Invitation for Pre-Qualification of Contractors/Suppliers for the 2012 Capital Projects at Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Division of Agricultural Colleges

Ahmadu Bello University


(Office of the Secretary)

Ref: Dac/Sec-161

Invitation for Pre-Qualification of Contractors/Suppliers for the 2012 Capital Projects

The Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria intends to execute capital projects under the Year 2012. The Management invites experienced and reputable contractors/suppliers to apply for Pre-qualification in respect of the underlisted projects:



LOT A:       Construction of New Academic Building.

LOT B:       Rehabilitation of Academic Building.

LOT C:       Improvement to Infrastructural Facilities.

LOT D:       Supply of Teaching and Research Equipment.



The pre-qualification documents should include:

a.       Evidence   of   Incorporation/Registration   with   Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

b.       Current Company Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years (2009-2011).

c.       Company Audited Accounts for the last three years (2009 – 2011) including annual turn-over.

d.       VAT registration and evidence of remittances in the last three years (2009 -2011).

e.       Evidence of remittance of pension contribution fund for staff of the company from reputable pension Administrators as provided in section 16, subsection 6 (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

f.       Evidence of Financial capability to execute the project i.e. Bank reference and a letter of credit facility from a reputable Commercial Bank with a commitment to provide loan facility for the execution of the contract if eventually won.

g.       List of similar, verifiable and successfully executed projects or ongoing by the Company with letters of award and completion certificates, in the last five years. Only letters of award and interim certificate of payment should be attached for projects that are ongoing.

h.       List of Managerial, Key Technical and Administrative Staff of the Company which should include names, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates for each key staff.

i.        List of Equipment owned or on lease-hold by the company relevant for smooth execution of the project. Evidence of ownership and pictures with company Logo is an added advantage.

j.        Interested Bidders should note that they will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of N15, 000.00 (Fifteen thousand naira) only for pre-qualification.


The completed pre-qualification documents must be in sealed envelope and the title of the project tendered for should be marked clearly on the top left hand corner of the envelope. Photocopy of the payment receipt should be enclosed.


3.       Submission for Prequalification

The pre-qualification documents should be addressed to:

The Secretary, Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru – Zaria and to be deposited in the designated tender box at the office of the Secretary, DAC, ABU, Zaria. The receipt of pre-qualification documents will close 1st May, 2012.

All pre-qualification documents will be opened at 1.30 pm in the DAC Board Room, ABU, Zaria in the presence of bidders or their representatives.


Please Note

(a)     Submissions of pre-qualification documents to DAC/ABU, Zaria is neither a commitment nor an obligation to award any contract to any supplier/contractor or agent.

(b)     Advertisement for invitation for expression of interest for pre-qualification should not be construed as a commitment on the part of DAC/ABU, Zaria or shall it entitle supplier/contractor to make any claims whatsoever or seek an indemnity from DAC/ABU, Zaria.


(c)      Due diligence would be followed as all documents submitted would be verified.


Past executed works and supplier/contractor offices, may be visited. Any discrepancies found would summarily disqualify the contractor.




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