INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROJECTS CONTAINED IN THE YEAR 2017 BUDGET APPROPRIATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), a Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) with Headquarters at Lokoja, Kogi State in line with the Public Procurement Act, 2007 hereby invites reputable and experienced Contractors to submit Tenders for the under-listed projects contained in year 2017 Budget Appropriation.

2.0. WORKS
i. Procurement and Installation of Buoys on River Niger Lot 1.
ii. Dredging of Turning Basin (Baro) Lot 2.
iii. River Training Works by Dredging Option from Baro (Ajaokuta – Idah) Lot 3.
iv. River Training Works by Dredging Option from Baro (Idah – Ilushi) Lot 4.
v. River Training Works by Dredging Option from Baro (Ilushi – Illah) Lot 5.
vi. River Training Works by Dredging Option from Baro (Illah – Onitsha) Lot 6.
vii. Sweeping of Calabar Water Front – Lot 7.
viii. Construction of two (2) Bed room Bungalows Lot 8.
ix. Construction of one (1) Bed room Bungalows Lot 9.
x. Construction of Fencing/Access Road (Baro Port) Lot 10.
xi. Connection of Baro Port Complex to the National Electricity Grid – Lot 11.
xii. Shore Protection Work (Berger Jetty, Ajaokuta) Lot 12.
xiii. Dredging of River Umuakwu in Isiala Ngwa Abia State Lot 13.
xiv. Channelization of River Umuakwu in Isiala Ngwa Abia State Lot 14.
xv. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Adamawa State) Lot 15.
xvi. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Anambra State) Lot 16.
xvii. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Bayelsa State) Lot 17.
xviii. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Benue State) Lot 18.
xix. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Delta State) Lot 19.
xx. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Kebbi State) Lot 20.
xxi. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Ogun State) Lot 21.
xxii. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Ondo State I) Lot 22.
xxiii. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Ondo State II) Lot 23.
xxiv. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Edo State ) Lot 24.
xxv. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Kogi State ) Lot 25.
xxvi. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Lagos a State ) Lot 26.
xxvii. Manual Clearing of Water Hyacinth and Aquatic Weeds (Taraba State ) Lot 27.
xxviii. Construction of Building (Makurdi Area Office ) Lot 28.
xxix. Construction of Building (Yola Area Office) Lot 29.
xxx. Rehabilitation of Building (Porthcourt Area Office) Lot 30.
xxxi. Rehabilitation of Building (Lagos Area Office) Lot 31.
xxxii. Rehabilitation of Building(Lokoja Dockyard) Lot 32.
xxxiii. Rehabilitation of Building (Warri Dockyard) Lot 33.
xxxiv. Extension of Retaining Wall and Rehabilitation of Jetty (Lokoja Dockyard) Lot 34.
xxxv. Construction of Community Hall with Land Scaping (Lokoja) Lot 35.
xxxvi. Bathymetric Survey (Baro to Lokoja) Lot 36.
xxxvii. Bathymetric Survey (Baro, Lokoja to Onyedega) Lot 37.
xxxviii. Bathymetric Survey (Baro, Onyedega to Onitsha) Lot 38
xxxix. Bathymetric Survey (Baro, Onitsha to Bifurcation) Lot 39.
xl. Procurement and Installation of Anchorages on River Niger and Forcados Lot 40.
xli. Procurement /Installation of Internet Services in Thirteen (13) NIWA Area Offices Lot 41.
xlii. Procurement /Installation of Internet Services in Three (3) NIWA Area Offices Lot 42.

3.0. GOODS
i. Procurement of 500T Dumb Barge (Lot 43).
ii. Procurement of 800T Dump Barge (Lot 44).
iii. Procurement of 1000T Dump Barge(Lot 45).
iv. Procurement of Fuel/Water Supply Barge (Lot 46).
v. Procurement of Geo – Informatics Equipment (Lot 47).

4.0. SERVICES
i. Computerization of NIWA Accounting System Lot 48.
ii. Baro Port Training & Capacity Building of NIWA Staff, River Users & Stakeholders (South East/South South) Lot 49.
iii. Baro Port Training & Capacity Building of NIWA Staff, River Users & Stakeholders (South West/North Central) Lot 50.
iiii. Baro Port Training & Capacity Building of NIWA Staff, River Users & Stakeholders (North West/North East) Lot 51.

