RFQ Number: 005
Issuance Date: 03/26/19
Deadline for Questions: 04/01/19
Deadline for Offers: 04/09/19

Description: Purchase of 24 laptops purchasing in 3 tranches over the coming 2-3 months, software and associated supplies

For: Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity

Funded By: USAID

Implemented By: CNFA

Point of Contact: info@ag-invest.org 

1.Introduction: The Agribusiness Investment Activity is a USAID Feed the Future program implemented by CNFA in Nigeria. The USAID/Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity is a 5-year year, $15 million-dollar project implemented by CNFA as part of the United States Government’s Feed the Future Initiative.  The project’s goal is to strengthen the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture.

As part of project activities, the Agribusiness Investment Activity requires the purchase of 24 laptops purchasing in an anticipated 3 tranches (tranche 1: 10 laptops; tranche 2: 8 laptops; tranche 3: 6 laptops) over the coming 2-3 months, along with software and computer components to enable staff to conduct activities. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for these items. 

Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by CNFA in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ.  Failure to adhere with instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.

2. Offer Deadline and Protocol:Offers must be received no later than 15:00 pm, Nigerian local Time, on April 9, 2019. Offers must be submitted by email to info@ag-invest.org . Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of CNFA. The cover page of this solicitation summarizes the important dates of the solicitation process. Offerors must strictly follow the provided deadlines to be considered for award.

3. Questions: Questions regarding the laptops required & specification requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 15:00 pm Nigerian local Time on April 1, 2019 by email to info@ag-invest.org. Questions submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification—and the responses thereto—that CNFA believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.

Only the written answers issued by CNFA will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of CNFA or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.

4. Technical Requirements: The table in Annex 4 summarizes the technical requirements of the laptops being purchased. Offerors are requested to provide quotations containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format. 

Line Item Description and Specifications Qty
1 Hp EliteBook 840 G5. 13.3” screen, Core i5 8th generation processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB Ram   Or equivalent specification 24
2 Antivirus software for 24 laptops 1
3 Microsoft office software for 24 laptops 1
4 19’’ LCD Monitor with VGA cable 5
5 17’’ LCD Monitor with VGA cable 10
6 Wireless keyboard and mouse 5