UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA
THE UOFA OF NIGERIA, THE UNIVERSITY FOR NATIONAL UNITY
(OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR)
P.M.B 117, ABUJA – NIGERIA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (RFQ): PROVISION OF HOSTELS ON A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP -PPP- BASIS (BUILD OPERATE AND TRANSFER MODEL) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA MAIN CAMPUS, AIRPORT ROAD, ABUJA
1.0 PROJECT BRIEF
The University of Abuja was established in 1989 with an allocation of 11,000 hectares of land for the development of its Main Campus. The University has grown steadily and at the moment, it has a student population of about 50,000. In furtherance of its efforts at fulfilling its mandate on quality teaching, learning and character molding, the University of Abuja wishes to implement a 100% residential policy for its full-time students. Pursuant to this, the University is desirous of providing hostel infrastructure through the Public Private Partnership model for the comfort, safety, convenience and well-being of its students.
2.0 PPP PROCUREMENT PROCESS (REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (RFQ) AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
The PPP procurement will be a two-stage RFQ and RFP process. In line with the approval obtained from Regulatory Authorities, the University of Abuja invites reputable private developers/consortia with the requisite technical and financial capabilities, including operations and management expertise to respond to the Request for Qualification (RFQ) to undertake the development and management of students’ hostels on a Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) model on its Main Campus. The hostels shall be in the following categories;
(a) Undergraduate Hostels – (1, 2, & 4 Bed spaces per room inclusive of toilet and kitchenette)
(b) Postgraduate Hostels – (1 & 2 Bed spaces per room inclusive of toilet and kitchenette)
Each hostel is to be serviced with independent sewage, water supply and backup power/alternative power.
This RFQ is the qualification stage of the procurement process for the Project, and interested firms/consortia are required meet the qualification requirements specified in the RFQ package. Only qualified parties shall be invited to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. Qualified parties shall execute a Non-disclosure Agreement prior to being issued the RFP bidding documents.
3.0 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
All interested investors are expected to prequalify by submitting copies of the following documents:
(i) Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Form CAC1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7.
(ii) Evidence of Company’s Income Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December 2020.
(iii) Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2020.
(iv) Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2020.
(v) Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2020.
(vi) Copy of Company’s Audited Accounts for the immediate past three (3) years (2017, 2018, and 2019) duly stamped be certified auditors.
(vii) Evidence of Financial Capability to execute the project either by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial Bank indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed or letter of commitment from credible and verifiable financiers for funding from inception to project closure. These financiers must include their sources of funds for the project.
(viii) A Sworn Affidavit:
Disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the University of Abuja or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented are true and correct in all particulars;
That the firm is not bankrupt or subject to a bankruptcy application.
(ix) A copy of Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff including copies of Academic/Professional Certificate such as COREN, CORBON, ARCON, QSRBN etc.
(x) Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) previous experiences in the development of successful PPP projects in the last 10 years. The evidence should be arranged serially and each submission should include the following:
(a) Evidence of engagement;
(b) Brief project description;
(c) Scope of the investment;
(d) Facilities provided;
(e) Cost of completion;
(f) Timeline of execution;
(g) Reference letter(s), and;
(h) Evidence of completion;
(i) Pictures of the facility
The University reserves the right to investigate the claims made interested investors.
(xi) List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease;
(xii) Evidence of Firm’s current registration with relevant professional regulatory body(ies);
(xiii) 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 No.), 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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