NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
PLOT NO: 1387, CADASTRAL ZONE A00, CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, ABUJA
P.M.B 136, GARKI- ABUJA
TEL: +234-094621400, 094621410
Website: www.nerc.gov.ng , email: info@nerc.gov.ng

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR 2019 CONSULTANCIES, GOODS AND WORKS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was established by the ESPR Act, 2005 to create, promote, and preserve efficient industry and market structures and to ensure the optimal utilization of resources for the provision of electricity services in Nigeria.

The Commission wishes to solicit for applications from experienced and competent consultants and contractors with cognate experience in the Lots listed below under 2.0, to pre-qualify their company to enable them participate in the financial bid for consultancies, goods and works.

2.0 SCOPE OF SERVICE
(2.1) Interested consultants and contractors are expected to submit expressions of interest separately as follows:

Lot 1General Consultancies on Economic Regulation in the Electricity Sector;
Lot 2Operational Audit of Electricity Market Participants;
Lot 3Valuation of Regulatory Assets in the Electricity Sector;
Lot 4Customer Surveys/Polling;
Lot 5Printing of the Commission’s Annual Report;
Lot 6Supply of Staff Bus and Project Vehicles;
Lot 7Upgrade of Controls and Maintenance of Elevators;

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Interested and reputable firms shall include the following requirements in their submission:
(a) Evidence of certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission CCAC) including CAC 2 and CAC 7
(b) Evidence of firm’s tax clearance certificates for the last three (3) years valid till 31 December, 2019
( c) Evidence of current pension compliance certificate valid till 31st December 2019;
( d) Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) compliance certificate valid till 31st December 2019.
( e) Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) compliance certificate valid till 31st December 2019
(f) Evidence of registration on the database of federal contractors consultants and service providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 30/6/2019 or valid certificate issued by Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP);
(g) Evidence of firm’s registration with relevant professional body e.g. ICAN, ANAN, COREN, QSRBN, ARCON, CORBON etc.
(h) A sworn affidavit:
disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder, and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
that the company is not in receivership or about to be in receivership or not a replacement for a hitherto tax defaulting company.
(I) Company’s audited accounts for the last three years (2016, 2017 and 2018);
(j) Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank indicating willingness to fund the project;
(k) Company profile with duly signed curriculum vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their academic/professional qualifications (e.g. COREN, QSRBN, ARCON, CORBON, ICAN, ANAN, etc.);
(l) Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including letters of awards valuation certificates, job completion certificates and photographs of the projects where applicable;
(m) Only companies included in the National Automotive Design and Development Council’s approved list of local manufacturers of vehicles or their authorized representatives should submit bids for Lot 5:
(n) For joint venture/partnership, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) should be provided (all the eligibility requirements are compulsory for each JV partner);
(o) All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter on the company/firm s letterhead paper bearing amongst others, the registration number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), contact address, telephone number (preferably GSM No.) and e-mail address. The letterhead paper must bear the names and nationalities of the directors of the company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by authorised officer of the firm.

4.0 SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
Interested firms are to prepare two (2) bound copies of Expression of Interest/Prequalification documents, ensuring that pages therein are arranged as indicated above and separated by dividers. The two bound copies should be placed in individual envelopes, and the reverse of each sealed envelope should have the name and address of the bidder. The two sealed envelopes should be placed in a larger envelope, sealed and addressed to:

The Chairman,
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission,
Plot No. 1387, Cadastral Zone, A00
Central Business District
Abuja.

The envelope should be dropped into the tender box at the Registry located on the ground floor of the Commission not later than 12:00 noon on Thursday 4, July 2019, 2019. Please ensure that you sign the bid submission register in the Commission’s Registry on the Ground floor, as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids. For further enquiries, please contact the “the Head (Procurement)” on e-mail maryam.abubakar@nerc.gov.ng and copy the project officer on nuruddeen.ahmed@nerc.gov.ng

5.0 OPENING OF EOI DOCUMENTS
The prequalification documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission by 12:00 noon on Thursday 4, July 2019, in the Commission’s hearing Room Wing B, 1st Floor, Plot No. 1387, Cadastral Zone, A00, Central Business District, Abuja in the presence of bidders or their representatives

6.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
(a) Documents must be in English Language and signed by an official authorised by the bidder;
(b) Documents submitted after the deadline for submission will be returned un-opened;
( c) Bidders should not express interest/submit bids for more than two(2)Lots;
( d) All costs will be borne by the bidders;
( e) All short-listed/prequalified firms/companies will be contacted at later date for collection Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Tender documents;
( f) The Commission is not bound to shortlist any firm/company and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007-

SIGNED.
CHAIRMAN
NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION

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