NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER OFFICE

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Issue Date:        March 2019

Credit Date:       5831 NG

IFB No.:              NCTO/NCB/NCS/03/2019

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Title:                   Re: Invitation for Bids 

PROCUREMENT OF PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR NATIONAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAM 

  1. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has applied for a Credit from the International Development Association (IDA) in various currencies towards the cost of National Social Safety Net Project (NASSP) and intends to apply part of the funds under the National Cash Transfer component. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit will be applied to eligible payments under the contract to cover payments for Procurement of Payment Service Providers.
  • The National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) a component of National Social Safety Net Project (NASSP) now invites bids from eligible bidders (including those that responded to the IFB issued on the 21 December, 2018 in the Daily Trust & Daily Sun Newspapers) for the Procurement of Payment Service Providers at the following sixteen (16) States of the country where the services have not commenced. 

Lot No.: 1

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Abia State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.2 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 2

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Akwa Ibom State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 2.7 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension

Lot No.: 3

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Bayelsa State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 860,000 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 4

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Delta State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.9 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 5

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ebonyi State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 900,000 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension

Lot No.: 6

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Edo State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.2 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 7

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Enugu State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.7 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 8

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Imo State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 2.0 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 9

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Kebbi State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.47 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension

Lot No.: 10

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Lagos State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.7 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 11

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ogun State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.5 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 12

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ondo State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.3 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 13

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Rivers State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 2.6 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension

Lot No.: 14

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Sokoto State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.6 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 15

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Yobe State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.2 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

Lot No.: 16

States:NCTO/NCS/003/ (Zamfara State)

Bid Security in Naira (N): 1.0 Million

Validity of Bid (Days): 90 with the possibility of extension 

The contract will be effective for the period of 12 months and shall include but not limited to:

  1. Providing cash-out points
  2. Providing non-cash services
  3. IT Infrastructure to support payments
  4. Cash based disbursement in remote/rural locations; and
  5. Merchandise based disbursements in remote/rural locations.

3. To be eligible for the award of contract, bidders must meet the following criteria:

  1. Has executed during the last two (2) years electronic payment including transportation and disbursement of cash to recipients of the same size and complexity in at least two (2) States in the respective Lots over a six (6) months period.
  1. 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/003/ (Abia State              =N120,820,800

LOT 2 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Akwa Ibom State)   =N270, 042, 000

LOT 3 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Bayelsa State         =N86, 184, 000

LOT 4 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Delta State)            =N196, 992, 000

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ebonyi State)         =N92, 476, 800

LOT 6 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Edo State)              =N126, 076, 800

LOT 7 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Enugu State)          =N170, 726, 400

LOT 8 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Imo State)              =N200, 275, 200

LOT 9 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Kebbi State)           =N147, 744, 000

LOT 10 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Lagos State)        =N170, 726, 400

LOT 11 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ogun State)         =N154, 968, 000

LOT 12–NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ondo State)          =N132, 643, 200

LOT 13–NCTO/NCS/003/ (Rivers State)                  =N261, 834, 000

LOT 14–NCTO/NCS/003/ (Sokoto State)        =N160, 219, 200

  1. 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/003/ (Abia State               =N20,136,800

LOT 2 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Akwa Ibom State)    =N45, 007, 000

LOT 3 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Bayelsa State          =N11, 364, 000

LOT 4 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Delta State)             =N32, 832, 000

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ebonyi State)          =N15, 412, 800

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Edo State)               =N21, 012, 800

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Enugu State)           =N28, 454, 400

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Imo State)               =N33, 379, 200

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Kebbi State)            =N24, 624, 000

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Lagos State)           =N28, 454, 400

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ogun State)            =N25, 828, 000

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Ondo State)            =N22, 107, 200

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Rivers State)           =N43, 639, 000

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Sokoto State)          =N26, 703, 200

LOT 15 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Yobe State)          =N19, 480, 000

LOT 5 –NCTO/NCS/003/ (Zamfara State)       =N16, 088, 000

  1. Audited account for the past three (3) years.
  • 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. Bids for part of a Lot will be considered non-responsive.
  • Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedure as specified in the World Bank Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loan 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.
  • Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding document during office hours of 0900 hours to 1700 hours at the address given below:

76 Ali Akilu Crescent, State House, Abuja.

  • Interested new eligible bidders may purchase a complete set of bidding document in English Language upon the submission of a written application on bidder’s letterhead to the address below and payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10, 000.00). The method of payment will be through REMITA PLATFORM in favour of “National Cash Transfer Program”. The receipt/Teller should be accompanied by a letterhead of the desirous party requesting for transmittal of the documents giving reference to the “IFB Number” and “Title” of the bid. Those that purchased the Bidding document in response to the IFB issued in December 2018 are to obtain the document free but will extend the duration of their Bid validity to 90 days with effect from the new date of submission.
  • Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 noon local time on 11thApril, 2019. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.
  • Bidders conference will hold at Chariot Hotel Off Jimmy Carter Street, Asokoro, Abuja, on 21stMarch, 2019, Time 11am Prompt. 
  1. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened after 12:00 noon local time on 11thApril, 2019 in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who wishes to attend at Top Rank Hotel, Gimbya Street, Garki, Abuja.  All bids must be accompanied by security of not less than the amount stated above for each lot.

Signed

The Project Coordinator,

National Cash Transfer Office

76 Ali Akilu Crescent, State House, Abuja. 

SOURCE: VANGUARD

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