International Competitive Bidding (ICB); Supply and Installation of a Mini Solar Power Plant at the Headquarters of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja

Comissao Da Cedeao

Ecowas Commission

Commission De La Cedeao 

International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

(1)       The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) have allocated equity capital for the supply and installation of a Small-Scale Solar Power Plant at the Headquarters of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, 101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

(2)       The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) hereby launch an International Competitive Bidding for the submission of bids, in sealed envelopes, for the supply and installation of a Mini Solar Power Plant at the Headquarters of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, 101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Federal Republic of Nigeria (single indivisible lot). The contract award will be conducted through International Competitive Bidding as defined in the ECOWAS Tenders Code and open to all eligible Bidders.

The Bidding document can be obtained at the Procurement Division, Directorate of General Administration, ECOWAS Commission, Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, Abuja, Nigeria, upon sending a written request and payment of the sum of two hundred Euros (€200) in cash or by cheque, made in favor of ECOWAS Commission, Abuja.

For Bidders residing outside Nigeria the Bidding Document can be mailed to interested Bidders upon payment (by Bank Transfer) of non-refundable fee of two hundred Euros (€200 Euros) to the Commission (transfer charges born by the bidder). (Account Details available on request.)

(3)       Interested Bidders may obtain additional information from the following address during working hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00am (8.00am GMT+1) to 4.00pm (3.00pm GMT+1), ECOWAS Commission, Directorate of General Administration, Procurement Division, 1st Floor, Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, PMB 401 Abuja Nigeria.

E-mail: procurement@ecowas.int with copies to selhadji@ecreee.org and nbugatti@ecreee.org

Companies interested in visiting the site may contact ECOWAS Commission Maintenance Division, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria; contact person: Eng. Samuel Balo, e-mail: skbalo@ecowas.int or samuelbalo@yahoo.com

(4)     Qualification requirements are:

(a) Experience

Bidders must demonstrate experience as a major business in the installation of photovoltaic solar power plants for at least 2 (two) projects of similar nature and complexity to the project under this tender over the past five (5) years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) in a country in sub-Saharan Africa. This experience must include at least the supply and installation of centralized photovoltaic or hybrid solar power systems with storage facility, and Bidders must enclose attestations or certificates of services provided signed by the contracting authorities including their address, email and phone number).

(b)       Financial Capability

The Bidder must furnish documentary evidence that he meets the following requirements; possession of a net average annual turnover equal to no less than 1.5 times the bid price over the past three years (2012, 2013 and 2014). The Bidder shall submit, alongside his bid, certified financial statements for each of the last three (3) years or any other equivalent document.

(c)        Technical Team

  • The director or head of the works must possess no less than ten (10) years’ professional experience and must be an engineer in the electrical, electro-technical, electronic or electro-mechanical fields with proven experience in solar power (attach CV).
  • The principal supervisor of the works must possess no less than five (5) years’ professional experience and must be a senior technician in the electrical, electro-technical, electronic or electromechanical fields with proven experience in solar power (attach CV).
  • The technical team must include at least one senior technician in civil engineering who must possess no less than three (3) years’ proven professional experience (attach CV).
  • The technical team must comprise the necessary and adequate staff to cope with the nature and complexity of the works under this Tender.
  • The technical team shall receive all materials, equipment, tools and logistics required in line with the nature and complexity of the works under this Tender (submit list of equipment and tools offered).

(5)       The Bid shall be valid for one hundred and twenty (120) days after Bid opening and must be accompanied by €10,000 (bank guarantee or surety bond) bid security.

(6)       Bids must be submitted (in English and French) in a sealed envelope deposited in the Tenders box located Office of the Executive Assistant of Commissioner of Administration & Finance, fifth (5th) floor of the ECOWAS Commission Building, 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent Asokoro District, P. M. B. 401, Abuja, Nigeria on or before 17th September 2015, at 11:00 AM (GMT+1), clearly indicating “Supply and Installation of Mini Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant, Headquarters of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Yakubu 101 Gowon Crescent, Federal Republic of Nigeria” Do not open except in the presence of the ECOWAS Procurement Committee.

(7)       Tenders will be opened in the presence of bidders who wish to attend the bid opening on 17th September 2015 at 11:30 AM (GMT+1), Room 523, Ecowas Commission, Abuja, Nigeria.

Stephen NARTEY

Commissioner General Administration & Conference