Invitation for Pre-Qualification to Tender at Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA)

Federal Capital Development Authority

Abuja, Nigeria

Invitation for Pre-Qualification to Tender


The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) through the Department of Engineering Services intends to procure the Rehabilitation of the Temporary Access Road From Airport Express Way to Gosa Landfill Site in order to ease disposal of refuse

In line with the 2007 Public Procurement Act, the Authority is inviting interested, competent and reputable Engineering Construction Companies to submit pre-qualification documents:


2.      Scope of Works

The scope of work involves:

I.            Scarifying of existing road
II.            Earthworks
III.            Culverts
3.       Pre-Qualification Requirements

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

a)     Evidence of incorporation of the Company with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), including Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company, 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) Audited Accounts of the Bidder for the last three (3) years duly endorsed by a firm of Chartered Accountants.

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

(f) Companies should have a minimum of N1 billion (One Billion Naira) annual turn-over in the last three years.

(g) Letter authorizing FCDA and her representative to cross-check the submitted company’s Bank account.

(h) Evidence of work experience as the main Contractor executing or having executed a minimum of five (5) projects of similar complexity compared to the proposed work, two (2) of which must have been within the last 5 years. Copies of Award Letters, Last Interim Certificate of Valuation for on-going projects, Completion Certificate and Final Maintenance Certificates where applicable are to be enclosed.

(i) Verifiable list of major construction equipment and facilities including registration numbers, chassis numbers, location (where they can be inspected) and remark on whether these are owned, leased or hired.

The minimum numbers of equipment/facilities are as listed below:-

i.            Two (2) Bulldozers
ii.            One (1) Scrapers
iii.            Two (2) Graders
iv.            Two (2) Excavators
v.            Two (2) Pay Loaders
vi.            Two (2) Water tankers
One (l) Diesel Tankers
One (l) Mobile Concrete Mixers
ix.            Two (2) Various compactors
x.            Five (5) 20-30 ton tippers
xi.            One (1) Dumpers

(j) A functional and well equipped materials testing laboratory or presentation of MoU with a reputable material testing

(k) List of key technical personnel stating their roles, designation, qualification and years of experience with the guarantee that a minimum of three (3) relevant COREN Registered Engineers of various disciplines shall be deployed to the project. Copies of educational and professional certificates are to be attached.

(l) History of Company’s policy on Community Social Responsibility.

4.0    Submission of Documents:

The pre-qualification documents should be submitted in duplicate, all in sealed envelopes clearly marked “ORIGINAL” and “DUPLICATE COPY” with the following inscription: “PRE-QUALIFICATION TO TENDER FOR THE REHABILITATION OF TEMPORARY ACCESS ROAD FROM AIRPORT EXPRESSWAY TO GOSA LANDFILL SITE, ABUJA.

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 Wednesday 11th September, 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 – 3f 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 be initialed, endorsed by the owners and professional seal must be embossed on the professional certificates.
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.
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. Private Sector Professional Organizations whose expertise is relevant to the project and   Non Governmental organizations (NGOs) working in transparency and anti-corruption areas could attend at their own cost and will be required to introduce themselves to the chairman of the opening session.
The Authority pledges fair and equal treatment of all bidders but it is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to cancel the process at any time without incurring any liabilities.

  1. Documents provided in response to item 3(a-k) should be arranged as LISTED.


Director, Procurement

For: Executive Secretary


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