COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF ENGINEERING IN NIGERIA (COREN)

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COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF ENGINEERING IN NIGERIA (COREN)

INVITATION FOR TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL BIDS FOR PPP TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN OFFICE COMPLEX IN THE FCT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP)

1. INTRODUCTION
The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) seeks to engage a PPP Transaction Advisor to conduct the procurement process to select a concessionaire for the development of an Office Complex in the FCT by PPP.

In line with the Public Procurement Act 2007, the COREN is inviting interested, reputable and competent consultants to submit pre-qualification documents and proposals.

2. COLLECTION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Interested consultants are required to obtain the Request for Proposals from the Procurement Department, COREN Headquarters upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) to the COREN’s TSA account.

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3. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested consultants who wish to participate in the exercise are required to provide documentary evidence establishing their eligibility by submitting the Pre-qualification Documents in the order below:
a) Evidence of Incorporation/registration of the Company with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
b) Tax Clearance Certificate for the past three (3) years.
c) Evidence of VAT registration and remittances.
d) PENCOM Compliance Certificate and Proof of Remittances.
e) Evidence of payment of training contributions to the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
f) Compliance with the Employee’s Compensation Act (i.e.) Remittance of 1% of the total emolument of your workers to the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
g) Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers with Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)
h) Evidence of registration with relevant professional body (ARCON, COREN, ESVABON, ICAN, NIM, NBA, QSRBN etc.).
i) Audited Accounts of the Company for the last three (3) years and duly endorsed by a firm of Chartered Accountants.
j) Evidence of Financial Capability to execute the Projects (Bank Support / Reference Letter).
k) Evidence of previous experience in the execution of services of a similar nature.
l) Sworn Affidavit confirming the following:
i) The Company is not in receivership, insolvency or bankruptcy.
ii) None of the Directors have been convicted in any court in Nigeria or any country for criminal offence.
iii) No present or former Director of the Company is a shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in any of the relevant committees of COREN or BPP.
iv) All the documents submitted for the pre-qualification are genuine and correct.

4. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
Completed Technical Proposal, Financial Proposal and Pre-qualification Documents (2 sets of hard copy) are to be submitted in three (3) separate sealed envelopes, labeled ‘TECHNICAL BID’, ‘FINANCIAL BID’ AND ‘PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS’ all placed in a fourth envelope. Each envelope should be marked for clear identification with the title ‘TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES FOR COREN OFFICE COMPLEX PPP PROJECT IN THE FCT’. The documents should be addressed to: The Registrar, COREN Headquarters, 22 Addis Ababa Crescent, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.

Completed bids should be submitted to the COREN Procurement Department, 22 Addis Ababa Crescent, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja on or before 12th March, 2018 by 12 noon. The Prequalification Documents will be opened on the same day and venue by 2:00pm in the presence of all Bidders or their Representatives.

NOTE:
i) Late submission will be rejected
ii) Only technically successful bidders will be invited to the next stage of the bidding process.
iii) The Authority reserves the right to carry out due diligence on the companies to verify claims included in their submissions. Prospective companies should therefore include in their submissions necessary authority for verification.
iv) Interested members of the public especially civil rights organizations could attend bid opening at their own cost and will be required to introduce themselves to the Chairman of the opening session.
v) The Authority pledges fair and equal treatment of all bidders but it is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the process at any time without incurring any liabilities.

Signed:
Registrar

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST