Tender Opportunity: Provision of Third Party Inspection Agency Services at Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited

An ExxonMobil Subsidiary

Operator of the NNPC/MPN Joint Venture

Tender Opportunity: Provision of Third Party Inspection Agency Services

NipeX Tender Number: 0400239

(1)     Introduction

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Ventures plans to engage the services of competent and qualified firms to provide qualified third party inspection personnel (Third Party Inspection Agencies TPIA’s) at international or in-country locations for manufacturing, construction or any work described as inspection for an anticipated contract term of Four (4) years with a one (1) year optional renewal period.

(2)     Scope of Work

The scope of work includes, but is not limited to the provision qualified third party inspection personnel (TPIA’s).

Interested companies must be able to provide qualified third party inspection personnel at international or in-country locations for manufacturing, construction, safety and marine inspections or any work described as inspection for the following;

(i)      Source inspection covering witness and hold points listed on the Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) at the manufacturing facility for items such as pressure vessels, pipe, rotating equipment, valves, painting/coating/lining, galvanizing, test labs, documentation, etc.

(ii)     Discipline inspection covering witness and hold points listed on the Inspection and Test Plan for civil, structural, welding, NDE, coating, mechanical static/rotating, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical completions, documentation, etc.

(3)     Mandatory Requirements

(A)    To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested contractors are required to be prequalified in both NIPEX category codes 3.02.01: (Quality Assurance QA/QC Consultancy) and 3.02.16 (Third Party Evaluation/Verification Consultancy) categories in NipeX Joint Qualification Scheme (NJQS) database. All successfully prequalified suppliers in these categories will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).

(B)     To determine if you are prequalified and view the product/service category you are listed for: Open www.nipexng.com and access NJQS with your log-in details, click on continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool, click check my supplier status and then click supplier product group.

(C)     If you are not listed in a product/service category you are registered with DPR to do business, contact NipeX office at 30, Oyinkan Abayomi Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, with your DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update,

(D)    To initiate the JQS prequalification process, access www.nipexng.com to download an application form, make necessary payments and contact NipeX office for further action,

(4)     Nigerian Content

Company is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in compliance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (NOGICD Act) enacted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in April 2010.

As from the commencement of this Act, the minimum Nigerian Content in any project, service or product specification to be executed in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry shall be consistent with the level set in the Schedule to the Act and any other targets as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

MPNU requires their Contractors to comply with the Act, its attached Schedule and any applicable regulation developed by the NCDMB.

Nigerian Content (NC) in the Nigerian oil and gas industry is defined as: “The quantum of composite value added to or created in the Nigerian economy by a systematic development of capacity and capabilities through the deliberate utilization of Nigerian human, material resources and services in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.”

“Nigerian company” is a company registered in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of Companies and Allied Matters Act with not less than 51% equity shares by Nigerians.

Tenderers shall consider Nigerian content as an important element of their overall project development and management philosophy for project execution.

As part of their submissions, Tenderers shall:

(a)     Provide a description of its committed infrastructure (asset, equipment, technical and administrative office(s), inspection tools, etc.) in Nigeria to support this contract and evidence that a minimum of 50% of all equipment/tools deployed to work by multinational and international companies are owned by the Nigerian subsidiary.

(b)     Demonstrate that its entity is a Nigerian registered company, defined as a company registered in Nigeria in accordance with the provision of Company and Allied Matters Act. Provide details of its Ownership Structure. Submit certified true copies of CAC form (C02 and C07) including Memorandum and Article of Association. For Nigerian company in alliance with a foreign company or multinational, submit evidence of binding agreement of the alliance duly signed by the CEO’s of both parties.

(c)      Submit a plan on how it intends to give first consideration to goods and services provided from within Nigeria, to meet 50% Spend NC target for Third Party Evaluation/Verification Consultancy (under the Project Management/ Consulting category of the NOGICD Act) in line with the requirements of the NCD Act.

(d)     Demonstrate key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the Company total workforce (direct and in-direct employees) that are Nigerians

(e)      Submit a plan on how it intends to provide Human Capacity Development and Personnel Training

Tenderer’s failure to comply with the NOGICD Act or demonstrate commitment to Nigerian Content development will result in Tenderer’s disqualification.

Close Date

Only tenderers who are registered with NJQS Product categories: 3.02.01 (Quality Assurance QA/QC Consultancy) and 3.02.16 (Third Party Evaluation/Verification Consultancy) as at Tuesday, September 15, 2015 being the advert closing date shall be invited to submit Technical Bids.

Additional Information

(A)    Interested suppliers must be prequalified for this product/service category in NJQS.

(B)     Full tendering procedure will be provided only to contractors that have been successfully prequalified in NJQS.

(C)     This advertisement shall neither be construed as an Invitation to Tender (ITT) nor a commitment on the part of MPN to award a contract to any supplier and/or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents.

(D)    This advertisement shall not entitle prequalified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from MPN and/or its partners by virtue of such companies having been prequalified in NJQS.

(E)     All costs incurred in registering and prequalifying for this and other product/service categories in NJQS shall be borne solely by suppliers.

(F)     Suppliers that are prequalified for this product/service category in NJQS must ensure that the name and contact details (physical address, email address and telephone number) of their company and authorized/responsible personnel is up-to-date in their company profile in the NJQS database.

(G)    MPN shall communicate only with the authorized/responsible personnel of prequalified companies and not through unauthorized individuals or agents.

(H)    Only Suppliers registered on both NipeX category codes 3.02.01 and 3.02.16 as at the last date of this advertisement will be eligible to participate in the tendering exercise.

Please visit the NipeX Portal at www.nipexng.com for this Advert and other information

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