FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT (FMITI)

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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
OLD FEDERAL SECRETARIAT, AREA 1, GARKI ABUJA.

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR PROCUREMENT OF WORKS, GOODS AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, having secured some funds in the 2017 Appropriation, intend to implement some Capital projects through the procurement Works, Goods and Services/Programmes in line with the Ministry’s mandate.
Accordingly, the Ministry, in compliance with the Public Procurement Act (PPA), 2007, wishes to solicit for applications from interested and qualified Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants and Service Providers with requisite expertise and experience in areas listed under two (2) below wishing to do business with her to pre-qualify their company to enable them participate in financial bidding for contracts of goods, works and services for 2017 budget implementation.

2.0 AREAS FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION:
Interested contractors/suppliers/service providers are required to submit application separately in not more than two (2) specialized areas

CATEGORY A (GOODS)
Lot No: A1/17
Project Description: Procurement of Equipment and Machinery for Leather Cluster
Location: Sokoto

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Lot No: A2/17
Project Description: Procurement of Equipment and Machinery for Shea butter Cluster
Location: Minna

Lot No: A3/17
Project Description: Procurement of Equipment and Machinery for Cassava Agro Processing
Location: Ugheli

Lot No: A4/17
Project Description: Procurement of Equipment and Machinery for Garment Processing
Location: Oshogbo

Lot No: A5/17
Project Description: Procurement of Equipment and Machinery for Shoe Making
Location: Aba

Lot No: A6/17
Project Description: Procurement of Monitoring Vehicles 
Location: HQ

Lot No: A7/17
Project Description: Procurement of Safety Kits for the use of Legal Metrologist in the Oil Industry 
Location: HQ

Lot No: A8/17
Project Description: Procurement of Weight and Measures Primary Standard of Mass, Length and Volume Equipment for the National Laboratory 
Location: HQ

Lot No: A9/17
Project Description: Procurement of Computers and Accessories for Trade Resource Centre 
Location: HQ, UNTAD

Lot No: A10/17
Project Description: Purchase of Equipment and Furniture for FPIS old and new Offices/ Laboratories
Location: HQ and States

Lot No: A11/17
Project Description: Furnishing of FPIS Instruments Laboratory building complex
Location: Lagos

Lot No: A12/17
Project Description: Procurement of Microscope and its Accessories for the Microbiology Department of the Laboratory
Location: Lagos

Lot No: A13/17
Project Description: Procurement of Office Furniture and Equipment
Location: HQ & 6 Geo-political zones

CATEGORY B (WORKS)
Lot No: B1/17
Project Description: Renovation and Rehabilitation of the Ministry’s Offices Block ‘C’ at HQ, Abuja
Location: HQ, Abuja

Lot No: B2/17
Project Description: Reactivation of the electric street lighting poles between Blocks C & D including all ancillary external works at HQ, Abuja
Location: HQ, Abuja

Lot No: B3/17
Project Description: Renovation of Workshop for Shea butter Processing
Location: Minna

Lot No: B4/17
Project Description: Renovation of State Offices
Location: Lagos

Lot No: B5/17
Project Description: Construction of Common Facility Centre Workshop for Sokoto Leather Cluster
Location: Sokoto

Lot No: B6/17
Project Description: General Civil Work on the Laboratory building 
Location: Lagos

CATEGORY C
Lot No: C1/17
Project Description: Design of Common Facility Centre (CFC) for Sokoto Cluster
Location/Remarks: Maiduguri

Lot No: C2/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Coordinating Consultant for the Development of the Framework on Regulating Domestic Trade Activities
Location/Remarks: HQ, Abuja

Lot No: C3/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant for empowerment and entrepreneurship training for IDPs in Maiduguri on:
i. Soaps/detergent making
ii. Foot wear making
iii. Fish processing
iv. poultry
Location/Remarks: Maiduguri

Lot No: C4/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant on the development of MSME policy for iron & steel
Location/Remarks: Abuja

Lot No: C5/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant for Capacity building on the establishment and operation of Programme (NEDEP) policy

Lot No: C6/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant for Capacity building on the establishing and operations of special Economic Zones

Lot No: C7/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant for the review of National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP) Policy

Lot No: C8/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant for capacity development for 900 of major producers, processors exporters and other key value chain stakeholders on Global Best Agric Practice in 3 Geo-Political Zones

