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INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA-

INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR 2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS

INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, SAMARU
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, P.M.B. 1044, ZARIA,
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS
INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR 2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS

1. INTRODUCTION
The Federal Government of Nigeria has allocated funds for the year 2021 to INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA for the execution of Projects (Constructions, Rehabilitation, Supplies, and Services). The Institute, therefore, invites interested competent, and reputable Companies to Tender in respect of its Projects under the 2021 Capital Appropriation and Zonal Intervention/Constituency projects.

2. DESCRIPTION

S/NO PROJECT DESCRIPTION
LOT A CATEGORY A WORKS
A1 Rehabilitation/Repair of Research and Administrative Office Building at IAR Headquarters.
A2 Rehabilitation of Offices/Infrastructural Facilities and construction of borehole at Kadawa and Mokwa Outstations.
A3 Constructions/Rehabilitation of Internal and farm roads.
A4 Provision of Irrigation Infrastructure (Canal and Reservoir) for Farming, Pasture and Livestock Development in Kunlua Bunkure LGA, Kano State
LOT B CATEGORY B GOODS.
B1 Supply of Laboratory Equipment and Facilities
B2 Supply of office furniture and fittings
B3 Purchase and Rehabilitation of Tractors, Planters, Boom Sprayers, Harvesters, Heavy Duty Harrow, Mould Board Ridger and Rotary Slasher at Head Quarters and Outstations
B4 Supply of Computers
B5 Supply of Irrigation Pumps with Accessories in Zango/Baure Federal Constituency of Katsina State
B6 Supply of Fertilizer in Jigawa South West Senatorial District, Jigawa State.
B7 Supply of Farm input for Farmers in Daudawa Faskari Katsina State
LOT C CATEGORY C CONSULTANCY SERVICES.
C1 Training and Capacity Building in Cotton and Quality Grading
C2 Training of Youth on Ginger Value Chain and Supply of Slicing and Drying Machine in Zango Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency Kaduna State

The Scopes of the above-listed projects are detailed in the Standard Bid documents.

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The Institute for Agricultural Research in compliance with the PPA 2007, will carry out Prequalification of Companies who respond to this advertisement based on the following requirements:
(a) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Form CAC1.1, or CAC2 and CAC7; with evidence of Company Annual Returns to CAC for the immediate past 3 years (2018, 2019 & 2020). Business Name is also acceptable for Category C;
(b) Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years (2018, 2019 & 2020) valid till 31st December, 2021 with minimum average annual turnover of N50 Million;
(c) Evidence of current Pension Clearance Certificate valid till 31 December, 2021.
(d) Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31 December, 2021;
(e ) Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Clearance Certificate valid till 31 December, 2021;
(f) Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31 December, 2021 or valid Certificate issued by BPP;
(g) Sworn Affidavit:
– disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Institute of Agricultural Research 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 the company is not bankrupt, in receivership or under liquidation or involved in any litigation which can potentially affect the company’s ability to effectively discharge their responsible if engaged;
– that none of the Company’s Directors has been convicted of procurement fraud in any Country
(h) Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years -(2018, 2019 & 2020);
(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 the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications (in case of construction: COREN, QSRBN, ARCON, CORBON etc.);
(k) Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates, Job Completion Certificates and Photographs of the projects;
(l) Category A: List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease;
(m) Category C: Evidence of current registration with relevant regulatory professional body(ies);
(n) For Supply of Equipment: Letter of Authorization as representative of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
(o) B4: Evidence of current registration/accreditation with Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
(p) For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, Tax Clearance Certificate, Pension Clearance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Clearance Certificate, IRR & Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each JV partner)
(q) All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM Now), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorised officer of the firm.

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