Invitation for Expression of Interest at Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA)

Federal Capital Development Authority

Abuja, Nigeria Office of the Executive Secretary

Invitation for Expression of Interest

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) through the Department of Engineering Services intends to engage Consultants for the Preparation of Electricity Master Plan for Phase IV of the Federal Capital City (FCC) within the year 2013 budget.

In line with the 2007 Public Procurement Act, the Authority is inviting interested, competent and reputable engineering Consulting firms to submit Expression of Interest.

2. Scope of Work

The scope of work involves:

(i)                Study and Evaluation of Existing Phases I, II and III Electricity Networks as well as projection for the entire phase IV North and South.

(ii)             Estimation of Loads for the various Land Uses in Phase IV and Submission of Inception report

(iii)           Determination of source of Power,

(iv)           Determination      of      Locations and    capacities    of    132/33KV substations

(v)             Estimation of the Districts’ 33/11KV substations capacities.

(vi)           Determination/Location of cable routes to the District’s injection substations

(vii)        Presenting options for cable route arrangements, and recommending the best option for the Master plan.


3. Documents to be submitted

Interested Companies are invited to submit the following pre- qualification documents:

(a)     Evidence of incorporation of the Company with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), including Articles and Memorandum of Association of the company and up to date Annual Returns to the CAC and forms C02 & C07.

(b)     The Company must in addition show evidence of the following:

(i)      Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years.

(ii)     Registration with PENCOM and Remittance to Pension Fund Administrator.

(iii)    Payment of Training Contributions to the Industrial training Fund (ITF)

(iv)    Compliance  with the Employee’s Compensation Act (i.e.) Remittance of 1% of the total emolument of your workers to the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)

(c)      A sworn Affidavit to the effect that:

(i)      The Company is not in receivership, insolvency or bankruptcy

(ii)     The Company does not have any Directors who has been convicted by any court in Nigeria or any other country for criminal offence in relation to fraud or Financial impropriety.

(iii)    No officer of the relevant committees of FCDA or BPP is a present or former Director or Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the company.

(iv)    All the documents submitted for the pre-qualification bid are not only genuine but correct.

(d)     A chart indicating the number and categories of Nigerians that are to be employed by the company as a result of this project.

(e)      Audited Accounts of the Bidder for the last three (3) years duly endorsed by a firm of Chartered Accountants.

(f)      Evidence of similar jobs executed in the last 10 years. Copies of Award Letters, Last Interim Certificate of Valuation for on-going  projects and Completion Certificates are to be enclosed.

(g)     List of key technical personnel stating their designation, qualifications and years of experience, including professional qualification/ Registration with COREN.

(h)     Evaluation of the pre-qualification documents will be based on the outlined pre-qualification requirements and only those that are successful will be invited to submit Technical and Financial Proposals.

4.       Submission of Documents

The pre-qualification documents should be submitted in A Hard copy and AN Electronic Copy (PDF format on CD) of the Technical Proposal and should be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “ORIGINAL” and “ELECTRONIC COPY” with the following inscription: “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO TENDER FOR CONSULTANCY WORKS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ELECTRICITY MASTER PLAN FOR PHASE IV OF FCC”.

The documents should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, FCDA and submitted directly to FCDA Procurement Department, Room 0.014 (Ground Floor) New FCDA Headquarters, opposite NTA Abuja, Area 11, Garki Abuja on or before Monday 4th November, 2013. All documents will be publicly opened on the same day at the FCDA Conference Room after the close of bids at 12:00 noon in the presence of all prospective bidders or their Representatives.


(i)                Items 3a – 3d are the Eligibility Requirements and the Original documents must be produced by the Company for sighting during the opening session.

(ii)             The photocopies of professional certificates are to sealed and signed by the owners.

(iii)           This is not an invitation to tender. Only pre-qualified firms will be invited to tender for the project. Others may know their performance by a formal request to the Accounting Officer of FCDA.

(iv)           Interested Companies are responsible for the registration, timely and safe submission of their pre-qualification documents means of delivery notwithstanding.

(v)             The Authority shall carry out Due Diligence on the companies to verify claims included in their submissions.

(vi)           Indicate if the Firm is in a joint venture,  consortium  or  in Association with other Firm/(s).

(vii)        All claims must be substantiated with verifiable facts.

(viii)      Interested members of the Public especially Civil Rights organizations could attend at their own cost and will be required to introduce themselves to the chairman of the opening session.

(ix)           The Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement proceedings in the public interest without incurring any liability to the bidders.


Director, Procurement For:

Executive Secretary



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