Prequalification to Tender for Works for the Proposed Commercial Development, Abuja

Posted by Ijeoma on Wed 19th Feb, 2014 -

The Client is desirous of carrying out the construction of a commercial development, to be located in the central business district of Abuja, and issues this invitation for the purposes of prequalifying reputable construction companies with relevant experience and capacity o tender for the Works indicated below.

Prequalification to Tender for Works for the Proposed Commercial Development

The Project
The Project shall comprise the construction of an approximately 20,000m2eight- storey structure, with a single-level basement, to be located at Central Area District, Abuja. The site already contains a partially completed three-storey structure, a substantial proportion of which shall be demolished to accommodate new construction. Upon completion, the Project shall provide exhibition spaces on the lower levels, with open plan offices on the upper levels. In addition to serving as tenant and visitor car parking, the single level basement shall provide electrical and mechanical plant/equipment rooms.
The Project shah he constructed of a reinforced concrete frame with lightweight hollow clay pot floors on a subsurface raft foundation, with a glass, metal and masonry envelope. Construction work will also comprise provision of internal partitioning, surface finishes, doors & windows, fittings & fixtures, electromechanical services, and external works/site infrastructure. It is expected that invitations to tender will be made in or around the second quarter of 2014.

Minimum Prequalification Requirements
A minimum requirement for qualification is:

  • To have average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last three years of N1, 000,000,000.00
  • To have demonstrable access to, or have available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means of at least N250,000,000.00, net of commitments for other contracts; and
  • To have successfully carried out at least three projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last five years.

Companies which do not meet the above minimum qualification requirements need not respond to this invitation. The Client however reserves the right to waive minor deviations if, in their opinion, they do not materially affect the capability of an Applicant to perform the contract.
Interested construction companies may wish to enter into joint venture partnerships with national or international companies in order to satisfy the above minimum qualification criteria.

Content of Prequalification Application
Interested construction companies, or joint ventures, are required to submit the following prequalification information/documents for evaluation:

  • Company Data:

Company Name
Business address (not P.O. Box)
Name and phone number (must be capable of receiving text messages) of primary contact person.
Email address (if available)

  • Certified true copy of Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Certified true copy of Corporate Income Tax Certificate for 2013;
  • Certified true copies of Audited Accounts for 2010, 2011 & 2012;
  • Banker’s reference and evidence of adequacy of working capital for the Project (access to line(s) of credit and availability of other financial resources);
  • Details of experience in works of a similar nature executed over the last three (3) years, and work under way (including contract values, award letters/contract agreements, completion certificates, addresses/locations and names/phone numbers of clients who may be contacted for further information);
  • Names, qualifications and experience of key management and technical personnel proposed for the Project, including copies of relevant certificates and contact details;
  • Verifiable evidence of availability of major plant and equipment required for the works;
  • Evidence of compliance with the provisions of the Pension Reform Act 2004
  • Executed joint venture agreement (in the case of applications by a joint venture);

Closing date: 12th March, 2014

Time: 12:00noon

Submission of prequalification Application
Applicants are required to prepare two (2) hard copies of their prequalification application, with the required information/documentation arranged in order in which they appear above, with place dividers to separate each sector
The completed prequalification application must then be sealed in a plain brown envelope, and marked “Prequalification for Commercial Development at Central Areas Abuja”, and delivered by hand or registered mail to

The Triad Associates,
Plot 805, Off EbituUkiwa Street,
Jabi District,
Phone: (08035920391)

Please note that:

  • All enquiries are to be directed to the above address.
  • Incomplete and/or improperly packaged prequalification applications will be declared nonresponsive.
  • This advertisement for prequalification shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of the Client to issue an invitation to tender and/or award for the Works to any applicant, nor shall it entitle any applicant to make any claim of indemnity from the Client.