AFRICA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES AND FORENSIC BIOTECHNOLOGY (ACENTDFB)

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
AFRICA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES AND FORENSIC BIOTECHNOLOGY (ACENTDFB)
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA
CREDIT IDA 5415 NG

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from International Development Association toward the cost of Africa Center of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology Project. The Center wishes to advertise for the 2017 Pre-Qualification exercise for the following:

PROJECT 1
Lot 1
Description of Items: Procurement and installation of ACENTDFB Laboratory equipment
Quantity: various
Location: ACENTDFB
Delivery period: 50 days

Lot 2
Description of Items: Procurement and installation of ACENTDFB Laboratory equipment
Quantity: various
Location: ACENTDFB
Delivery period: 50 days

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PROJECT 2
Lot 1
Description of Items: Construction of animal house
Quantity: 1
Location: CBRT/ACENTDFB
Delivery period: 2 months

PROJECT 3
Lot 1
Description of Items: Renovation of Center for Biotechnology Research and Training
Quantity: 1
Location: CBRT/ACENTDFB
Delivery period: 2 months
Tendering will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) and is open to all tenderers.

PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Prospective Tenderers shall be required to possess the following Pre-qualification Documents:
a) Valid Certificate of Refrigeration/Incorporation from CAC (includes registration forms CO2 and CO7 containing names of Directors and Shareholders) and evidence of MOU in case of joint venture.
b) Certified true copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company.
c) Tax Clearance/payment Certificate for the last three years (2014, 2015 & 2016). Valid up to December 31st 2017.
d) Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration Certificate and Tax Identification Number (TIN).
e) Evidence of registration with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
f) Company’s resume including details of key staff strength to be deployed for execution of the contract and their professional certificates should be attached, (where applicable).
g) Name and address of banker(s) including a letter of reference/guarantee from the bank.
h) Evidence of involvement and experience in similar contracts stating contract sums and showing evidence of award and timely completion.
i) Certificate of Compliance issued by the National Pension Commission as evidence of compliance with the Pension Reform Act, 2004.
j) Certificate of Compliance with Section 6(2) of the (ITF) Amendment Act, 2011.
k) Copies of audited statement of accounts for the last (3) three years (2014-2016).

SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Pre-qualification documents should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked at the center “Project No, LOT No.” and at the bottom left “PRE-QUALIFICATION 2017” to the Africa Center of Excellence For Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology (ACENTDFB) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, on or before Wednesday 27th September, 2017 at 12 noon and addressed to:
The Procurement Officer,
Africa Center of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases
and Forensic Biotechnology (ACENTDFB),
Center for Biotechnology and Research Training,
Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria.

PLEASE NOTE:
a) All submissions would be verified from the relevant agencies like the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Corporate Affairs Commission, etc.
b) This advertisement for “Pre-qualification exercise shall not be constructed to be a commitment on the part of the Africa Center of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology nor shall it entitle the submitting Tenderer to make any claims whatsoever or seek any indemnity from the Center by virtue of such Tenderer having responded to this advert.
c) Pre-qualification bid should be very clear about the bidder’s areas and proven competence and interest.
d) Proposal for different Procurement/Lot should be submitted in different envelopes.
e) Subsequent to this pre-qualification exercise, tender for contracts and jobs will be accepted only from pre-qualified contractors.
f) Only regular Stockers of goods are advised to apply as minimum period would be allowed between the date of award and final delivery.
g) Late submissions will be rejected.

Opening of the pre-qualification documents will take place at the Africa Center of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology on Thursday 28th September, 2017 at 10:00am.

SIGNED:
The Procurement Officer,
Africa Center of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology (ACENTDFB),
Center for Biotechnology and Research Training,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Tel: +2348037021490, +234817109836

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST