FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS AND HOUSING

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IN COLLABORATION WITH

NIGERIAN ENERGY SUPPORT PROGRAMME (NESP)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING PRODUCTS TO PARTNER WITH THE NIGERIAN ENERGY SUPPORT PROGRAMME (NESP) ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY CODE (BEEC) AND OTHER ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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1.0    INTRODUCTION

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) is a technical assistance programme co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH).

During the first phase of NESP (May, 2013 to December the collaboration with the FMPWH led to the development of the Building Energy Efficiency Guideline (BEEG) in 2016 and the Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) in 2017. NESP, in the second phase (January, 2018 to March, 2012) aims to further enable and foster investments in the domestic markets for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Nigeria and improve access to electricity for disadvantaged, mostly rural, communities, also in conflict affected areas. 

Nigeria needs to adopt energy efficiency measures in buildings in order to enhance its economic growth and protect its energy situation and climatic conditions. Driven by increased fuel costs, better enlightenment on indoor air comfort and greater sensitivities on the effects of climate change, there is a gradual advancement towards energy efficiency in the building/construction sector in Nigeria. Implementing the BEEC requirements has the potential to achieve at least 40% energy savings in buildings. Therefore, energy-efficient buildings would attract the interest of new residents and business owners who desire cleaner, healthier spaces for home and office use while reducing energy consumption (electricity bills) and mitigating carbon emissions. This creates a greater market demand for energy efficient buildings and expands the energy efficient buildings niche to become the norm and not the exception. 

Before becoming a mandated policy, the social and financial incentives to be achieved by implementing the BEEC are expected to motivate private developers to action. This is the basis for the request for proposals from private developers in Nigeria to partner with NESP on the implementation of the BEEC in new building design and construction projects. 

2.0 SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work under this request for proposal includes:

  1. Assessment of submitted proposals to select partners for the BEEC implementation.
  2. Capacity building/training for selected private developers on:
  3. How to design energy efficient buildings;
  4. Building energy modeling;
  5. BEEC Requirements;
  6. Implementing BEEC minimum requirements and other applicable energy efficiency measures in new building design to achieve energy efficient buildings (residence, business or office space);
  7. Joint review of proposed building designs between NESP and the selected private developers’ design teams using BEEC minimum requirements and other applicable energy efficiency measures in new building design to achieve new energy efficient buildings;
  8. Matchmaking of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers or energy efficient building products with qualified private developers to procure energy efficient products at affordable rates.
  9. Overarching support in the implementation of revised design in construction;
  10. Promotion and marketing of private developers and their completed buildings as model energy efficient buildings in Nigeria.
  11. Promotion of energy efficient building products and suppliers to support domestication of the RE and EE market in Nigeria. 

Interested private developers and OEMs/Suppliers can apply for partnership with NESP to implement the BEEC and other applicable energy efficiency measures in new building projects under ONLY ONE of the following categories:

Category A: Private Developers with Immediate Access to Finance 

These are developers who already have access to either personal or donor funds or a combination of both and can implement the BEEC and other applicable energy efficiency measures in pilot construction projects within the NESP project timeframe. This group of developers shall receive technical assistance in the adoption of the BEEC and other applicable energy efficiency measures in their building design review to achieve energy and cost efficiency and can then go ahead to implement the energy efficient design in their construction projects.

Category A applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be registered private developers with FMPWH (Housing Sector) and Real Estate Developers of Nigeria (REDAN)
  2. Must have participated at the 1stand/or 2ndeditions of the BEEX Awareness Creation workshops for private developers held in Abuja and Lagos
  3. Building project should be completed within one year from the completion date of the design review
  4. All completed buildings under this framework must be operated/managed by the developers themselves and not by third-party facility managers or the off-takers

Note: Willingness to provide public access to at least one (1) of the completed buildings as an energy efficient building showcase is an added advantage. 

Category B: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or Suppliers of Energy Efficient/Renewable Energy Products (such as roof installation materials, energy efficient home and office appliances, solar panels, solar water heaters, etc.) interested in partnering with private developers to promote their energy efficient products/materials/equipment. 

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All interested applicants (companies) are to submit genuine copies of the following documents as per their selected category:

Category A

  1. Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with copies of Forms C02 and C07 attached (for companies).
  2. Three (3) years’ Tax Clearance Certificates (2015, 2016 & 2017).
  3. Verifiable evidence of completed or ongoing building project executed in the last 3 years.
  4. Availability of land for construction of new energy efficient building(s) (please attach copy of verifiable land documentation e.g. search report, C of O/R of O, etc.).
  5. Verified copy of approved building plan from relevant issuing authorities.
  6. Proposed building design.
  7. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project. the following supporting documents should be attached:
  8. Proof of fund allocation or intended allocation by developer for the construction of new energy efficient building(s);
  9. Letter of comfort from private developer’s bank confirming developer’s good financial standing and capacity to undertake new energy efficient building projects in partnership with NESP;
  10. Last 3 years Audited Account signed and stamped by a certified Auditor;
  11. In the case of a new subsidiary company, provide the financial statements of the parent company;
  12. In the case of a new venture, provide pro-forma accounts and recent bank statements;
  13. Bank Statement of Accounts for immediate past six (6) months.

