Bank of Agriculture
Invitation to tender
Bank of Agriculture, Nigeria’s apex agricultural and rural development finance institution with Head Office in Kaduna, six Zonal Offices in Abuja, Bauchi, Enugu, Ibadan, Kano and Port Harcourt and 201 locations nationwide hereby invites tenders from suitable and qualified bidders for the following ICT projects:
Lot 1: Setup of a Modern Data Center
Equipping BOA data center with state of the art facilities in order to transform it into a modern Data Center with raised floor, fire proof wall, security door, fire suppression system, precision cooling system and environmental monitoring tool.
Lot 2: Upgrade of Head Office and Zonal Offices Local Area Networks
Upgrade of existing LANs through the deployment of a Category 5e structured network cabling based on Cisco Technology for the creation of a server-client environment that would seamlessly Integrate the processes of BOA and enhance banking activities.
Lot 3: Upgrade of Wide Area Network and Internet Connectivity
Upgrade of WAN and internet connectivity for the provision of a homogenous network with reliable and qualitative bandwidth for smooth and uninterrupted data transmission and sharing of resources that would guarantee a proper foundation for a number of business critical applications
Lot 4: Upgrade of Head Office and Zonal Offices Backup Power
Deployment of inverter systems that would provide instantaneous protection from Input power interruptions and outages and guarantee protection of computers and all ICT equipment from power disruptions.
Lot 5: Supply, Deployment and Maintenance of Servers and Storage Systems
Set up of a fully functional server and storage system with IBM system x servers, SAN solution and Tivoli Storage Manager as backup software with offsite backup capabilities.
Lot 6: Upgrade of Head Office and Zonal Offices Security Systems
Upgrade BOA Security System made up of Fire Protection System, CCTV Video Surveillance System and Access Control Systems.
Mode of Applying:
Bidders are to forward one (1) original copy and six (6) copies of their technical proposal and one (1) original copy and six (6) copies of their financial proposal in two separate sealed envelopes, and enclose the two envelopes in one sealed outer envelope to the Executive Director, Corporate Services. This should be submitted on or before 11th April 2012 to the address indicated by 12.00 noon prompt.
Bidders are to pay a non-refundable fee of fifty thousand naira only (N50,000.00) for each lot.
Fees shall be payable by bank draft to the Bank of Agriculture Limited. Applicants are advised to present evidence of payment to the Executive Director, Corporate Services to enable them collect tender documents.
Conditions for Eligibility:
1. Company Certificate of Incorporation issued Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
2. Proof of Alliances/partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
3. Evidence of registration with PenCom and remittance of Pensions
4. Company audited accounts for the past three years
5. Evidence of payment of company income tax for the past three years
6. VAT registration certificate and evidence of past VAT remittance
7. Bank reference letter of the company’s financial capability
8. Company Certificate of registration with Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria)
9. List of similar projects handled in the past stating contract sum and providing evidence of award and completion.
Tenders shall be opened in the presence of bidders by 1 pm prompt on the day of the expiration on or before 11th April 2012 at the Bank of Agriculture, Kaduna. No submissions will be accepted after the closing date.
For clarification purposes only, BOA’S contact is:
Tel: 0704 020 2222, 0805 072 7269
The Bank of Agriculture does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any of the bids and reserves the right to accept the whole or part of the bid proposals. Evaluation shall be based strictly on terms and conditions stipulated on tender documents.
Executive Director, Corporate Services
Bank of Agriculture
No. 1, Yakubu Gowon Way