INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION AND MONITORING OF OIL AND GAS EXPORTS.

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION AND MONITORING OF OIL AND GAS EXPORTS.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

          FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION AND MONITORING OF OIL AND GAS EXPORTS.

  1. INTRODUCTION

   In line with the provisions of the Nigeria  Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) Acts. No 10 of 1996 (Law of the Federation 2004),the Federal Government intends to engage the services of reputable and competent Service Providers for the Pre-shipment Inspection and Monitoring of Oil and Gas Exports from the country.

Further to the provisions of the Public Procurement Acts,2007 and extant regulations thereto, and in compliance with International competitive bidding process, the Federal Ministry of Finance hereby solicits for Expression of Interest from qualified and competent  Service Providers. The interested Service providers can either be Foreign Firms, sole Nigeria Firms, or Joint Ventures of Foreign  and  Local Firms (with  Notarised  Joint  Venture Memorandum of Understanding Specifying the roles and responsibilities of parties)

.     Pre-shipment Inspection of Crude Oil Exports

.     Pre-shipmen Inspection of Gas Exports

.       Monitoring and Evaluation of Inspectors of Crude Oil and Gas   Exports

2. SCOPE OF SERVICES

Pre-shipment inspection by an inspecting agent shall be with respect to their quality, quantity and price comparison

  1. C)  FORMAT FOR THE EOI

      EOI for the aforesaid assignment must include the following

  1. A brief company profile in narrative form with supporting documents for its registration, Article of Association/Memorandum of Association and Annual turnover of last 3 years. In the case of association be included Indicating the lead party.
  2. Capability statement giving details about the experience and expertise of the service providers related to the interest. Please provide an outline of assignment/ projects of similar nature executed in the last 3 years. In the case of Joint Venture each party’s capability statement must be submitted.
  3. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

         Interested Service   Providers should meet the following requirements:-

  1. Be incorporated as a company, evidenced by certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs   Commission   (CAC) or its equivalent for foreign companies who must be ready to register equivalent for foreign companies who must be ready to register  with CAC within six months of award.
  2. Have at  least five key staff, with relevant  qualifications and experience (incude mini-bios of the personnel).
  • Own or have assured access through lease, hire, or other such method, of the essential equipment, tools, computers software and patent right, in full working order with necessary permits and licenses.
  1. Provide audited financial statements for the last 3 years (2012,2013 and 2014) and matching tax clearance certificate.
  2. Submission of satisfactory bank references  and documents demonstrating availability of funds/liquid assets and/or credit facilities from reputable banker(s) of not less than N200million or one million dollars equivalent.
  3. Have carried out similar assignments in the area of interest. All assignments  must be evidenced by submission of award letter(S) and verifiable Certificate of satisfactory execution.
  • Companies incorporated in Nigeria must possess the following requirements wether expressing interest  solely or in joint ventures with foreign technical partners:
  • Clearance Certificate from National Pension Commission as evidence of compliance with Pension Reform Act 2004 (as amended).
  • Evidence of compliance with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF)  (Amendment Act 2011). Certificate  of clearance from the Fund to be provided.
  • Evidence of registration with BPP National Data Base and other relevant Professional bodies.
  1. NOTE:

  2. Failure to provide the above requirements  will automatically result in disqualification.
  3. The Federal Ministry of Finance reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any claims on the documents submitted.
  • The Federal Ministry of Finance reserves the right to reject documents that do not meet the criteria without giving any reasons.
  1. The Federal  Ministry   of  Finance  reserves the right to reject any proposal.
  2. Only service providers that are found suitable will be pre-qualified and shortlisted to obtain the Request for Proposal (RFP) for  next  stage of the procurement.
  3. The Federal Ministry of Finance reserves the right to reject all bids at any time prior to the acceptance of a bid, without incurring thereby any liability to the bidders.
  • The Federal Ministry of Finance reserves the right to cancel the procurement proceedings in the public interest ,without incurring any liability to the bidders.

4. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS

Three copies of Pre-qualification Documents shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope for any of the services intended  (as provided in paragraph 2a above) clearly indicated at the back of the envelope. The documents shall be delivered to the Office of the Director Procurement  Room No  040,  ground floor Federal Ministry of Finance phase 11 not later than 12 noon on 15th February,2016.

  1. Pre-qualification bid documents will be publicly opened immediately after the submission deadline at the  Ministry’s  Main Auditorium.
  2. Service Providers are expected to send one representative to the opening ceremony.
  3. The relevant Professional Bodies and Non-Governmental Organization are also invited to attend

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