THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (FMA&RD)
INVITATION FOR TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
TENDER PACKAGE NO. – FMARD/PROC/2020/001

1. INTRODUCTION
The Federal Government of Nigeria has provided funds in the 2020 Appropriation Act for the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD). The Ministry, in pursuance of the Federal Government’s Agricultural policies aimed at improving the lives of ordinary Nigerians, desires to utilize part of the funds to procure Goods, Works and Services in various parts of the country.
To this end, experienced and reputable Suppliers, Contractors and Consultant/Service Providers are hereby invited to tender for the under-listed projects:

2. SCOPE OF SUPPLIES/WORKS/SERVICES

S/NLOT NOPROJECT TITLE
CATEGORY A – GOODS
1.AH-G1Procurement of 1000L Standard Milk Cooling Tank with Compressor in Dawakin Kudu LGA, Kano, Kano State.
2.AH-G2Procurement of improved Indigenous Breeds of Poultry at Point of Lay (POL) and stainless Galvanized Battery Cages for selected States.
3.AH-G3Procurement of Bee Apparels for Bee Keepers in Selected States.
4.DA-G1Supply and Distribution of Tuta Detection Treatment Kits for tomato Cluster fanners in selected States
5.DA-G2Procurement of Bio-chemical Honey testing equipment.
6.DA-G3Provision of Solar Power drying cabinets, dehydrator, cleaning, bagging equipment and weighing scale for Hibiscus sabdariffa farmer clusters.
7.DA-G4Procurement and Distribution of Super Fifty Organic Growth Enhancer to Kenaf Farmers for increased yield in kenaf cultivation.
8.DA-G5Provision of Iron Pole Raised Collapsible Drying Platform for Cocoa Beans in all Cocoa Producing States.
9.DA-G6Provision and Distribution of Aflasafe Inoculants against Aflatoxin infection on growing Maize Plants in Selected States.
10.DA-G7Provision of Solar Drying Platforms and packaging materials for Tomato farmer clusters in Rigafada, Kumboso LGA Kano and Danja, Katsina State.
11.DA-G8Supply of Farm Implements/Agricultural Equipment for fanners in selected States.
12.DA-G9Supply of Home Grinding Machines/Water pumps & Motorcycles in Kogi State.
13.EX-G1Supply of Motorcycles to support Agric Devt Project for Technology Dissemination to farmers in the Country.
14.FS-G1Procurement of Standard plastic pallets.
15.FS-G2Procurement of Assorted Food Commodities for National Strategic Food Reserve
16.FA-G1Provision of Aquaculture starter pack for retirees in Kano State.
17.FA-G2Equipping Established vessel monitoring base station in both-Lagos & Abuja.
18.FM-G1Supply of Fertilizers and Farm Input in selected States.
19.GS-G1Procurement of Power Motorcycles for the operation of Agro-Rangers providing security to vital Agricultural infrastructure.
20.GS-G2Supply of 4-Wheel Drive Pick-up Vehicles for the operation of Agro-Rangers proving security to farming communities and Vital Agricultural Infrastructure.
21.IF-G1Production of FMARD branded promotional materials
22.VT-G1Procurement of Assorted Vaccination Equipment and Consumables.
23.VT-G2Procurement of 4,000L of Disinfectants for African Swine fever.
24.VT-G3Procurement of Sundry Clinical Materials, Consumables and Equipment to support selected Veterinary Teaching Hospitals.
25.VT-G4Procurement of Furniture and Equipment for selected Health centres.
26.VT-G5Provision of Essential Veterinary Medicare for Animal Health centres in selected States.
27.VT-G6Procurement of Assorted Vaccines Cold Chain Facilities and Basic Restraints Equipment.
28.VT-G7Provision of Laboratory Re-agents for the diagnosis and control of emerging and re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases (Bovine Tuberculosis & Brucellosis)
29.VT-G8Procurement of 3.5 million CBPP, 1 million PPR, 5,000 litres diluent.
CATEGORY B-WORKS(Companies bidding for this category must have a Minimum Average Turnover stated against each Lot)MINIMUM AVERAGEANNUAL TURNOVER
1.AB-W1Offtake of Briquetting MachinesOfftake
2.AH-W1Rehabilitation of National Livestock Training Centre, Kachia, Kaduna State.111,099,976.00
3.AH-W2Establishment of 5 Ha Pasture Plot in Selected States180,000,000.00
4.AH-W3Commercial Pasture Production in Kano State.125,000,000.00
5.AH-W4Establishment of Mini Feed Mill in Oyo State.111,099,976.00
6.AH-W5Construction and Handing over of Low-Cost elevated Sheep and Goat House and ancillaries.111,099,976.00
7.AH-W6Construction of Low-Cost Homestead Cattle Feed Finishing Centre in Oyo State.50,000,000.00
8.AL-W1Land Development/ Clearance in Selected States for Youth Employment and Food Security.100,000,000.00
9.AL-W2Construction of Mini Earth Dam.300,000,000.00
10.AL-W3Rehabilitation of the new Headquarters of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA)300,000,000.00
11.DA-W1Establishment of Shea Butter Processing Cottage Centres in Nasarawa and Oyo States.90,000,000.00
12.DA-W2Construction and Equipping of a modem Yam Storage Facility for farmer clusters in Shabu Nasarawa State.100,000,000.00
13.DA-W3Construction and Installation of an aeroponics system for yam vines and seedlings at Osode Farmers Clusters Iseyin, Oyo State.100,000,000.00
14.DA-W4Establishment of Rice Processing Mills with De-stoners in selected States.85,500,000.00
15.DA-W5Establishment of Cashew Processing Centre in Jere, Kagarko LGA, Kaduna State.165,800,000.00
16.DA-W6Establishment of Cottage Groundnut Processing Line for the production of Pure Groundnut Oil.70,000,000.00
17.DA-W7Establishment of Cottage Dried Tomato and Pepper Processing Facility.50,000,000.00
