(R.C. 6135)
Operator of the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture

NipeX Tender No – CNL 00000153

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) invites interested and prequalified companies for the tender opportunity for the provision of Marine (Geophysical, Hydrographic, Geohazard & Geotechnical) Survey Services in CNL’s offshore locations in Nigeria.
The proposed contract shall be awarded for two (2) year primary term and an optional 1-year extension.


A high-level description of the scope of work includes but is not limited to the provision of qualified personnel, Project Management Services, all necessary equipment and vessels, facilities, and materials, as may be listed in the project specific Technical requirement and Project Specification documents:
• Seafloor and Subsurface Hazard assessment (Geohazard)
• Geotechnical Field Investigation
• Geophysical/Engineering data processing, analysis and Reporting
• Laboratory tests
• Chemical analysis of Measurement of seawater properties
• Bathymetric Survey
• Review of Earth Pressures
• Detailed Site Investigation Report on all activities
• Rig moves and positioning services

A. To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested contractors are required to be pre-qualified in 3.09.03 (Geophysical and Hydrographic Site Survey Services) and 3.09.07 (Surveying /Positioning Services) Category in NipeX Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database.
B. To determine if you are pre-qualified and view the product/services category you are listed for: Open and access NJQS with your login details. Click on Product/Services Status tab to view your status and product codes.

C. If you are not listed in Product/Service category and you are registered with DPR to do business, contact NipeX office at 30 Oyinkan Abayomi Street, Ikoyi, Lagos with your DPR certificate as evidence of verification and necessary update.
D. To initiate the JQS pre-qualification process, access Click on services tab followed by NJQS registration.
E. To be eligible, all tenderers’ must comply with the Nigerian Content requirements in the NipeX system.

Chevron Nigeria Limited is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in observance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (NOGICD Act) enacted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in April 2010.
Pursuant to enactment of the NOGICD Act, the minimum Nigerian Content in any project, service or product specification to be executed in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry shall be consistent with the level set in the schedule of the Act and any other target as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).
Contractors shall comply with the provisions of the NOGICD Act and all applicable regulations. Bidders that do not meet the Nigerian Content criterion will not be allowed to participate in next stage of the tender.
The following are the Nigerian Content requirements, bidders are expected to comply with in their technical bid submission.
A. Demonstrate that the entity is a Nigerian Registered company, or Nigerian Registered Company in genuine alliance or joint venture with foreign company with details on the scope of the alliance or joint venture and responsibilities of parties for this work. Such companies must show evidence of joint venture binding agreement duly signed by the CEO of both companies including evidence or plans of physical operational presence and set-up in Nigeria.

B. Furnish details of company ownership and shareholding structure. Also submit clear photocopies of your CAC Forms CAC2 and CAC7.

C. Provide evidence of the percentage of 1) key management positions that are held by Nigerians and 2) total work force that are Nigerians. Also, show overall percentage of work to be performed by Nigerian resources relative to total work volume.

D. Provide a Nigerian Content Plan with detailed description of the role, work scope, man-hours and responsibilities of all Nigerians companies and personnel that would be involved in executing the work. Also provide details of Nigerians Content contract or manger.

E. State proposed total scope of the work to be conducted by Nigerians personnel (whether contracted directly or under subcontract agreements) with names and addresses including evidences of well-equipped offices and workshop; attach past experience of such patronage.

F. Specific to this project, provide detailed plan for staff training and development on engineering, project management and procurement (including all software to be used, number of personnel, name of organization providing such training and evidence of past training record) for Nigerian Personnel. Including description of any specific programs in place for transfer of technology and skills to indigenous businesses and Nigerians over the next five (5) years.

G. Provide evidence of domiciliation of project management and procurement centers in Nigeria with physical addresses (not P.O.Box).

H. Location of in-country facilities, (equipment, storage, workshops, repair and maintenance facilities and, testing facilities).

I. Contractors must be willing and able to provide evidence of maximization of made in Nigeria goods and services.

J. Provide details on any other Nigerian Content initiative your company is involved in.

K. Provide evidence of any Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) registered trainer to conduct classroom module of training and on the job attachment.

L. Provide human capacity building development plan including budget which must be a minimum 10% of project man-hours or 3% of cost. Training must be targeted at developing capacity other than bidder’s personnel. Trainees will be nominated from a database maintained by NCDMB and the services of OGTAN registered trainers utilized to cover classroom modules.

M. Provide evidence of at least 50% Nigerian ownership of all equipment to be deployed for the service.

N. Bidders (Vendors, Original Equipment Manufacturers –OEMs, and EPC Contractors) are required to present Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) issued by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (or evidence of application for the certificate) in respect of any components, spares, equipment, systems and packages to be used in the proposed project under tender.

O. Interested bidders are required to present Nigerian Content Equipment Certification (NCEC) issued by NCDMB (or evidence of application for the certificate) in respect of any components, spares, equipment, systems and packages to be used in the proposed project under tender.

P. All bidders for the project/contract/service with a completion period of 12 months or more are required to submit as part of Nigerian Content requirement, a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between it and one of the research and development (R&D) clusters established by the NCDBM. The MOA shall be relevant to the project and shall indicate how the bidder intends to use the relevant R&D clusters during the project execution.

Q. Location and address of Nigerian in-country Laboratory where soil test, seawater and other analysis will be carried out.

R. Foreign owners of the vessel with provision for swath bathymetry, sidescan sonar and pinger/chip type sub-bottom profiler that will be used for this project shall have MOA with a Nigerian Vessel owner categorized as A/AA in the Nigerian Content Marine Vessel Categorization scheme for through which the vessel can be used.

Only bidders who are registered with NJQS Product Code 3.09.03 (Geophysical and Hydrographic Site Survey Services) and 3.09.07 (Surveying / Positioning Services) by 16:00 hours, March 5, 2018 being the advert close date shall be invited to submit technical bid.

1. Suppliers eligible for this tender opportunity are expected to be prequalified in NJQS under the product/service category.
2. Bidders will be required to demonstrate the required capacity in the provision of marine survey services.
3. The Invitation to Tender (ITT) and any further progression of this tender shall be via NipeX.
4. All costs incurred in preparing and processing NJQS prequalification shall be to the Contractor’s accounts.
5. This advertisement shall neither be construed as any form of commitment on the part of Chevron Nigerian Limited to award any contract to any company and or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents, nor shall it entitle prequalified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from Chevron Nigeria Limited and or any of its partners by virtue of such companies having been prequalified in NJQS.
6. The tendering process shall be the NNPC contracting process requiring pre-qualified companies to submit technical tenders first. Following a technical review, only technically and financially qualified bidders will be requested to submit commercial tenders.
7. Chevron Nigeria Limited will communicate only with authorized officers of the pre-qualifying companies and NOT through individuals or Agents.
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Chevron Nigeria Limited, 2 Chevron Drive, Lekki Peninsula,
P.M.B. 12825, Lagos.