on overall public health capacity and other public health programs, in the context of coordinated multi-partner environment.
• NSTOP and AFENET recognize the complexity of polio eradication campaign and involvement of multitudes of national and international partners, but quantification of specific NSTOP impact as well as identification of gaps and areas for improvement is critical for the future decisions regarding program directions and transition to polio post-eradication era.
• As such AFENET will fund one organization with a proven record of prior successful impact assessments to conduct an independent impact assessment of NSTOP program in Nigeria.
Objectives of the N-STOP Impact Assessment
(1) To quantify NSTOP’s impact and its contribution to building and development of capacity for Nigeria public health system (national, state and local government levels).
(a) Did NSTOP build sustainable capacity for Nigeria public health systems at the local as well as state and national level?
(2) To quantify NSTOP’s impact and its contribution to the implementation of the polio immunization program of the Nigerian Government (national, state and local government levels).
(a) Did NSTOP improve quality of polio campaigns (especially for high risk and hard to reach populations)?
(b) Did NSTOP improve the quality of AFP surveillance (especially for high risk and hard to reach populations)? Did NSTOP improve the quality of outbreak response activities?
(c) What was NSTOP’s contribution to achieving a better understanding of the ground realities for the polio program (including rapid field data activities)?
(3) To assess NSTOP’s impact on Routine Immunization (a) Did NSTOP enhance performance of RI?
(4) To assess NSTOP’s impact and its contribution to the implementation of other immunization and control programs of the Nigerian Government.
(a) Did NSTOP improve the performance of non-polio SIAs and its components?
(b) Did NSTOP improve the quality of non-polio surveillance (especially within hard to reach populations)?
(c) Did NSTOP improve data quality (DHIS2), proportion of data dissemination and frequency of efficient use of data to inform decisions making and dissemination?
(5) To assess N-STOP’s impact and its contribution to the control of other public health issues (e.g. malaria, Ebola, Lassa fever, etc.)
Overall we would like to measure NSTOP impact and assess how withdrawal of NSTOP program would affect on-going polio eradication and RI activities and to what extent that would be detrimental?
Limitations
Implementation of immunization and other public health programs in Nigeria is conducted by multitude of different partners and engagement and complexity of these interactions varies from state to state and from LGA to LGA. NSTOP efforts are currently directed in 12 states and 184 LGAs. We understand that it may not be easy to quantify singular impact of NSTOP in the ocean of many NGOs and international partners working towards the same goal, but the quantification of progress in selected indicators while comparing baseline data before NSTOP involvement (initial risk assessment) and current status and between NSTOP supported areas and non-NSTOP supported areas, may be avenues to look into NSTOP impact. Secondary aim would be the estimation of specific contribution of NSTOP program towards this progress in light of the involvement of other partners in particular states and LGAs (proportions of contributions).
Scope
The focus of the NSTOP impact evaluation will be on the activities as well as short and long term outcomes of the polio, RI public health interventions and components of the NSTOP program in Nigeria from its inception in 2012 through to the point at which the evaluation is conducted.
(A) Impact Assessment Questions
Impact Assessment Questions Performance Measure Data Type Potential Data Source
1 To quantify N-STOP’s impact and its contribution to building and development of sustainable capacity for Nigeria public health system (national, State and local government levels)
A Did NSTOP build sustainable polio and routine immunization capacity for Nigeria public health systems at the local as well as state level? • Improved knowledge and skills of trained government staff at ward, LGA and state level
• Proportion of government staff trained
• Proportion of LGAs using a supervisory checklist for visits
• Capacity for nomadic and hard to reach populations Pre and post-test, retention of knowledge. Trainings are competency focused, supervisory questioning (how to fill chart, calculate vaccine stock needed), both for NSLOs and for health facility and government LGA staff Supervisory check list for monthly supervision • NSTOP data and records
• Primary data collection as needed
2 To quantify N-STOP’s impact and its contribution to the implementation of the polio immunization program of the Nigerian Government (national, State and local government levels)
A Did NSTOP improve quality of polio campaigns? • Quality of polio campaigns
• Quality of campaigns focusing on nomadic and hard to reach populations
• # of non-polio AFP case with 0 dose and or 1-3 doses in last 12 months in children 6- 35 months of age
• LQAs findings
• Independent monitoring data Concurrent monitoring data (SMS reporting for MST NSTOP, MST reports)
• Polio dash board data
• Vaccinator tracking system • National EOC
• Nstop data
• Primary data collection as needed
B Did NSTOP improve quality of detection, reporting and verification of AFP cases?
