CROSS RIVER STATE MINISTRY OF SOLID MINERALS DEVELOPMENT

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GOVERNMENT OF CROSS RIVER STATE OF NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF SOLID MINERALS DEVELOPMENT, CALABAR

4th January, 2017

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CEMENT FACTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THREE (3) NO. GRANITE QUARRIES IN CROSS RIVER STATE UNDER PPP (EOI NO. 2, 2017)

1.0 BACKGROUND:
His Excellency, Sen. (Prof.) Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State has granted approval for the engagement of local or International investors to partner with the State Government under PPP for the establishment of a 1.5 metric ton Capacity Cement Factory and Development of three Quarries in the State.

In compliance with the Cross River State Public Procurement Law No 1 of 2012, the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development hereby calls for Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputable, competent and interested local or International investors with good track record, requisite experience and expertise in the establishment of cement factory at Mbobul, Akamkpa LGA and development of three (3) no. Granite Quarries located at Mgbenege – Obudu. Oku-Bushuyu-Boki and Ojor-Akamkpa Local Government Areas of Cross River State. Nigeria-West Africa, under PPP.

2.0 SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The scope shall include:
1. Factory design
2. Establishment of the Factory
• Construction of the factory structures
• Construction of the factory road network/landscaping
3. Furnishing of the factory and provision of equipment
4. Development of three (3) no. Granite Quarries

3.0 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
i. Evidence of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as applicable in Nigeria or any other Law as applicable to foreign investors.
ii. Evidence of Professional qualification of key personnel to be deployed to render the service
iii. Evidence of current practice license for professional personnel as applicable in Nigeria or applicable Law for foreign investors
iv. Evidence of experiences on similar service executed in the past
v. Registration with the Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau in the relevant category. (Foreign investors are hereby advised to contact the Due Process Office, Cross River State, Nigeria to formalize their registration processes before forwarding the EOI).
vi. Evidence of financial capability/Bank support
vii. Firm’s Audited Accounts for three (3) years (2013- 2015)
viii. Evidence of Tax Clearance/ VAT Certificates for the past three (3) years (2013-2015)
ix. Evidence of availability of basic construction plants and equipment
x. Any other information that may enhance the local or international investors’ responsiveness.
xi. VAT Registration Certificate

4.0 SUBMISSION OF EOI DOCUMENT:
Two (2) sets of “Expression of Interest” (EOI) documents in Hard and Soft (electronic) copies should be submitted In an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for the establishment of Cement factory and development of three (3) no. Granite Quarries in Cross River State under PPP” and delivered either by hand or Courier Service to reach the address stated below within two (2) weeks from the date of this publication and in any case not later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017. Public opening of the EOI shall be conducted on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017, at 12 noon. Late submissions shall be rejected.

NOTE:
• The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development reserves the right to verify all claims submitted in the EOI documents and it shall deal with only authorized Officers representing the local or international investors
• This is not an award of contract. Request for Proposal (RFP) shall be sent to only shortlisted local or international Investors who are successful in the EOI.
• The cost of preparing the EOI shall solely be the responsibility of the local or internal investor.

Signed
Rt Hon. George O’Ben-Etchi
Commissioner
Ministry of Solid Minerals Development
Floor 6, Okoi Arikpo House
Calabar Road- Calabar
Cross River State
Nigeria – West Africa.
08038882128

SOURCE: DAILY SUN