INVITATION TO TENDER AND OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH HOUSE
PLOT 223D CADASTRAL ZONE B6 MABUSHI ABUJA
INVITATION TO TENDER AND OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

A. INTRODUCTION
The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria wishes to invite competent suppliers, contractors and other service providers to tender for jobs and provide consultancy service in various areas of its operations in the 2017 financial year.
All contractors interested in supplies are to obtain tender documents from the Council between 8th January 2018 to 19th February 2018 (6 weeks) upon payment of non-refundable Tender fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira Only). All bid documents must be returned on or before 12.noon 19th February, 2018.
Interested consultants are to submit their expression of interest (EoI) to the Council between 8th January 2018 to 22nd January 2018 (2weeks).
• CONSULTANCY
LOT1 TRAINING OF FARMERS ON ADOTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN SELECTED GEO-POLITICAL ZONES
LOT 2 TRAINING OF YOUTH ON VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN SELECTED GEO-POLITICAL ZONES
• GOODS
LOT3 PROCUREMENT OF 1 (NO) SUV
LOT4 PROCUREMENT OF 15(NOS) LAPTOPS WITH INSTALLED VALID MICROSOFT OFFICE AND VALID ANTI-VIRUS
A. PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
• Valid Certification of registration/incorporation
• 3 years valid tax clearance certificate for years 2015, 2016 & 2017 valid until December 2018
• Evidence of compliance with Pensions Reform Act 2004 (valid certificate of compliance)
• Certificate of compliance with ITF amendment Act 2011 (valid Certificate of compliance)
• Evidence of compliance with Employees Compensation Act as issued by NSITF (valid certificate of compliance)
• Evidence of registration with BPP (valid IRR or certificate)
• A sworn affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria or Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars
B. OTHER PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• Company 3 years Audited Account 2015,2016,2017 (Statement of affairs suffice)
• Up to date filling of CAC returns
• Value Added Tax Registration Certificate
• Company profile including details of key staff and their qualification, active e-mail address, active daytime phone number. All CV’s must be signed by the staff (owner).
• Letter of reference/guarantee from bankers’ clearly stating company’s financial capability to undertake contracts and/or willingness of the bank to finance the contract.
• Evidence of involvement/experience in similar contracts in the last 5 years showing evidence of award and completion of contract. Where the contract is still ongoing attach copy of most recent certificate of valuation of work.
• Evidence of membership of relevant professional bodies (Civil & Consultancy)
• Evidence of manufacturers accreditation and extension of manufacturer’s warranty (Relevant Supply)
• Prove of ownership/lease of relevant equipment
D. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
• Submissions of expression of interest (Consultancy) closes 12:00 (Noon) 22nd January, 2018
All documents should be submitted in sealed Envelops and Addressed, clearly stating the job of interest.
• Submission of Bidding documents for Supplies closes 12:00 (Noon) 19th February, 2018
Prequalification documents and Financial Tender documents should be enclosed in 2 (Two) sealed envelops clearly marked at the top “LOT NUMBER” and either “PREQUALIFICATION” or “FINANCIAL” Then put together in a larger envelop before submission, ensure your submissions are duly registered before depositing into the relevant bid box.
addressed to the:
ARCN TENDERS BOARD
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA
PLOT 223D, CADASTRAL ZONE B6 MABUSHI
ABUJA.
Opening of prequalifications documents will take place at the Mallam Adamu Bello Auditorium 1st Floor Agricultural Research House Mabushi Abuja, by 12.00noon 19th February 2018.
All Interested bidders, Civil Liberty Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and members of general public are invited to witness the public opening of the prequalification documents on 19th February 2018.
E. PLEASE NOTE:
• The Council will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by any interested party in connection with any response to this invitation and/or preparation or submission in response to an enquiry.
• The Council is not bound to award the contract to any bidder and reserves the right to cancel the procurement process at any time without incurring any liability.
• This advertisement is specifically for projects under the 2017 appropriation and shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of the Council to award any or all the above listed projects.
• Only successfully prequalified contractors/consultants will be invited to tender for the contracts.
• Late submission shall be rejected
• Proposal for different lots should be submitted differently. Lump submission will be rejected.
• Sworn Affidavit must be original, sworn for the purpose of this Advert and must be in full compliance of the requirement of Part (iv) Section 6(f) of the PPA(2007).
• All submissions (Technical & Financial) must be rightly addressed and forwarding letter (using company letter head) Duly signed. Any document submitted not properly addressed and signed will be rejected.
• Original letters or other reference collected from third party for the purpose of this advert and addressed to the procuring entity must be attached.
• Company representatives other than Directors signing or representing the company in this process including during tender opening must first be introduced in a letter addressed to the ARCN Tenders Board duly signed by registered Director of the Company.
• You are to strictly adhere to the instructions in this Advert and other instructions that maybe in the bidding documents, Public Procurement Act 2007, and other relevant laws guiding contract administration in Nigeria.

SIGNED
Ag. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA
PLOT 223D, CADASTRAL ZONE B6 MABUSHI
ABUJA.


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