• NSTOP staff especially at the LGA level participate in AFP case search and case investigation
• NSTOP raining of local government personal and improvement of AFP surveillance, NSTOP staff also conduct active case search for AFP
• NSTOP supports II states in south, no physical presence but funding for surveillance. • Improved detection and reporting of AFP cases, especially from nomadic and hard to reach populations
• Competences of reporting
• Competences of case investigation
• Competences of follow up
• Proportion and contribution of NSTOP to AFP investigation at LGA Level
• AFP database
• Interviews officers and community information’s • National EOC
• NSTOP data
• Case investigation reports
• LGA disease surveillance and notification officers
• State disease surveillance officers
• State disease surveillance and notification officers
• Database (e.g. AFP line list) maintained by WHO
• Primary data collection as needed.

Did NSTOP enhance performance of RI?
• Greater uptake of RI vaccines
• Better management and utilization of RI data
• Proportion of Health facilities with RI monitoring charts on track (Penta 3 coverage 80-100%)
• Proportion of HFs with updated RI microplans
• Proportion of planned fixed sessions conducted
• Proportion of facilities reporting vaccines stock out
• Proportion of Health facilities using an immunization register
• Proportion of HFs with dropout rates of less than 10%
• Surveys
• Collecting data at ward LGA, State level monthly RI data reviews, updates on immunization coverage chairs, monitoring of vaccine stock outs, dropout rates monitoring and actions if inadequate planned vs session? • Initial coverage survey 2014
• DHS 2015 survey
• DHIS 2 in some states
• NSTOP RI coverage survey 2014/2015
• Use existing coverage survey as well as NSTOP planned surveys in Sokoto in June
• Baseline, DHIS
• DHIS pre-implementation assessment
• Primary data collection as needed.
4 To assess N-STOP’s impact and its contribution to the implementation of other immunization and control programs of the Nigerian Government.
A Did NSTOP improve performance of non-polio SIAs (measles)? • Improved planning and implementation of SIAs
• Proportion of facilities with cold chain monitoring charts up-to-date
• Proportion of settlements and wards with updated microplans
• SIA – effective response to other VPD outbreaks (measles etc.) • Completeness of master microplans for LGA are updated in a timely manner, quarterly. Number of instances of cold chain capacity issues?
• Outbreak SIA
• Quality of Case investigations, proportion of investigation done by NSTOP, • Dashboard
• Surveys for measles – post-campaign coverage surveys.
• Primary data collection as needed.

B Did NSTOP improve the quality of non-polio VPD surveillance (especially within hard to reach populations) • Sensitivity of surveillance • Measles case based database
• IDSR database
• Surveillance bulletins and reports
• Measles outbreak investigation and response reports
• Other VPD outbreak investigation and response reports • National EOC
• NCDC
• NSTOP data
• Primary data collection as needed.
C Did NSTOP improve data quality (DHIS2), proportion of data dissemination and frequency of efficient use of data to inform decisions making and dissemination?
• Include also Kano and some of the early rollout states in the south (Enugu, Akwa Ibom) where NSTOP does not directly support the polio program. • % of wards. LGAs, states receiving monthly DHIS2 reports within XY days
• % of wards with identifiable data errors
• % of wards with missing data by month
• RI administrative data
• Supervision data Field investigation data (data quality and use supportive supervision)
• DHIS2 database and website
• Nstop data
• Primary data collection as needed.

(A) Possible additional data sources:
• NSTOP mission reports
• NSTOP quarterly reports
• Initial polio risk assessment 2012
• Report of the National Stop transmission of Polio (N-STOP) Nomadic/Scattered Settlements Micro-Planning Project in Northern Nigeria, 2012
• Internal assessment of National Stop Transmission of Polio (N-STOP) program, 2016
• Financial reports
• Interview data NSTOP officers survey
• Program M&E data B) Stakeholders
• This will be provided to the selected organization.
Project Activities and Expectations
All proposals should include a detailed description of the project, assessment methodology, proposed data collection, proposed analysis, proposed logic model, key indicators and timelines.
Applicants should address the following in their proposal:
(1) Provide a concrete plan for impact assessment, including logic model and indicators to be included in the assessment.
(2) The project timeline should include dates for key milestones including logic model, key proposed indicators, scope of the assessment.
(3) Projects should adhere to standards as outlined in the contract
(4) Applicants should provide a description of technical assistance needs. The successful applicant will be eligible to receive technical assistance from AFENET and will work closely with CDC and NSTOP including joint planning and supervision for the project.
(5) The successful applicant will be expected to provide a written final report that includes a summary of all findings, key indicators as well as plan for sustained capacity building for continuous impact assessment, challenges, successes, and recommendations for best practices and future work.
In addition, the contractor will:
(1) Participate in monthly conference calls with AFENET, NSTOP and CDC as relevant, to discuss development of the project and review monthly progress.
(2) Work closely with CDC and NSTOP. CDC could be involved in the field supervision as needed.
(3) Make the final impact assessment written report available for posting on NSTP’s website and distribution to CDC, and partners.
Technical Support
Technical assistance from AFENET, NSTOP and CDC staff will be provided during the project.
Evaluators
Each application will be reviewed and rated by a panel consisting of internal and external experts from AFENET and NSTOP.
(i) Requirements for Financial Awards
Allowable expenses
Funds may not be used for equipment purchases. Direct salary rates must be discussed and agreed with AFENET before staff can be hired.
Dates
The period of performance will be August 1st – November 30th 2017; final report due December 1st 2017
(ii) Required Proposal Content and Selection Criteria
(D) Selection Criteria:
• All applicants will be considered, though preference will be given to those with a demonstrated record of successful impact assessments and readiness to execute assessment within proposed timeframe.
• Applicant clearly articulates the decision-making target for this HIA (20 points) Proposal clearly outlines the proposed methods including data collection and analysis with enough detail to assess the merits of the proposed methodology (50 points)
• Proposal demonstrates clear logic model and effective indicators to quantitatively measure NSTOP impact(20 points)
• Proposal describes applicant’s capacity and experience in carrying similar types of assessments (20 points)
• Proposal specific plan to build capacity for sustained ongoing impact assessment on NSTOP for both polio and non-polio public health goals once project is over (10 points)
• Appropriate budget request. The budget should detail the plans for spending the grant and be presented in the format outlined in attachment A. A budget narrative must accompany the budget and indicate the costs associated with each proposed activity. (15 points)
• Plan for collaboration with county and local counterparts or other key partners, (10 points)
• Completeness and feasibility of project workplan, including activities, timeline, reporting schedule, goals, and milestones (5 points)
• AFENET, NSTOP and selected applicants will enter a contract agreement. Applicant should review the contract’s terms and conditions with their contracts officer and confirm that if selected, they will enter this agreement, or identify any proposed changes as part of your RFP submission. AFENET and NSTOP reserve the right to accept or decline any proposed changes to the terms and conditions. Significant proposed changes, which could affect the agreement’s timely execution, may impact your selection as a successful applicant.
(iii) Submission Information
Please include information from Parts I-III below in your submission. No more than 5 pages of text (single-spaced, 12 pt. font) will be accepted for Part II of the application, not including budget and appendices.
Part I – Cover Letters and Contact Information
(A) Application cover letter which also names a lead contact person (name, address, e-mail, telephone number)
(B) Cover letter from the agency that will be the grantee fiscal agent specifying a contact. The letter should include the fiscal agent contact’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number
• Part II – Project Narrative. Please provide all information requested under the Project Activities and Expectations section above. This includes background information, statement of need, project description, plan for collaboration, workplan, and project timeline.
• Part III – Budget. A budget and narrative must accompany the budget and indicate the costs associated with each proposed activity. If selected, AFENET and the selectee will enter a contract agreement. Applicants should review the agreement’s terms and conditions with their contracts officer and confirm that if selected, they will enter this agreement, or identify any proposed changes as part of their RFP submission. AFENET reserves the right to accept or decline any proposed changes to the terms and conditions. Significant proposed changes, which could affect the agreement’s timely execution, may impact your selection as a successful applicant.
• Part IV – Provide reports from previous similar projects completed by applicant (maximum of three)
AFENET must receive applications by 5pm GMT+1 on 14th July, 2017. Please submit an electronic copy of the application and all attachments to eoi@nfeltp.org. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Applicant Questions and Guidance
AFENET and NSTOP will support interested applicants to offer guidance and address specific questions about the RFP. Interested parties may contact: eoi@nfeltp.org

GOVERNMENT OF RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF BUDGET AND ECONOMIC PLANNING
STATE EMPLOYMENT AND EXPENDITURE FOR RESULTS (SEEFOR) PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES/FIRMS SELECTION)
NIGERIA
RIVERS STATE EMPLOYMENT AND EXPENDITURE FOR RESULTS (SEEFOR) PROJECT
CREDIT NO.: IDA50220
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE MENTORSHIP ON MONEY MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS FOR (3812-4000 IN BATCHES) BENEFICIARIES OF PUBLIC WORKS INTERVENTIONS

REFERENCE NO. RV/SFR/PWI/CQS/03/2017
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and grants from the European Union (EU) towards the cost of implementing the State Employment Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) project in some selected states in Nigeria. Rivers State is one of the beneficiaries of the credit/grant and now intends to apply part of the proceeds towards this consultancy service.
In order to address the Youth unemployment in the Niger Delta, the Federal and State Governments have initiated a number of programs in the Niger Delta region aimed at creating employment opportunities for youths thereby reducing the spate of restiveness and violence characteristic of the region. The State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project (SEEFOR) is one such projects designed to enhance opportunities for youth employment and access to socio-economic services, while improving public expenditure management systems in the participating states.
The public works component (Component A1) of the activities of SEEFOR Project will be implemented in needy communities in urban, semi urban and rural areas and will involve rehabilitation and/or improvement of priority infrastructure chosen from amongst three areas: small labour-intensive road rehabilitation and maintenance; waste management; and urban landscaping/beautification.
The Consulting Services (“the Services”) is to engage a competent resource person(s) that would carry out Mentorship on Money Management and Entrepreneurship Skills for (3812-4000 in batches) Beneficiaries of Public Works interventions
Objective of the Assignment
The service provider, in close coordination with SPCU, will be responsible for the design and effective and timely implementation of the mentorship package for the beneficiaries of the intensive public works component.
Main Guidelines/Approach for Proposed Interventions
(1) Beneficiaries: The mentorship on money management and entrepreneurship skills support package will target all 3,812-4000 beneficiaries that will be working on the public works projects.
(2) Content of the package: The mentorship on money management and entrepreneurship skills support package will include two elements: (i) orientation on the works; and (ii) mentoring on money management and investing in a business. The package is aimed at improving the economic literacy of the beneficiaries to assist them to create or improve their income generating activities. It will draw upon the knowledge base of the beneficiaries and accommodate their levels of numeracy and literacy and formal thinking skills. Given the expected high rate of illiteracy among the beneficiaries, training sessions shall be designed to be delivered without written materials, in an interactive manner (i.e. thematic discussions, role playing) and relying on real life situations.
(3) Orientation on the works (1 day): This session will allow participants to understand the SEEFOR Project, and more specifically, the labour-intensive public works component, in more detail.
(4) Mentoring in money management and investing in a business: (9 days delivered in sessions of 2-3 days each in three batches in the 3 Senatorial Districts): These sessions should improve the economic literacy of the beneficiaries to assist them to create or improve their income generating activities. Topics to be addressed in the training modules to be delivered include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Money Management: The project seeks to target unemployed and vulnerable youths. Therefore, most people in the training will not have very much money to spend. This session would focus on making good decisions about how participants spend their limited resources. It should be taught just before the first payday and should help participants think about how they will spend their earnings.
Saving: Given the high levels of vulnerability among the beneficiaries, it is expected that the majority of them will not have any experience saving money. Saving is especially important for vulnerable populations. It acts as a safety net that can prevent the poor from falling deeper into poverty in the event of an adverse shock, and can allow them to make investments that reduce their vulnerability. However, it is a difficult task, especially when peoples’ incomes are limited and there are many immediate needs that must be met. This session will focus on understanding the importance of savings and how participants can save money for the future. This is meant to build the culture of savings in beneficiaries different from but complementary to the compulsory savings/ severance scheme.
Making a Living: In this session, participants will be asked to think about the different activities they do to make a living. They will then evaluate whether this can be done in a better way to earn more money. This session is intended to let participants know that they have some choices about how they make a living, taking into account the economic activities available within the community and the skills they have. This session will also work to develop work habits and culture as they are important for increasing motivation and productivity, and reducing the likeliness of being fired or failing in a business.
Future Activities: This session should be designed to build on the earlier lessons and challenge the participants to apply what they have learned to their everyday life. This will be an opportunity for them to think about what they would like to do after the project and how they can begin planning now in order to be successful toward this goal. More specifically, in this session participants will be asked how they can apply these lessons to either continue with current scheme, when looking for other work, starting a small business or trying to find additional educational opportunities.
Business Development: This session should be designed to provide practical guidance on how to start a new business and basic skills on the selection of a trade, market identification and business management.
Self-Esteem: Most unemployed and vulnerable youths have a low sense of self-esteem. This affects their position in society and restrains their potential for self-actualization/ employment and entrepreneurship
(5) Closing Session: Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned during this training and what could have been done better or differently during the training. The SPCU together with the service provider will use this feedback to improve future training.
(6) Timing for the delivery of services: The mentorship package will be built into the twelve months of work cycle of each sub-project and this would last for up to 15 days. The sessions will be delivered during the implementation period of the works and as part of the work day to be adjusted according to the locality and needs of the beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will continue to receive the daily wage for the period. It is recommended that the training be completed within the first six-months of implementation in order to allow beneficiaries to use of the skills attained in savings, self-esteem and planning for instance.
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOIs)
The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project 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 shortlisting 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, (vi) Description of similar assignments, (vi) availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.). For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail 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 (July 2014) (“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 Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10:00 am to 4:00 pm).
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by July 10, 2017.
Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project
Project Coordinator
State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU),
No. 10 Odi Street,
Old GRA, Port Harcourt.
Tel: +2348110573431
E-mail: riversseefor@gmail.com

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