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NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NIHORT) –

INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE YEAR 2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS

NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT)
IDI-ISHIN, JERICHO RESERVATION AREA, P.M.B. 5432, IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA
INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE YEAR 2021 CAPITAL PROJECTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan with the mandate to conduct research into genetic improvement, production, processing, storage, utilization, and marketing of tropical fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, spices, other medicinal and aromatic plants of nutritional and economic importance. The institute is desirous of utilizing part of the funds under the year 2021 Appropriation Act to procure Works and Services in Ibadan and other parts of the country. Accordingly, the Institute invites qualified, interested and eligible Contractors and Service Providers/Consultants to tender for procurement of the following Works and Services.

2.0 SCOPE OF PROJECTS

CATEGORY A: WORKS
LOT NO PROJECT TITLE LOCATION
NH/WKS1 Renovation of Laboratory Block Ibadan
NH/WKS2 Construction of Perimeter Fencing of Institute’s Land Ibadan
CATEGORY B: CONSULTANCY
NH/CS1 Skill Development of Provision of Start-up Foods for Fishery, Poultry & Vegetable Farming in Edo North (Phase I) Edo State
NH/CS2 Skill Development of Provision of Start-up Foods for Fishery, poultry & Vegetable Farming in Edo North (Phase II) Edo State
NH/CS3 Skill Development of Provision of Start-up Foods for Fishery, poultry & Vegetable Farming in Edo North (Phase III) Edo State
NH/CS4 Training and Empowerment of Farmers in Ndokwa/Ukwani Federal Constituency of Delta State (Ndokwa West LGA) Delta State
NH/CS5 Training and Empowerment of Farmers in Ndokwa/Ukwani Federal Constituency of Delta State (Ndokwa East LGA) Delta State
NH/CS6 Training and Empowerment of Farmers in Ndokwa/Ukwani Federal Constituency of Delta State (Ukwuani LGA) Delta State

3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Prospective bidders are required to submit the following documents:
i. Evidence of certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Memoranda & Articles of Association, Form CAC1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7 (certify True Copy). Business Name is also acceptable for Services
ii. Evidence of pension clearance certificate valid till 31st December, 2021 (applicable where number of staff is at least 15);
iii. Evidence of industrial Training Fund (ITF) compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2021 (applicable where number of staff is at least 5 or at least N50m turnover);
iv. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Clearance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2021;
v. Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/12/2021 or valid Certificate issued by BPP;
vi. Reference letter from a reputable commercial bank indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the project when needed.
vii. Sworn Affidavit
1. disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Rivers State University, Port-Harcourt 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.
2. That the company is not in receivership, insolvent or bankrupt;
3. That the company does not have any Director who has ever been convicted in any court in Nigeria or any other country for criminal offense in relation to fraud or financial impropriator;
viii. Company’s Audited Account for the last three (3) years, 2018, 2019 & 2020, duly signed and sealed by relevant firm;
ix. Company’s profile with the curriculum vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project including copies of their Academics/professional qualification such as ARCON, COREN, QSRBN, , CORBON etc.
x. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including letter of Awards, Valuation Certificates and job completion certificate and photograph of the projects;
xi. Works: List of plants/equipment with proof of ownership/lease agreement;
xii. Services: Evidence of Firm’s current registration with relevant regulatory professional body (ies);
xiii. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the company’s letter head paper bearing amongst others, the registration Number (RC) is issued by the CAC, Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No) and email address and official company’s address. The letter head paper must bear the Names, Nationalities and telephone number of the Directors of the company of the Directors Company at the bottom of the page.

4.0 COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS (CATEGORY A: WORKS)
Interested and competent bidders are requested to collect the Standard Bidding Documents (SBD) from Procurement Unit upon presentation of evidence of payment of non-refundable Tender Fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only, per Lot, paid into the Remitta Account/TSA of the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), in any Commercial Bank. (The TSA Account Number is to be obtained from the Institute’s Finance & Accounts Department).

5.0 SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
5.1 Category A – Works:
Prospective bidders are to submit for each of the Lot desired two (2) hard copies of technical bid (including soft copy of Financial Bid in MS Excel format), packaged separately in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “ Technical Bid” or Financial Bid”. Therefore, put the two sealed envelopes together in a bigger envelope addressed to the Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute, Idi-Ishin, Jericho Reservation Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, and clearly marked with the name of the project and Lot Number. Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should have the name and address of the Bidder and should be deposited in the Tender Box at Administrative Block II, National Horticultural Research Institute, Idi-Ishin, Jericho Reservation Area, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria on or before 12:00 noon on Monday, 27th September, 2021. Late submission shall be returned un-opened.

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