NIGERIAN OFFICE FOR TRADE NEGOTIATIONS – NOTN
EXPORT HOUSE. PLOT 424 AGUYI IRONSI STREET MAITAMA, ABUJA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), in furtherance of its statutory mandate, intends to implement various Consultancy Services Capital Projects, in line the proposed budget for the financial year 2019 and in accordance with the Procurement Act, 2007.

The Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) is therefore soliciting Expression of Interest from Consultants/Companies/Bidders with requisite expertise and experience for the various consultancy services projects

2.0 SCOPE OF SERVICE

S/NOLOT NO.DESCRIPTION
1ASpecial Capacity Building for Internal Audit and Forensic Auditing Package on TSA IPPIS, and GIFMIS
26Statistical Data Collection and Analysis in the Nigeria 6 Geo-Political Trade Corperation
3CAcquisition Of System Administrative Statistics
4DBuilding On Statistical Information For Statisticians
5EDevelopment Of Dedicated Trade Remedies Website Portal -Phase 1
6FDevelopment Of Mechanism For Implementation Of Trade Remedies Measures & Interface With Industries/Sectors with High Susceptibility To Dumping. Injurious Subsidisation And Sudden Surges Of Import
7GDevelopment Of Trade Remedies Electronic Document Management System, Case Management System, Electronic Case Database And Resource Portal -Phase 1
8HStudy And Identification Of Trade Remedies Sensitive Industries In 6 Geo- Political Zones
9IAnalysis Of Nigeria Membership In The African, Carribean And Pacific – European Union Issues And Strategies For Post Cotonou Negotiations
10JAnalysis And Assessment Of Nigerian’s Policy Thrust Towards Commonwealth Trading Partners
11KReview Of Nigeria – United Kingdom Trade Relations And Plausible Framework For Post Brexit Era
12LCapacity Development For 46 Trade Negotiators
13MCapacity Building In Human Resources/ Effective Man Power Planning
14NDevelopment E – Library Books Journals etc.

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Interested Competent Companies/Bidders who wish to participate in the exercise are required to submit their Company’s profiles, including but not limited to the following documents, separated by divider and should also be arranged in the same order:
(i) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), including Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
(ii) Evidence of Company Income’s Tax Clearance Certificates for the last three (3) years (2016, 2017, 2018), valid till 31st December, 2019;
(iii) Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate, valid till 31st December, 2019;
(iv) Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate, valid till 31st December, 2019;
(v) Evidence of current Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate, valid till 31st December, 2019;
(vi) Evidence of Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31st January 2020 or valid Certificate issued by the BPP.;
(vii) Sworn Affidavit disclosing the following;
(a) Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations 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;
(b) That neither the Company nor any of its Directors is Bankrupt or in receivership and
(c) That none of the Directors has been convicted in any court of law on any criminal offence
(viii) Company’s Profile, with Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff, including copies of their academic/Professional qualifications;
(ix) Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five years, including letters of awards/job completion certificates;
(x) Company’s Audited Accounts for the last Three years (2016, 2017, 2018);
(xi) Evidence of Financial Capability to execute the project by submission of reference letter from a reputable Commercial Bank, indicating the willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the projects when needed;
(xii) Verifiable evidence of Registration with Appropriate Regulatory/Professional Body: and
(xiii) All Documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/ forwarding letter on the Company’s/Firm’s Letter- headed paper bearing amongst others, the registration No (RC), as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address. Telephone No (preferably GSM No) and e- mail address. The letter-headed paper must bear the names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page and duly signed by the authorized officer of the Firm;

4.0 SUBMISSION OF EOIs
4.1 The Expression of Interest (EOI) are to be submitted in two (2) hard copies, with the appropriate Project Title and Lot No at the top right-hand corner; and addressed as follows:

The Secretary Tenders Board,
Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations,
1st Floor, Export House,
Plot 424, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja.

Furthermore, the reverse side of each sealed envelope should bear the name and address of the bidder and drop in the designated Tender Box in the Procurement Unit, 1st Floor, Export House, Plot 424 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, not later than 12:00 noon Tuesday, 3 December, 2019.

5.0 OPENING OF EOI DOCUMENTS
5.1 The Expression of Interest documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon Tuesday, 3 December, 2019, at the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) Conference room, 1st floor, Export House, Plot 424, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, in the presence of bidders or their representatives.
Please ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register, as NOTN will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.

6.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
(i) EOIs must be in English language and signed by an official authorised by the bidder.
(ii) EOIs Submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned un-opened;
(iii) Firms should not bid for more than (2) lots;
(iv) All cost will be borne by the bidders;
(v) Only Shortlisted bidders will be contacted at a later date for collection of Request for Proposals;
(vi) NOTN is not bound to pre-qualify 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.
(vii) Non-Compliance to the instructions will lead to disqualification.

SIGNED:
AG CHIEF TRADE NEGOTIATOR/DIRECTOR GENERAL,
NIGERIAN OFFICE FOR TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

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