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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA 
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH HOUSE
PLOT 223D CADASTRAL ZONE B6 MABUSHI ABUJA 
INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR 2018 CAPITAL PROJECTS 
A. INTRODUCTION
The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria wishes to prequalify competent Contractors and Service Providers to tender for jobs and provide consultancy service in various areas of its operations in the 2018 fiscal year.
CONSULTANCY  
LOT 1: CROSS-SECTIONAL TRAINING FOR YOUTHS ON THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SYSTEM IN SELECTED GEO-POLITICAL ZONES
LOT 2: AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN TRAINING FOR YOUNG FARMERS IN SELECTED GEO-POLITICAL ZONES
CIVIL WORKS
LOT 3: CONSTRUCTION OF ARCN HQTRS PHASE II
B. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and Form CAC7
ii. Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years (2015, 2016 & 2017) valid till 31st December, 2018; with minimum average turnover of 20m for Lot 3.
iii. Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018.
iv. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018.
v. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018.
vi. Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring 1/1/2019 or valid Certificate issued by BPP.
vii. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars.
viii. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years (2015, 2016, 2017).
ix. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project including Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed.
x. Company profile with the curriculum vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications (in case of construction: COREN QSRBN, ARCON, CORBON etc.).
xi. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates, Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of the Projects.
xii. List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease (where applicable).
xiii. Evidence of manufacturers accreditation and extension of manufacturer’s warranty (Relevant Supply).
xiv. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Numbers (preferably GSM No.), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the Firm.
C. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
• Submissions of Expression of Interest (Consultancy) closes 12: noon on Tuesday, 16th October, 2018.
All documents should be submitted in sealed envelopes and addressed, clearly stating the job of interest.
• Submission of prequalification documents closes 12:00 noon on Tuesday 13th November, 2018
Prequalification documents should be enclosed in sealed envelopes clearly marked at the top “LOT NUMBER” and “PREQUALIFICATION FOR 2018 CAPITAL PROJECTS” 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
D. OPENING OF BIDS
Opening of prequalification’s documents will take place after the deadline for submission at 12.00 noon on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 in the Mallam Adamu Bello Auditorium 1st Floor Agricultural Research House Mabushi Abuja, Also, the EoI will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12.00 noon on Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 in the Mallam Adamu Bello Auditorium 1st Floor Agricultural Research House Mabushi Abuja.
All interested bidders, Civil Liberty Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and members of public are invited to witness the public opening.
E. PLEASE NOTE THAT:
• 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 inquiry.
• 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.
• Only successfully prequalified contractors/consultants will be invited to tender for the contracts.
SIGNED
Ag. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA
PLOT 223D, CADASTRAL ZONE B6 MABUSHI, ABUJA
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST
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