Lot No: C9/17
Project Description: 
i. Training of Officers in charge of Automated process of Lagos Offices
ii. Engagement of a Consultant for Capacity building on risk management in produce Inspectorate for Export
iii. Engagement of a Consultant for capacity building on maximum pesticide residue limits in produce for the operation of the analytical laboratory in Lagos
iv. Engagement of a Consultant for capacity building on specialized training on food safety at Kano

Lot No: C10/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consultant for expansion and improvement of the Industrial Data Management System (2nd Phase)

Lot No: C11/17
Project Description: Engagement of a coordinating Consultant on the production of National Investment Policy to regulate entrepreneurial activities

Lot No: C12/17
Project Description: Engagement of a coordinating Consultant for the development of the framework on regulation of domestic trade

Lot No: C13/17
Project Description: Engagement of a Consortium for both preparation of bid documents and supervision of office rehabilitation of the Ministry’s HQ
Location/Remarks: Abuja

3.0 PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to 2.0 above, contractors/suppliers/service providers are required to submit their applications along with the following documents which may be subjected to verification and due diligence by the Ministry. Failure to fulfill any of the under-listed requirements will render a bid, disqualified:
i) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation/Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms C02 and C07;
ii) Evidence of current Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years (2014, 2015 & 2016);
iii) Evidence of VAT Registration with TIN;
iv) Evidence of current Certificate of Compliance by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) in line with the Pension Reform Act, 2014 (as amended);
v) Evidence of current Certificate of Compliance by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in line with the amended Industrial Training Fund Act, 2011;
vi) Evidence of current Certificate of Compliance with the Employees Compensation Act which requires that all Employers of labour must remit 1% of the total annual emolument of their workers to the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF);
vii) Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP);
viii) A sworn affidavit stating that none of the Directors has been convicted in any country for any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of acts relating to any matter; and
ix) A sworn affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of FMITI or Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
x) Detailed Company’s profile with Curriculum Vitae of Key Officers/Professional Personnel including photocopies of relevant Professional/Technical Certificates/Qualifications;
xi) Unabridged Company’s Audited Annual Report for the immediate past three (3) years, 2014, 2015 & 2016;
xii) Verifiable evidence (Photocopies of Letters of Award and Completion Certificates) of successful completion of similar jobs done in the last three (3) years;
xiii) Consultants showing interest in Lot C8/17 must prove that her company is a licensed Global Gap Farm Assurer for Crops, with evidence in addition to meeting other stated conditions above.

4.0 SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Documents for Pre-qualification shall be submitted in sealed envelope and addressed to The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Old Secretariat, Area 1, Garki, Abuja and marked boldly “2017 Pre-qualification Document” and dropped in the Tenders Box at the Director Procurement’s Office, Room 111, Block ‘G’, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Old Secretariat, Area 1, Garki, Abuja on or before 12:00noon of Tuesday, 17th October, 2017.

5.0 OPENING OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Pre-qualification documents shall be publicly opened immediately after the close of submission of Pre-qualification documents on the same day, Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 in the presence of Bidders or their representatives, Professional bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and interested members of the public at the Block ‘C’ Conference Room, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Old Secretariat Complex, Area 1, Garki-Abuja. This advertisement serves as an invitation to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Anti-Corruption Agencies and the general public to witness the Bid opening.

6.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
Interested bidders and the general public are invited to note that:
i. Contractors/Service Providers who have worked for the Ministry and have history of poor performance, abandonment or prolonged contract execution/extension need not apply as they will be disqualified;
ii. Companies and Bidders shall not apply for more than two (2) projects in the same category (i.e. A – Goods, B – Works, C – Consultancy);
iii. The Principle of Domestic Preference for Made-in-Nigeria Goods will apply where necessary;
iv. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter under the Company’s or Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing among others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Telephone Numbers, valid e-mail address and official Company/Firm’s address;
v. The Letter Head Paper must bear the Name and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company/Firm at the bottom of the page;
vi. All Pre-qualification documents must be properly packaged in line with Paragraph 4.0 of the advertisement;
vii. Non-compliance with the conditions stated therein will lead to automatic disqualification of the bidder from the bidding process;
viii. The Ministry will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party(ies) in connection with any response to this invitation or the preparation or submission in response to an inquiry; and
ix. The Ministry is not bound to Pre-qualify to any bidder and reserves the right to annul the Procurement Process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007;
x. Late submissions of Pre-qualification documents shall be rejected;
xi. Applications must state clearly the area and Lot for which the Company seeks to be pre-qualified.

Signed
Permanent Secretary

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST