TOTAL E & P Nigeria Limited Operator of the NNPC/TEPNG Joint Venture Tender Opportunity: Provision of Inspection, Servicing and Recertification of Liferafts Services

Close date of advert: 22/03/2019



NipeX Tender Ref. No: 10000003281

  1. Introduction

Liferafts, as safety critical equipment are used as a tertiary means of evacuation of personnel from offshore platforms in event of an emergency. Therefore, a high degree of reliability and assurance through routine inspection, maintenance and certification is required.

In line with the regulatory requirements, these equipment must be inspected, serviced and recertified yearly by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approved servicing station (including hydrostatic release unit).

Majority of liferafts are Zodiac Survitec type.

These services are expected to commence during the 4thQuarter of 2019

The expected duration of the Services is two (2) years plus one (1) year optional extension period.

The scope of this service covers Inspection, Servicing and Recertification of liferafts of various capabilities.

    • Mandatory Requirements:
    • To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested suppliers are required to be prequalified in the 3.13.11(Integrity Management Services) Category in NipeX Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database. All successfully pre-qualified suppliers in this category will receive an Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).
    • To determine if you are pre-qualified and view the product/services category you are listed for; Open and access NJQS with your log in details, click on continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool, click check my supplier status and then click supplier product group.
  • If you not listed in a Product/Service category but you are registered with Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to do business, contact the NipeX office at 8, Bayo Kuku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos with your DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update.
  • To initiate the JQS pre-qualification process, access www.nipex-ng.comto download application form, make necessary payments and contact NipeX Office for further action.
  • To be eligible, all tenders must comply with the Nigerian Content requirements in the NipeX System.
  • Eligible Tenderers shall require submitting with their Technical bid, the evidence of having a workshop approved by the OEM.

TEPNG is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in compliance with the Nigerian Content Act 2010 for Nigerian Content Development.

As from the commencement of this Act, the minimum Nigerian Content in any project, service or product specification to be executed in the Nigerian oil and gas industry shall be consistent with the level set in the Schedule of the Act and any other targets as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (The Board).

Tenderer(s) shall comply with all the provisions of the Nigerian Content Act that relate to this advert and in particular comply with the minimum Nigerian Content percentage for the scopes which are covered in the Schedule of the Act. This also includes in this advert but which requirement that may arise from time to time not explicitly stated in this advert but which apply to the services in fulfillment of the Nigerian Content Act, in the submission of their Tender.

Failure to fully comply with the Nigerian Content Act or demonstrate commitment to Nigerian Content Development Policy for the Nigerian government shall result in the disqualification of the tenderer from the bidding process.

As part of their submissions, Tenderer shall:

  1. Develop a Nigerian Content Plan (NCP), which shall explain the methodology of how it intends to comply with the requirements of the Act and how to achieve the set target(s) in the Schedule of Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act and any targets set by The Board.
  2. Develop a Research & Development Plan which shall explain the methodology of how it intends to promote education, attachments, training, research and development in Nigeria in relation to the contract.
  3. Develop a Technology Transfer Plan which shall explain the methodology of how it intends to promote the effective transfer of technologies from alliance partners to Nigerian individuals and companies.
  4. Develop an employment and training plan which shall explain how first considerations shall be given to employment and training of Nigerians in work program on the contract, hiring and training needs with a breakdown of the skills needed and anticipated skill shortage in the Nigerian labour force including the training and understudy program for succession planning.
  5. Submit a plan for how you intend to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria with a list of work packages, 3rdparty services and subcontracts that should be reserved for Nigerian indigenous contractors and those for Community Contractors including the list of services that will be provided by companies of Nigerian origin.
  6. Submit a plan for how it intends to give first consideration to raw materials and manufactured/assembled goods of Nigerian origin. This shall include a breakdown of all raw materials to be utilized and identify those that are found locally. Finished products and materials that will be procured from Nigerian Manufacturing & assembly plants; finshed foreign goods that can be ordered by Nigeria through Nigerian authorized vendors and accredited agents and those that would be directly imported.
  7. Demonstrate that entity is a Nigerian indigenous company or an indigenous company in genuine alliance with a foreign-owned or multinational company registered in Nigeria. Submit certified true copies of CAC forms 10, 02 & 07 (or its equivalent; CAC 2.3. 2.4, 2.5, etc.) including company memorandum & article of association and/or evidence of entity’s incorporation, shareholding & ownership structure in Nigeria. Where applicable, evidence of the Partnership/JV Agreement (where applicable) between Indigenous Company and their alliances with duly signed exclusive binding Memorandum of Agreement by the CEO of the entities in the alliance.
  8. Provide detailed description of the location of in-country committed facilities & infrastructure (assets, equipment, technical office, and administrative space, storage, workshop, assembly area, repair & maintenance, testing, laboratory, etc.) in Nigeria to support this contract. Evidence that 50% of all equipment deployed to work by multinational and international companies is owned by the local subsidiaries is a necessity.
  9. Provide a project-specific training, man-hour budget, skill development and technology transfer plan for Nigerian personnel or indigenous business including evidence of past performance on training and development for Nigerians nationals & indigenous business. Plan for sponsorship of Nigerians to acquire competence and/or certification. Further development of local employees as professionals. Proposed training plan for Nigerians on the project including a brief training outline for OEM products, engineering, software & hardware, project management, procurement, construction, installation, start-up & commissioning, maintenance, testing and operations.
  10. Provide evidence (personnel list and positions with organization chart to substantiate) of percentage of management that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the total workforce that are Nigerians.
  11. Submit tenderer’s corporate organization’s overall human resources structure (mgt., supervisors, senior & junior skilled officers, etc.) identifying positions manned/occupied.
  12. Submit verifiable evidence of the OEM’s Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) issued by NCDMB during the technical phase of bidding.
  13. Demonstrate how 100% of the key personnel positions would be occupied by Nigerian national employees.

The tender is to be bided for exclusively by only Nigerian indigenous companies.

NOTE: Failure to comply with the provision of the Nigerian Content Act 2010 or to demonstrate commitment to the development of the Nigerian Content Policy shall result in the disqualification of the tenderer from the bidding process.

Only Tenderers, who are registered 3.13.11 (Integrity Management Services) category in NipeX Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database, as at the date of closure of the advert shall be invited to submit Technical Bids. Close date of advert if 22/03/2019. 

  • Additional Information
  • Failure to provide any of the listed documents or information may automatically disqualify the Tenderer.
  • All costs incurred in registering and prequalifying for this and other service categories in NJQS shall be borne solely by the Tenderer.
  • This advertisement shall neither be construed as an Invitation to Tender (ITT) nor a commitment on the part of TEPNG to award a contract to any supplier and/or associated companies, subcontractors or agents.
  • The ITT and any further progression of this tender shall be via NipeX. Interested bidders are therefore advised to ensure that their profiles in NipeX are active with a valid official email address accessible by their organization as this shall be the only means to transmit the ITT.
  • Tendering process will be the NNPC contracting process (Double Envelope Tenders (DET)) requiring pre-qualified companies to submit technical and commercial tender at the same time. Following a technical review, commercial tenders of technically and financially qualified contractors will be evaluated.
  • Man hour figures for Capital Project Portfolios are estimates to provide definition to the scope and do not constitute guaranteed quantities.
  • TEPNG will only recognize and correspond with duly authorized officers of the pre-qualified tenderers and NOT through individuals or agents acting on their behalf
  • Interested Tenderer(s) should note that TEPNG has very cordial relationship with the host communities of the sites where these services may be performed based on existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Prospective tenderer(s) will be required to implement the obligations of the MoU as part of their contract.
  • COMPANY reserves the right to award one or more contracts from this Call for Tender Process.

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