NIGERIAN INVESTMENT PROMOTION COMMISSION
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST EOI FOR
APPOINTMENT OF EXTERNAL AUDITORS

1. INTRODUCTION
In compliance with the provision of section 85(3) (a) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and the relevant guidelines of the office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) requires the service of a Firm/Company of External Auditors.

Experienced and competent Audit Firms/Companies are invited to submit Expression of Interest for External Auditor of the commission.

2. SCOPE OF SERVICES
The External Auditor will be required primarily to express his opinion on the financial statements of the commission

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Interested firm/companies should submit two (2) bound Expression of interest (EoI) documents duly signed, paginated, separated by dividers and arranged in the order outlined hereunder and show evidence of:
i. Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
ii. Company current Tax Clearance certificate for the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018) valid till 31st December, 2019.
iii. Current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
iv. Current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2019;
v. Current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliances Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
vi. Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractor, Consultant and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/01/2020 or valid certificate issued by BPP
vii. Firs/Company’s registration with the relevant professional body i.e. ICAN/ANAN or any related professional body
viii. Current Registration with the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation
ix. Current Registration with the financial reporting council of Nigeria
x. Firms/ Company’s financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed.

xi. Sworn Affidavit:
– disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant Committees of The Nigerian Investment Promotion 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 particular’s
– Of not having any director who has been convicted in any country for any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter.
– Of not being in receivership, the subject of any form of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings or the subject of any form of winding up petition or proceedings
xii. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years (2016, 2017, and 2018)
xiii. Firms/Company’s Profile including Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications (ICAN/ANAN etc.)
xiv. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including letters of Award, Valuation Certificates, Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of projects.
xv. All documents for submission must be transmitted with Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by 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 the authorized officer of the firm.

4. SUBMISSION OF EOI DOCUMENTS
Interested firms/companies are to submit two (2) bound of Expression of Interest (EoI) documents separated by dividers and arranged as indicated above. The documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to Executive Secretary, The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, and clearly marked with “Expression of interest for Appointment of External Auditors”. Furthermore, the reverse of sealed envelope should have the name and address of the bidder and dropped in the Tender Box located in the main reception of the commission, ground floor OSIC building not later than 12: 00 noon on Monday, 19th of August 2019.

5. OPENING OF EOI DOCUMENTS
The EOI documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12 noon on Monday 19th of August, 2019 in the NIPC’s Conference room (3rd Floor Block A) in the presence of bidders or their representatives. Please ensure that you sign the opening register indicating company name, representatives contact details (phone No and email)
NIPC will not be liable for mislabeled submissions or wrongly submitted bids.

6. GENERAL INFORMATION
i. EOI must be in English Language and signed by an official authorized of the Firm/Company
ii. EOI submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned un-opened;
iii. All costs will be borne by the bidders
iv. Only shortlisted Firms/Companies will be contacted at a later for collection of Request for Proposals.
v. NIPC reserves the right to reject any Firm/Company that does not comply with instructions
vi. NIPC is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the Procurement process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007

Signed
Executive Secretary/CEO
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission

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