Federal Ministry of Works Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja
Invitation for Pre-Qualification for Highway Construction / Rehabilitation Projects and Expression of Interest(s) for Consultancy Services for Construction of FMW Zonal Headquarters Building in the six Geopolitical Zones of the Federation
The Federal Ministry of Works in furtherance to her statutory mandate intends to implement some capital projects under works and services in line with the approved budget of the Financial Year 2013. The Ministry hereby invites interested competent Civil Engineering Construction Companies for pre-qualification for highway projects: and Consultancy Firms for expression of interest for the preparation of Cost Estimate Details, Architectural, Structural and Engineering Services Designs for the Zonal headquarters buildings in the six geopolitical zones of the Federation.
2.0 Scope of Works and Services
The scopes of works to be carried out include the following:
A. Highways Projects: Construction/Rehabilitation (for Prequalification)
The Highway projects for construction/rehabilitation are listed under Category A and B as shown in the table below; Contractors are requested to submit tenders based on an understanding of the Specific Requirements for each project as stated in this publication and a realistic self assessment of the Contractor’s capacity.
|1.||Construction of Rigid Pavement on Agaie-Katcha-Baro Road in Niger State
|2.||Construction of Rigid Pavement on Ikorodu-Shagamu Road in Lagos State
|3.||Rehabilitation of Onitsha -Enugu Expressway: Section III (Awka –Amasea Border) Anambra State
| Category B
|1.||Construction of Jalingo-Kuna-Lau Road Section II in Taraba State
|2.||Rehabilitation of Odukpani – Ita Bridge in Cross River State
|3.||Construction of Irun – Surulere Road (1.5KM) in Akoko, Ondo State
|4.||Rehabilitation and Asphalting of Road and Culverts from Mission Road to old Ugboha Road, Ubiaja, Esan South East, LGA, Edo State.
B. Zonal Headquarters Building (for Expression of Interests)
The Project name is the “Construction of FMW Zonal Headquarters Building in the six geopolitical zones”. The project will be a three floor building with parking lot and well landscaped environment; it will be located in the Headquarters of each geopolitical zone of the federation. The objectives of the consultancy services are to prepare Architectural, Structural, Engineering Services designs; cost estimate details and prepare contract documents of the building. The Consultants shall perform all analysis; field investigations and related work described in the Request for Proposals (RFP) and shall be required to attain the set objective.
3.0 General Requirements:
The Ministry in compliance with the Public Procurement Act, 2007, will carry out pro-qualification o companies and short listing of consultants who respond to this advert based on the following requirements:
a) Certified true copy of Certificate of Incorporation.
b) Certified true copy of particulars of Directors.
c) Certified true copy of Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years
d) Evidence of VAT Registration and remittance.
e) Unabridged company Audited Annual Report for the immediate past (3) years
f) Certified true copy of Company Annual returns to C AC for the immediate past three (3) years
G) A sworn affidavit that no partner/director has been convicted m any country for criminal offences related to fraudulent or corrupt practices, or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter and that all the required documents are both Genuine and up to date.
H) Evidence of registration with National Pension Commission (PENCOM) and remittance of pension deduction to pension Fund Administrations (PFAs).
I) A statement from Company’s banker(s) indicating that the company does not as at the time of this bid have any existing loan or financial liability with the bank(s) for the last three months; and
J) Evidence of compliance with the provisions of section 6 (1) of the Amended Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Act,2011 which stipulates that companies bidding for contracts from MDAs must pay a training contribution equivalent to 1% of total annual payroll on behalf of the employees.
k) Nigerian Content
Nigerian Content (NC) is “The quantum of composite value added to or created in the Nigerian economy by a systematic development of capacity and capabilities through deliberate utilization of Nigerian human/material resources and services in the Nigerian construction industry – skilled and unskilled”.
Bidders shall consider Nigerian Content as an important element of their overall approach and management philosophy for project execution.
Thus, in responding to this invitation, Tenderers are required to:
- Submit a plan on how it intends to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria, raw materials and manufactured goods of Nigerian origin in line with the requirements of NC.
- Demonstrate key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the company’s total workforce that will be beneficial to youth employment and community development in Nigeria; and
- All bidders should include description of current Health, Safety and Environment (USE) procedures, plan, manuals and USE performance statistics over the last 3 years, e.g. accidents, fatalities.
