UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA
(Office of the Registrar)
P.M.B 117, ABUJA – NIGERIA
INVITATION FOR TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL BIDS FOR THE PROVISION OF NEW AND MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING WATER AND ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The University of Abuja hereby invites reputable and interested Contractors to submit for the:

2.0 SCOPE OF WORKS
Provision of New and Maintenance of Existing Water and Electrical Infrastructure in the main campus at Iddo Abuja, and the Mini Campus at Gwagwalada.

The works involve external power and water reticulation and upgrade within the campus.

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
All interested contractors are expected to submit the following mandatory pre-qualification documents;
(i) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7.
(ii) Evidence of current Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate valid till 31st December 2019 with a minimum average turnover of N780,000,000.00.
(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 the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 30th June, 2019 or valid Certificate issued by the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP).
(vii) Copy of Company’s Audited Accounts for the immediate past three years (2016, 2017, and 2018) duly stamped by certified auditors.
(viii) 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 project when needed.
(ix) A sworn affidavit:
• Disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the (state name of the procuring entity) 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
• That none of the company Director(s) have been convicted by any law court for any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial Impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter,
• That the company is not in any bankruptcy proceedings or in receivership or the subject of any form of insolvency or in any form of winding up petition proceedings.
(x) Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project including copies of their academic/professional credentials (COREN, QSRB etc).
(xi) A list with accompanying evidence of Equipment intended to be deployed for the job, with evidence that these equipment are either owned or leased.
(xii) All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/ forwarding letter under the company/firm‘s letterhead paper bearing among others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No.) and email address. The Letterhead paper must bear the names and nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page. The covering/forwarding letter must be duly signed by the authorized Officer of the Firm.
Please note that the University reserves the right to verify the evidences submitted.

4.0 COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Interested companies are to collect the Standard Bidding Documents (SBD) from the Procurement Office Room C127, Senate Building. Main Campus. Abuja on showing evidence of payment of a non-refundable tender fee of N10,000.00 per Lot, paid to the University of Abuja via the REMITA Platform in any reputable Commercial Bank in Nigeria.

5.0 SUBMISSION OF BID DOCUMENTS
Prospective bidders are to submit two copies each of the Technical and Financial bids packaged separately in sealed envelopes and clearly marked as “Technical Bid” and “Financial Bid”. Thereafter, put the sealed envelopes together in a bigger sealed envelope addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja and clearly marked “Provision of New and Maintenance of Existing Water and Electrical Infrastructure”. The reverse side of the envelope should have the name and address of the bidder. The Envelopes should be dropped in the Bid Box in the Reception Hall of the Senate Building not later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 19 June, 2019. Bidders should ensure that their submission(s) are appropriately logged in the Submission Register at the venue and Acknowledgement Slips obtained, as the University shall not be held liable for misplaced bids.

6.0 OPENING OF BIDS
The technical shall be publicly opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 in the reception Hall of the Senate Building, University Main Campus, Airport Road, Abuja. Financial Bids shall be kept un-opened. All bidders and NGOs related to Procurement are invited to attend the opening.

7.0 IMPORTANT NOTES
(i) Bidders should note that time is of the essence in the execution of these projects.
(ii) Bids must be in English language
(iii) Only pre-qualified bidders will be contacted at a later date for financial bid opening while financial bids of unsuccessful bidders will be returned unopened.
(iv) The University is not bound to prequalify 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.

MRS. R.H. SWANTA
REGISTRAR

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