Credit Number – CR 5506-NG



This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement (GPN) for the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project that appeared in Development Business dated February 5, 2015. 

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Rehabilitation and Expansion of Dadin-Kowa Irrigation Scheme (DKIS) – Quick Wins of 2000ha Works Located in Gombe State, Nigeria.

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) through the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Rehabilitation and Expansion of Dadin-Kowa Irrigation Scheme (DKIS)- Quick Wins of 2000ha Works located in Gombe State, Nigeria. 

Scope and location of the works

The Rehabilitation and Expansion of Dadin-Kowa Irrigation Scheme (Quick Wins of 2,000ha) with construction of the gravity command areas, is located in Gombe and Borno States, about 38km north-east of Gombe, the Gombe State capital and approximately 8km north-east of Dadin-Kowa Dam. It extends over two Local Government Areas (LGAs), namely Yamaltu Deba (Gombe) and Bayo (Borno), where the headquarters of LGAs are located respectively.

Purpose of the works

The purpose of the works is to construct irrigation facilities, drainages, roads and other infrastructure to enhance agricultural production for a net area of 2,000ha gravity commanded surface irrigation known as “Quick Wins”. 

Brief Description of the Contract Work

The major components of the works included in the Dadin Kowa Irrigation Scheme, Gravity Command (the “Quick Wins”) among others are as follows:

  • Rehabilitation of existing main conveyance canal, checking and testing of inverted siphon, and other canal structures as deemed necessary,
  • Construction of hydraulic structures of all types (canals, drains and other ancillary structures),
  • Construction of Canal and drainages systems networks and infrastructures,
  • Supply and fixing of hydraulic gates and other materials required for the construction of DKIS, “Quick Wins”,
  • Construction of lined Supply, Primary Canals and earthen Secondary, Tertiary and Field Canals, including various types of canal structures,
  • Construction of Interceptor, Main, Secondary/Collector, Tertiary and Field Drains including drainage structures,
  • Construction of on-farm road networks,
  • Construction of foot-bridges, and typical structures like, cattle troughs etc. at sites to be determined by the project engineer,
  • Construction of new road structures and rehabilitation of existing culverts in the scheme area,
  • Construction of river regulating/flood protection works/both engineering and biological measures/along and on the major rivers and gullies crossing the command area and causing flooding of the command area.

Experience and Capabilities

Bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary financial capability, experience and equipment to successfully carry out the works. Bidders must have the following experiences and capabilities. 

  1. The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means (independent of any contractual advance payment) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as USD5 million (NGN1.6 million), net of the Bidders other commitments.
  2. The bidders shall also demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Employer, that it has adequate sources of finance to meet the cash flow requirements on works currently in progress and for future contract commitments.
  3. the audited balance sheets for the last five (5) years shall be submitted and must demonstrate the current soundness of the Bidder’s financial position and indicate its prospective long-term profitability.
  4. Minimum average annual construction turnover of USD 40 million (NGN12.2 billion) calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress and/or completed within the last five (5) years, divided by five (5) years. 
  5. Experience in construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, JV member, sub-contractor, or management contractor and must have satisfactorily and substantially completed in the last five (5) years between 1stJanuary 2014 and application submission deadline of a total value of two (2nos) contracts each of a minimum value of USD40 million (NGN12.2 billion) or one (1no) contract of a minimum value of USD80 million (NGN24.4 billion). 
  6. The Bidder must also demonstrate that the has within the time stipulated above that he has the requisite minimum construction experience and has successfully completed the following key activities or similar: 500,000 m3of earthworks, 1,000m3of concrete works and a minimum of 1500ha of land leveling per annum.

Additional information on experience and capabilities requirement for the works are provided in the Bidding Documents.

Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011) as revised in July 2014 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting in forth in the World Bank’s Policy on conflict of interest.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the address below during the office hours 8:00h to 17:00 (local time from Mondays to Fridays) or send an email to the National Project Coordinator at [email protected]A Pre-bid meeting and site visit with potential bidders will hold on 6th– 7th, May, 2019 as follows: (1) site visit to Dadin-Kowa Irrigation Scheme (DKIS), take off point at Gombe International Hotel, time 8:00am and (2) Pre-bid meeting at Gombe International Hotel, time 9:00am prompt. 

A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of N90,000.00 (Ninety Thousand Naira) or its equivalent in USD300 only through ‘REMITA’ to our CBN Account Number: 0020293661163,Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project Naira Account A and Service type ‘Sale of Bid document’. bidding Documents will be available from 2ndApril, 2019. The document shall be collected by hand from the TRIMING Office at the address below.

Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12.00 hour (Local time) on 28thMay, 2019. Electronic bidding will not be permitted and late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 12.00hour (Local time) on 28thMay, 2019. 

All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of USD500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) or N150,000,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) only. 

The address referred to above is:

The National Project Coordinator

Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project,

Federal Ministry of Water Resources,

Plot 1402 Abba Kyari Street, off Adesoji Aderemi Street,

Apo-Abuja, Nigeria.

Tel: +234-8038391469 or +2348052048706

E-mail: [email protected]