UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION COMMISSION

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UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION COMMISSION

ADDENDUM

CLARIFICATION TO THE ADVERTISEMENT ON SUPPLY OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The Universal Basic Education Commission wishes to draw the attention of the General Public and the BPP in particular to our Advertisement No: TXB6/INST MAT/PU/NCB/PGD/2016 in respect of Invitation for Prequalification of Publishers/Suppliers for Production and Supply of TextBooks and other School Instructional Materials to 36 states and FCT. This advert appeared in the Federal Tenders Journal, the Daily Trust and the Nation Newspapers respectively.

This Addendum therefore is to inform all prospective bidders that requirement No 9 of the said advert which is submission of Letter of Authority/M.O.U for use, supply or sale of Intellectual Property refers to an Agreement between the Bidder and Authors or authorized sellers of the Intellectual Property.

Only bidders with letter of Authorization of the Intellectual Property or authorised sellers of the books and the Materials are eligible to apply. Meanwhile, supply of Textbooks is strictly for Publishers.

NOTE: The closing date for collection and submission of Pre-qualification documents for the said advertisement is therefore extended from Wednesday 11th to Thursday 26th January, 2016 at 12noon prompt. The opening of pre-qualification documents takes place also at 12.00noon at UBEC Conference Hall same day. All other requirements remain valid.

Signed
AD, Procurement Unit
For: Executive Secretary

SOURCE: THE NATION

THE INITIAL ADVERT IS SHOWN BELOW:

UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
UBEC Building, No. 7 Gwani Street,Wuse Zone 4, P.M.B. 5086, Post Code 900284,Abuja – Nigeria
Email: ubecnigeria@yahoo.com, URL: www.ubeconline.com

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF PUBLISHERS FOR PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY OF ECCDE, PRIMARY, JSS TEXTBOOKS IN MATHEMATICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, SOCIAL STUDIES, BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, LIBRARY RESOURCE/REFERENCE MATERIALS, PRINTING AND SUPPLIES OF OTHER SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

ADVERT NO.: UBEC/TXB 6/INSTR MAT/PU/NCB/PGD/2016

INTRODUCTION
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of basic education in Nigeria.

The Federal Government through the Commission intends to procure and distribute ECCDE, Primary and JSS core Textbooks in English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Basic Science and Technology. Also to be procured and distributed are Library Resource/Reference Materials and other Instructional Materials for the nation’s basic education school system using the Instructional Materials Fund

Towards this end, UBEC hereby invites eligible Publishers/Suppliers whose core Textbooks are used in Public Primary and Junior Secondary schools in any of the 36 States and FCT as compiled from the various Universal Basic Education Boards to collect and submit pre-qualification documents as follows:

S/N: A
Textbooks, Library Resource Materials and other Instructional Materials: Production and Supply of Core Textbooks Materials for ECCDE, Primary and Junior Secondary Schools

S/N: B
Textbooks, Library Resource Materials and other Instructional Materials: Production/Supply of Library Resource/Reference Materials for ECCDE, Primary and Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in accordance with Titles/Publishers Identified by the State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs)

S/N: C
Textbooks, Library Resource Materials and other Instructional Materials: Production/Supply of other essential Instructional Materials such as Science and Laboratory Equipment

Such eligible Publishers/Suppliers are expected to submit pre-qualification documents for the production and supply of core Textbooks, Library Resource/Reference Materials and other Instructional Materials for ECCDE, Primary and Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in accordance with the Titles/Publishers identified by the Universal Basic Education Boards.

Note: Any Publisher whose book is not recommended for use in public Primary and JSS schools in any of the 36 States and FCT need not collect pre-qualification documents

PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The following supporting documents which are considered key eligibility requirements should be provided.
1. Evidence of Registration/Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Certificate
2. Photocopies of Tax Clearance Certificates for the last three (3) years (2013, 2014 and 2015)
3. Evidence of Current PENCOM, ITF and NSITF Compliance Certificates
4. Evidence of Interim Registration Report (IRR) issued by BPP
5. Company profile including Address of Office, Factory or Printing Press
6. Evidence of financial capability from a reputable bank acceptable to UBEC including Bank Reference stating credit worthiness and Bank Statements depicting monetary transactions of the bidder & capability to execute the projects
7. Evidence of previous similar jobs successfully executed with Award and Completion Certificate verifiable by UBEC in the production and supply of Textbooks, Library Resource Materials & other essential Instructional Materials to State Universal Basic Education Boards or public schools
8. A sworn Affidavit of disclosure of interest that none of its Directors is a serving or retired member of UBEC and that none of the Directors of the firm has been convicted of any criminal offence relating to fraud, financial impropriety, falsification or acts similar in nature. Affidavit submitted must be deposed as described
9. A letter of Authority/M.O.U. for the use. supply or sale of intellectual property
10. All documents must be properly bound and numbered with a well arranged Table of Contents.

COLLECTION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS:
Interested Publishers/Suppliers are to collect pre-qualification documents from the Procurement Unit of the UBE Commission, No. 7 Gwani Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, between the hours of 1 0.00 am- 2.00 pm, Monday to Friday upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of NI0, 000.00 and presentation of the receipt of payment

Payment procedure is stated below:
Go to www.remita.net
Click on Pay A Federal Government Agency
Name of MDA: Universal Basic Education Commission
Purpose: Tenders Fees

DESCRIPTION: Payment for Pre-Qualification Document
Amount: 10,000
Enter other personal details
Proceed to pay online to Accountant-General of the Federation OR make a print-out and take to any Bank for payment

SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
Submissions of “Original” and “Copy” of pre-qualification documents should be done in one envelope clearly marked and titled for a specific component of choice. The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:

The Executive Secretary
Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)
UBEC Building
7 Gwani Street, Off lBB Way
Wuse Zone 4 Abuja

Attention: AD, Procurement Unit

CLOSING DATE FOR COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
All submissions must be made not later than I2:00 noon on Wednesday January 11th, 2017. The pre-qualification documents will be opened after 12:00 noon same day in the presence of representatives of Publishers, Suppliers and other stakeholders at UBEC Conference Room

Further enquiries/clarifications can be obtained from the Procurement Unit, Office of the Executive Secretary, at the above address between the hours of 10:00 am and 2.00 pm Monday to Friday or alternatively on GSM No 08133371834.

SIGNED:
AD, Procurement Unit
for Executive Secretary, UBEC