Expression of Interest (EOI) for Consultancy Projects at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Posted by Future on Tue 25th Jan, 2022 -

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) invites Experienced and competent consultants to tender EOI documents for the following works:

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is an independent regulatory body with authority for the regulation of the electric power industry in Nigeria. NERC was formed in 2005 under the Obasanjo administration’s economic reform agenda through the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 for formation and review of electricity tariffs, transparent policies regarding subsidies, promotion of policies that are efficient and environmentally friendly, and also including forming and enforcing of standards in the creation and use of electricity in Nigeria.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Consultancy Projects

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was established by the ESPR Act, 2005 to create, promote, and preserve efficient industry and market structures and to ensure the optimal utilisation of resources for the provision of electricity services in Nigeria.

Experienced and competent consultants are invited to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for the procurement of various projects under the scope of services itemised below.

Scope of Services

Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services
Lot A Strategic Communication
Lot B New Media Content Developer
Lot C Valuation of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Plc's Assets and Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC)/State Governments investment in Transmission and Distribution networks
Lot D Review of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN's) Performance Improvement Plan
lot E Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Regulations and Orders Issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Lot F Industry and Consumers Surveys
Lot G Conceptual Design of a Data Aggregation Platform and Revenue Assurance System for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)
Lot H Tariff Affordability Study
Lot I Monitoring the Implementation of Performance Improvement Plans of Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
Lot J Determination of the Adequacy of OPEX for the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos)

Eligibility Requirements
Interested firms should submit two (2) bound copies of Eol documents duly signed, paginated, separated by dividers and arranged in the order outlined here:
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) including form CAC1.1 or CAC2 and CAC7. Business name is also acceptable in case of services.
  • Copy of firm's Tax Clearance Certificate (or Personal Income Tax Clearance Certificates of all the partners in case of Business Name) for the last three (3) years valid till 31" December, 2021.
  • Evidence of Pension Clearance Certificate valid till 31 December, 2021 (this requirement is only applicable to bidders whose number of staff is 15 and above).
  • Evidence of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31" December, 2021 (this requirement is only applicable to bidders whose number of staff is 5 and above or the bidder's annual turnover is N50m and above).
  • Copy of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Clearance Certificate valid till 31" December 2021.
  • Copy of registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31" December 2021 or valid certificate issued by Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
  • Copy of firm's current registration issued by relevant regulatory professional body such as COREN, ESVARBON etc.
  • Sworn Affidavit:
    • Disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder, and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
    • That the company is not in receivership or about to be in receivership or not a replacement for a hitherto tax defaulting company,
    • That the company is not subject to any form of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings or the subject of any winding down petitions or proceedings;
    • That the Company does not have any Director who has been convicted in any country for criminal offences relating to fraud or financial impropriety or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter.
  • Company's Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years (2018, 2019 and 2020).
  • Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed.
  • Company's profile with duly signed Curriculum Vitae of key staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their academic/professional qualifications such as COREN, ESVARBON etc.
  • Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years (both completed and ongoing) including letters of award, valuation certificates, job completion certificates and photographs of the projects.
  • All documents for submission must be transmitted with a covering/forwarding letter under the company/firm's letterhead 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 authorized officer of the firm.
Application Closing Date

12:00 noon Tuesday, 8th February, 2022.

Opening of EOI Documents
The Eol documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in the Commission's Hearing Room Wing B, 4 floor, Plot No. 1387, Cadastral Zone, A00, Central Business District, Abuja. Please ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register in the Commission's Registry Unit on the Ground floor, Wing A, as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids.

Submission of EOI Documents
Interested firms are to submit two (2) bound copies of expression of interest (EOI) documents separated by dividers and arranged as indicated above. The documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed as follows:
The Chairman,
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission,
Plot No. 1387, Cadastral Zone A00,

Central Business District,
F.C.T - Abuja.

The envelopes should be clearly marked with the name of the project and the Lot number). Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should bear the name and address of the bidder and should be dropped in the designated Tender Box commission's Registry Unit on the Ground floor, Wing A not later than the specified closing date.

General Information
  • Eol must be in English Language and signed by an official authorised by the bidder.
  • Eol submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned un-opened.
  • Bidders should not bid for more than two (2) Lots.
  • All costs will be borne by the bidders.
  • Bidders can submit through post (Courier Services).
  • Only short-listed firms will be contacted at later date and issued Request for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Presence of bidders/representatives and members of the public shall not be required during the bid opening ceremony in compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines. The Bids Opening will be covered by video recording invitation link will be sent to bidders to join the bid opening online) with the physical presence of two (2) representatives of private sector professional bodies and Civil Society Organisation in the areas of Anti-Corruption/Transparency.
  • Bidders can submit through post (courier services).
  • No Joint venture is allowed.
  • The Commission is not bound to shortlist any firm and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.
For further enquiries, please contact the "Assistant General Manager (Procurement)" on e-mail: and copy