Request for Expression of Interest (EOI); Supply of Hotel & Catering Goods & Services at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) 

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) – Supply of Hotel & Catering Goods & Services

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

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Hotel Catering unit of IITA functions as a Hospitality service providing unit under corporate support Services. This Unit is responsible for meeting all the hospitality needs of the Institute and the campus residents at Ibadan. It aims to offer pleasant, comfortable accommodation (at International House Ibadan and Ikeja Guest House, Lagos), provide safe food & beverages through its service centres, and while ensuring international standards at a competitive cost. The unit is responsible to serve over 2000 healthy meal staff members of IITA & official visitors, guests every day.

IITA invites expression of interest (EOI) from interested persons, small, medium and corporate enterprises that can create and deliver value to the Unit and are regulatory compliant, technically and financially competent to be pre-qualified as a registered supplier/service provider for the supplies/provisions of goods and services listed below:

(A)    Goods: Bakery, Beef, Fish, Poultry, Cereals, Biscuits, Spirits, Wines, Beverages, Soft Drinks & Waters, Dairy Products, Vegetables (Fresh & Canned), Fruits (Fresh & Canned), Flour, Toiletries & Cleaning items, Linen Cutlery, Grocery items, Milk products, Sauces, pork products, Miscellaneous items and other Hotel Supplies

(B)     Services: Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance of Hotel Catering Equipment, Cultural Group, DJs & Children Entertainers, Fumigation/pest Control, Rental Services for Chair/Tables/Canopies and DSTV Service Provider


Companies/persons with interest to participate in the exercise are requested to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) with the following mandatory requirements:

  • Companies’ Name, Postal and Physical location addresses
  • Phone number, fax numbers and email addresses
  • Name and title of contact person
  • Verifiable evidence of experience and reputation in the supply of relevant products and services
  • Certificate of Incorporations or Registration with CAC
  • VAT Registration certificate where applicable
  • Valid Income/personal Income Tax Clearance certificate for years 2013 and 2014
  • Minimum of Three (3) Reputable Organizations as Referees
  • Letter of Confirmation from your Bank.

Detailed Terms of reference: Shortlisted firms will be contacted. Deadline for Applications submission:  close of business COB 30th July, 2015

Applications to be addressed in a sealed envelope and marked ‘Prequalification for Supply/Provision of Goods and Services’ to:

Head, Supply Chain,

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),

Idi-Ose, Oyo Road,

PM.B. 5320 Ibadan, Oyo State

This Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) does not constitute a solicitation, therefore International House reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during EOI and/or solicitation process. Your response to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that such a firm will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued. Only vendors deemed qualified upon completion of an objective evaluation of their submission of EOI, will receive acknowledgement of being included in supplier base of the Institute.

Note: All current Suppliers are required to be pre-qualified afresh.