Invitation to Tender at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Posted by Future on Tue 22nd Feb, 2022 -

Mercy Corps invites suitably qualified and interested companies to indicate interest by submitting tender documents for the following works:

Mercy Corps, an International Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organization that works in 40 countries around the world to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Since 2012, Mercy Corps has worked to tackle Nigeria's complex and evolving needs through a range of dynamic, multi-sector programs. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps is addressing the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities; enabling conflict-affected populations to transform from relief to resilience using market-driven approaches, and supporting community-led peace building efforts.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Invitation to Tender for the Supply of Cowpea Processing Equipment

Tender No:

The Rural Resilience Activity is a five-year, $45 million USAID-funded Program in Nigeria’s northeast. The purpose of the Rural Resilience Activity is to sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty. The Rural Resilience activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems rather than continuing to rely on humanitarian assistance and faltering with each new shock.

To help market actors withstand the shocks and stresses presented by COVID-19, Mercy Corps plans to deliver cash transfers to 50,000 individuals (45,000 farmers and 5,000 microenterprises). Working in the Feed the Future (FtF) portfolio states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, and Ebonyi, and FCT over a period of 10 months, Mercy Corps will synchronize with the harvest cycle to ensure that agricultural collectives, microenterprises, small holder farmers, women cowpea processors, and lead firms have targeted support to survive, rebuild, and recover from the economic impact of this complex crisis.

Mercy Corps’ approach specifically targets 50,000 individuals, of which at least 50% will be women and youth, and 90 agribusinesses/agro-processors, to ensure that recovery efforts are inclusive of society’s most marginalized groups. Drawing upon Mercy Corps’ global expertise and existing capacity under the Feed the Future Nigeria’s Rural Resilience Activity, Mercy Corps will rapidly expand support services to mitigate the economic, agricultural, and food security impacts of COVID-19. These urgent efforts to direct money towards smallholder farmers, microenterprises, and agro-processors aims to counteract the most severe COVID-19 impact and enable these actors to survive the upcoming harvest season.

Technical Specifications
  • Electric powered hammer mill (500kg/hour)
  • Diesel engine hammer mill (500kg/hour)
  • Dehydrator (7400 watts and 110 batch/hour)
  • Destoner (1000 kg/hour)
  • Thresher Diesel Powered (1000 kg/hour)
  • Packaging and labelling machine
  • Moisture meter (110 kg/batch)
  • Cleaning machine (electric motor 1000kg/hour)
  • 5 KVA diesel powered generator
  • Dehulling Machine (1000kg/hour)
  • Industrial Scale
Supplier Eligibility
Suppliers may not apply, and will be rejected as ineligible, if they:
  • Are not registered companies
  • Are bankrupt or in the process of going bankrupt
  • Have been convicted of illegal/corrupt activities, and/or unprofessional conduct
  • Have been guilty of grave professional misconduct
  • Have not fulfilled obligations related to payment of social security and taxes
  • Are guilty of serious misinterpretation in supplying information
  • Are in violation of the policies outlined in Mercy Corps Anti Bribery or Anti Corruption Statement
  • Supplier (or supplier’s principals) are on any list of sanctioned parties issued by; or are presently excluded or disqualified from participation in this transaction by: the United States Government or United Nations by the United States Government, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United Nations, other national governments, or public international organizations.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The offeror Company must be legally registered in Nigeria and have a Legal Business Registration issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission – attach copy
  • A valid Tax Clearance Certificate for 2020 – attach copy
  • Evidence of Experience in Agro Equipment (attach copy of PO/Contract)
Documents supporting the Eligibility Criteria:
  • Legal Business Registration- A valid copy of Legal Business Registration or CAC Copy.
  • Valid Tax Clearance certificate (2020)
  • Evidence of Previous related supply Experience (Agro Equipment)
  • Evidence of Previous Experience in High Value Supply (attach PO/Contracts)
  • Evidence of Experience with INGO’s
  • Company Profile
Application Closing Date
28th February, 2022.

Submission of Documents

Full bidding document with attachments in sealed envelope clearly marked "NIG/ABV/TEN54 - Supply of Cowpea Processing Equipment" should be addressed and delivered to Mercy Corps Abuja Office at:
Plot 166 Umaru Dikko Street,
Adjacent Lake View Estate,
Jabi - (FCT) Abuja.

Tender Basis
  • All offers shall be made in accordance with these instructions, and all documents requested should be furnished, including any required (but not limited to) supplier-specific information, technical specifications, drawings, bill of quantities, and/or delivery schedule. If any requested document is not furnished, a reason should be given for its omission in an exception sheet.
  • No respondent should add, omit or change any item, term or condition herein.
  • If suppliers have any additional requests and conditions, these shall be stipulated in an exception sheet.
  • Each offeror may make one response only.
  • Each offer shall be valid for the period of [180 days] from its date of submission.
  • All offers should indicate whether they include taxes, compulsory payments, levies and/or duties, including VAT, if applicable.
  • Suppliers should ensure that financial offers are devoid of calculation errors. If errors are identified during the evaluation process, the unit price will prevail. If there is ambiguity on the unit price, the Selection Committee may decide to disqualify the offer.
  • Any requests for clarifications regarding the project that are not addressed in written documents must be presented to Mercy Corps in writing. The answer to any question raised in writing by any offeror will be issued to that offeror. In some cases Mercy Corps may choose to issue clarifications to all offerors. It is a condition of this tender that no clarification shall be deemed to supersede, contradict, add to or detract from the conditions hereof, unless made in writing as an Addendum to Tender and signed by Mercy Corps or its designated representative.
  • This Tender does not obligate Mercy Corps to execute a contract nor does it commit Mercy Corps to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of bids. Furthermore, Mercy Corps reserves the right to reject any and all offers, if such action is considered to be in the best interest of Mercy Corps.
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