Wednesday, 22 January 2020 12:56

SEEFOR CONDUCTS MEDIA TOUR OF PROJECT SITES

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The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project has been commended by the National Project Coordinating Unit (NPCU) and various beneficiaries of the project for the level of success it recorded across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
Addressing pressmen at the end of a media tour of project sites, the National Project Coordinator, Dr Greg Onu expressed satisfaction at the level of success recorded and commended the state Project team for their commitment at ensuring that the project was properly implemented.
Conducting the national delegates and media team round some project sites, the State Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos said all the 23 Local Government Areas in the State have benefitted from the project due to its multifaceted nature.
During the tour, some beneficiaries of the project expressed their gratitude; At Ewika in Eleme LGA where a Civic Centre and Borehole was constructed under the Community Driven Development-Social (CDD-S), the Traditional ruler, Chief Jacob Mkpa thanked the Project on behalf of his Community, adding that the micro projects were the first of its kind in the community. At Apostolic Church Road, Alode in Eleme, a youth public works beneficiary, Miss Christy Ogbaji, said the project has given her engineering knowledge “…today, I can bend iron, mix cements and chippings, before I didn’t know how to do them … SEEFOR has trained me to become an engineer.”
At Lawson’s Compound Road in Buguma in Asari-Toru LGA where a mini-bridge was constructed to link the health centre with the community, a commercial motor cyclist Mr Botem Albert said “in the past it was difficult for us to cross to the area of the health centre through the wooden bridge, now its accessible.”
At Igwruka in Ikwerre LGA, members of the community were unanimous in thanking the project for constructing a concrete walk-way for the community which has helped them in their individual and commercial lives.
Similarly there where testimonies from Tari-Ama in Port Harcourt LGA where a poultry and Piggery farm was located and a VIP toilet was also constructed to replace the wooden toilet that was in use.
The media team also visited the Port Harcourt Polytechnic, where youths where been trained to acquire skills in various trade.
It would be recalled that the SEEFOR Project commenced implementation on July 31, 2013 with the signing of the financing agreement between the federal government and the World Bank. The project is financed with credit from the World Bank, grant from the European Union and counterpart fund from the State government.
The project is being implemented in four Niger Delta State: Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Rivers. Its objective is to enhance opportunities for employment and access to socio-economic services whilst improving the public financial management systems in the participating States.
The project working in conjunction with the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Chief Nyesom Wike has implemented several projects across the 23 LGAs of the State.

SEEFOR COMMENCES GRADUATION OF PRE-SKILLED TRAINEES

The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project has commenced the graduation of its Pre-Skilled Trainees at various training centres in the State.

Speaking at the graduation of the Trainees at the Sam Jaja Ultra Modern Farms Ltd, the Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos said the training was geared at enhancing the ability of the participants to go into modern farming and be certificated.

The Coordinator, represented by the Project’s Communication Officer, Mrs Carol Matthew, charged the youths “that having acquired requisite knowledge and exposed to modern technology in farming they should go into the society to explore and conquer new grounds in farming”.

Earlier, the Chairman/Managing Director of Sam Jaja Ultra Modern Farms, Chief Sam Accra Jaja appealed to SEEFOR Project that is necessary to provide starter packs for the graduates to enable them start their own farms.

He expressed optimism that if empowered, the trainees are competent to manage their farms and employ others having undergone comprehensive training in the ultra-modern farm.

Speaking on behalf of the graduates, Mr Amadi Emmanuel assured that they would put what they have learnt at the farm into practice and become not only self-employment but also employers of labour.

He thanked the State Government and the SEEFOR Project for the opportunity given to them to enhance their knowledge and acquire certificate.

In a related development, SEEFOR also graduated 20 Welding and Fabrication Trainees for the Pre-Skilled training programme at the Enak Energy.

At the event to mark the graduation of the trainees, the Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos expressed satisfaction at the training they had acquired, adding that he is optimistic, they would not go back to the streets but would become better individuals to themselves and the society.

Mr Amos who was represented by the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Mr Praise Praise assured them that the certificate they have acquired would distinguish them from their peers.

In his speech the Chairman/Managing Director, Enak Energy, Engr. Emeka Nnadi commended the trainees for their commitment throughout the period of their training and wished them well in their future endeavours.

The highlight of the event was the display of the various projects carried out by the trainings that include: Iron bed, Shelves and Podium.

It would be recalled that earlier in the year, SEEFOR Project embarked on a partnership programme with non-state actors to train youths in various skills under its TVAT sub-component.

Eight hundred (800) trainees were selected to be trained under this arraignment in various skills which include catering and Hospitality, Carpentry and Woodwork, Poultry and Fishery, Welding and Fabrication and Fashion Designing. The trainees were grouped into three months for pre-skilled and six months for unskilled.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 09:03

RE: REQUEST FOR QUOTATION

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This is to inform intending Bidders that submission of bids ends by 12noon today September 4, 2019. Late submission will not be entertained.  Submitted bids would be opened thereafter in front of bidders or their representatives who chose to attend at the Project's office.

 

The needs for youths to be adequately trained in vocational and technical skills have been identified as a pre-requisite for the development of any nation. This was disclosed at the passing-out/award giving ceremony of a SEEFOR pre-skilled training programme by the Managing Director, Dolphin Integrated Services, Sir Igochukwu Azubuike who is partnering with SEEFOR Project in the training of youths in welding and fabrication. Mr Azubuike reiterated the importance in welding and other vocational skills in every aspect of human endeavours and charged the trainees to be focused in their trade and work hard to fill the deficit in the welding industry. He commended the SEEFOR Project for partnering with his organization and other non-state actors to train youths in various skills that would keep them from social vices. Addressing the youths, the SEEFOR Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos who was represented by the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Mr Felix Praise said the SEEFOR sponsored training was geared at creating employment opportunities for the youths through partnership with non-governmental institutions in training of youths in various skills. He explained that the welding and fabrication trainees were admitted in two categories; three months for the pre-skilled youths i.e. those who already have background knowledge in the trade while six months were for those who were novice to the trade. Mr Praise commended the youths for their level of commitment during the training and applauded their group works which were on exhibition at the event, he enjoined them to aim higher and wished them well in their future endeavours. The Coordinator thanked the State government led by His Excellency Nyesom Wike for giving its support for the SEEFOR Project which has made its implementation possible in the State. Speaking on behalf of the trainees, Mrs Vivian Umar thanked SEEFOR Project for the training which has not only broadened their knowledge in welding and fabrication but has also certified them. She appealed to the project management to extend the training to other youths who are hoping for such opportunity. The highlight of the event was the exhibition of the group works by the students and presentation of award certificate to the traineee. It would be recalled that the project through its Technical, Vocational and Agricultural Training (TVAT) Sub-Component commenced the training of 800 eight hundred youths in vocational skills in partnership with non-state actors. The training was categorized into two groups, three months and six months for pre-skilled and non-skilled. The vocation include: Welding and Fabrication, Poultry/Fishing, Catering and Hospitality, Fashion, Furniture and Woodwork.

As part of Rivers SEEFOR Project commitment to support the public financial management reforms of the State, the Project procured computer hardware and consumables to support the ongoing bio-metric exercise of the State Government. 

Receiving the equipment of behalf of the Head of Service, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the HoS, Sir Nnamdi Okpu thanked the project for the equipment and assured them that the equipment would be adequately utilized to compliment the effort of State government.

Sir Okpu reiterated the State Government committment to ensure that it has a reliable database for its workforce and to enhance proper planning for its workers and pensioners, he thanked the project for its continuous support at provision of human resource management.

Speaking at the event, the Rivers SEEFOR Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos said the gesture is geared at supporting the State government in its bid to get accurate database of civil servants in the State.

The Coordinator noted that the Project had earlier trained some staff of the HoS office on human resource management, adding that after the installation of the hardware, it would train end users on the use of the equipment.

On his part, the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) Data Centre Manager, Mr Austin Dimkpa, said the computer hardware and consumables are part of the project support for the HoS office, to assist in Human Resource Management (bio-metrics data acquisition) for the State.

He further stated that the project would support the office of the HoS in the installation of the hardware and provide training for the end user to enhance proper utilization of the equipment.

Equipment procured include; 20 high end lab tops, 20 all-in-one desktops, Two HP server fully installed with twenty server 2012 and required client licence amongst others.

The procurement of the computer hardware and consumables for the Head of Service is part of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms Component of the SEEFOR Project, it is designed to support and deepen the on-going reforms efforts of the State Government to ensure judicious utilization of public funds, improve and modernise the PFM systems, practices, processes and institutions.

As part of Rivers SEEFOR Project commitment to support the public financial management reforms of the State, the Project procured computer hardware and consumables to support the ongoing bio-metric exercise of the State Government. 

Receiving the equipment of behalf of the Head of Service, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the HoS, Sir Nnamdi Okpu thanked the project for the equipment and assured them that the equipment would be adequately utilized to compliment the effort of State government.

