FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE

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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE
Federal Secretariat Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way,
Central Business District, Abuja.

INVITATION FOR TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL BIDS FOR THE EXECUTION OF 2016 CAPITAL PROJECTS

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, in furtherance of its statutory mandates, intends to re-advertise and undertake the execution of various capital projects under various Goods and Works in line with the approved Budget for the 2016 Financial Year. To this end, the Ministry in accordance with the Public Procurement Act 2007 hereby invites qualification firms to obtain bids for specific procurement as follows:

LOT 1: Construction of a Cultural Industry Centre in Badagry

LOT 2: Construction of a Cultural Industry Centre in Edo State

LOT 3: Construction of a Cultural Industry Centre in Adamawa State

LOT 4: Construction/renovation of structures at the Federal Government Press (FGP), Lagos State

TENDERS QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS
Prospective Bidders are expected to submit the following Basic Requirements
a. Detailed Company Profile
b. Evidence of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) (Certificate of Incorporation and Article of Association)
c. Evidence of Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three consecutive years (2013, 2014 and 2015) by inclusion of the photocopy.
d. Evidence of registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by inclusion of Registration Certificate or Interim Registration Report (IRR)
e. Company’s Audited Account for the last three years (2013, 2014 and 2015)
f. Evidence of compliance with the Pensions Reform Act, 2004,by inclusion of certificate of compliance from the National Pension Commission
g. Evidence of compliance with the Industrial Training Funds (ITF) Amendment Act 2011 by inclusion of certificate of compliance from the Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
h. Evidence of registration with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria where applicable by inclusion of photocopy of registration certificate
i. Evidence of compliance with Contribution to the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund
j. Evidence of possession of adequate qualified personnel to perform the obligation of the procurement contracts by inclusion of photocopies of CVs, academic and professional certificates (for Works and Services)
k. Evidence of registration with the relevant professional regulatory bodies (for Works and Services)
l. Evidence of similar projects executed in the past including letter of awards, completion certificate etc
m. Evidence of financial capability and support from Bank where applicable
n. Current Sworn Affidavit:
i. Of not being in receivership, the subject of any form of insolvency, bankruptcy proceedings or subject of any winding-up petition or proceedings
ii. Disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture or Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in your Company
iii. Of not having any Director who has been convicted in any country for any criminal offence
o. Confirmation that all information presented in your bid are true and correct
p. Evidence of possession of experience as a contractor/supplier or consultant in projects of similar nature and complexity by inclusion of verifiable letters of contract award and job completion certificates (to comply with this requirement, jobs quoted should be at least 20% completed for on-going projects and accompanied with the Interim Certificates)
q. Evidence of possession of adequate qualified personnel to perform the obligation of the procurement contracts by inclusion of photocopies of CVs, academic and professional certificates (for Works and Services)
r. Evidence of registration with the relevant professional regulatory bodies (for Works and Services)
s. Evidence of similar projects executed in the past including letter of awards, completion certificate etc
t. Evidence of financial capability and support from Bank where applicable
u. Bids must be in English Language and signed by an Official authorized to bind to the bidder to contract

COLLECTION OF TENDERS DOCUMENTS
Interested and competent bidders are requested to collect the bid documents from the address below upon the presentation of evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee of N20,000.00 only for each lot at the Cash Office, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Block E, 10th Floor Federal Secretariat Phase II. Bidders who had earlier collected bids for the above projects (Lots 1 – 4) and are still interested in bid collection are exempted from this payment.

SUBMISSION OF TENDERS
One original and five photocopies (hard and soft copies) of both technical and financial bids should be packaged separately in two different envelopes sealed and clearly labeled “Technical Bid” & “Financial Bid” with the company’s name indicated at the back of the envelopes. Both envelopes should be enclosed in a third envelope marked with “Tender for (Specify the Lot and description)” at the top right hand corner and the company’s name indicated at the reverse side of the envelope and addressed to:

The Secretary
Ministerial Tenders Board
Federal Ministry of Information and Culture
Block E, Room 722, 7th Floor
Federal Secretariat, Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way, Central Business District, Abuja

TENDER SUBMISSION DEADLINE
All submissions must be registered at the Procurement Tenders Secretariat, Block E, 2nd Floor, Room 214 Federal Secretariat Phase II, Shehu Shgari Way, Central Business District, Abuja and thereafter dropped in the appropriate tenders box provided for that purpose on or before 12.00noon Monday 20th February, 2017. Tenders submitted after the deadline shall not be considered.

SOURCE: THE PUNCH