Request for Submission of Proposal for the Capacity Building of Participating Financial Institutions (PFIS) under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Central Bank of Nigeria

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Request for Submission of Proposal for the Capacity Building of Participating Financial Institutions (PFIS) under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) of the Central Bank of Nigeria

(1)       Introduction:

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commenced the release of the MSME Development Fund in August 2014. The Fund was established in recognition of the significant contributions of the MSME sub-sector to economic development.

In order to address the observed gaps in the sub-sector, the CBN is planning to build the capacity of PFIs and SPVs under the MSMEDF.

(2)     The Training Programme

The capacity building programme should include, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Introduction to microfinance and best practice
  • Product development
  • Technology to push outreach
  • Risk, vulnerability and sustainability in micro financing
  • Upscaling to regulated institutions
  • Regulation and Supervision of microfinance institutions

(3)     General Requirements:

Interested and competent vendors are hereby invited to submit their proposals which must include the following documents for verification:

(a)     Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation and Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

(b)     Certified true copy of Memorandum and Article of Association

(c)      Evidence of Company Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years (2011, 2012 and 2013) as at when due

(d)     Comprehensive company profile including registered office, functional contact email address, GSM phone number(s) and facsimile number(s)

(e)      Verifiable evidence of similar jobs successfully executed in the past

(f)      Reference letter from a Bank stating the financial ability of the Vendor to carry out such projects)

(g)     Current company’s audited statement of accounts

(h)     Current Pension Clearance Certificate from PENCOM.

(i)      Evidence of Compliance Certificate with the provisions of Section 6(1) (3) of the amended Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Act No.19 of 2011.

(j)      Evidence of registration with Financial Reporting Council (FRC) 

(3.1)     Technical and Financial Bid Requirements:

The Technical and Financial Bid documents should state the following:

(i)      Proposal for the capacity building programme in Nigeria: unit cost for PFIs, SPVs and States

(ii)     Framework for conducting the exercise

(iii)    Timeline

(iv)    Faculty

(v)     Cost

(vi)    Evidence of past experience in similar assignments and understanding of the Nigerian microfinance environment

4.0     Submission:

The submission shall be in two separate envelopes as follows:

(a)     The general requirements and Technical Proposal should be submitted in a wax sealed envelope boldly marked at the top left) corner:-

“Prequalification and Technical Proposal for THE CAPACITY BUILDING OF PARTICIPATING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (PFIs) UNDER THE MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT FUND (MSMEDF) OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA”

(b)     The Financial Proposal should be submitted in a second, wax sealed envelope boldly marked at the top left corner:-

“Financial Proposal for THE CAPACITY BUILDING OF PARTICIPATING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (PFIs) UNDER THE MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT FUND (MSMEDF) OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.”

And addressed to:-

The Secretary,

Major Contracts Tenders Committee

2nd Floor, Wing C

CBN, Head Office Complex

Central Business District

 

Closing Date:

All submission must be received at the above Office not later than 12:00 noon on July 9, 2015. 

5.0     Opening Date:

The prequalification and Technical Proposal will be opened immediately, after close of submission of the bid on the 9th of July, 2015.

7.0     Important Notice

(a)     Only the successful company will be notified formally

(b)     Nothing in the advert shall be construed to be a commitment on the part of the CBN

Signed:

Management

Central Bank of Nigeria