L) Bureau of Public Procurement Data Base
Further to the above general requirements, contractors, consultants and service providers that have registered at the categorization and classification in the BPP website, as provided in Part 1 Section 5(h) of PPA 2007, should consider it as an added advantage.
4.0 Specific Requirements:
A. Highways Projects for Construction/Rehabilitation Works:
a) Annual Turnover of at least 10 billion naira(as stated in a verifiable tax clearance certificate) in the last 3 years.
b) Experience as a prime contractor on at least 3 (three) projects of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached).
c) Evidence that the Contractor has the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of this nature and complexity including Asphalt and Quarry Plants in the geopolitical zone of the project.
d) Evidence of Relevant experience in Rigid Pavement (Reinforced Concrete Construction) for Roads or Harbour.
e) Evidence that the Contractor is currently mobilized within the vicinity of the project in view.
f) Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities confirmed by reputable bank equivalent of two Billion five Hundred million Naira minimum amount of Liquid Assets; net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required
g) Full details of key human resources of the organization whose experience and competencies are relevant to the project with their respective curriculum vitae, academic and professional qualification including evidence of membership of professional bodies and staff phone numbers.
a) Companies applying for this Category must be indigenous.
b) Annual Turnover of at least Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (as stated in a verifiable tax clearance certificate) in the last 3 years.
c) Experience as a prime Contractor on at least 1 (one) Project of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached).
d) Evidence that the Contractor has the requisite plants and equipment to execute Project of this nature and complexity.
e) Evidence of access to or availability of credit; facilities certified by the banker equivalent of Fifty Million Naira minimum amount of Liquid Assets; net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required.
f) Full details of key human resources of the organization whose experience and competencies are relevant to the Project with their respective curriculum vitae. Academic and professional qualifications, evidence of membership of professional bodies and staff phone numbers;
g) Contractors presently working with the Ministry that have three (3) or more on-going Projects need not apply.
B) Zonal Headquarters Building:
a) Evidence of firm’s registration with the relevant professional bodies.
b) Evidence of Execution of Similar Projects in Federal or State agencies.
c) Methodology/Work Plan for Project Implementation and Validity of Offer.
d) Full details of key human resources of the organization whose experience and competencies are relevant to the project with their respective curriculum vitae, academic and professional qualifications, evidence of membership of professional bodies and staff phone numbers.
5.0 Method of Submission:
i. Documents for Pre-qualification for Construction/Rehabilitation of highway projects and Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services must be submitted on or before 12noon on Thursday, 19th September, 2013.
ii. Pre-qualification or Expression of Interest documents must be submitted in separate envelopes clearly marked ‘Pre-qualification’ or ‘Expression of Interest’ (Expression of Interest must indicate whether Architectural, Structural, Engineering Services designs; or cost estimate and contract documents details) and return to:
The Secretary, Ministerial Tenders Board, Public Procurement Department (Room B21H, Block V), Federal Ministry of Works, Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja.
6.0 Opening of Bids:
i. Expression of Interest and Pre-qualification documents are to be opened immediately after the closing of submission of bids on 19th September, 2013.
ii. For Consultancy Services only shortlisted Consultants will be invited to submit technical and financial bids.
iii. Pre-qualified contractors for Construction/Rehabilitation of Highway projects are to be invited to submit tenders after evaluation and verification of claims, and
iv. Companies or their representatives, Civil Societies, NGOs, Professional Bodies and members of the general public are invited to witness the bids opening exercise.
7.0 Additional Information:
i. The Ministry will verify any or all the claims made by applicants and any Contractors/Consultants who contravene Section 58 Sub Section 4g of PPA 2007 will be liable to Section 58 Sub Section 6a & b of the same PPA 2007.
ii. Contractors who worked for the Ministry and have history of poor performance, abandonment and termination need not to apply.
iii. This advertisement shall not entitle pre-qualified Companies/shortlisted Consultant to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from the Ministry by virtue of such Companies having been pre-qualified/shortlisted.
iv. The Ministry reserves the right to reject any and/or all pre-qualified Contractors/shortlisted Consultant at its sole discretion and at no costs whatsoever.
v. All costs incurred in responding to this advert and pre-qualification/ short listing for the Projects shall be borne solely by the Contractors/Consultants.
vi. Non compliance to the instructions will lead to disqualification.
Note: This Public Notification has earlier been published in ThisDay and The Punch Newspapers of Thursday, 29th August, 2013
Federal Ministry of Works.