5.0. SCOPE OF WORKS
Details of the Scope of Works for all the projects above shall be provided in the Tender (Bidding) documents.

6.0. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Evidence of Incorporation/Registration with CAC;
  • Company’s Current Tax Clearance Certificate for the last 3 years (ie 2014-2016);
  • Company’s Audited Account for the last 3 years (2014-2016) Certified by Chartered Accountant/Auditor;
  • Evidence of Financial Capability and Banking Support (Bank Reference from a reputable bank)
  • Evidence of Registration on the Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service providers by inclusion of the Interim Registration Report (IRR) issued by BPP in line with provision of Section V (23) (3e) of the PPA, 2007;
  • Evidence of Compliance Certificate in line with the provision of Section 6 (10) (3) of the amended Industrial Training fund (ITF) Act No.19 of 2011;
  • Current Certificate of Compliance issued by the National Pension Commission, in line with the Pension Reform Act, 2004;
  • Evidence of current Registration with the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

6.1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Corporate profile of firm including CV’s of key personnel, registered address, functional email address and GSM Phone numbers (s);
  • Evidence of similar verifiable and successfully executed projects or ongoing by the Company with Letters of Award and Completion Certificates (ie the last 5 years),
  • List of equipment owned or on leasehold by the Company relevant for the execution of the project (for works projects only and evidence of ownership with pictures and Company Logo is an added advantage).
  • The Original Equipment Manufacturers’ representation or Authorization letter should be included for the Supply of Equipment (Lots 43 to 46);
  • A sworn affidavit affirming that all information presented in the Tender are true and correct of the Company, and no officer of the Authority is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bid;
  • A statement of declaration of Affidavit attesting to the fact that none of the bidders’ Company Directors/Principal Officers has ever been convicted for any criminal offences/ confirmation of legal Capacity to enter contract.

7.0. COLLECTION/SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Interested companies are to pay a non-refundable fee of N25,000.00 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira only in favour of “National Inland Waterways Authority” through REMITA ( i.e. www.remita.net ) for Tender Documentation and obtain a Printout to enable Company collect the Tender (Technical & Financial Bid) documents from the Procurement Unit, NIWA HQ Lokoja.

The Completed Prequalification, Expression of Interest and Technical/Financial Bid Documents should be written in English Language, signed, sealed and marked “CONFIDENTIAL”. Each envelope should be clearly marked accordingly to indicate PREQUALIFICATION or EXPRESSION OF INTEREST with the “Project Title” boldly indicated and addressed as indicated below while the combined Technical and Financial Tenders shall boldly indicate the ‘Project Title’ and packaged separately then enclosed in one large envelop addressed to:

The Managing Director,
National Inland Waterways Authority,
Headquarters, Adankolo New Layout, Lokoja, Kogi State.

The Tender Register must be signed at the point of submission.

8.0 SUBMISSION OF TENDERS
Prospective Bidders should note that:

  • Submissions for Lots 1 to 6 shall be for PREQUALIFICATION of bidders. All Prequalification documents should be hand delivered into the “Tender Box” at the NIWA Headquarters, Lokoja not later than 12:00noon on Monday 28th August, 2017. Only successful bidders from the prequalification exercise shall be invited to submit financial proposals for these projects at a later date to be communicated.
  • Submissions for Lots 7 to 47, shall be for combined technical and financial tenders. All Tender (Technical and Financial) documents should be hand-delivered into the “Tender Box” at the NIWA Headquarters, Lokoja not later than 12:00noon on Wednesday 20th September, 2017.
  • Submissions for Lots 48 to 51 shall be for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) with the Project Title and Lot Number boldly written on the Envelope. All EOI documents should be hand-delivered into the “Tender Box” at the NIWA Headquarters, Lokoja not later than 12:00noon on Monday 28th August, 2017. Only successful Bidders from the Expression of Interest Exercise shall be issued Request for Proposals (Rfp) for the Projects.