Category B

  • Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with copies of Forms C02 and C07 attached (for companies).
  • Three (3) years’ Tax Clearance Certificates (2015, 2016 & 2017).
  • Proof of registration as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or accredited agent of an OEM of energy efficient/renewable energy products/equipment (for solar home or office systems).
  • Proof of operation in Nigeria within the last three (3) years.
  • Technical specification of proposed energy efficient/renewable energy products/equipment to be supplied/installed in new building.
  • Evidence of financial capability to execute the project. the following supporting documents should be attached:
  • Proof of fund allocation or intended allocation by developer for the construction of new energy efficient building(s);
  • Letter of comfort from private developer’s bank confirming developer’s good financial standing and capacity to undertake new energy efficient building projects in partnership with NESP;
  • Last 3 years Audited Account signed and stamped by a certified Auditor;
  • In the case of a new subsidiary company, provide the financial statements of the parent company;
  • In the case of a new venture, provide pro-forma accounts and recent bank statements;
  • Bank Statement of Accounts for immediate past six (6) months.

Category A and B

  • Authorization: evidence that the firm has authorized the signatory of the Forwarding Letter to sign documents and commit the applicant to any collaboration with GIZ-NESP (a properly executed Power of Attorney or Board Resolution with a passport-size photograph of the authorized person firmly gummed or stapled to the document is required).
  • Other relevant documents.
  • A sworn affidavit attesting to the following:
  • That all submitted documents are true and genuine;
  • That the company is presently NOT in receivership, or subject of any form of insolvency or bankruptcy or winding up petitions or proceedings;
  • That no Director of the company has ever been convicted in any country of any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety.

4.0 SUBMISSION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

All submissions are to be covered with a forwarding letter on the company’s letterhead, duly signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Firm 

Interested applicants shall submit 3 (three) spirally bound hard copies i.e. one original and two duplicate copies, together with one soft copy in a Flash Drive, of the request for proposal documents. All items should be enclosed in a sealed large envelope. The envelope shall be marked at the top left corner with: “Request for Proposal for BEEC Implementation in Partnership with GIZ-NESP”. 

The outer envelope should be addressed to:

The Head of Unit,

Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,

Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), 

No.2 Dr. Clement Isong Drive,

Asokoro,

Abuja, FCT.

The reverse side of all envelopes used must bear the Applicant Company’s name, address, and authorized contact person’s phone number(s) and e-mail address (all written out in capital letters).

Submission deadline for the Request for Proposal documents for Category A and B is 12 PM on Monday, 29thJuly, 2019. Documents received after the specified deadline shall be rejected and returned unopened to the applicants who submitted them.

Application documents should be arranged and numbered or paged in the order listed in Section 3.0. The authorized representative of the Firm should sign every page of the submission. 

5.0 IMPORTANT NOTICES

  1. Only qualified applicants shall be invited to partner with NESP in the implementation of new energy efficient buildings in compliance with the recommended energy efficient measures, through a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
  2. Failure to provide any of the documents listed in section 3.0 above where applicable, shall lead to automatic disqualification.
  3. Documents should be arranged and numbered or paged in the order they are listed in, and the authorized representative of the company should sign every page of the submission.
  4. Developers with history of default on agreement, abandonment/nom-completion of building projects, or who lack capacity, need not apply for this EOI.
  5. Submission of fake documents may lead to prosecution as all documents submitted shall be referred to the issuing authorities or Security Agencies for verification. 
  6. OEMs of energy efficient/renewable energy products/equipment headquartered in Nigeria shall receive preference. 

6.0 DISCLAIMER AND CONCLUSION

  1. This advertisement is published for information purposes only and does not constitute any offer, commitment or obligation by GIZ, NESP or FMPWH to transact with any party, nor entitle any Applicant to make any claims whatsoever/or seek any indemnity from GIZ, NESP or FMPWH.
  2. GIZ, NESP or FMPWH shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by any interested party in connection with the preparation of documents or submissions made in response to any inquiry or clarification arising from this exercise.
  3. GIZ-NESP pledges fair and equal treatment of all applicants but is not bound to shortlist any applicant and reserves the right to annul this Call process at any time without incurring liabilities to itself or under obligation to explain to any applicant the reasons for the cancellation.

7.0 ENQUIRIES

All enquiries and requests for clarification regarding this invitation may be directed to:

Director, Energy Services (Housing),

Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Housing),

Mabushi,

Abuja, FCT.

[email protected]

OR 

Head of Unit,

Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,

Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP),

No.2 Dr. Clement Isong Drive, Asokoro, Abuja, FCT.

[email protected]

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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