NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER OFFICE

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NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER OFFICE
Office of the Vice President

INVITATION TO BIDS

Issuance Date: FEBRUARY 2018
Credit No.: 5831 NG
IFB No.2: NCTO/NCB/02/2018

TITLE: PROCUREMENT OF PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has received Credit from the International Development Association (IDA) in various currencies towards the cost National Social Safety Project (NASSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to cover payments for Procurement of Payment Service Providers.

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1. The National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) a component of National Social Safety Net Project (NASSP) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders as follows:

Lot No: 1
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/Anambra State
Bid Security in Naira (N): N2,609,460.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

Lot No: 2
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/Benue State
Bid Security in Naira (N): N2,282,280.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

Lot No: 3
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/Kano State
Bid Security in Naira (N): N3,982,020.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

Lot No: 4
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/Katsina State
Bid Security in Naira (N): N2,880,780.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

Lot No: 5
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/Kaduna State
Bid Security in Naira (N): N2,034,900.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

Lot No: 6
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/Nasarawa State
Bid Security in Naira (N): N1,356,600.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

Lot No: 7
State: NCTO/NCS/NCB/4/FCT
Bid Security in Naira (N): N494,760.00
Validity of Bid (Days): 90

The contracts which will be for a period of 1 year is renewable on satisfactory performance for not more than two times and it includes but not limited to (a) Providing cash-out points, (b) Providing non-cash services, (c) It infrastructure to support payments, (d) Cash based disbursement in remote/rural locations, and (e) Merchandise based disbursements in remote/rural locations.

2. To be eligible, bidders must meet the following criteria among others statutory laws of Nigeria:
i) Has executed during the last two (2) years electronic payment including transportation and disbursement of cash to recipients in at least two (2) states in the Country over a period of six (6) months.

ii) The minimum required annual volume of Services for the successful Bidder in any of the last two years shall be at least equivalent to
LOT 1 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/ANS = N260,946,000.00
LOT 2 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/BNS = N228,228,000.00
LOT 3 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/KNS = N398,202,000.00
LOT 4 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/KTS = N288,078,000.00
LOT 5 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/KDS = N203,490,000.00
LOT 6 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/NRS = N135,660,000.00
LOT 7 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/FCT = N49,476,000.00

iii) The minimum amount of liquid assets and/or credit facilities net of other contractual commitments of the successful Bidder shall be:
LOT 1 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/ANS = N43,491,000.00
LOT 2 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/BNS = N38,038,000.00
LOT 3 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/KNS = N66,367,000.00
LOT 4 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/KTS = N48,013,000.00
LOT 5 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/KDS = N33,915,000.00
LOT 6 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/NRS = N22,610,000.00
LOT 7 – NCTO/NCS/ 002/FCT = N8,246,000.00
iv) Audited account for the past three (3) years.
v) Possessed the technology to be able to disburse cash online and offline to beneficiaries.

3. Bids will be considered per Lot. bidders may quote for one or more complete Lots, as bids will be evaluated and awarded on a Lot-by-Lot basis or combination of Lots, whichever results to be most economical to the project. However the total number any PSP will be engaged for in the project will not exceed 336,270 beneficiaries. Bids for part of a Lot will be considered non-responsive.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) 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, revised July 2014 (“Procurement Guidelines”), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraph 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information on the bidding document during office hours of 0900 to 1700 hours at the address given below:
NATIONAL SOCIAL INVESTMENT OFFICE (NSIO), 76 ALI AKILU CRESCENT, STATE HOUSE, ABUJA

6. Interested eligible bidders can purchase a complete bidding document in English language upon the submission of a written application on bidder’s letterhead to the address below for a Remita Revenue Receipt (RRR) and more instructions on the payment method.

7. Bid must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 noon local time on 19th March, 2018. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.

8. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened after 12:00 noon local time on 19th March, 2018 in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who wishes to attend at the address below. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than the amount stated in the table of paragraph 1 above for each Lot.

Signed:
The Project Coordinator,
National Cash Transfer Office,
National Social Investment office (NSIO),
76 Ali Akilu Crescent
State House, Abuja.
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST