Request for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Interested Consultancy Firms FOR Consultancy Services for the Feasibility Studies & Engineering Design and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Small and Medium Hydropower Projects in Different Locations Nationwide

Posted by Chinyere on Mon 26th Nov, 2012 -

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Power is desirous of improving power supply in the country through the diversification of sources of electricity supply. Accordingly, the Federal Ministry of Power requests for Expressions of interest (EOTs) that will lead to short-listing of Eligible Consulting Firms for the development of Small and Medium Hydropower Plants for Power generation in different locations nationwide.

Scope of Works
2. The consultancy Services will cover the following areas:
Lot A - Feasibility Studies & Engineering Designs and Preparation of Contract Documents in different locations
Lot B - Environmental Impact Assessment in different locations

3. The various work streams entailed in these consultancies will be elaborated in the various Requests for Proposal (RFP) that will contain the Terms of Reference for the assignments.

Pre-Qualification Requirements for Submission of Expressions of Interest
4. The requirements for pre-qualification for the Expression of Interest (EOIs) from prospective consulting firms are as follows:
  • Company Profile with copy of Article of Association and CAC Form C07;
  • Company Registration with professional bodies particularly COREN or its equivalent for Lot A;
  • Evidence of Firms accreditation with the FME/NESREA for Lot B only;
  • Evidence of ownership or access to Laboratory accredited by FME/NESREA for Lot B only;
  • Curriculum Vitae of individual staff who will be assigned to the required services including qualification, individual experience in handling assignments and attestation available;
  • Financial Capacity Profile of the firm and Evidence of Tax Clearance Certificate for 2009, 2010, and 2011;
  • Evidence of experience in at least three (3) Hydropower Projects executed within the last five (5) years with verifiable letters of contract award;
  • Evidence of Hydro Consultancy services with a contractual value of over N50 Million for Lot A and over N10 Million for Lot B in each of the last 3 years;
  • Submission of three (3) years Audited Accounts for 2009,2010, and 201 1.;
  • Evidence of Employees Open Retirement Savings Account (RSA) with a Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) of choice;
  • Evidence of Remittance of both Employer and Employee Pension Contribution to the appropriate Pension Fund Custodian.

5. Firms will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the BPP Standard Request for Proposal (RFP) for the selection of Consultancy Firms (Complex Lump Sum) January2008.

Closing Date for Submission of Proposal
6. The Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be submitted in six (6) copies including one original in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Expression of Interest for any of the Lots” at the top right hand corner and addressed to:

The Secretary
Ministerial Tenders Board (MTB)
Federal Ministry of Power
Federal Secretariat Complex
Room 347, Phase 1, Annex III,
Abuja, FCT
to be delivered by hand on or before 12:00noon on 12th December, 2012. Delivery through Courier will NOT be accepted. The bid opening will be the same day at 1:00pm in the Honourable Minister’s Conference Room, Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase I, Annex ill, Maitama, Abuja.

Further Information
7. Only pre-qualified consultancy firms will be invited to collect the respective Request for Proposal RFP) for each project lot.
Interested firms may obtain further information from the address below:

Director (ETS)
Federal Minister of Power
Federal Secretariat Complex
Room 330, Phase 1, Annex III,
Abuja, FCT

Dr. (Mrs. Dere Awosika MFR, mni
Permanent Secretary