Sir Okpu reiterated the State Government committment to ensure that it has a reliable database for its workforce and to enhance proper planning for its workers and pensioners, he thanked the project for its continuous support at provision of human resource management.

Speaking at the event, the Rivers SEEFOR Project Coordinator, Mr Kelcious Amos said the gesture is geared at supporting the State government in its bid to get accurate database of civil servants in the State.

The Coordinator noted that the Project had earlier trained some staff of the HoS office on human resource management, adding that after the installation of the hardware, it would train end users on the use of the equipment.

On his part, the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) Data Centre Manager, Mr Austin Dimkpa, said the computer hardware and consumables are part of the project support for the HoS office, to assist in Human Resource Management (bio-metrics data acquisition) for the State.

He further stated that the project would support the office of the HoS in the installation of the hardware and provide training for the end user to enhance proper utilization of the equipment.

Equipment procured include; 20 high end lab tops, 20 all-in-one desktops, Two HP server fully installed with twenty server 2012 and required client licence amongst others.

The procurement of the computer hardware and consumables for the Head of Service is part of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms Component of the SEEFOR Project, it is designed to support and deepen the on-going reforms efforts of the State Government to ensure judicious utilization of public funds, improve and modernise the PFM systems, practices, processes and institutions.

Friday, 16 August 2019 14:42

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS

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CREDIT NO: 50220

RFQ NO: RV/SFR/PW/RM/2019/07                                                                                                                                           DATE OF ISSUE: August 16, 2019

  1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from International Development Association (IDA) and grant from European Union (EU) towards the cost of implementing State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project in four states of the country. The overall objective of the Project is to enhance opportunities for youth employment and access to socio-economic service whilst improving public expenditure management systems. Rivers State is a beneficiary of the financing facilities and intends to use part of the proceeds for payments under the contracts of Road Maintenance in Rivers State.
  1. The SEEFOR Project in collaboration with the Rivers State Road Maintenance now invites sealed quotation from eligible and qualified bidders for:

                                                                                                                ROAD MAINTENANCE

LOT

DESCRIPTION OF ROAD

COMPLETION PERIOD

QUOTATION VALIDITY PERIOD

      LGA

187

Chief Obina’s road, Ogbema (from Town Hall to T-Junction) Abua,

         12 Months

         90 days

 

 

    ABU ODUAL

188

Ekana-Mission Road, Kugbo, Odual

         12 Months

         90 days

189

Ayou Internal Road, Odual (From Concrete Road to the Play- ground)

         12 Months

         90 days

190

Foundation Faith Road, (From Town Hall to T-Junction,  Ahoada East.

         12 Months

         90 days

 

 

 

 

AHOADA EAST

191

Drainage work extension along major Road leading Odisama Junction.

          12 Months

         90 days

192

Logos Street Drainage work. From off Ahoada Road to the discharge canal.

     12 Months

    90 days

 

193

Completion of Uzochi Jetty work, Uzochi.

     12 Months

    90 days

194

Ihuowo Idoke Road, From Ihuowo Roundabout to Idoke Town.

     12 Months

    90 days

195

Akiogbologbolo Internal Road, II

     12 Months

    90 days

 

      AHOADA WEST

196

Oshika Internal Road, II

     12 Months

    90 days

197

Ishieze road, Okogbe

     12 Months

    90 days

198

Adventis Avenue, Okpudho, Odioku

     12 Months

    90 days

199

Civic Centre Road, Obonoma Phase I/Paiko Sanga Polo Road II

     12 Months

    90 days

 

        AKUKU-TORU

200

Civic Centre Road, Obonoma Phase II

     12 Months

    90 days

201

Gladdy Road, Abonema, Phase II

     12 Months

    90 days

202

Ajit-Ama, Apostolic Church Road, Ataba

     12 Months

    90 days

 

 

        ANDONI

203

Anglican Church Road, Ibotirem

     12 Months

    90 days

204

Ajakajak main internal Road, Ajakajak (From the water side to the community.

     12 Months

    90 days

205

Dema-Otuafu Main Road.

     12 Months

    90 days

206

Maintenance of Okpo Internal Road, Phase II.

     12 Months

    90 days

 

 

     ASARI-TORU

207

Completion of Illelema Interlocking Work. From Off Kalabari Road to the Community

     12 Months

    90 days

208

Maintenance of Ido Internal Road from off Buguma Road to the Creek.

     12 Months

    90 days

209

Ogogo Shore Protection work phase II (30M additional Bond well)

     12 Months

    90 days

 

 

          BONNY

210

Cable Road, Drainage work. From off the Street to the Creek.

    12 Months

    90 days

211

Ayaminima Internal Road. From off the duty to the cross road

     12 Months

    90 days

212

Tombia Main Road, Interlocking stone work, Tombia Phase II

    12 Months

    90 days

 

 

 

         DEGEMA

213

WILL Braide Road, Bakana Phase I

    12 Months

    90 days

214

Aquaculutre Road /Asari Dokubo Road, Obuama

    12 Months

    90 days

215

Utie-Iwula Internal Road, Phase II

     12 Months

    90 days

216

St. Bartholomew Anglican Church Road II

     12 Months

    90 days

217

Mgbuetor/Isiodu Road II

     12 Months

    90 days

 

 

 

        EMOHUA

218

Ahia Mgbuomodu Road, Rumuji, Phase II (from the phase I to Rumuewhor Road).

     12 Months

    90 days

219

Akpa Mini Elibrada

     12 Months

   90 days

220

School Road, Agba-Ndele (from off the main road to the School)

     12 Months

    90 days

221

Enyidah Street, Okporowo, Ogbakiri

     12 Months

    90 days

222

Umuechem /Abara Road Phase II

     12 Months

    90 days

 

         ETCHE

223

Egwi Market Road. (From off Omuma Road to the Asphalt Road).

     12 Months

    90 days

224

Ulakwo Road, Phase III

     12 Months

    90 days

225

Assemblies of God Church Road, Eleme

     12 Months

    90 days

 

 

 

          ELEME

226

Apostolic Church Road, Phase II Eleme

     12 Months

    90 days

227

Drainage Construction at Cherubim Road, Akpajo

      12 Months

    90 days

228

Church Road, Eteo (From off Ogu Road)

      12 Months

    90 days

229

Drainage Work at Assemblies of God/Completion of Cherubim Road Akpajo

     12 Months

    90 days

230

School Road, Aleto III

      12 Months

    90 days

231

Bank Road, Bodo City

      12 Months

    90 days

 

        GOKANA

232

E. N. Kobani Road, Bon-Bari Gokana

      12 Months

    90 days

233

Nwate Street, Nweol

      12 Months

    90 days

234

Omuketu Market Road, Omagwa, Phase II

      12 Months

    90 days

 

 

        IKWERRE

235

Omuoha Street, Igwuruta

      12 Months

    90 days

236

Drainage Work at Water Street, Adanta Isiokpo

      12 Months

    90 days

237

Ogankwo Internal Road Omokpiriku

      12 Months

    90 days

238

Rev. Father Kio’s Road, Kaa (from the Playground to the swamp)

      12 Months

    90 days

 

         KHANA

239

Zorbari Street, Bori (from off Boue Road)

      12 Months

    90 days

240

Ikinigbari Street, by Bank Road, Bori

      12 Months

    90 days

241

Drainage work at Zion Street Extension Rumuodomaya

      12 Months

    90 days

 

 

 

   OBIO/AKPOR

242

Drainage work at Road 24 Extension, Agip, Rumueme

      12 Months

    90 days

245

Chief John Wobo Street, Off Agip Road, Rumueme

      12 Months

    90 days

246

Amazing Grace Road, Chakara, Choba

      12 Months

    90 days

247

Gbei Extension Road, Phase III, Avenue, Woji

      12 Months

    90 days

248

Street 4, Radio Estate, Ozuoba

      12 Months

    90 days

249

Julius Avenue, 6th Avenue, Ada George

      12 Months

    90 days

250

4th Avenue, Woji Drainage Work and Pavement construction

      12 Months

    90 days

251

Drainage work at Salvation Ministry Road, New Sandfill, Ogu

      12 Months

    90 days

 

    OGU/BOLO

252

Interlocking stone work at New Sandfill Road, Ogu/Drainage work to the Creek.

      12 Months

    90 days

253

Deeper Life Road, Bolo

      12 Months

    90 days

254

Chief Nabiebu Street, Phase II

      12 Months

    90 days

 

         OKRIKA

255

Tamunosiki Road/2nd Phase of Felix Avenue, Okodiri

      12 Months

    90 days

256

Aborindede Ama Road,Opposite General Hospital,Okrika

      12 Months

    90 days

257

Umueze Road Phase I from off Umukelebu Road to Plantain Plantation.

      12 Months

    90 days

 

            OMUMA

258.

Umueze Road, Phase II. From off Phase I to Roundabout.

      12 Months

    90 days

259

Aforola Market Road, Ofe Phase II

      12 Months

    90 days

260

Odoziobodo /Market Interlock Road, Ndoni

      12 Months

    90 days

       ONELGA

261

Ugomedix Road, Off court Road, Okwuzi

      12 Months

    90 days

262

Chief Goodleaf Road, Idu Ogba (From Agip Jetty Road to Main Community Road)

      12 Months

    90 days

263

Egbada Play Ground Road, Egbada Community

      12 Months

    90 days

264

Okolo Ogbulu/Joseph Drainage work/Creek Road, Opobo

      12 Months

    90 days

 

  OPOBO/NKORO

265

Drainage work at Kpokpo Benneth Resident/MP Nkoro

      12 Months

    90 days

266

Opusunju Dappa Ring Road, Ekpeilema

      12 Months

    90 days

267

Hon. Iwuagu Crescent, by Faith Clinic, along Mbano Lane (Drain and Road).

      12 Months

    90 days

         OYIGBO

268

Cherubim Road Drainage work, Phase I

      12 Months

    90 days

269

Cherubim Road/Concrete Work, Umusonya, Phase II

      12 Months

    90 days

270

Beama Community Internal Road, Beama, Borikiri)

      12 Months

    90 days

 

 

    PORT HARCOURT

            CITY

271

Elder Opara Street/Andoni

      12 Months

    90 days

272

Civil Servant Estate at Amadi Ama Opposite Greater Evangelism (Internal Road).

      12 Months

    90 days

273

Drainage work at Railway Quarter.

      12 Months

    90 days

274

Chapel of Victory Road, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt

      12 Months

    90 days

275

Bunu Tai Internal Road, Phase II

      12 Months

    90 days

              TAI

276

Zoghobor Link Road, Tua, Tua Tai

      12 Months

    90 days

277

Civic Centre Road, Nonwa Phase II

      12 Months

   90 days

  1. Bidding will be conducted through the shopping procedures specified in the World Bank’s guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credit, it is open to all bidders resident in Rivers State.
  1. Prospective Bidders who are currently executing on-going SEEFOR Projects are excluded from this bidding process.
  1. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the SEEFOR Procurement Unit and inspect and obtain the Bidding Document at address given below from 9am to 4pmk Monday through Friday with a non-refundable fee of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30, 000.00) only payable to the account titled “SEEFOR Project Counterpart Fund”, (Acct. No.: 1012834067, Zenith Bank) Rivers State SEEFOR Project, and upon presentation of proof of payment.
  1. Qualification requirement include: Evidence of business registration and Evidence of experience in execution of similar project. Additional details are provided in Bidding Document.
  1. Quotations must be delivered at the address below on or before 12:00pm Wednesday,  September 4, 2019. Late quotation will be rejected.  Quotation will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives, who choose to attend in person at the address below at 12:00pm, September 4, 2019.
  1. Address referred to above is:

The Project Coordinator,

State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project,

#10 Odi Street, Old GRA,

Port Harcourt

Rivers State

Tel:       08110573431

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.riverseefor.org

                                                                                                               REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

                                                                                                             (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 NIGERIA

Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project

Credit No.:  50220

Assignment Title: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION OF RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ASSET POLICY, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSET MANAGEMENT                                 INTEGRATED GIS SOLUTION.

 

Reference No. RV/SFR/FAI/CQS/2018/01                                                                                                                                                                              Issued Date: June 19, 2019                                                                                       

This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on June 12, 2012.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) and grant from the European Union (EU) to assist some states to implement the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) Project in the country. The overall objective of the project is to enhance opportunities for youth employment and access to socio-economic services whilst improving the effectiveness of public expenditure management systems in the various participating states.

Rivers State is one of the beneficiaries of this credit/grant and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the establishment of a State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS). The objective of the SIFMIS sub-component is to support the implementation and effective utilization of simple but robust off-the-shelf Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), which will support human resource management and payroll, planning and budgeting, accounting, auditing and reporting on the use of financial resources.

Objectives of the Asset Management Policy

The government spends significant amount of funds annually on the acquisition and maintenance of non-current assets which need to be properly managed to enable services to be delivered effectively to the government and the community and provide a foundation for economic growth.

The purpose of this asset management policy and framework is to provide guidance to all public entities and public enterprises on the management of assets, as well as ensure an effective implementation of the asset accounting sub-module of the SIFMIS system. The asset management policy should be based on a life cycle approach to asset management that covers the complete cycle of an asset from

  • planning,
  • acquisition,
  • operation and maintenance
  • disposal

The services to be engaged will;

  • Develop an asset management policy that ensures proper accountability and transparency in the use of non-current assets by guiding each process in the life cycle of an asset. The asset management policy and framework, should be able to support RVSG’s planned reforms, and subsequent adoption of accrual basis IPSAS which will improve the quality of government financial statements and enable disclosure of information relating to assets in the consolidated public accounts.
  • Establish a complete and up-to date record of relevant data on RVSG’s properties, plant and equipment (Asset Register)
  • Re-Valuation of RVSG’s identified assets, precisely for only assets that fall under the following asset classes;
  1. Land and Building General
  2. Plant and Machinery
  3. Transportation Equipment General
  4. Specialized Assets General

Under this aspect of the assignment, the Asset Management firm will re-valuate selected RVSG assets; assess their current state and identify any asset remedial requirements, and define the required maintenance to ensure that the assets perform optimally in line with the overall goals and objectives in the SIFMIS system.

The Scope of Service

The Asset Management services to be provided shall be as follows:

  • Asset Assessment, Valuation and Register Development

 Review RVSG’s current fixed and moveable assets register and prepare an updated asset inventory at each location, develop an updated Asset Register in both soft and hard copies, and label all assets inventoried. The services to be engaged will establish a complete and up-to date record of relevant data on RVSG’s properties, plant and equipment and then develop an Electronic Assets Management System integrated with the SIFMIS system and GIS platform, capturing key RVSG assets and their respective locations. The main purpose of the maps will be mainly for inventory and maintenance planning.

  1. Prepare a detailed map listing locations of all assets identified
  2. Develop a condition assessment and rating system. Assess remaining useful life by consulting projected-useful-life tables or decay curves.
  3. Determine asset values and replacement costs; and arrive at the total assets value of the State.
  4. Identify redundant/unneeded assets and quantify its commercial value.
  • Asset Management – Financial Asset Valuation

The main purpose of financial valuation is to be able to determine the Replacement Costs & remaining useful life to be used for maintenance & rehabilitation planning, Financial reporting for Balance sheet purposes, and Satisfying regulatory requirements as required by IPSAS.

The financial valuation should include: multiple costs, removal & purchasing costs and market and residual values and results should be presented in a comprehensive manner. Drill down templates for evaluation of Compound Assets and valuation info per component should exist. The Consultant shall therefore:

  • Prepare the costs and benefits of rehabilitation (on-time maintenance) versus replacement (reactive maintenance) for each of the assets identified as critical.
  • Long-term Funding Plan and Asset Management Planning
 *   Develop World-class asset management plan to establish a long-term vision of infrastructure needs of RVSG that will support service delivery. Highlighting risk and the financial and         institutional implications.
  • Develop an Assets management Policy for the state including assets maintenance, repair renewal and upgrade guidance. Install and implement a commercial assets management system capable of being adapted to RVSG’s SIFMIS system.
  • Prepare a maintenance plan (for at least the agreed critical assets) to move from reactive maintenance to predictive maintenance. The plan should include:
  • A descriptive title for each maintenance task to be performed
  • A frequency assigned for performing of each task
  • Estimated time and cost to perform the task
  • Define what maintenance capacity, organization, skills, staff, equipment, etc,   is required to carry out properly the proposed maintenance plan.
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff on the asset management            Policy and the assets management system
  • Test run the system together with the staff of RVSG for an agreed period of   time enough to transfer adequate knowledge.

Data Required

Specific Data to be captured for each individual asset will be in-line with the RVSG’s asset register and include the following;

  1. Location of the asset
  2. Asset name
  3. Asset description
  4. Asset Class
  5. Date of purchase
  6. Age
  7. Maintenance schedule
  8. History of repairs
  9. Condition
  10. Asset Owner department, unit or (and ) Agency
  11. Associated Cost
  12. Renewal Expectation
  13. Asset Associated Risk

Categories of Assets to be Included in the Asset Management System

The Asset management System will capture the following classes of RVSG’s Assets;

  1. Land and Building – General
  2. Infrastructure General
  3. Plant and Machinery
  4. Transportation Equipment General
  5. Office Equipment General
  6. Furniture and Fittings
  7. Service Concession Assets (PPP) general
  8. Leased Assets
  9. Specialized Assets General
  10. Asset Under Construction
  11. Investment Property Land and Building General
  12. Intangible Assets

 SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOIs)

The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.

Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are (i) evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (consultant’s profile/brochures) (ii) evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration), (iii) evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iv) Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment. (v) experience of working in a similar geographical region, (vi) Description of similar assignments, (vi) availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential  technology etc.).

For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.   

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00 am to 16.00 pm Monday through Friday).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by July 8, 2019.

Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project

Attn: The Project Coordinator

State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU)

10 Odi Street, Old GRA

Port Harcourt. Rivers State

Tel: +234 (0) 8110573431

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.riverseefor.org

                                                                                                               REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

                                                                                                             (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 NIGERIA

Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project

Credit No.:  50220

Assignment Title: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION OF RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ASSET POLICY, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSET MANAGEMENT                                 INTEGRATED GIS SOLUTION.

 

Reference No. RV/SFR/FAI/CQS/2018/01                                                                                                                                                                              Issued Date: June 19, 2019                                                                                       

This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on June 12, 2012.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) and grant from the European Union (EU) to assist some states to implement the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) Project in the country. The overall objective of the project is to enhance opportunities for youth employment and access to socio-economic services whilst improving the effectiveness of public expenditure management systems in the various participating states.

Rivers State is one of the beneficiaries of this credit/grant and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the establishment of a State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS). The objective of the SIFMIS sub-component is to support the implementation and effective utilization of simple but robust off-the-shelf Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), which will support human resource management and payroll, planning and budgeting, accounting, auditing and reporting on the use of financial resources.

Objectives of the Asset Management Policy

The government spends significant amount of funds annually on the acquisition and maintenance of non-current assets which need to be properly managed to enable services to be delivered effectively to the government and the community and provide a foundation for economic growth.

The purpose of this asset management policy and framework is to provide guidance to all public entities and public enterprises on the management of assets, as well as ensure an effective implementation of the asset accounting sub-module of the SIFMIS system. The asset management policy should be based on a life cycle approach to asset management that covers the complete cycle of an asset from

  • planning,
  • acquisition,
  • operation and maintenance
  • disposal

The services to be engaged will;

  • Develop an asset management policy that ensures proper accountability and transparency in the use of non-current assets by guiding each process in the life cycle of an asset. The asset management policy and framework, should be able to support RVSG’s planned reforms, and subsequent adoption of accrual basis IPSAS which will improve the quality of government financial statements and enable disclosure of information relating to assets in the consolidated public accounts.
  • Establish a complete and up-to date record of relevant data on RVSG’s properties, plant and equipment (Asset Register)
  • Re-Valuation of RVSG’s identified assets, precisely for only assets that fall under the following asset classes;
  1. Land and Building General
  2. Plant and Machinery
  3. Transportation Equipment General
  4. Specialized Assets General

Under this aspect of the assignment, the Asset Management firm will re-valuate selected RVSG assets; assess their current state and identify any asset remedial requirements, and define the required maintenance to ensure that the assets perform optimally in line with the overall goals and objectives in the SIFMIS system.

The Scope of Service

The Asset Management services to be provided shall be as follows:

  • Asset Assessment, Valuation and Register Development

 Review RVSG’s current fixed and moveable assets register and prepare an updated asset inventory at each location, develop an updated Asset Register in both soft and hard copies, and label all assets inventoried. The services to be engaged will establish a complete and up-to date record of relevant data on RVSG’s properties, plant and equipment and then develop an Electronic Assets Management System integrated with the SIFMIS system and GIS platform, capturing key RVSG assets and their respective locations. The main purpose of the maps will be mainly for inventory and maintenance planning.

  1. Prepare a detailed map listing locations of all assets identified
  2. Develop a condition assessment and rating system. Assess remaining useful life by consulting projected-useful-life tables or decay curves.
  3. Determine asset values and replacement costs; and arrive at the total assets value of the State.
  4. Identify redundant/unneeded assets and quantify its commercial value.
  • Asset Management – Financial Asset Valuation

The main purpose of financial valuation is to be able to determine the Replacement Costs & remaining useful life to be used for maintenance & rehabilitation planning, Financial reporting for Balance sheet purposes, and Satisfying regulatory requirements as required by IPSAS.

The financial valuation should include: multiple costs, removal & purchasing costs and market and residual values and results should be presented in a comprehensive manner. Drill down templates for evaluation of Compound Assets and valuation info per component should exist. The Consultant shall therefore:

  • Prepare the costs and benefits of rehabilitation (on-time maintenance) versus replacement (reactive maintenance) for each of the assets identified as critical.
  • Long-term Funding Plan and Asset Management Planning
 *   Develop World-class asset management plan to establish a long-term vision of infrastructure needs of RVSG that will support service delivery. Highlighting risk and the financial and         institutional implications.
  • Develop an Assets management Policy for the state including assets maintenance, repair renewal and upgrade guidance. Install and implement a commercial assets management system capable of being adapted to RVSG’s SIFMIS system.
  • Prepare a maintenance plan (for at least the agreed critical assets) to move from reactive maintenance to predictive maintenance. The plan should include:
  • A descriptive title for each maintenance task to be performed
  • A frequency assigned for performing of each task
  • Estimated time and cost to perform the task
  • Define what maintenance capacity, organization, skills, staff, equipment, etc,   is required to carry out properly the proposed maintenance plan.
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff on the asset management            Policy and the assets management system
  • Test run the system together with the staff of RVSG for an agreed period of   time enough to transfer adequate knowledge.

Data Required

Specific Data to be captured for each individual asset will be in-line with the RVSG’s asset register and include the following;

  1. Location of the asset
  2. Asset name
  3. Asset description
  4. Asset Class
  5. Date of purchase
  6. Age
  7. Maintenance schedule
  8. History of repairs
  9. Condition
  10. Asset Owner department, unit or (and ) Agency
  11. Associated Cost
  12. Renewal Expectation
  13. Asset Associated Risk

Categories of Assets to be Included in the Asset Management System

The Asset management System will capture the following classes of RVSG’s Assets;

  1. Land and Building – General
  2. Infrastructure General
  3. Plant and Machinery
  4. Transportation Equipment General
  5. Office Equipment General
  6. Furniture and Fittings
  7. Service Concession Assets (PPP) general
  8. Leased Assets
  9. Specialized Assets General
  10. Asset Under Construction
  11. Investment Property Land and Building General
  12. Intangible Assets

 SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOIs)

The Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.

Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are (i) evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (consultant’s profile/brochures) (ii) evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration), (iii) evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iv) Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment. (v) experience of working in a similar geographical region, (vi) Description of similar assignments, (vi) availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential  technology etc.).

For each previous project performed, the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.   

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00 am to 16.00 pm Monday through Friday).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) by July 8, 2019.

Rivers State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project

Attn: The Project Coordinator

State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU)

10 Odi Street, Old GRA

Port Harcourt. Rivers State

Tel: +234 (0) 8110573431

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.riverseefor.org

Finance Officers from various MDAs in the River State have been urged to key into the unified global accounting, reporting and disclosure standards in the presentation of their financial transactions in line with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

Speaking at a One-Day Consultative Forum organised by the Office of the Auditor General (AUoG), the State Acting Auditor General, Mr Elias Akasua said the forum was organised to bridge the gap and differences existing amongst state Auditors and Auditees as well as stimulate mutual understanding and respect among stakeholders.

Mr Akazua stressed that the forum would create a good reform environment, autonomy of the office of the auditor, help to modernize audit laws and clear back log of unaudited annual accounts of the State.

He explained that the forum is to sensitize participants on the need to move from cash basis to presentation of reports to Accrual that is the internationally accepted means of presenting financial reports.

Delivering the keynote address titled:  An Indebt Theoretical Guide for Application of IPSAS in Preparation of General Purpose Financial Statements for Reporting Entities, Dr Chris Yorkina looked at the road map to the adoption of IPSAS.

He stated that IPSAS require qualitative transparent and comparable information that makes it easy to compare financial information prepared by entities in different parts of the world, it also entails the creation of Assets register for all government assets. He added that the adoption of IPSAS would change the way and manner in which financial statements are prepared, reported or presented.

Dr Yorkina further disclosed that IPSAS Board currently comprises of individuals from: International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development and The World Bank Group.

Speaking on behalf of participants Mrs Oba Comfort said the forum has afforded participants the opportunity of learning how to move from cash basis to accrual, which implies that every transaction is recognized as soon as it is consummated unlike the cash basis where transactions are only recognized when cash transaction is made.

She noted that the training is necessary for every modern accountant in the practice of their profession, she thanked the government for the opportunity and promised that they would utilize the opportunity in the execution of their daily financial transactions.

The Forum was organized as part of the Audit Reform sub-component of the Public Financial Management Reforms of the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project. The objective of the Reform is to review the office of the State Auditor-General, consolidate the state external audit function and capacity building for members of the public accounts committee of the state legislature.

Participants at the forum include Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Directors and Finance Officers from various MDAs, representatives from Rivers State House of Assembly Public Accounts Committee amongst others.

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