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NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY-

INVITATION TO TENDER (TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS AT NASRDA HEADQUARTERS AND CENTRES UNDER THE 2024 CAPITAL APPROPRIATION

NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
OBASANJO SPCE CENTRE, OPPOSITE PYAKKASA JUNCTION, AIRPORT ROAD, LUGBE ABUJA
INVITATION TO TENDER (TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS AT NASRDA HEADQUARTERS AND CENTRES UNDER THE 2024 CAPITAL APPROPRIATION

1. INTRODUCTION
The National Space Research and Development Agency and its Centres invite qualified, interested and credible contractors, suppliers and service providers to tender for the following lots of Goods, Works and Services under the 2024 Capital Appropriation.

2. SCOPE OF GOODS/WORKS/SERVICES
SECTION A: GOODS

LOT NOPROJECT DESCRIPTION
A1Supply of Scientific, Engineering and Mechanical equipment
A2Supply of software/hardware, internet, licences etc
A3Supply of vehicles, Motorcycles and Machinery
A4Provision of Medical empowerment materials and appliance

SECTION B: WORKS

LOT NOPROJECT DESCRIPTION
B1Supply and installation of Solar Power Systems
B2Renovation/Construction of Building

SECTION C: SERVICES

LOT NOPROJECT DESCRIPTION
C1Training and empowerment of Clergy, Traditional Rulers/ Heads of Communities on conflict and Peace Resolution in Ibadan, Oyo State.

SECTION D: ZONAL INTERVENTION PROJECTS

LOT NOPROJECT DESCRIPTION
D1Provision of 1 No. solar powered motorized boreholes in Vandeikya/Konshiba Federal Constituency, Benue State
D2Purchase and supply of Motorcycles in Kunshisha LGA, Vandeikya/Konshiba Federal Constituency, Benue State
D3Purchase and supply of Motorcycles in Vandeikya/Konshiba Federal Constituency, Benue State
D4Installation of solar powered street light in Okuku, Umuguna, Emcabiam (Owerri West), Obube, Emii, Agbala (Owerri North), Ikenegbu I, Azuzi, New Owerri 1 (Owerri Municipal), Imo State
D5Supply of assorted grains to selected communities in Irewolede Fed. Const. Osun State
D6Construction of solar powered boreholes in Birnin Kebbi/Kaigo/Bunza Federal Constituency, Kebbi State
D7Provision of grains in Birnin Kebbi/Kaigo/Bunza Federal Constituency, Kebbi State
D8Provision of irrigation pumps in Birnin Kebbi/Kaigo/Bunza Federal Constituency, Kebbi State
D9Construction of boreholes in 12 wards in Dala Federal Constituency, Kano State
D10Supply of empowerment materials for youth and women in Oyo South Senatorial District, Oyo State

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Interested contractors/suppliers and service providers are required to submit the following documents
a) Evidence of certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7. Business name with form BN1 is also acceptable for services;
b) Evidence of firm’s Tax Clearance Certificates (personal income tax clearance certificates for all the partners in case of Business Name) for the last three years valid till 31st December, 2024,
c) Evidence of Pension Clearance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2024 (this requirement is only applicable to bidders whose number of staff is 15 and above).
d) Evidence of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2024 (this requirement is only applicable to bidders whose number of staff is 5 and above or the bidder’s annual turnover is N50m and above);
e) Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2024;
f) Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/12/2024 or valid Certificate issued by BPP;
g) Sworn affidavit
• disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the National Space Research and Development Agency or Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) 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 no director has been convicted in any county for any criminal offence relating to fraud impropriety or criminal misrepresentation of falsification of facts relating to any matter.
• That the company is not in receivership, the subject of any form or bankruptcy proceedings of the subject of any form of winding up petition or proceeding
• That the company does not have existing loan or financial liability with a bank, other financial institutions of third party that is classified as doubtful, non-performance, bad or whose repayment portion has been outstanding for the last four (4) months.
h) Evidence of local content in line with the presidential executive order 5 for the promotion of Nigeria Content in contracts relating to science, Technology and Engineering;
i) Comprehensive Company’s profile with the curriculum Vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their academic/professional qualifications such as COREN, QSDRBN, ARCON, CORBON etc;
j) 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;
k) Works: List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease agreement;
l) Reference letter from a reputable commercial bank indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
m) Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three years (2021, 2022 & 2023);
n) For Mapping/Satellite Imaging and related services, contractors/service providers must be registered with National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), the repository of satellite images over Nigerian as required by the law.
o) For Motor Vehicle procurement, only companies included in the National Automotive Design and Development Council’s approved list of local manufacturers of vehicles or their authorized representatives should bid for the procurement;
p) For IT jobs: evidence of accreditation with computer professional registration council of Nigeria and National Information Technology Development Agency;
q) Training: evidence of registration with Centre for Management Development
r) Electricity jobs: Evidence of current licence issued by Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA)
s) Health & Medical Equipment: Letter of Authorization from the Original Equipment Manufacturers listed in the approved Policy for Procurement of Health and Medical Equipment for Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria;
t) For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, Tax Clearance Certificates, Pension Clearance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Clearance Certificate, IRR & Sworn affidavit are compulsory for each JV Partner);
Note: All documents for submission must be submitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company’s letter head paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC) as issued by the CAC, Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No) fax and email address. The letter head 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 firm.

4. COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS (GOODS AND WORKS)
The tender documents are obtainable from the office of the Director, Procurement, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja upon the payment of a non-refundable tender fee of N10,000 (ten Thousand naira) only per lot, to NASRDA TSA account. Firms interested in services will not pay at this stage until after shortlisting.
NOTE: Revenue Reference Number (RRN) can be generated at the account section of the Agency to enable payment into the Agency’s Remita account in any reputable commercial bank in Nigeria.

5. SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS (SERVICES)
Prospective bidders are to submit two (2) hard copies each of the technical and financial bids with softcopy of the financial bid in MS Excel format, packaged separately in sealed and clearly marked as “Technical Bid” and “Financial Bid”. Thereafter, the two sealed envelopes should be put together in a bigger sealed envelope addressed to the Director-General/CE, National Space Research and Development Agency; Pyakasa Junction, Airport road, Lugbe, 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 dropped in the designated tender Box in the office of the Director, Procurement, NASRDA Headquarters, Abuja not later than 12:00 noon of Tuesday, 28th May, 2024.

6. SUBMISSION OF EOI DOCUMENT (SERVICES)
Interested firms are to submit two (2) bound copies of EOI documents separated by dividers and arranged as indicated above. The documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed as indicated above. And clearly marked with the name of project and lot number. Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should bear the name and address of the bidder and dropped in the designated tender box in the office of the Director, Procurement, NASRDA Headquarters, Abuja not later than 12:00 noon of Tuesday, 14th May, 2024.

7. OPENING OF EOI AND TECHNICAL BIDS
The EOI and the technical bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon of Tuesday, 14th May, 2024 and 12:00 noon of Tuesday, 28th May, 2024, respectively, in the Prof. Borroffice Ajayi Conference Hall, NASRDA Headquarters Abuja; while the financial bids will be kept un-opened. Please ensure that you sign the EOI/Bid Submission Register in the office of the Director, Procurement, Ground Floor, Admin Building, NASRDA Headquarters Abuja as the agency will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.

8. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
a. EOIs/Bids must be in English Language and signed by an official authorized by the bidders
b. EOIs/Bids submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned un opened;
c. No bidder should be bid for more than one (1) lot in a section, and not more than two (2) lots is overall; violation is automatic disqualification
d. The EOIs/technical bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives, CSOs in the areas of Anti-Corruption and Transparency and Private Professional Bodies and will be covered by video recording, invitation link will be send to bidder who chooses to join the bid opening online.
e. The Agency reserves the right to authenticate all claims made by any contractor in its submission;
f. Failure to provide any information required shall lead to instant disqualification;
g. Submissions of bids and expression of interest should not be construed as a commitment on the part of the Agency;
h. It shall not entitle any contractor to make any claims whatsoever or seek any remedy/indemnity from the Agency by virtue of such company having responded to this advertisement;
i. Bids documents can also be collected in soft copies and bidders can submit through Post (Courier Services);
j. Goods & works: Only pre-qualified bidders at technical evaluation will be invited at later date for virtual financial bids opening, while the financial bids of un-successful bidders will be returned un-opened;
k. Services: Only shortlisted applicants at EOI’s evaluation will be invited at a later date for collection of Request for Proposals;

9. DISCLAIMER
The National Space Research and Development Agency is not bound to prequalify and bidder 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.

Signed
Director General/Chief Executive
National Space Research and Development Agency
Obasanjo Space Centre, Pyakassa Junction, Airport Road
Lugbe, Abuja

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