9.0 OPENING OF TENDERS

  • Prequalification documents and Expression of Interest (EOI) shall be opened on Monday 28th August, 2017 whereas only Technical documents from the combined Financial and Technical submissions shall be opened on Wednesday 20th September, 2017 respectively immediately after the closure of submission of bids at 12:00 noon at the Conference Hall of NIWA Headquarters, Lokoja. Bidders should further note that for the combined technical and financial submissions, the Financial proposals should be denominated in Naira, and only Tenders that were adjudged successful in the Technical Evaluation, shall have their Company’s Financial Tenders opened at a date to be communicated to those concerned.
  • Bidders and/or their Representatives, relevant Professional Bodies and NGOs are invited to witness the Opening exercise accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Submission of Tender documents to NIWA is neither a commitment nor an obligation to award contract to any contractor or his agent;
  2. Advertisement for invitation for Prequalification, Technical and Financial Bid and Expression of Interest should not be construed as a commitment on the part of NIWA or shall it entitle any contractor to make any claim whatever or seek any indemnity from NIWA;
  3. Due diligence would be observed as all documented claims by the Contractors are subject to verification;
  4. NIWA reserves the right to take final decision on any of the documents received for this Tender process;
  5. Original documents submitted for this Tender should be available for sighting on demand in the course of the procurement process;
  6. All requirements above should be read in conjunction with other requirements contained in the Tender documents;
  7. Late submission of Tender shall be rejected.

Signed:
S. D. LAWAL
GM (Procurement)
For: Management

COMMINUQUE: 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

COMMINUQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE 1 – DAY NIWA 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION HOSTED BY NATIONAL INLAND WATERWAYS AUTHORITY IN COLLABORATION WITH FEDERAL MINISRTY OF TRANSPORTATION AT LAGOS ORIENTAL HOTEL LEKKI, LAGOS NIGERIA ON TUESDAY, 25TH JULY, 2017

1.0 Preamble
On Tuesday 25th July, 2017, National Inland Waterways Authority in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, held a one-day International Conference and Exhibition to address a critical national concern under the theme “Improving Navigability and Inland Ports Development for Sustainable Investment on Nigerian Waterways”.

The conference provided an opportunity for stakeholders in the Maritime and Logistics Sector to deliberate, review, improve and formulate actionable plans and initiatives towards reinventing the Nigerian Inland Waterways to be in the league of world class and to encourage Private Sector participation in inland waterways ventures.

The Welcome Address was delivered by the Managing Director/CEO NIWA, Boss Mustapha. The keynote Address was delivered by the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON. Goodwill messages from the National Assembly were delivered by the Chairman, House Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways, Rt. Hon. Pat Asadu and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, represented by Senator Ahmed Ogembe. Also present is former Minister of Transportation, Rear Admiral Porbeni (rtd).

Over 550 participants of different stakeholder groups in the Maritime and Logistics sectors attended the International Conference and Exhibition notably, the Managing Director NPA, the Executive Secretary Shippers’ Council, the Ag. Director General ICRC, representatives of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Nigeria Shipowners’ Association (NISA), NIMASA, Hydro Marine, Nigerian Customs Services, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nigerian Police Command – Lagos State, LASWA, OSGOF, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Traditional Rulers, Ministry of Information, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Maritime Academy of Nigeria – Oron, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Kogi State Government, Niger State Government, Ogun State Government, Nasarawa State Government, Adamawa State Government, Commercial Institutions, Texas Connection Ferries, Gani Tarzan Maritime Services, Sandeep SFNGH, Multimodal Transport Limited, ATBOWAT, and many more.

2.0 At the end of the summit, and in the course of the discussion, attendees:
i. Expressed appreciation to the National Inland Waterways Authority and their collaborators, Federal Ministry of Transportation for taking the initiative to organize the International Conference and Exhibition of All-stakeholders. The conference noted that it was “indeed a platform for ventilation of ideas of how to reposition Inland Waterways as a channel of transportation for the growth of Nigerian economy. As we believe that the outcome of today’s conference will be treated with a sense of urgency and seriousness”.

ii. Observed that there was the need to adequately explore the Inland waterways as a means of boosting development in the country in view of the abundant mineral and agricultural resources available in most regions of Nigeria and the desire of the Federal Government to diversify the economy.

iii. Drew attention to the existing insecurity on waterways which could hinder engagement of Private Sector participation in the inland water transportation.

iv. Highlighted the poor state of infrastructure within the inland waterways sub-sector, including the absence of motorable access roads and rail linkages to fast track haulage services from coast to coast.

v. Stressed the imperative of automating documentation and eliminating paper-based transactions.

vi. Lamented the comparative lack of cargo for the waterways mode.

vii. Bemoaned the complicity of transactions in our port system.

viii. Urged NIWA to improve its channel management and dredging activities.

Other Features
The International Conference and Exhibition also featured:
i. Commissioning/Unveiling of the NIWA Harvester Vessel (FXB-11) and Aquatic Vegetation Cutter (AVC) otherwise known as Swamp Devil;
ii. Book Launch by the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON. The Book compiles the proceedings of the 1st NIWA ICE held in 2014.

Technical Sessions
Three Papers were presented:
i. Imperatives for enhancing navigation and inland port operations on Nigerian Waterways by Srdja Ljesevic, Head of Center for Port Operations, Port Governance Agency, Republic of Serbia.
The Paper was moderated by Hadiza Bala Usman – (MD/CEO NPA) and discussed by Dabney Shallholma (Mrs.) and Prof. C. C. Ibe.

ii. Deriving the benefits of investment in coastal and inland shipping operations on Nigerian Waterways by Otunba Kunle Folarin, Managing Director, Kenprima Nig. Ltd & Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council.
The Paper was moderated by Hassan Bello – (E.S. NSC) and discussed by Prof. Dele Badejo and Chief G. J. Notoma.

iii. Inland Water Transportation Optimization – The PPP Imperative delivered by Engr. Chidi K. C. Izuwah, Snr., Acting Director General/CEO, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.
After the technical paper presentation sessions, syndicate group discussion teams were formed. At the end of the discussions of the two (2) teams, the following recommendations emerged:

3.0 Recommendations
In view of the foregoing and after extensive deliberations, the Conference attendees called on the National Inland Waterways Authority to:
a. Enthrone a stable legal framework for the inland waterways subsector and initiate a strategic policy to promote development in the sector.
b. Develop the capacity of Nigerian inland waterways and grow traffic for the different river ports for operating inland water vessels.
c. Create interconnectivity between inland waterways and inland rail to create a viable commercial transport and logistics hub in Nigeria
d. Quickly work toward better collaboration among maritime agencies.
e. Engage in Partnership with Stakeholders to commence joint operations along the common trade corridors in Nigeria.
f. Rapid development of our coast to coast traffic e.g. Ganaja to Shintaku, Agenebode to Idah etc.
Other recommendations include:
i. Tackling Security Challenges facing Water Transportation headlong.
ii. Development of infrastructure facilities to aid water transportation.
iii. Provision of navigational aids to be given adequate attention.
iv. Encourage Private Sector participation in inland water transport through provision of adequate incentives to active investors.
v. Woo private investors in inland waterways subsector to invest in the window of opportunities prevalent in the sector.

The Organizers were finally called on to:
a. Sustain the platform created by the conference, as the conference was described as a good beginning for raising awareness about integrating and fusing the plans of inland waterways, and getting the acceptance of major stakeholders and the public.
b. Implement river training works to achieve all-year round navigation.

4.0 In closing
National Inland Waterways Authority expressed gratitude to the Hon. Minister of Transportation and Members of the National Assembly, State Governments, Captains of Industries, other Distinguished Guests and Stakeholders, the media, security agencies, and Maritime Agencies for their contributions and support towards the success of the Conference.

Dated this 25th July, 2017

Tender Notice

INVITATION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION AND FINANCIAL BID:

INTRODUCTION
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) with Headquarters at Lokoja, Kogi State in line with the Public Procurement Act, 2007 hereby invites reputable and experienced contractors to submit Tender (Technical & Financial) for the under-listed projects in the year 2016 Budget Appropriation.

