Request for Proposal (RFP) for Internet Services Provision (ISP) at the Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNI)

Posted by Future on Thu 14th Oct, 2021 -

The Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNI) invites interested and eligible Internet Service Providers to indicate interest by tendering RFP documents for the following works:

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNI) is a not-for profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes expert in health, education, nutrition, environmental, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, humanitarian services and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. 

AHNi is supporting the government of Nigeria (GoN) to enhance sustained cross-sectional integration of HIV/AIDS services by building Nigerian capacity to deliver sustainable high quality, comprehensive, prevention, treatment, care, and related services in various states within Nigeria.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) for Internet Services Provision (ISP)

AHNI is hereby seeking for the services of interested and eligible Internet Service Providers to provide internet services for the Abuja and fifteen (15) other operational States(Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Edo, Niger, Ebonyi, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe States).

Scope of Work (SOW)
Interested Service Provider should visit the below listed weblinks on any web browser to access and download Scope of Work and Key Deliverables for the Internet Service Provision:
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Company Profile; registered address(s), official functional emails, telephone numbers and point of contact for the company.
  • Evidence of legal registration document of the firm (CAC registration certificate, FORM CO7 and FORM CO2) 
  • Latest Tax Clearance Certificate 
  • Evidence of Financial Capability (most recent audited account) 
  • Evidence of key regulatory certification and Licenses such as Operating License from NCC 
  • Bank Reference Letter duly addressed to AHNi Procurement Committee 
  • Evidence of provision of Internet Services and Hosting preferable NGOs of similar scope and complexity within the last 3 years: Firm must provide copy(ies) award letter and/or signed contracts 
  • Financial Quotation and required Commercial Terms
Evaluation and Selection Criteria

Service providers must ensure that all requested information above is included in the submission. Proposal will be evaluated as follows:
Stages of Bid Evaluation Evaluation Description Evaluation Application
1st STAGE Complete Conformity to RFP Submission Requirement ´╗┐PASS OR FAIL´╗┐
2nd STAGE Conformity to Minimum Eligibility Requirement listed 1-7  PASS OR FAIL
3rd STAGE Conformity to Financial Quotation  listed 8 (i.e., Clear costing for required hardware, Internet Bandwidths, Delivery Leadtime, and discount)  PASS OR FAIL 
4th STAGE Consideration for Award Price Reasonableness, Responsiveness, and Delivery Timeline
Application Closing Date
5:00pm Thursday, 28 October, 2021.

Submission of Documents
Technical Documentation (Criteria 1-7) and Financial Quotation including commercial terms (Criteria 8) MUST be separated, signed by the authorized representative, and submitted in sealed envelopes. Your submission must be appropriately titled, addressed, and submitted to: 
The Procurement Committee, 
Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNI), 

#8, Yedseram Street, 
Off Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard, 
Maitama - (FCT) Abuja.

Additional Information
  • For clarification on any aspect of this RFP, please send an email reflecting RFP title to: 
  • AHNi is Value Added Tax (VAT) exempted but deducts withholding tax (WHT) in compliance with relevant Nigeria Tax Laws
  • All proposal document submitted including price must be valid for one (1) year from the proposal due date. This include but not limited to cost, terms, conditions, and service level agreement
  • The duration of the contract is 12 Months from the date of commencement
  • All required setup and connectivity hardware, labour cost as well as internet bandwidths per location must be provided in the schedule of fees for all listed location.
  • AHNi reserves the right to select and negotiate with those company it deems in its sole discretion to be qualified for competitive bid and to terminate negotiation without incurring any liability. 
  • Issuance of bid document does not constitute a commitment by AHNi to award a contract.