EDO STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
ESSENTIAL DRUGS PROGRAMME
INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION AND TENDERING

PREAMBLE
The Edo State Essential Drugs Programme on behalf of the Edo State Government wishes to apply part of its approved budget-for the fiscal year to procure Essential Medicines and Medical Materials.

Consequently the Edo State Essential Drugs Programme hereby invites interested, competent and reputable companies who have relevant expertise and experience in the supply of Essential Medicines and Medical Materials for prequalification.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The tender documents are available in four (4) lots.

Lot ILiquids and Semi-Solid Preparations- Suspensions, Syrups, Creams, Eye/Eye Drops, Ointments, Lotions.
Lot IISolids, Dosage Forms – Tablets, Capsules, Caplets.
Lot IIIParenterals – Infusions, Injections
Lot IVMedical Dressings

PREQUALIFICATION (TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT)
All interested companies are required to submit the under listed documents/information as basis for short-listing for further evaluation and procurement process in which financial bids will be requested and reviewed accordingly:
(i) Evidence of Up to date registration with the Edo State Public Procurement Agency.
(ii) Evidence of up to date registration of the company and Superintendent Pharmacist with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN).
(iii) Evidence of a minimum of three (3) similar contracts executed in the last three (3) years (letter of award and completion certificate).
(iv) A sworn affidavit disclosing:-
(a) That the bidder is neither in receivership nor a subject of insolence/ bankruptcy/winding up proceedings.
(b) That none of the bidder’s directors has ever been convicted in any country for any criminal offence relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter.
(c) That all information presented in the bid is true and correct in all particulars and can be verified.
(d) Packaging/ presentation of technical bid, that is documents, should be presented in the exact order they are listed out under these eligibility and capability criteria.

METHOD OF APPLICATION/ SUBMISSION OF PREQUALIFICATION AND TENDER DOCUMENT
All interested companies/contractors should submit a typed application with the criteria listed above in English Language in a copy each and completed tender documents in sealed envelope(s) not later than three (3) weeks of this publication ( 31 January, 2020) to the address stated below:

Edo State Essential Drugs Programme.
5 Medical Stores Road,
Benin City.

The submitted Prequalification and Bid Documents will be opened in the presence of ail the Companies/Bidders or their representatives on Friday 31 January, 2020, in the Conference Hall, Edo State Hospitals Management Board, King’s Square. Benin City, Edo State at 12:00 noon.

PLEASE NOTE:
(i) Evidence of Up to date registration with the Edo State Public Procurement Agency.
(ii) The Tender Documents contains detailed information and can be obtained from the Edo State Essential Drugs Programme on the submission of Automated Teller for the payment of Tender Fee of the sum of eighty thousand naira (N 80,000.00) only in favour of Edo State Government, UBA Bank, Account Number 1010250531.
(iii) Electronic submission will not be permitted and late submission will not be allowed.
(iv) The Edo State Essential Drugs Programme reserves the right to verify any claim by the companies.
(v) Only shortlisted companies will be invited for further consideration.
(vi) The Edo State Essential Drugs Programme reserves the right to reject any or all bids and take final decisions on any of the document received.
(vii) This advertisement shall not be construed to be commitment on the part of Edo State Government or Edo State Essential Drugs Programme for any award of contract to any company prequalified for the exercise.

SIGNED:
PROGRAMME MANAGER.