TRANSMISSION COMPANY OF NIGERIA (TCN)
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 391KM 132KV DC TRANSMISSION LINE AND FIVE (5) 132KV SUBSTATIONS IN JIGAWA AND KATSINA STATES

1. INTRODUCTION
The Federal Government of Nigeria through Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Intends to apply parts of TCN Internally Generated Revenue for the payment of Engineering Design, Procurement, Manufacture, Supply, Construction & Commissioning of 132kV Double Circuit Transmission Line (391km) and Construction of Five (5)Number 132/33kV Substations.

Accordingly, Reputable Companies Manufacturers or their Representatives are hereby invited to participate in the bidding exercise

2. SCOPE OF WORKS
Transmission Lines
Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation & Commissioning of 132KV DC Transmission Lines across Jigawa and Katsina States.

LOT 1A Construction of new 149km 132kV Double Circuit Line from Daura – Kazaure-Dambatta – Babura
LOT 2A Construction of new 242km 132kV Double Circuit Line from Azare – Misau – Gwaram (with Turn-In-Turn Out to Ningi) – Birnin Kudu – Dutse.

Substation Works

Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation & Commissioning of 132/33kV Substations in Jigawa and Katsina States

LOT 1Bi.                    Kazaure 132/33kV Substation with 2x132kV Line Bay Extension at Daura
 ii.                  Babura 132/33KV Substation with 4x132kV Line Bay Extension at Danbatta
 iii.                iii.Mashi 132/33KV Substation with 4x132kV Line Bay Extension at Mashi
LOT 2B i.                    Gwaram 132/33kV Substation with Turn-in-Turn-Out of 132kV Azare – Ningi Line
 ii.                  Birnin Kudu 132/33kV Substation with 2x132kV Line Bay Extension at Dutse

Details of the above descriptions and scope of work are contained in the Bidding Documents.

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
i. NIGERIAN COMPANIES ONLY
Suitable Companies are invited to participate in the bidding exercise by submitting the following pre-requisite requirements:

(a) Certificate of incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria with forms CO2 and C07).
(b) Current Tax Clearance Certificate for the past three Years (2017,2018 and 2019) valid till 31st Dec, 2020
(c) Three years company Audited Financial Account duly stamped by a registered Auditor for the year (2017, 2018 and 2019)
(d) Evidence of current PENCOM Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2020.
(e) Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) certificate in compliance with the provision of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Valid till 31st December 2020.
(f) Evidence of Registration on the National database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service providers by Submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring 30/06/2020 or valid Certificates issued by BPP.
(g) Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance trust fund Compliance certificate valid till 31st December 2020.

ii. FOREIGN COMPANIES
(a) Evidence of Company Registration in Home country
(b) Evidence of Tax clearance certificate for past three (3) years (2017, 2018 & 2019)
(c) Three years Company Audited Account (2017, 2018 and 2019)

iii. LOCAL AND FOREIGN COMPANIES
a) Submission of evidence of Local Content plan showing indigenous personnel participation, transfer of technology, Capacity development and support plan.
b) Evidence of works equipment holdings or access to lease of relevant equipment, machineries etc.
c) Evidence of equipment/materials manufacturer authorisation.
d) Equipment must comply with International Standard (ISO 90001) on quality system model for quality assurance in design, development production.
e) For equipment to be imported, evidence of type test carried out by KAMAVERI /CESSI Independent Labs on the product
f) Evidence of Environmental social Health & Safety (ESHS), certification which must be valid at least 2 Months before the closing date for the Request for Bids.
g) For Joint Venture Partnerships, the Joint Venture agreements must be signed by all the parties, a copy of which must be attached, (CAC, Tax Clearance Certificate, Pension Compliance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Compliance Certificate, IRR and Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each JV Partner if they are both local companies. Foreign Companies: CAC & Tax).
h) A Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any Officer of the relevant Committee of Transmission Company of Nigeria or the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) is a former or present Director/Shareholder of has any pecuniary interest In the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in the bid are true and correct in all particulars.
i) All Document for Submission should be transmitted with Company covering Letterhead Paper bearing among others, Company Registration number (RC), Contact address Telephone Number (GSM Number). E-mail address.
The Letter head paper must bear the Name and Nationality of the Director of the Company at the bottom of the page duly signed by the Authorised Officer of the Firm.

4. COLLECTION OF BIDDING DOCUMENT
Interested companies are to collect the Bidding document from the office of:
General Manager (Procurement) TSP,
Room 122, 1st Floor, TCN Headquarters,
Plot 14 Zambezi Crescent,
Maitama, Abuja 900271, NIGERIA
a. Bidders shall pay a non-refundable Fees of N10, 000.00 per LOT before collection of the Bidding document through CBN Remita platform payable to the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

5. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The under listed bidding requirements applies to both local and foreign companies, including joint ventures
o Minimum average Annual Construction turnover over the past five (5) years as shown below:
Transmission Line
o Lot 1A – Twenty-two million, three hundred and fifty thousand is US Dollars (US$22,350,000.00)
o Lot 2A – Thirty-six million, three hundred thousand US Dollars (US$36,300,000.00)

Substation works
o Lot 1B – Thirty-Six Million US Dollars (US$36,000,000.00)
o Lot 2B – Twenty-Four Million US Dollars (US$24,000,000.00)
b. The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means (independent of any contractual advance payment) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as follows:

Transmission Line
o Lot 1A – Three million, seven hundred and thirty thousand US Dollars (US$3.730,000.00)
o Lot 2A – Six million, one hundred thousand US Dollars (US$6,100,000.00)

Substation works
o Lot 1B – Six Million US Dollars (US$6,000,000,00)
o Lot 2B – Four Million US Dollars (US$4,000,000,00)
c. Evidence of similar Experience with contract awards, valuation certificate, job completion certificates and photograph of at least three (3) projects of similar nature (330kV and above) and completely executed in the last five years each of minimum value as follows:

Transmission Line
o Lot 1A – Eighteen Million US Dollars (US$18,000,000,00)
o Lot 2A – Twenty-nine Million US Dollars (US$ 29,000,000.00)

Substation works
o Lot 1B – Twenty-Two Million US Dollars (US$22,000,000.00)
o Lot 2B – Fourteen Million US Dollars (US$14,000,000.00)
It is required that two of the three contracts should be outside the bidders’ home base (with at least one in Africa) for Foreign bidders.
Final Taking over Certificates from Clients including names, evidence of payment for such projects, addresses, valid emails and phone numbers of contact persons on each project must be attached

d. Company Profile including:
o Populated organizational structure and key professional staff with relevant experience on high voltage power lines and substations,
o Availability of requisite and appropriate skills among key staff and persons to be engaged in the project.

6. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
All documents shall be submitted in soft and two hard copies each of Technical and Financial bids with financial bid in MS Excel Format.

Completed Technical and Financial bid documents shall be submitted in separate envelopes, sealed and clearly marked “Technical Bid” and “Financial Bid”, respectively.

The name and mailing address of the Company must be clearly written on the envelope(s) and put together in a larger envelope. The Technical Bid must bear the relevant Qualification Prerequisites and Technical details to be issued with the Bidding Document). Proposals shall be submitted to the address indicated in item 4 above.

All the information requested for pre-qualification must be provided in English Language by all bidders.
Failure to provide information/supporting documents that is essential for the evaluation of bidder’s qualifications, or to provide timely clarification or substantiation of the information supplied, may result in disqualification of the Bidder.

Completed Bidding documents should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked “BIDDING DOCUMENT for Engineering Design, Procurement Manufacture, Supply, Construction & Commissioning of 330kV Double Circuit Transmission Line (391km) and five (5) Substations LOT…………… delivered by hand or registered mail to the address stated in 4 above to reach her NOT later than 12.00 Noon Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020.

7. OPENING OF BIDS
Opening of technical bids will take place immediately after the deadline for submission at 12.00 Noon Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 at Conference Room, TCN-HQ, Power House, Plot 14 Zambezi Crescent, Maitama, Abuja – NIGERIA.
Technical bids will be opened first while financial bids will be kept in a safe place unopened until after the evaluation of the Technical bids is concluded and qualified companies communicated.

8. PLEASE NOTE
a. All conductors for transmission lines are to be procured locally from any of the following Nigerian Manufacturers:
I. Coleman Wires and Cables, Lagos state
II. kabelmetal Nigeria PLC, Lagos state
III. Berliac Engineering Nig. Ltd, Lagos state
IV. Nocaco Limited, Kaduna state
V. MicCom Cables,
VI. Nigerchin Electrical development Co. Ltd
VII. Cutix PLC

a. All Bid Securities issued from all commercial Banks in Nigeria are acceptable except from; First City Merchant Bank (FCMB) and Heritage Bank.
b. Bids submission after the deadline shall be returned unopened to the respective bidders.
c. Any contractor engaged in TON, PHCN, PMU or NIPP project whose performance has been proven to be unsatisfactory will NOT be considered in line with the provision of section (16a) (b) of Public Procurement Act, 2007.
d. TCN reserves the right to verify any claim by Bidder and should, therefore, include in their submission’s Necessary authority and guarantee for such verification.
e. This advertisement shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of TCN to award contract to any bidder.
f. TCN reserves the right to annul the procurement process at any time without incurring any liability thereof in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007

For further information and/or clarification, please contact any of the following e-mail addresses:
E-mail: tcn.procurement@tcn.org.ng
Website: www.tcn.org.ng

SIGNED
MANAGEMENT
TRANSMISSION COMPANY OF NIGERIA (TCN)