Supply and Installation of ICT Infrastructure and Deployment of Fiber-Optic Network at Federal Ministry of Education (University of Ilorin)

Posted by Leuna on Fri 14th Sep, 2012 -

Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Federal Government of Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Education.

University of Ilorin
Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (Step-B) Project.
Credit No: IDA 4304-UNI

Supply and Installation of ICT Infrastructure and Deployment of Fiber-Optic Network.

Issued Date: 9th August, 2012

1.This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue no. 591 of 2nd July 2007 and 2 National Dailies of the same date.

2. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a Credit from the international Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of Science and Technology Education Post-Basic Project (STEP-B Project) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under die contract for the Supply and Installation of ICT infrastructure and Deployment of Fiber-Optic Network.

3. The Science and Technology Education Post-Basic Project, (STEP-B), University of Ilorin, now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Supply and installation of the following:

Lot No.
Item Description Quantity 
Bid Security
Delivery Period
1. Supply and installation of Fiber-Optic Cable with Active Fiber Equipment                Various At least 2.5%  of bid price             60 days   University of Ilorin,Ilorin

Supply and installation of Structured Cabling/Back-up Power Various At least 2.5% 60 days  of bid price University of Ilorin, Ilorin
Bidders may bid for any one or more lots and discounts offered for the award of combined lots will be considered in bid evaluation.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB), a procedure specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Project Manager, STEP-B Project, University of Ilorin, Ilorin and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below, between the hours of 8.00 am to 4.00 pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.

6. Qualifications requirements include:
(i) Evidence of previous supply (sale) and installation of similar equipment for the past five (5) years
(ii) Audited financial statements for the last three (3) years,
(iii)A Manufacturer’s Authorization for equipment not produced by the company.
A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall no be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only). The method of payment will be Cash or Bank Draft in favour of University of Ilorin, STEP-B Project, Ilorin. The Bidding Documents will be collected by the representative of the Bidder or by courier services on request which shall be at the bidder’s cost.

8. Closing date
Bids must be delivered to the address below on before 2:00pm local time on Thursday 6th September. 2012. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives, who choose to attend in person at the address below on Thursday 6th September, 2012 at 2:00pm local time. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 2.5% of bid price in local currency or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

9. The address referred to above is:
The Project Manager
Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (STEP-B) Project University of Ilorin, Ilorin
Tel: +234 8076550448, +234 8053351934. E-mail: