SOLID MINERALS DEVELOPMENT FUND
NO 16, YEDSERAM STREET-MAITAMA ABUJA
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

1. INTRODUCTION
The Solid Minerals Development Fund is an Agency of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. In compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 the Agency hereby invites interested competent and reputable Consultants to submit expression of interest for the following Projects under the 2019 Capital Budget:

2. CATEGORY
2.1. SERVICES
LOT1: Technical audit on provision of access to infrastructure for value addition and commercialization.
LOT2: Documentation and Human Capital Development (Technical workshop, skill enhancement.

2.2. PROVISION OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO DE-RISK SMALL SCALE MINING AND MINERAL PRODUCTION:
LOT3: Industrial Minerals (Kaolin, Barite, Phosphate)
LOT4: Metallic Minerals (Tin, Wolframite, Lead/Zinc)
LOT5: Precious Metals (Gold, Gemstone etc).

3. CATEGORY B
3.1. NON CONSULTANCY SERVICES

LOT6: Event Management (Planning and execution of Strategic Engagement and sensitization programmes)

4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Interested firms should submit two (2) bound Eol documents duly signed, paginated, separated by dividers and arranged in the order outlined hereunder.
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation Certificate issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 andCAC7;
ii. Evidence of the firm Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years 2016, 2017 and 2018) valid till 31 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 Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) compliance certificate valid till 31st December 2019.
vi. Evidence of Registration on National Database of BPP as a Federal Contractor/Consultant/Service provider by submission of Current Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring 31 January, 2020 or valid certificate issued by BPP:
vii. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Solid Minerals Development Fund 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;
viii. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2016,2017&2018 ;
ix. 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;
x. Evidence of firm’s current Registration with relevant professional bodies such as COMEG, COREN etc.
xi. 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
xii. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering /forwarding letter under the company /firms Letterhead paper bearing among others the Registration number as issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM) and e-mail address. The letterhead must bear the Names and Nationalities of the directors of the company at the bottom of the page duly signed by the authorised officer of the firm.

5. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS:
Category A-Expression of Interest (EOI) Services
Interested Firms are to submit Three (3) copies (one Original) and Two (2) couples in a sealed envelope clearly marked “SMDF Expression of Interest” for (specify assignment/Lot) and addressed to:
The Executive Secretary
Solid Minerals Development Fund
No 16 Yedseram Street, Maitama, Abuja

Furthermore, The Expression of Interest should be dropped in the tamper proof Tender box provided at the above address not later than 12:00 noon Tuesday 5 November 2019

6. OPENING OF EOI DOCUMENTS
The submitted EOI will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 12.00 noon in the SMDF Conference Room No. 16 Yedseram Street, Maitama- Abuja. This serves as notice to the Interested Consultants, NGOs and Stakeholders to witness the opening of the Eol, Please.

NB:
i. This advertisement shall not be construed to be a commitment on the part of SMDF nor shall it entail any bidder to make any claim(s) whatsoever and seek indemnity from SMDF by virtue of that bidder having responded to this advertisement.
ii. Only shortlisted firms will be invited at a later date for collection of request for Proposals.
iii. SMDF may cancel the procurement process in public interest without incurring any liability in accordance with section 28 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

Signed:
Executive Secretary/CEO

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