KOGI STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

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KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF 35 NOS MF 375 (75 HP, 2WD) MASSEY FERGUSON TRACTORS WITH FULL IMPLEMENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 The Ministry of Agriculture, Kogi State of Nigeria, in consonance with its agricultural revolution which inter alia is targeted at job creation, poverty reduction and improving agricultural output through mechanized farming in the State, intends to release for management, its 35 Nos MF 375, (75 HP, 2 WD) Massey Ferguson Tractors with full implements.

1.2 The Ministry of Agriculture now invites reputable Corporate bodies with requisite knowledge, expertise and experience in the management of MF 375, (75 HP, 2 WD) Massey Ferguson Tractors with full implements to submit letter of expression of interest for consideration.

2.0 AIMS / OBJECTIVES
2.1 The aims and objectives of this mechanization strategy are:
(a) To ensure effective maintenance and management of the equipment.
(b) For farmers to gain quick access to the tractors at subsidized rate.
(c) To make farming easy and more lucrative, thereby increase agricultural production.
(d) It will create employment opportunities.
(e) Generate income for the Government.

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3.0 ENGAGEMENT
3.1 To enhance efficiency and sustainability of this mechanization scheme, the engagement for the management of the MF 375, (75 HP, 2 WD) Massey Ferguson Tractors with full implements id arranged to cut across all the senatorial districts of the State as follows:
(a) KOGI EAST will have 15 Nos Tractors and to be managed by three (3) corporate bodies.
(b) KOGI WEST will have 10 Nos Tractors to be managed by two (2) corporate bodies.
(c) KOGI CENTRAL will have 10 Nos Tractors and to be managed by two (2) corporate bodies.

4.0 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
4.1 The following documents should be attached to the letter of expression of interest.
(a) Certificate of Incorporation and other incorporation documents.
(b) Company profile and description of past similar assignments or experience.
(c) Tax clearance for three (3) years (2015, 2016 & 2017).
(d) Evidence of payment of non-refundable processing fees with Ministry of Agriculture.
(e) Affidavit by the corporate body to manage and use the tractors within Kogi State alone, deposed to at the High Court of Justice, Kogi State.
(f) Evidence of registration with Kogi State Bureau of Public Procurement.
(g) Upon successful bidding by a corporate body, same shall deposit the sum of Two Million Naira (N2, 000, 000.00) only to the Kogi State Government account and present evidence of such payment to the Ministry for each tractor and the balance to be paid on installments within a period of three (3) years.
(h) Any other relevant documents to support the application.

5.0 CLOSURE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
5.1 Note that all submissions should reach the office of the Director, PRS, Ministry of Agriculture, Lokoja, Kogi State, not later than 12:00 noon on 13th July, 2018. Only the submissions received within the deadline will be considered.

Note also that this advertisement is as follow-up to the earlier one published in the Nation and Vanguard Newspapers on the 6th April, 2018.

SIGNED:
Idenyi Emmanuel
Permanent Secretary

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST