Addendum in Respect of Expressions of Interest for the Concession of 33 Silo Complexes at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Addendum in Respect of Expressions of Interest for the Concession of 33 Silo Complexes
This advert is as addendum to the Earlier advert placed on Monday October 20, 2014 for the above by the federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMA &RD) In Collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF)
The Public Partnership (PPP) Project
With reference to the advert published on Monday October 20th 2014 calling for Expressions of Interest for the of 33 Silo Complexes in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to inform prospective bidders that the deadline for submission the Expressions of Interest has been extended to Tuesday, December 2nd 3:00pm local time, The federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD) in collaboration with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMoF) hereby announce this invitation to prospective investor/operators to express interest in the operation and it of 33 Silo complexes located in Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has invested substantially in the development of Silo Complexes across the country under the Strategic Grain Reserve Programme. The storage capacity of the Silo Complexes ranges from11,000 to 100,000 metrictons with a total combined storage capacity of 1.3 million metric tons with the impressive output of grains being recorded under the implementation of the current Agricultural transformation Agenda, the FGN is considering the option of partnering with the private sector in the management and operations of the Silo Complexes which hitherto have been the responsibility of the Strategic Grains Reserve Department of the FMA&RD. It is expected that private sector participation in the management will improve efficiency and capacity.
In light of the foregoing, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the FMA&RD and the Federal Ministry of embarked upon the project to concession the 33 Silo Complexes. The FMA&RD as the owner of the silo infrastructure will be the project sponsor and granting authority for this concession. The concessions will be procured via competitive bidding, following a two-stage bid process: a pre-qualification stage and a proposal stage. In order to participate in the tender, interested applicants are requested to register at www.nigeriasilostransactions.com, where they will also be able to submit queries and access documentation.
Method of Application/Submission of EOIs:
Prospective bidders are required to download the submission forms from www.nigeriasilostransactions.com and submit the completed forms, along with the necessary supporting documents.
Expression of Interest at the cost of prospective bidders must be submitted in six copies (one original and five (5) hard copies) in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Expressions of Interest for the Concession of 33 Silo Complexes”. Upon receipt of Expressions of Interest (EOI). FMARD and FMoF shall evaluate and pre-qualify applicants for a subsequent Request for Proposals.
The expressions of interests Should be delivered not later than 3:00pm on Tuesday December 2nd 2014 at the following address:
Strategic Grains Reserve Department
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Plot 590, NAIC Building
Zone AO Central Area
P.M.B 135, Abuja, Nigeria
Investors/Operators Will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the current PPP laws in Nigeria. Interested applicants may obtain further information at the address above from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday through Friday (except public holidays) from Director, Strategic Grains Reserve Department or e-mail: email@example.com.
Interested proponents Investors/Operators are kindly requested to note that:
- Submission of EOIs shall be in English language only.
- Submission of EOIs through email will be rejected.
- Submission received after the deadline will be rejected
- Only short-listed Investors/Operators will be contacted.
The Silo locations and actual/expected capacities are as follows: