Request For Quotes To Renovate Health Facility at Family Health International (FHI 360)

Posted by Chinyere on Fri 12th Oct, 2012 -

A: Background: Family Health International (FHI 360) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the government of Nigeria (GON) to enhance sustained cross sectional integration of HIVIAIDS and TB services by building Nigerian capacity to deliver sustainable high quality, comprehensive, prevention, treatment, care and related services in all the 36 states and the FCT.

FHI 360 desires to use part of the grant to improve infrastructure, equipment and supplies in FMC Owerri supported by the SIDHAS project to provide a Laboratory Diagnostic Complex with a Laboratory Training Center of international standard as bedrock for enhancing laboratory capacity building, service integration and improved quality care.

FHI 360 hereby solicits bids from Nigerian construction firms with competencies in infrastructure upgrades to undertake required renovation of this facility by performing functions outlined in the terms of reference below.

B: Terms of reference for the required contractors
  • Study and interpret BOQs and design prepared and presented by FHI 360 or its agent.
  • Use the provided BOQs to prepare bids for the site listed for renovation.
  • Carry out renovation works as per the approved BOQs and contract
  • Adhere to all agreed standards for required upgrades, including quality, workmanship, costs, size and manufacturer brands for all HFs to be upgraded
  • Provide technical oversight to sub contractors or workers and ensure that renovation works meet set standards
  • Ensure steady progress of work and ensure that all works are completed within set timelines to a quality acceptable to FH1360 and FMC Owerri.
  • Ensure that the renovation processes adhere to USAID approved environment impact mitigation measures as relates to the SIDHAS cooperative agreement with FHI 360.

C: Qualifications: A reputable construction firm with:
  • Proven track record and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the building industry.
  • Evidence of having implemented projects of equal or higher magnitude within the last 5 years.
  • Construction/engineering firm must have valid and documented tax clearance and insurance policy
  • The firm should have an office or branch office within the state of interest.
  • The firm should have proof of currently employing qualified engineers in relevant fields such as civil, electrical and mechanical to perform the various aspects of the contract
  • Must be willing and able to provide a bank guarantee to cover funds advanced by FHI 360 for the contract.
  • Must be willing to accept retention of 5% of the contract value, on final completion of work until six months after the work is completed, if no defects arise in the renovation work conducted.

D: Key Deliverables & Expected Outputs
  • By the end of the assignment, the following outputs will be expected;
  • Pictorial documentation of the before and after of facility renovated
  • Facilities (lab complex) renovated to meet the basic minimum infrastructural standards agreed with FHI 360 and state/local governments.
  • Final report of the entire contract

E: Payment Terms
Our preferred option of payment is for services rendered through achieved milestones, while an advance payment request will be backed by commensurate bank guarantee from a reputable bank up to but not exceeding 25% of the contract sum and thereafter valuation reimbursement based on the level of works completed and certified by the project management firm acting on behalf of FHI 360.

F: Application procedure

All prospective applicants must first obtain BOQ and design information from the address below or
The Associate Director, Procurement, Contracts and Grants,
FHI 360 Plot 1073 J. S. Tarka Street,
Garki, Area 3,
RM.B. 44, Abuja.

H: Closing Date
All quotations including supporting documents as proof of required qualifications in Section C above must be submitted in sealed envelopes by 5:00 pm Nigeria time, on October 24, 2012 to the Associate Director, Contracts and Grants, FHI 360 Plot 1073 J. S. Tarka Street, Garki, Area 3, P.M.B. 44, Abuja. Bids submitted after the deadline aforementioned will be disregarded.