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NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY-

REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR EQUIPPING, MAINTAINING AND OPERATING OF PLANETARIUM AND MUSEUM

THE NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
OBASANJO SPACE CENTRE, PYAKASA JUNCTION, AIRPORT ROAD, ABUJA
P.M.B. 437, GARKI, ABUJA
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE CONCESSION REGULATORY COMMISSION (ICRC) ESTABLISHMENT ACT 2005 & NATIONAL POLICY ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (N4P)
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) TO EQUIP, MAINTAIN, OPERATE AND MARKET PLANETARIUM & MUSEUM
NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PREQUALIFICATION (RFQ)

1. INTRODUCTION
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASDRA) is desirous of Equipping, Operating, and Marketing the Planetarium and the Museum under a Public-Private Partnership through the PPP arrangement. The project was designed to finance, equip, maintain and operate a cost effective Planetarium and the Museum for the National Space Research and Development Agency, which shall increase the capacity of the NASRDA to provide tourist attraction and space education to the public whilst also generating earnings through a private investor under a CONCESSION agreement and in the process create additional sources of revenue for the Agency. On completion, the Planetarium and Museum project which will be the very first such government-owned in Nigeria is expected to increase the tourism and revenue generation capacity of the Agency while providing much-needed assistance to researchers in the field of Space Science and Technology.

2. In compliance with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission Establishment Act (2005) and the National Policy on Public-Private Partnerships (N4P), NASRDA submitted an Outline Business Case (OBC) to the ICRC for consideration. ICRC, having assessed and affirmed the bankability of Equipping, Maintaining, and Operating of Planetarium and Museum through the PPP arrangement, has issued an OBC Compliance Certificate to enable the NASRDA commence the procurement of a Private Partner for the project.

3. Please note that there is a private proponent who had submitted a proposal on the project. However, in order to ensure transparency, competition, and value for money, the project will be procured under a Swiss Challenge Procurement methodology which requires that if the original project proponent is not the most responsive bidder, it will be given the right to match the most responsive bid to win the concession. However, if the project proponent is unable to match the most responsive bid, the most responsive bid then wins the Swiss Challenge PPP procurement and becomes the preferred Bidder

4. In furtherance, therefore, NASRDA hereby invites suitable, competent, and reputable firms/consortia to make submissions for prequalification for Equipping, Maintaining, Operating, and Marketing of Planetarium and Museum

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