18.DA-W8Establishment of Model Sesame Processing Centres of Excellence in the North Central and North West.105,000,000.00
19.DA-W9Construction of Green Houses at NRCRI Jos, Plateau State45,000,000.00
20.DA-W10Establishment of 20ha of Irrigation Land to support Potato Seed Production at NRCRI. Jos, Plateau Station.46,000,000.00
21.DA-W11Construction of 100tons of Cold Room Storage facilities at NRCRI. Jos Plateau State.75,900,000.00
22.DA-W12Installation of 100,000Litres capacity Water Pump and its Accessories at NRCRI, Jos Plateau State.50,000,000.00
23.DA-W13Establishment of Tuta Pesticide Extraction Cottage Industry for College of Horticulture, Dadinkowa Gombe State.111,099,976.00
24.EX-W1Construction of One Stop Agric Extension Delivery Centres in 2 geopolitical zones (NE-1, SW-1)92, 857,142.00
25.EX-W2Establishment of 2 Cottage Cashew Processing Machines in SE and NC100,000,000.00
26.EX-W3Establishment of Pasture Plots with Irrigation Facilities in Adamawa State.92, 857,142.00
27.EX-W4Establishment of 6 Cottage Rice Mills in Six Geopolitical Zones (Mills, De- stoners, Dryers, Parboilers, etc.)92,857,142.00
28.FS-W1Production of propylene bags (50kg) with printed ECOWAS logo for ECOWAS 5000MT loaned assorted grains130,000,000.00
29.FS-W2Construction of2000MT Specialized Warehouse for storage of food commodities at FGN Retained Silo Complex Irrua Edo State.140,000,000.00
30.FS-W3Connection of the Lafia Silo Complex to 33KVA National Grid117,138,420.00
31.FS-W4Construction of Access roads (Asphalt) to Silo Complex, Lafia.250,000,000.00
32.FS-W5Procurement and Installation of Street Solar Light & CCTV in FGN retained Silo Complexes.220,000,000.00
33.FS-W6Procurement and Installation of 250KVA Gen Set at Dutsinma Silo Complex46,000,000.00
34.FS-W7Procurement and Installation of 60ton weigh Bridge at Hotoro Warehouse.115,000,000.00
35.FS-W8Renovation of Hotoro Ware house, Kano State.47,000,000.00
36.GS-W1Provision of Racks and Pallets in FMARD Warehouses in Nasarawa and Kaduna states.100,000,000.00
37.GS-W2Provision of Modem stores in Agriculture facilities at FMARD Store, Keffi Nasarawa-State.228,000,000.00
38.GS-W3Provision of Sheds for Tractors and Machines for FMARD in selected States.50,000,000.00
39.GS-W4Provision of Solar Energy Lighting System in FMARD Store in Oyo, Kaduna, Enugu & Kano States.100,000,000.00
40.GS-W5Screeding of existing Store floors in FMARD Keffi, Nasarawa-State70,000,000.00
41.GS-W6Provision and Laying of Asphalts on file internal road of Keffi Store220,000,000.00
42.GS-W7Upgrade and replacement of alternative power supply infrastructure at FMARD Headquarter.450,000,000.00
43.GS-W8Packing and Re-arranging of Agricultural equipment and heavy machineries into the Ministry’s Store.50,000,000.00
44.RD-W1Construction/Rehabilitation of Rural Roads Nationwide600,000,000.00
45.RD-W2Rehabilitation of Access Earth Roads/Dams500,000,000.00
46.RD-W3Provision of Mini-water treatment Plants in the six geo-political zones560,000,000.00
47.RD-W4Provision of Solar Powered Boreholes Nationwide160,000,000.00
48.RD-W5Provision of Motorised Boreholes Nationwide108,000,000.00
49.RD-W6Provision of all in one Street Solar Lights Nationwide160,000,000.00
50.RD-W7Construction of Rural Markets200,000,000.00
51.RD-W8Construction of Green Houses for Enterprise Development Nationwide120,000,000.00
52.VT-W1Construction and Equipping of Standard Live Bird Markets and plunkers in selected States.180,000,000.00
53.VT-W2Construction of Primary Animal Health Centres in selected States.92,000,000.00
54.VT-W3Renovation/Upgrading of facilities in one Abattoir each in two selected states.48,000,000.00
CATEGORY C- CONSULTANCY
1.AH-C1Design of a Model National Grazing Reserve in the North East.
2.DA-C1Capacity building on Solar Irrigation Agriculture for Fanners to attain good and standardized farm practice on processing, packaging and storage of their farm produce using drip irrigation kits and accessories.
3.DA-C2Mapping Survey of Rice Production and Processing Clusters in Nigeria.
4.EX-C1Training and Empowerment of Youth/Women in various Agricultural Value Chains in 2 selected States.
5.EX-C2Training of Fisherman on new and improved Fishing Techniques in Taraba State.
6.FA-C1Establishment of Special data platform for aquaculture data collection North-East (Adamawa State)
7.FA-C2Establishment of Special data platform for aquaculture data collection South west (Oyo State)
8.FA-C3Establishment of fishermen compliance centre to implement the code of conduct for responsible fisheries for sustainable artisanal fisheries development in Delta State.
9.GS-C1Inventory/ Assessment of Assets of Federal Ministry of Agricultural & Rural Development Nationwide.
10.1F-C1Expression of Interest for weekly TV & Radio documentary and airing for Agricultural sector
11.VT-C1Development and Migration to electronic certification for import and export of animals and animal’s products; integration into the custom’s single window platform and capacity building of schedule officers on the use of development electric certification system.
12.VT-C2Quality Control and Certification of Supplied pesticides.
13.VT-C3Pilot Dog Census in 6 states.
14.VT-C4Environmental Impact Assessment of Pesticides use in selected states.
CATEGORY D- PRE-QUALIFICATION        (Companies bidding for this category must have a Minimum Average Turnover stated against each Lot)MINIMUM AVERAGEANNUAL TURNOVER
1.AH-PQ1Development and Provision of Infrastructure at the National Grazing Reserve Gombe.2,500,000,000.00

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Interested and competent Contractors, Suppliers and Service Providers/Consultants wishing to carry out any of the projects listed above are required to submit the following documents. Failure to fulfill any of the under listed requirements will render a bid, disqualified:
(a) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7 (or CAC 1.1); or Business Name where applicable;
(b) Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate (or Personal Income Tax Clearance Certificates for all the Partners) for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December, 2020, with a minimum average annual turnover as stated in Category B&D.
(c) Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2020;
(d) Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31stDecember, 2020;
(e) Evidence of current Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31stDecember, 2020;
(f) Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 30 June, 2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP;
(g) Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
(h) Company’s Audited Account for the last three (3) years, 2017, 2018, 2019;
(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 Curriculum Vitae of relevant Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional Qualifications (e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, SURCON, QSRBN etc. for Works);
(k) Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including Letters of Award, Valuation/Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of the projects;
(l) List of Plants/Equipment with Proof of Ownership/Lease Agreement for Works;
(m) For Consultancy Services: Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional body(ies)
(n) For Supply of Equipment: Letter of Authorization from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs);
(o) For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, Tax Clearance, Pension Compliance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF, IRR and Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each Joint Venture partner);
(p) For offtakers of Briquetting Machines: Name, Address, Phone Numbers of the farm or Rice Milling Site, Membership of Rice Millers/Farmers Association of Nigeria or relevant Registered Association (The recommended square meters for installation is 5m x 10m and the entrance of installation place should be 2m high and 3m wide).
(q) All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding Letter under the Company/Firms Letter Headed Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM Number), and E-mail Address. The Letter Headed Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorized officer of the Company; and
*Note that documents/information must be arranged and submitted in the sequence/order as listed above*

4. COLLECTION OF BIDS DOCUMENTS
Categories A & B (Goods and Works):
Interested Companies are to collect the Standard Bidding Document (SBD) from the Ministerial Tenders Board Secretariat, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Wing F, Ground Floor, Room F001, FCDA Secretariat Complex, Area 11, Garki- Abuja, on evidence of payment of a non- refundable Tender fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only, per Lot, paid into the Remita Account/ TSA of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in any reputable Commercial Bank in Nigeria (The TSA Account Number is to be obtained from the Ministry’s Central Pay Office).

5. SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
(5.1) Categories A&B – Goods and Works:
Prospective Bidders are to submit bid for each of the Lot desired in two (2) hard copies of the Technical Bid and two (2) hard copies of Financial Bid (including soft copy of Financial Bid in MS Excel format), packaged separately in sealed envelopes and clearly marked ‘Technical Bid” or “Financial Bid”. Thereafter, put the two sealed envelopes together in a bigger envelope addressed to
The Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
FCDA Complex,
Area 11, Garki-Abuja,
and clearly marked with the Name of the Project and Lot Number. Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should bear the name and address of the Bidder and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the address in 4 above, not later than 12.00 noon on Monday, 22 June, 2020.
(5.2) Category C- Expression of Interest:
Interested Firms are to submit two (2) bound copies of Expression of Interest (Eol) documents, separated by dividers. The documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FCDA Complex, Area 11, Garki- Abuja, and clearly marked with the Name of the Project and Lot Number. Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should bear foe name and address of the Bidder and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the address in 4 above, not later than 12.00noon on Monday, 25 May, 2020.
(5.3) Category D- Pre-Qualification:
Prospective Bidders are to submit Pre- Qualification documents for each desired Lot in two (2) hard copies each of the Technical Bids packaged in a sealed envelope and clearly marked as “Technical Bid” and addressed to
The Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
FCDA Complex,
Area 11, Garki-Abuja,
clearly marked with the Name of the Project and Lot Number. Furthermore, the reverse of the sealed envelope should have the name and address of the Bidder and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the address in 4 above, not later than 12.00 noon on Monday, 25 May, 2020.

6. OPENING OF BIDS/EOI DOCUMENTS
(6.1) Categories A&B- Goods and Works:
Only the Technical Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12.00 noon on Monday, 22 June, 2020, at the Conference Room, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FCDA Complex, Area 11, Garki – Abuja, in the presence of Bidders or their representatives, while the Financial Bids will be kept unopened. Please, ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register at the address stated in 4.0 above, as the Ministry will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.
(6.2) Category C – Expression of Interest:
Expression of Interest (Eol) documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for the submission at 12.00noon on Monday, 25 May, 2020, at the Conference Room, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FCDA Complex, Area 11, Garki – Abuja, in the presence of Bidders or their representatives. Please, ensure that you sign foe Bid Submission Register at the address stated in 4 above, as the Ministry will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.
(6.3) Category D – Pre-Qualification:
The Pre-Qualification documents will be opened immediately after foe deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on 25 May, 2020 at the Conference Room, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FCDA Complex, Area 11, Garki – Abuja in the presence of bidders or their representative. Please, ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register at the address stated in 4 above, as the Ministry will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.

7. NOTE
Please Note that due to the COVED 19 Pandemic, the dates for Closing/Opening of bids are subject to change.

8. GENERAL INFORMATION
(i) Bids and Expressions of Interest must be in English Language and signed by an official authorized by the bidder,
(ii) Further details are as specified in the Bid Documents and each shall be evaluated and awarded as a separate Lot/Project;
(iii) Bidders are to note that turnover for each separate lot/project is specified in the bid document
(iv) Bids and Expressions of Interest submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned unopened;
(v) Bidders should not bid for more than two (2) Lots;
(vi) Pre-qualified bidders for Categories A&B will be contacted at a later date for Financial Bid Opening while Financial Bids of unsuccessful bidders will be returned unopened;
(vii) Only shortlisted firms for Category C& D will be contacted at a later date for collection of Tender Documents;
(viii) All costs will be borne by the bidders as the Ministry will not be held responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party(ies) in connection with any response to this invitation;
(ix) Non-compliance with the Conditions stated therein will lead to automatic disqualification of the bidder from the bidding process;
(x) The Ministry is not bound to pre-qualify/shortlist 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
(xi) Further enquiries, please contact Procurement Department between 9.00 am to 3.30 pm (Mondays – Fridays) at the address:

Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development,
Ministerial Tender Board Secretariat
Wing F, Ground Floor, Room F001, FCDA Secretariat Complex,
Area 11, Garki – Abuja
E-mail : fmard_procurement@yahoo.com

SIGNED
PERMANENT SECRETARY
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT