Invitation to Tender at the Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE)

Posted by Future on Thu 17th Mar, 2022 -

The Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) invites interested reputable Nigerian Companies and NJQS pre-qualified Companies to submit tender documents for the following works:

The Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) was incorporated in 1996 to manage the company’s deep offshore exploration and production assets. NAE has the distinction of being the first oil and gas company in Nigeria to produce oil from the country’s deep offshore.

NAE has interests in six deep offshore blocks (OML118, OML125, OML134, OML135, OPL2009 and OPL 245) in Nigeria, either as Operator or as Co-Venturer. In 2011, the company acquired a 50% interest in, and operatorship of, OPL 245, located in ultra-deep waters, as well as a 49% interest in, and operatorship of, OPL 2009. The company also has a 12.5% contractor participating interest in OML 135 and in OML 118, operated by SNEPCo, where the prolific Bonga main field has been in production since 2005.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Invitation to Tender - Provision of Logistics Base and Other Related Services

Nipex Tender No:

Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) intends to put in place an open contract for the Provision of Logistic Base and Services for NAE Operations for period of two (2) years and seven (7) months firm, plus five (5) months optional. NAE, through this Tender Opportunity, announces to interested reputable Nigerian Companies and NJQS pre-qualified Companies of the defined scope of service hereunder.

Scope of Work
This shall include but not limited to the following:
  • Provision of Marine Logistic Base located preferably in Lagos area consisting of a Jetty, an Open yard, a Warehouse and a Chemical Storage Area to support Nae deep offshore operations, exploration and development activities
  • Contractor shall provide Ship Agent Services such as Port Calls / Pilotage/Mooring and Stevedoring services as per NPA, NIMASA and local applicable rules for the base or other ports such as Warri, Port Harcourt and Onne as required by Company
  • Contractor shall ensure the availability of a berthing area of approximately 100 m. in length and approximately 8 meters water depth.
  • Provision of qualified, trained and certified Logistics personnel and workforce fit for purpose to carry out the logistics operations, including skilled personnel for handling of Hazardous, Chemicals and waste material.
  • All personnel involved in lifting operations shall be adequately skilled, qualified and trained by third parties.
  • Provision of all facilities, vehicles and hoisting rigging equipment for material handling and transport inside the base; rigging for fuel/chemical tanks, various sizes cargo carriers equipped with strapping devices (containers and baskets) for marine transportation and pressurized containers. Waste skips for solid waste and drilling cuttings handling in accordance with the Company procedures.
  • An equipment register for all equipment shall be present collecting all relevant data regarding maintenance, inspection and certification of the equipment and shall be accessible to company Representatives
  • In accordance with company request, Contractor shall ensure provision of drilling and fresh water, and supply of bulk items for vessels for drilling and production activities.
  • The contractor shall provide at company's request (on a 24-hr callout basis), the equipment necessary to perform all required tasks.
Contractors Responsibilities
  • All facilities and equipment used during the execution of Services shall be maintained and fit for port service. Maintenance plans for all the equipment and facilities related to the Services shall be submitted to the Company at agreed timelines.
  • Contractor shall provide the Workforce with the appropriate PPE for the required task and work environment.
  • Contractor shall provide and maintain fire-fighting system/ equipment ( extinguishers, fire safety gear, etc.) required by law, regulation or international standards for the offices space, warehouses, shore base, port, yards, docks and other areas used in performing Services.
  • Contractor shall comply with Local regulations and laws related to taxes and social contributes for the workers.
  • Contractor shall comply with health, safety and environmental systems, policies and practices that meet or exceed the COMPANY'S health and safety standards. To this end, contractor shall appoint qualified and experienced Health, Safety and Environmental Supervisors ("HSE Supervisors) to manage its Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Contractor shall promptly report all accidents, injuries and near misses and all the HSE reporting data to COMPANY as required by all applicable laws and regulations and Eni standards. Contractor shall make available monthly HSE and Operations report to Company within the agreed timeline.
Mandatory Requirements
  • To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested Contractors are required to be pre-qualified and live under the code: (3.08.12) Supply Base / Warehouse / Storage Services in the Nipe X Joint Qualification System (NJQS) database. All successfully pre-qualified suppliers in this category will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (TT).
  • To confirm if you are pre-qualified and to view the product/service category you are listed for: Open and access NJQS with your log in details. Click on Products/Services tab to view your status and product codes.
  • If you are not listed in a product/service category but you are registered with DPR to do business, contact Nipex office at 8, Bayo Kuku road ikoyi Lagos with your DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update.
  • To initiate the NUQS pre-qualification process, access, click on services tab followed by NIQS registration
  • To be eligible, all tenders must comply with the Nigerian Content requirements in the NipeX system.
Nigerian Content
Bidders are invited to express complete understanding, willingness and commitment to develop in-country capability and capacity for related items in compliance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD Act, 2010).

Pursuant to the above, bidders' submissions shall be evaluated strictly with the minimum evaluation criteria defined in the NOGICD Act provisions and Schedule. Only bidders whose submissions are in compliance shall proceed to the next stage of the tendering process The following are some information/documentation that will be required for submission at the ITT stage:
  • Demonstrate that the entity is a Nigerian Registered Company, or Nigerian Registered Company as the contracting entity in genuine alliance or joint venture with foreign company with details on scope and responsibilities of parties for this work. Such companies must show evidence of joint venture binding memorandum of agreement (MOA) duly signed by the CEO of both companies including the following:
    • Be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • The scope of work and responsibilities each party will perform in executing the job
    • The lead bidder
    • Evidence or plans of physical operational presence and set-up in Nigeria
  • International or multinational company working through a Nigerian subsidiary must demonstrate that a minimum 50% of equipment to be deployed for execution of work shall be owned by the Nigerian subsidiary by providing a list of equipment for this tender and indicating those that will be owned by the Nigerian subsidiary.
  • Tenderer to provide verifiable evidence of ownership and name of the nominated contractor and the MOA should be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to execute scope of work.
  • Details of Company ownership and shareholding structure with certified true copies of CAC forms CO2 and C07, including company memorandum & article of association and other evidence of entity's incorporation
  • Provide detailed description (address and layout drawings) of where procurement center and warehouse in Nigeria will be
  • Nigerian Content Plan with detailed description of the role, work scope, man-hours and responsibilities of all Nigerian companies and personnel that are involved in executing the service, that addresses utilization of Nigerian labour, services, materials and equipment for this service, aimed at achieving the minimum Nigerian Content requirements for this category in line with targets set in the schedule to the NOGICD ACT 2010
  • Current and in-place organization structure with detailed experience and skills of key management personnel with names
  • Evidence (personnel list and positions with organization chart to substantiate) of percentage of management that are Nigerian nationals and the percentage of the total workforce that are Nigerians.
  • Detailed training plan for the service which must be related to the service to be carried upon identification of Capacity Gaps.
  • Detailed description of the location of in-country committed facilities & infrastructure (assets, equipment, storage facilities etc) in Nigeria to support this contract or submit a credible and verifiable plan towards setting-up.
  • Details of the applicant's relationship with local suppliers and service providers (eg, in the management of the logistic, personnel)
  • Evidence of Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) or evidence of application to NCDMB for the issuance of the Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate.
  • State any further innovative proposals that would enhance the development of Nigerian Content for the Project
  • Only Nigerian Companies are qualified for this service
  • Bidders shall be requested to provide evidence to show their compliance with the above listed requirements at the ITT stage
  • Failure to meet the Nigerian Content requirements is a FATAL FLAW
Application Closing Date
Only tenderers who are pre-qualified with the relevant NJQS product/service categories, (3.08.12) Supply Base / Warehouse / Storage Services as at 7th April, 2022 being the advert closing date, shall be invited to submit Technical Bids.

The strategy is to award One (1) contract at the end of the tender exercise to the lowest responsive commercially responsive bidder

The contract will be progressed through the NipeX system

Additional Information
  • This advertisement of Tender Opportunity shall not be construed as a commitment on part of NAE, nor shall it entitle Applicants to make any claims whatsoever and/or seek any indemnity from NAE and/or any of its Partners by virtue of such Applicants having responded to this Advert.