(A) SURVEY WORKS PROJECTS

Lot 1: Control Extension on Navigable Inland Waterways (Coastal Areas)
Lot 2: River Training Works on Navigable Inland Waterways
Lot 3: Topographic and Bathymetric Surveys

(B) SUPPLY OF ICT EQUIPMENT

Lot 1: Supply and Installation of IT Equipment
Lot 2: Provision of Wireless Connectivity
Lot 3: Provision of Internet Facilities/Bandwidth Subscription in NIWA Headquarters and Area Offices

SCOPES OF WORK
Details of scope of works for all the projects above shall be provided in the Tender (Bidding) documents.

PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Evidence of Incorporation/Registration with CAC;
  • Evidence of Corporate registration with SURCON(Survey Projects);
  • Company’s Current Tax Clearance for the last 3 years (i.e. 2013-2015);
  • Company’s Audited Account for the last 3 years (2013-2015) Certified by Chartered Accountant/Auditor;
  • VAT Registration (copy of certificate required) and Evidence of remittance in the last 3 years to be attached;
  • Evidence of financial capacity to execute the project and bank reference supporting such claim;
  • Evidence of registration on the Database of Contracts, Consultants and Services providers by inclusion of the Interim Registration Report (IRR) issued by BPP i line with provisions of Section 5(h) of the PPA, 2007;
  • Evidence of similar, verifiable and successfully executed projects or on-going by the company with Letters of Award and completion certificates i.e. the last 5 years. Letters of Award and Interim Certificates of payment should be attached for projects that are on-going;
  • Evidence of compliance certificate in line with the provision of section 6 (10 (3) of the amended Industrial Training Fund (ITF) act no. 19 of 2011;
  • Current certificate of compliance issued by the National Pension Commission, in line with Pension Reform Act, 2004;
  • List of equipment owned or on leasehold by the company relevant for the execution of the project (evidence of ownership and pictures with Company logo is and added advantage);
  • Detailed Company Profile;
  • A statement of declaration of Affidavit attesting to the fact that none of the bidder’s company Directors/Principal Officers has been convicted of any criminal offenses/confirmation of legal capacity to enter contract. Also, the affidavit must affirm that all information presented in the Tender are true and correct of the company, and no officer off the Authority is a former or present director, shareholder or has pecuniary interest in the bid.

COLLECTION/SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Interested companies are to pay a non-refundable fee ₦20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira only) in Bank draft made payable in favour of “National Inland Waterways Authority” to enable company collect Tender (Technical & financial Bid) documents from the Procurement Unit.

Completed Prequalification and Financial Bid Documents should be written in English Language, signed, sealed and marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and packaged separately and together in one large envelop. Each envelope should be clearly marked accordingly to indicate prequalification and Financial Bid with “project Title respectively and address to:

The Managing Director,
National Inland Waterways Authority
Headquarters, Adankolo New Layout, Lokoja, Kogi State.

CLOSING TENDER DOCUMENTS
All Tender (technical and Financial) documents should be hand-delivered into “Tender Box” at the NIWA Headquarters, not later than 12:00noon on Tuesday 29th November 2016, The submission register must be signed at the point of submission.

OPENING OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Only Technical documents shall be opened on Tuesday 29th November 2016 immediately after closure of submission at 12;000 noon at the conference Hall of NIWA Headquarters, Lokoja. All Bidders and/or their representatives, relevant professional bodies and NGOs are invited to witness the opening exercise.

FINANCIAL TENDER
Only companies who were adjudged successful in the Technical Evaluation shall have their Financial bids opened at a date to be communicated to those concerned.

PLEASE NOTE

  1. Submission of Tender documents to NIWA is neither a commitment nor an obligation to award contract to any contractor or his agent;
  2. Advertisement for invitation for prequalification and Financial Bid should not be construed as a commitment on the part of NIWA or shall it entitle any contractor to make claim whatever or seek any indemnity from NIWA;
  3. Due diligence would be observed as all documented claims by the contractors are subject to verification;
  4. NIWA reserves the right to take final decision on any of the documents received for this tender process;
  5. Late submission of Tender shall be rejected.
  6. Tenderers are to provide Evidence of registration with SURCON for Survey projects.
  7. This advertisement generally is to be read in conjunction with the soliciting document to be issued upon the purchase of Tender
  8. Original documents submitted for this Tender should be available for sighting on demand in course of the procurement process.

Signed:
S.D. LAWAL
General Manager, (Procurement)