Tender Opportunity: Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Independent Commissioning Services for QIT Master Plan Projects

Posted by Chinyere on Tue 16th Oct, 2012 - nigeriantenders.com

1) Introduction
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Ventures plans to engage the services of competent and qualified firms to provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Independent Commissioning Services for its QIT Master Plan Projects in its Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT) locations within the NNPC/MPN Joint Venture (JV) acreage. The project involves engineering procurement and construction activities for MPN Dormitory and Office buildings. The anticipated Project Schedule is three (3) years, commencing in June 2013.

2) Scope of Work
Those services are divided into two major parts
1. Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consulting
  • Design review and monitoring of EPC contractor’s construction drawings and specifications
  • Construction monitoring, inspections and testing
  • Ensure compliance with all FEED and technical criteria documents and requirements
  • Continuous site inspections of all critical elements (structure, piping, mechanical systems, electrical systems, fire and life safety systems, architectural finishes)
  • Progress Reporting
  • Non-compliance reports and verification of corrections
  • Certifications of final works to meet Contract Documents and technical requirements

2. Independent Commissioning Agency
  • Develop commissioning requirements
  • Oversee contractor’s commissioning activities
  • Perform selective witnessing of all contractor commissioning activities
  • Witness all equipment testing and start-up procedures
  • Provide compliance checks for all commissioning requirements
  • Progress Reporting
  • Non-compliance reports and verification of corrections
  • Certifications that all Commissioning meets the requirements of the Contract
  • Documents, best practices, manufacturing recommendations and Commissioning Plan

Separate contracts would be awarded for the two major scopes. The successful contractor for the QAQC scope will be engaged from the project onset while the independent Commissioning agent will be initially engaged only to develop the Commissioning Plan then primarily engaged towards the completion of the projects.

3) Mandatory Requirements
A. To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested bidders are required to be prequalified in any of the following Product/ Service Groups - 30102 (Steel / Construction /Architectural); 30103 (Process / Utilities/ Piping/ HVAC); 30104 (Equipment/Mechanical); 30109 (Civil Engineering /Concrete Structures); 30110 (Waste Water Treatment); 30117 (Construction Management and Supervision) and 30201 (Quality Assurance QA/QC) categories of the NipeX Joint Qualification Scheme (NJQS) database.

B. To determine if you are prequalified and view the product/service category you are listed for: visit www.nipexng.com and access NJQS with your log-in details. Check Supplier Status” to see the list of product/service categories your company is prequalified for.

C. If you are not listed in this product/service category and you are registered with DPR to do business, contact NipeX office at 30 Oyinkari Abayomi Street, Ikoyi, Lagos with your certificate as evidence for necessary update.

D. To initiate the JQS prequalification process, access www.nipexng.com to download an application form, make necessary payments, and contact the NipeX office for further action.

E. To be eligible, all tenders must comply with the Nigerian Content requirements in the NipeX system.

4) Nigerian Content
Company is committed to the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in compliance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 (NOG/CD Act) enacted by the Federal Government of Nigeria in April 2010.

As from the commencement of this Act, the minimum Nigerian Content in any project, service or product specification to be executed in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry shall be consistent with the level set in the Schedule to the Act and any other targets as may be directed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

NNPC/MPN JV requires their Contractors to comply with the Act, its attached Schedule and any applicable regulation developed by the NCDMB.

Nigerian Content (NC) in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry is defined as:
“The quantum of composite value added to or created in the Nigerian economy by a systematic development of capacity and capabilities through the deliberate utilization of Nigerian human, material resources and services in the Nigerian Oil and gas industry”.

“Nigerian Company” is a company formed and registered in Nigeria in accordance with the provisions if Companies and Allied Matters Act with not less than 51% equity shares by Nigerians.

Bidders shall consider Nigerian Content as an important element of their overall project development and Management Philosophy for project execution.

As part of their submission, Tenderers shall:
  1. Develop a NC Plan which shall explain the methodology of how it intends to comply with the requirements of the Act and how to achieve the set target(s) in the Schedule of the NOG/CD Act and any target set by the NCDMB for required services. The plan must show utilization of Nigerian Labour, Services, Materials and equipment for this service in order to achieve the requirements of the NOGICD Act.
  2. Provide a detailed description of its committed infrastructure (asset, equipment, technical office and administrative space, storage, workshop, etc.) in Nigeria to support this contract. Tenderers will be required to apply for Nigerian Content Equipment Certification (NCEC) for all equipment to be deployed or used to support this contract.
  3. Demonstrate that its entity is a Nigerian indigenous company. Provide details of its Ownership Structure. Submit certified true copies of CAC forms (C02 and CO7) including memorandum and article of association. (Please note this service is exclusively reserved for Nigerian Indigenous companies).
  4. Submit a plan on how it intends to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria, raw materials and manufactured and assembled goods of Nigerian origin.
  5. Provide evidence of specific training, certification program man-hour budget, skill development and technology transfer plan in place for its Nigerian Personnel including list of relevant training and development for indigenous staff in the last 3 years.
  6. Provide evidence (personnel list and positions with organizational charts to substantiate) of percentage of Key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the Company total work force (direct and in-direct employees) that are Nigerians.
Bidders’ failure to comply with the NOGICD Act or demonstrate commitment to Nigerian Content development will result in bidder disqualification.

5) Close Date
Only Tenderers who are registered with relevant NJQS Product/Service Categories as at l600hrs on Wednesday November 7, 2012 being the advert close date shall be invited to submit technical Bids.

6) Additional Information
  • This service is purely reserved for indigenous companies
  • Interested suppliers must be prequalified for this product/service category in NJQS
  • Full tendering procedure will be provided only to contractors that have been successfully prequalified in NJQS.
  • Prior to the issuance of the Technical Invitation to Tender (ITT), all registered prospective tenderers in the NJQS categories stated above will be assessed for compliance with mandatory Nigerian Content requirements. The ITT will only be issued to tenderers who have me these requirements.
  • This advertisement shall neither be construed as an Invitation to Tender (ITT) nor a commitment on the part of MPN to award a contract to any supplier and/or associated companies, sub-contractors or agents
  • This advertisement shall not entitle prequalified companies to make any claims whatsoever, and/or seek any indemnity from MPN and/or its partners by virtue of such companies having been prequalified in NJQS
  • All costs incurred in registering and prequalifying for this and other product/service categories in NJQS shall be borne solely by suppliers
  • Suppliers that are prequalified for this product/service category in NJQS must ensure that the name and contact details (physical address, email address and telephone number) of their company and authorized/responsible personnel is up-to-date in their company profile in the NJQS database
  • MPN shall communicate only with the authorized/responsible personnel of prequalified companies and not through unauthorized individuals or agents.

Please visit the NipeX Portal at www.nipexng.com for this Advert and other information.

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