NIGERIAN INVESTMENT PROMOTION COMMISSION – NIPC
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR APPOINTMENT AS SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

1. INTRODUCTION
In compliance with the provisions of section 85 (3) (a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and the relevant guidelines of the Public Procurement Act 2007, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) requires the service of a Software Developer to help build a Single Window Investors Portal (SWIP) Experienced and competent Developers are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to the Commission.

SCOPE OF SERVICES
The SWIP is expected to help NIPC leverage the capabilities of information and communication technology to automate critical aspects of NIPC’s operations. This is to ensure the effective realization of its statutory mandate.

The SWIP is expected to be a user-friendly, interactive, web-based, integrated and modular system that will provide anywhere, anytime access to the services offered by the Commission. It is expected to cover the processing of Pioneer Status Applications, Investment Opportunity Profiles, operation of the One Stop Investment Centre and support Investor Relationship Management.

2. STATUTORY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Interested Firms/Companies should submit two (2) bound Expressions 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 issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7 for Firms/Companies
(ii) Company’s current Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years 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 Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019.
(vi) Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring 31st January, 2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP.
(vii) Firm/Company’s registration with NITDA.
(viii) Financial capability to execute the project by submission of reference letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willigness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed.
(ix) Sworn affidavit:
• disclosing whether or not any officer of the NIPC 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.
• 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.
(x) Firm/Company’s Audited Accounts for the last (3) three years-2016, 2017, 2018.
(xi) Firm/Company’s profile with the curriculum vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their academic/professional qualifications.
(xii) Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including letters of awards, evidence of payment or job completion certificate.
(xiii) All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s letterhead 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 must bear the names and nationalities of the directors of the Firm at the bottom of the page and duly signed by an authorised officer of the Firm.

3. TECHNICAL COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS
(i) Must have successfully delivered at least 3 software projects with similar technical complexity (web-based, multi-user, multi-agency, workflow- based and highly interactive system) over the last five years. At least 2 of these projects must be in the Nigerian public sector.
(ii) Must have verifiable capability to engineer, deliver and support the proposed software system and similar systems in terms of:
(a) At least one of the Directors must be a member of the Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN) or any recorganised international information technology professionals body
(b) The size of the engineering (development) team: Not less than 25 dedicated personnel.
(c) The size of client-facing project team: Not less than 10 dedicated personnel.
(d) The size of support team: 5 dedicated personnel.
(iii) Must submit 3 verifiable client references for the projects cited in (i) above stating the following:
(a) Client name and description of the client situation
(b) Solution delivered, cost and completion timeline
(c) Client attestation covering; the quality of solution delivered in terms of fit- for-purpose, stability and post-project support and client contact details
(iv) Possession (either organistion or individual team member) of any of the following international software engineering certificate:
(a) Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) software Engineering standards
(b) International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISQTB)
(c) International Standard Organisation/international Electro-technical Commission (ISO/IEC) Software Engineering standards.
(v) Profiles of 5 key personnel, at least 3 of whom must possess the relevant technical qualifications (formal and professional certifications) and experience of similar projects that will participate in the project. There must be evidence that certifications included in this EoI belong to valid full-time employee (s) of the organisation presenting it.

4. SUBMISSION OF EOI DOCUMENTS
Interested Firms/Companies are to submit (2) bound copies of EoI documents separated by dividers and arranged as indicated above. The documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, and clearly marked with “Expression of Interest for Appointment of Software Developer.” Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should have the name and address of the bidder. The envelope should be dropped in the Tender Box in the main reception of the Commission, ground floor OSIC building not later than 12:00pm Monday 18 November, 2019.

5. OPENING OF EOI DOCUMENTS
The EOI documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00pm Monday 18 November, 2019 in 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, representative contact details (phone no and email).
NIPC will not be liable for mislabelled submissions or wrongly submitted bids.

6. GENERAL INFORMATION
(i) EOI must be in English and signed by an officially authorised signatory of the bidder.
(ii) EOI submitted after deadline shall be returned un-opened.
(iii) All costs will be borne by the bidders.
(iv) Only shortlisted bidder will be contacted at a later date for collection of Request for Proposals.
(v) NIPC reserves the right to reject any bidder 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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