Technical Tender Opportunity Linepipes Procurement for Bonga Southwest/Aparo Field Development (OMLs 118/132/140) at Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo)

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo)

Operator of the Bonga Southwest/Aparo Unit

 Technical Tender Opportunity Linepipes Procurement for Bonga Southwest/Aparo Field Development (OMLs 118/132/140)

Tender Ref: NG02002423

 0.1     Introduction and Project Outline

 Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) as Operator of the Bonga Southwest/Aparo (BSW/A) Unit Area (straddling NNPC OMLs 118/132/140 block boundaries), invites interested and reputable contractors with relevant experience to apply for the Procurement of Line pipes for the BSW/A field development project.

 The project is an oil development located about 135 kilometres offshore Nigeria in water depths up to 1400 metres. The development is based on a new hub, with a standalone regional spread-moored Floating Production. Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit with nameplate oil processing capacity of 225kbopd and 2.5 MMbbls nominal storage capac­ity. The subsea network consists of 82 km of subsea pipe-in-pipe flowlines with 4 production loops, 3 water injection lines, a 16 inch x 98 km gas export line, and about 70 km of static and dynamic umbilical’s.

The scope of the linepipe procurement shall include the procurement, delivery, storage and preservation of linepipes detailed under 2.0 – Scope of Work, below SNEPCo hereby invites reputable, competent, technically and financially capable agents or contractors to pipe mills who comply with the NipeX requirements below to participate in the subject tender.

The contract is planned to be awarded sometime during Q4 2014, subject to normal board approval (which will be driven amongst others by; overall project economic viability, fiscal framework, etc), as well as regulatory approvals.

0.2     Scope of Work

The scope of work shall include but is not limited to, the procurement, handling, transportation, delivery, storage and preservation of linepipes as categorized in the following Lots:

Lot 1 – Seamless Pipes

  • Seamless Riser pipes (Production, Water Injection, Gas Export & Gas lift)
  • Seamless pipes (Production Carrier & Water Injection), Piping materials
  • Clod pipes (Gas Export, Production, Water injection & Gas lift)
  • Corrosion Resistant Alloy (Production & Water Injection Well Jumpers)

Lot 2 – HFW Pipes

  • HFW pipes (Production, Casing & Gas Export)

Lot 3 – Flex joints

  • Flex joints & Bend Stiffeners

Delivery shall be to SNEPCo nominated location(s) in Port Harcourt, Warri or Lagos.

0.3     Mandatory Requirements

1.       To be eligible for this tender exercise, interested contractors are required to be pre-qualified in the Seamless Pipes and Tubes and/or Welded Pipes and Tubes, Product groups 20101 and 20102 respectively in NipeX Joint Qualification System (NJQS) data base. All successfully pre-qualified suppliers in this category will receive Invitation to Technical Tender (ITT).

2.       To determine if you ore pre-qualified and view product/service category you are listed for, open  and access NJQS with your login details, click on “Continue Joint Qualification Scheme tool”, click “Check My Supplier Status” and then click “Supplier Product Group”.

3.       If you are not listed in a product/service category you are registered with DPR to do business, contact NipeX office at 30, Oyinkan Aboyomi Street, Ikoyi, Lagos with your DPR certificate as evidence for verification and necessary update.

4.       To initiate the JQS prequalification process, access  to download the application form, make necessary payments and contact NipeX office for further action.

5.       To be eligible, oil tenders must comply with the Nigerian Content   Requirements in the NipeX system.

0.4     Nigerian Content Requirements

Vendors ore to demonstrate strict compliance with the provisions of Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010 and also provide the following requirements:

a)       Demonstrate that the entity is a Nigerian registered company or Nigerian registered company (as the contracting entity) in genuine alliance or joint venture with a foreign company in which case the alliance/joint venture/consortium shall provide details of scope and responsibilities of the parties involved. Such entities must show evidence of binding agreement for the alliance/joint venture/consortium, duly signed by the CEOs of all the entities involved including evidence or plans of physical operational presence and set-up in Nigeria.  

b)      International or multinational company working through a Nigerian subsidiary must demonstrate that a minimum 50% of equipment to be deployed for execution of work shall be owned by the Nigerian subsidiary.

c)       Furnish details of company ownership and shareholding structure. Also submit clear photocopies of their CAC Forms CO2 and CO7

d)      Provide company’s organization structure showing details of top and middle level management as well as statistics of Nigerian/Expatriate ratio. Also provide details of their skilled Nigerian personnel as well as their Nigerian Content focal point or manager.

e)       Provide a high level preliminary Nigerian Content plan describing how they intend to comply with applicable requirements of the NC Act Specifically, outlining elements of the scope of work to be performed or purchased in Nigeria.

f)       Specific to this project, provide detailed plan for training and development (relevant to the advertised work) and evidence of past training record (if any) for Nigerian personnel including description of any specific programs in place for transfer of skills to Nigerians (such as expatriates understudy programme).

g)       Provide evidence of domiciliation of project management and procurement centers in Nigeria with physical addresses (not P.O. Box).

h)      Location of in-country facilities (equipment, storage, fabrication yards, workshops, repair & maintenance facilities and, testing facilities).

 i)       Evidence of previous Nigerian Content performance where Respondents have executed project works and services in Nigeria within the last five (5) years.

 j)       Provide details of any other Nigerian Content initiative their Respondent is involved in (if any).

 k)      Respondents (vendors and Original Equipment Manufacturers) are required to present Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) issued by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (or evidence of the certificate) in respect of any components, spares, equipment, systems and packages to be used in the proposed project under tender.

 0.5     Closing Date

 Only Tenders who are registered with NJQS product/category for Seamless Pipes and Tubes and/or Welded Pipes and Tubes, Product groups 20101 and 20102 respectively on or before 29th August 2013 being the advert close date, shall be invited to submit Technical bids.

 0.6     Additional Information

 Please visit NipeX portal at  for this advert and other information. Also note that this contract will be progressed through the NipeX system. In the event of technical problems using the NipeX website, please contact the NipeX helpdesk for access support (  Phone: 01 – 7644294-6: 01- 7907746) it is also possible to contact the NipeX Operations Deportment directly on 01-7937911


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This advertisement is not an invitation to tender for the above services. There is no commitment or obligation, implied or otherwise, for SNEPCo to issue a tender or enter into a contract with any respondent. Participation in the pre-qualification exercise does not constitute or imply any commitment to any party or entitle any party to any indemnity or any form of payment from SNEPCo. For the avoidance of doubt, the cost of participating in this pre-qualification exercise shall be the sale account of the respondents.


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