SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF NIGERIA – SMEDAN
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND INVITATION TO TENDER (167 LOTS)

The Federal Government of Nigeria has earmarked funds for the execution of Zonal Empowerment Projects under the 2019 Zonal Intervention Appropriation Act. Consequently, the Agency is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) for Consultancy Services as well as Technical and Financial Bids from competent Firms/Contractors for the following programmes:

SUBMISSION OF EOI CATEGORY A: The prequalification documents should be sealed in an envelope and clearly marked ‘Expression of Interest’. The name of the company, programme and Lot no. should be boldly written on the reverse side of the envelope and should be dropped in a box at the Agency’s Training Room located at the ground floor. The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on Monday, 9th September, 2019 and would be publicly opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Monday, 9th September, 2019 No. 35, Port Harcourt Crescent Garki, Area 11, Abuja.

CATEGORY B (Invitation to Tender): Two (2) Technical requirements should be packaged in sealed envelopes and clearly marked ‘Technical Bid’. The financial bid should be sealed in a separate envelope and clearly marked ‘Financial Bid’. The two (2) envelopes should be put into a bigger envelope and clearly marked Invitation to Tender. The name of the company, programme and Lot number should be boldly written on the reverse side of all the envelopes. (All documents should be in RING BINDING).
All documents should be addressed to:
The Secretary Tenders Board
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
No. 35, Port Harcourt Crescent,
Garki, Area 11, Abuja.

and should be dropped in a box at the Agency’s Training Room located at the ground floor. The deadline for submission of Category B is 12:00 noon on Monday, 7th October 2019 and would be publicly opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Monday, 7th October 2019 at No. 35, Port Harcourt Crescent Garki, Area 11, Abuja.

COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS (WORKS & GOODS)
Interested firms are to collect bid documents from the Secretary, Tenders Board upon presentation of evidence of payment of a nonrefundable tender fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) per lot in favour of SMEDAN by using the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) payment gateway platform that can be accessed from the REMITA website at www.remita.net
a. Click “Pay Federal Government Agency”
b. Enter “SMEDAN” as the name of MDA and select the service type (Tender Fee)
c. Enter amount N10,000
d. Submit to generate a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR), a unique payment reference for your transaction.
e. This unique code should be presented at any of these payment Channels:
-1. At any branch of any commercial bank nationwide
-2. With debit/credit cards (MasterCard, Verve, Visa)
-3. Your internet banking site
-4. Digital wallet/Mobile money
-5. Your Remita Profile for registered Remita Users
f. Select your preferred payment channels to make payment If you have any inquiry or complaint, kindly contact our helpdesk via telephone or Email.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CATEGORIES A & B
a. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
b. Evidence of Company Income’s Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31st 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 National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/1/2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP.
g. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria 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;
h. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2016, 2017, 2018;
i. Evidence of 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;
j. Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications (in case of construction: COREN, QSRBN, ARCON, CORBON etc.);
k. 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;
l. List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease (where applicable);
m. For ICT jobs: Evidence of accreditation by Computer Registration Council of Nigeria and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
n. For Training: Evidence of accreditation by Centre for Management Development (CMD)
o. For Vehicles: Only companies included in the National Automotive Design and Development Council’s approved list of local manufacturers of vehicles or their authorised representatives should bid for the vehicles.
p. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head 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, Phone Numbers and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorised officer of the firm.
The venue for opening is at: Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) (Training Room) No. 35, Port Harcourt Crescent, Garki, Area 11, Abuja.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
i. Copy of evidence of payment (SMEDAN RECEIPT) should be included in the submission (Category B: Goods & Works)
ii. No Company/Firm should bid for more than two (2) Lots;
iii. Bidders or their representatives and other interested organizations/general public are by this notice invited to witness the opening.
iv. Category A: Only Shortlisted firms will be invited at a later date for collection of Request for Proposal.
v. Category B: Only pre-qualified bidders at Technical Evaluation will be invited at a later date for Financial Bid Opening, while financial bids of unsuccessful bidders will be returned un-opened.
vi. Late submission will be returned un-opened.
vii. Bidders shall be responsible for all expenses incurred in the preparation of their Bids.
viii. Failure to satisfactorily fulfill the conditions as requested above will result to the invalidation of such tender.
ix. SMEDAN reserves the right to verify the authenticity of claim(s) made by any tendering company.
x. SMEDAN shall reserve the right to reject any submission based on unverifiable Information.
xi. Please note that this exercise places no commitment on SMEDAN nor establishes any legal relationship whatsoever.
xii. SMEDAN 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 xiii.

The Agency’s website, email address and phone number are as follows:
E-mail address: info@smedan.gov.ng, alim@smedan.gov.ng
Website: www.smedan.gov.ng
Tel: 08033544630 SIGNED MANAGEMENT

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