BANK OF AGRICULTURE

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INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION FOR TRAINING PROVIDERS FOR BANK OF AGRICULTURE (BOA)

1.0 INTRODUCTION
Bank of Agriculture Limited is the nation’s foremost agricultural and rural development finance institution.
We are in the process of building a database for training providers with a view to having a pool from which to draw from. We want to have a database of Certified Consultants who have achieved a level of performance that includes professional standards in Technical, Project Management and Consulting competency, ethics and global standards in professional behaviour and personal conduct etc. This is to enable us have a database of professional consultants at any given time.
The Bank therefore wishes to invite experienced and competent Training Consulting Firms to submit their Proposal for Pre-qualification.

2.0 GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A. Firms /Consultants’ Qualification and Experience:
Interested and reputable firms should submit two (2) bound documents duly signed, paginated, separated by dividers and arranged in the order outlined hereunder:
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including CAC 2 and CAC 7;
ii. Evidence of firm’s Tax Clearance Certificates for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December, 2018;
iii. Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate issued by Pencom valid till 31st December, 2018;
iv. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2018;
v. Evidence of up-to-date registration on the Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of current Interim Registration Report (IRR) or valid Certificate by Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP);
vi. Evidence of valid Certificate issued by Center for Management Development (CMD) as a certified trainer; (Verfiable evidence of registration with professional body);
vii. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three years (2016 – 2018)
viii. A sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the Bank of Agriculture or Bureau of Public Procurement is a present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the company and to confirm that all information presented in its proposal are true and correct in all particulars, and the company is not in receivership or not a replacement for a hither tax defaulting company; and that no Director of the organization has been convicted for any financial impropriety.
ix. Evidence of financial capability to execute the Training including Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the training when needed;
x. Company profile with the signed curriculum vitae of key staff to conduct the training including copies of their Academic /Professional Qualifications;
xi. Technical competences and areas of specialization;
xii. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar training conducted in the past five (5) years;
xiii. For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (all eligibility requirements are compulsory for each JV partner and foreign partners must meet requirements of their domiciled country);
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 Number (preferably GSM No.) and e-mail address;
xv. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by authorized officer of the firm;
xvi. Verifiable identification such as international passport bio-data page, national driver’s license, national identity card, permanent voter’s card of the Managing Director and all directors;
xvii. The Company must have been registered for minimum of five (5) years.

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B. Lead Consultant:
Minimum qualification of Master’s Degree in area of Specialization and 5 years of experience in training consulting.

C. Other Key Staff:
Other key staff shall have a minimum of first degree and relevant experience of not less than 3 years, while support staff should have relevant experience in the field training.

3.0 MODE OF SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL/DOCUMENTS
The documents should be submitted in both:
3.1 Soft to: ([email protected]) and,
3.2 Hard copies (a sealed envelope and addressed) to:

The Managing Director/CEO
Bank of Agriculture
1, Yakubu Gowon Way, Kaduna,
Kaduna State.

4.0 GENERAL INFORMATION /CONDITION
a) All proposal submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned;
b) Management had initially approved a downward review of N50,000.00
c) The proposals/documents should be submitted on or before: February 28, 2019.

Signed:
MANAGEMENT

SOURCE: THE NATION NEWS

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