FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (FMA&RD)

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IN COLLABORATION WITH BANK OF AGRICULTURE (BOA)

ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TEN (10) NOS INTEGRATED LARGE SCALE RICE PROCESSING PLANTS IN NIGERIA

1.0 BACKGROUND
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with Bank of Agriculture (BOA) is facilitating the establishment of ten (10) Nos. 30,000mt (paddy) per annum Integrated Large Scale Rice Processing Plants in selected locations across the country.
Desirous of fulfilling timely and successful achievement of the establishment of the ten (10) plants, the Federal Government is engaging experienced Engineering Consulting firm to drive the process of project which will include coordination and supervision of the factory construction and installation of processing equipment in the 10 locations.

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Expression of Interest (EOI) and proposal are hereby invited from eligible and experienced Engineering Consulting Firms.

2.0 QUALIFICATION OF CONSULTANT
i) The firm must be registered Engineering Consulting Firm with the principal and Management Staff duly registered with appropriate professional bodies.
ii) The firm must be acknowledgeable in the execution of EPC/Turnkey/Agricultural Value Chain Projects.
iii) The firm must have evidence of similar engagement
iv) The Lead Consultant must hold a minimum of Masters’ Degree in Agricultural/Bioresources Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering
v) The Lead Consultant must be experienced in Plant Construction and Post-harvest/Crop Processing Technology and a specialist in Agro Processing facilities development and management
vi) The Lead Consultant must have over 15 years’ experience in Post-harvest management of agricultural commodities
In addition, prospective firms must submit along with their proposals the following documents:
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission
ii. Company Profile/Brochures
iii. 3-years Tax Clearance Certificate
iv. Evidence of current PENCOM Compliance Certificate
v. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate
vi. Evidence of current Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate
vii. 3-year Certified Audited Account
viii. Evidence of availability of appropriate skills among key officers/staff including photocopies of relevant Professional/Technical Qualifications.

3.0 SUBMISSION OF BUSINESS PROPOSAL
Expression of Interest (EOI) and detailed proposal should be submitted in two bound copies in properly sealed envelope the reverse of which should have the name and address of the bidder and marked at the top right-hand corner “CONSULTANCY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RICE PROCESSING PLANTS” with a non-refundable fee of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira) in bank draft in favour of Bank of Agriculture Limited on or before 12:00 noon on Monday 18th February, 2019.

The sealed envelopes should be addressed and delivered to:
The Managing Director/CEO
Bank of Agriculture (BOA) Limited
BOA Plaza, Central Area
Abuja.

All proposals will be opened immediately 12:00 noon on Monday 18th February, 2019 at Bank of Agriculture Limited, BOA Plaza, Central Area, Abuja.

Signed:
MANAGEMENT

SOURCE: THE NATIONS NEWSPAPER

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