Expression of Interest (EOI) for Provision of Consultancy Services to Develop Nigeria’s Industrial Sector at Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments Industrial Training Fund
Expression of Interest (EOI) for Provision of Consultancy Services to Develop Nigeria’s Industrial Sector
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Industrial, Trade and Investment (MITI), on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has developed a programme to rapidly industrialize Nigeria over the next 3 to 5 years The industrialization programme strategically focuses on areas of Nigeria’s comparative advantage namely: the agro allied industries, solid minerals and basic metals sectors; oil & gas industrial activities; and construction, light manufacturing, and services. The programme will also roll out public/private sector interventions in supporting areas to ensure improved competitiveness of Nigerian Industry in areas such as Industrial infrastructure, Skills innovation, Investment Climate, Standards, Local Patronage, and Finance. The objectives of the programme are to increase manufacturing’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP from 4% today, to over 10% within the next 3 to 5 years, while ensuring job creation, economic diversification import substitution, export diversification, and broadening the governments taxable base. Consequently. MITI and ITF is desirous of engaging the services of a consulting firm (the Consultant) to execute the industrialization programme by preparing detailed plans, executing programme activities, providing industry expertise, and measuring tangible results and outcomes of the industrialization programme.
The Consulting firm among other responsibilities, expected to carry out the following;
(i) Provide project management to the overall Industrialization Programme and within any work stream or sub-project within the programme. This will include developing and maintaining works plan for various parts of the programme, and managing all issues and risks.
(ii) Provide in-house (or external resource) industrial Specialists in specific sectors, including but not limited to: Food processing, Beverages, Textiles/Apparels, Palm. Oil processing, Cocoa processing, rice processing. Sugar, Rubber products, Leather & Leather products, Aluminum, Auto assembly, Basic metals (steel production), Cement, Petrochemicals, Fertilizer, Methanol, Refineries, Plastics Housing, Services and Light Manufacturing
(iii) Provide deep consulting expertise to support interventions in the following areas: Industrial infrastructure, skills innovation, investment climate, standards, Local patronage, and Finance
(iv) Facilitate decision making across multiple stakeholders, government agencies, and parties.
(v) Target and attract investment from domestic and international investors into key industrial sectors (both existing and new investors to Nigeria)
(vi) Continually benchmark best practices and successful principles adopted by other countries. Adopting those practices within the industrialization plans recommendations.
(vii) Develop and operate a realistic monitoring framework to measure results of the industrialization programme,
(viii) Capacity building for key MITi and ITF staff members, to ensure the industrialization programme continues after the consultants departure (provide tangible measures/outcomes to prove successful capacity building)
(ix) Develop baste productivity tools/systems to support programme collaboration, data collation and communication.
(x) Communication management with key internal and external stakeholders.
The programs is focused on execution and not planning. Interested firms should therefore note that special consideration will be given to proposals that are focused on executing action items that immediately commence attracting investments into target sectors and intervening in areas that make Nigerian industry more competitive.
Consequently, reputable firms interested in rendering these services to MITI are requested to send in their Expression of Interest (EOI) for that purpose.
Interested firms are required to submit proposals submitted In English Language with the following requirements which shall be used as criteria for preliminary selection, Mandatory (Without which companies will be disqualified)
(i) Evidence of Registration with Corporate Affairs Commission
(ii) Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association.
(iii) Evidence of payment of tax for the last 3 years as at when due (such evidence should reflect value of the projects undertaken in the last three (3) years)
(iv) Certificate of compliance issued by the National Pension Commission as evidence fulfilling employer’s obligations to employees with respect to pensions
(v) Evidence of payment of training contributions to STF (Industrial Training Fund)
(vi) Evidence of registration with Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN or compliance with FRCN Act
- i. Evidence of participation in similar scheme with verifiable reference of related services rendered in the last five (5) years
- ii. Corporate profile of the firms including CV of key personnel supported by Professional licenses, registered addresses, functional contact email address, GSM phone numbers and facsimile(s).
- iii. Audited accounts in the last three (3) years duly stamped by licensed Auditors,
- iv. References of satisfactory performance from three (3) previous large clients,
- v. Evidence of competence in Financial, Contract and Project Management
- vi. Professional Certifications and licenses (national and international) in the field of financial management and other related fields.
Interested firms should note that consultant’s remunerations will be negotiated on the Federal approved fees for consultancy services in the Public Sector.
Applications for EOI accompanied by relevant documents should also be forwarded in sealed envelope marked at the top left comer and boldly written “EOI in Respect of Consultancy Services to Develop Nigeria’s Industry”
And addressed to Industrial Training Fund (ITF),
P.M.B 2199, Jos
All submissions must be received by: 13th December, 2013
All submissions will be opened on: 13th December 2013 at ITF Headquarters Complex, Jos
- Only shortlisted firms will be contacted
- MITI reserves the right to reject any proposal
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