Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment
Old Federal Secretariat Complex, Garki Abuja
Invitation for Expression of Interest to Develop a robust and Compelling Industrial Revolution Blueprint for Nigeria
The Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment hereby requests for an expression of interest (EOI) from interested and qualified consultancy firms (International and Local) in partnering with the Ministry to develop a robust and compelling industrial revolution blueprint for Nigeria. This is geared towards a holistic and robust industrial fabric for Nigeria and which is very relevant to the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
2.0 Terms of Reference (TOR)
The terms of reference for the consultancy work include the followings:-
i) To work with the staff of the Ministry in order to carry out a targeted top-down diagnostic of the Nigeria’s industrial sector as currently set and fashion out a workable, achievable and beneficial industrial sector as obtains in other climes such as Brazil, India, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand.
ii) To fashion/ formulate additional mandate towards the realization of Federal Government Transformation Agenda,
iii) Provide financial implication for the exercise using the BPP Standard request for Proposals for small assignment time based and the revised Federal Government scale of fees using man-hours.
iv) The top-down diagnostic of Nigeria’s Industrial sector which will include an assessment of the Country’s current position and evolution over time outlining its strengths and Weaknesses, and benchmarking a few key indicators to a group of peer and aspiration countries such as Brazil, India, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand. The data gathered and findings observed will then be used to put forward the overall aspiration for the country’s industrial sector which can be used to galvanize the alignment of key stakeholders on this aspiration.
v. The Industrial Revolution blue print should include 3 priority sectors, namely Agribusiness and Agro-Industries, Petrochemicals and Solid Minerals Derivative Industries. This phase of the work requires a more detailed analysis of the performance and potential of these 3 sectors and a development of a blue print plan for accelerating the development of the sector in Nigeria. This blue print will also include the identification of 3 key flagship projects to be pursued.
vi. Preparation of a 5 – page template describing the analyses done and the required end products to develop a sector blue print plan which will enable the Ministry develop such blue print plans for other identified sectors not in the scope of this work.
3.0 Requirement for submission of the EOI
All interested consultancy firms who wish to participate in the exercise as stated above are required to make payment of the sum of Thirty thousand naira (N30,000.00) only to the Ministry’s Account’s Department and collect a receipt for the payment.
The evidence of this payment should be submitted along with the Technical document of the EOI and our firm’s profile which must include but not limited to the following documents:-
i) Evidence of Incorporation of the company with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
ii) Evidence of Current Tax Clearance Certificate,
iii) Evidence of Current Audited Accounts for last three (3) years,
iv) VAT Certificates and evidence of remittances to FIRS
v) Evidence of Pension remittance and Social Security Contributions
vi) Details of staff strength including the Curriculum Vitae and profile of key staff with copies of credentials for verification.
vii) Details of previous consultants undertaken including scope and copies of Award Letters,
viii) Clear indication of head office address.
ix) Sworn affidavit that the Firm is not bankrupt
x) Sworn affidavit that none of the Directors of the company is an ex-convict or bankrupt,
xi) Evidence of Financial Capability i.e. Recent Bank Statement of Account,
xii) Evidence that the Company is not in receivership etc,
xiii) That at any time, the Ministry discovers that the information submitted in this EOI is false; the Ministry reserves the right to disqualify the company,
xiv) Evidence of corporate Registration with appropriate professional body.
4.0 Method of Application
All EOI should include both Technical and Financial Bids. After preparation of the technical as well as the financial documents, both should be returned in a bigger envelope, sealed and addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment and clearly marked “EOI to partner with the Ministry to develop a robust and compelling industrial revolution blueprint for Nigeria”.
5.0 Deadline for the Submission/Opening
The EOI documents (Technical of Financial) should be submitted in two (2) hard and one (1) soft copy to the Office of the Deputy Director, Procurement, Rm. 111, Block G, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment on or before 6th August, 2012.
Only the Technical proposals will be opened on the closing day at 1.00pm in the presence of the consultants or their representatives at the Perm. Sec’s Conference Room, Block H of the Ministry.
6.0 Enquiries: All enquiries should be directed to:
Deputy Director Procurement, Rm 111, Block G,
Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment,
Old Federal Secretariat, Garki, Abuja.
Response to this invitation shall not oblige the Ministry to consider any firm for pre-qualification. All costs incurred as a result of response to this invitation and any subsequent requests for information or clarifications shall be borne by the responding firm. The Ministry is not bound to take the least bidder as the assignment is one that is designed to aid industrialization of Nigeria towards job creation, a feature of the Federal Government Transformation Agenda.
This advert supersedes the earlier adverts published in Daily Trust of June 29th 2012 and Federal Tender’s Journal of June 25 – July 8th, 2012 respectively
D. S. Kigbu, mni