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May 26,  2020                           

Procurement and Installation of Information Systems

(Procurement and Implementation of a SIFMIS Disaster Recovery Center; Procurement and implementation of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (IDEA CAAT); Procurement of Rivers State Local Government IFMIS Application and Equipment & Procurement and Installation of Server-Systems Level Software for SIFMIS)

Loan /Credit Number:    50220 UNI                                                                                    RV/SFR/GO/RFB/2020/03

1. This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online on June 12, 2012.
2. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association and European Union towards the cost of State Employment & Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR) Project. Rivers State is participating in the project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Procurement and Installation of Information Systems. IFB Number: RV/SFR/GO/RFB/2020/03.
3. The State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU) of the Rivers SEEFOR Project serves as the implementing agency for the project and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for:
LOT 1. Procurement and Implementation of a SIFMIS Disaster Recovery Center;
LOT 2. Procurement and implementation of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (IDEA CAAT) Information System plus licenses for the OAuG, including capacity building, mini training centre and sustainable power provisioning;
LOT 3. Procurement of Rivers State Local Government IFMIS Application & Equipment (The Supply, Installation, Integration, Testing, Training & Commissioning of a Pre-Configured Commercial off-the-shelf web-based IFMIS Application for the Public Sector, Related Hardware & Support Services). For Pilot Local Government Councils in Rivers State);
LOT 4 Procurement and Installation of Server-Systems Level Software for SIFMIS.

4. Bidding will be conducted using the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of December 2008 and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria:
For Lot 1:
a. Demonstrated Experience in the following areas:
i. The Bidder must have been engaged in the business of supply, installation and support of ICT Solutions and equipment for at least three (3) Years supported with documents defining the constitution or legal status, place of registration and principal place of business.
ii. Bidder shall have successfully completed at least two (one in public sector) supply, implementation and support contracts of similar nature and complexity over the last three years. The Bidder shall also provide contractual evidence.
iii. The Bidders shall provide evidence that it has provided support/maintenance service for a tier-one telecoms company or service provider for at least three (3) years.
iv. Bidders must provide Ownership/ Manufacturer Authorization for all hardware and software submitted in bid;
v. Bidders must indicate their support plan in ensuring all support services are delivered to the Rivers State Government;
b. Financial Capability:
i. The Bidder shall provide a Reference Letter from a reputable tier-one financial institution confirming that bidder can support a project up to the tune of 0.5 Million US Dollars.
ii. The Bidder shall submit audited accounts for the last three years to demonstrate the current financial soundness

For Lot 2
i. The bidder must have undertaken at least one (1) successful implementation of the proposed CAATS Data Analysis software (i.e. signed off and accepted by the purchaser as a fully operational system), for a public-sector client during the last 5 years. Bidders will be required to provide evidence of past installations/implementations. (Client’s certificate of completion will be required as evidence).
ii. The bidder must have Audit consultants/subject matter experts with a B.Sc./MBA, and are chartered accountants, with 15 years’ experience as Audit practitioners.
iii. The Bidder must have been in the business of supplying and supporting the proposed software for not less than 5 years and should have an annual turnover in excess of US$ 80,000. (or the currency equivalent). (A copy of the Audited Accounts showing turnover of the company for the last three years will be required as evidence. In the case of a joint venture, cumulative turnover of the joint venture could be considered).
iv. The Bidder must be formally approved and authorized by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to supply, implement and support the proposed CAATs software.

For lot 3:
a. Demonstrated Experience in the following areas:
i. Bidders must have implemented an operational Integrated Financial Management Information System At least One (1) with the Federal/ National/ State Governments;
a. Bidders must have at least Five (5) years’ experience in the delivery, acceptance, and sign-off of an Integrated Financial Management Information System at Federal/ National/ State Governments (certificate of completion- minimum of one completed projects/contracts must be provided as bidders evidence);
b. International Bidders must have local partner in-country with partnership responsibility of local support services during implementation and warranty period;
c. Bidders who do not own the IFMIS solution must provide Ownership/ Manufacturer Authorization authorizing them to submit bid;
d. Bidders must be able to demonstrate highest quality standard in implementation of ERP systems for Public Sector and certifications of such internationally accepted standards must be provided as evidence in bidders submission;
e. Bidders must indicate their support plan in ensuring all support services are delivered to the Pilot Local Government Councils of Rivers;
f. Bidders solution must be easy-to-use, “Commercial-Off-The-Shelf” COTS web-based solution to be configured for domestic use in the State of Rivers with minimum configuration efforts in line with the domesticated Chart of Accounts and Reporting needs of the Local Government Councils.

b. Financial Capability:
1. A proven financial background with the capacity to handle projects of this nature. It is expected that bidder or joint-venture must provide evidence of capability of annual average turnover of not less than US$0.3 million for audited periods 2016, 2017, and 2018

For Lot 4.
a. Demonstrated Experience in the following areas:
i. The Bidder must have been engaged in the business of supply, installation and support of ICT Solutions and equipment for at least three (3) Years supported with documents defining the constitution or legal status, place of registration and principal place of business.
ii. Bidder shall have successfully completed at least two (one in public sector) supply, implementation and support contracts of similar nature and complexity over the last three years. The Bidder shall also provide contractual evidence.
iii. Bidders must provide Ownership/ Manufacturer Authorization for all software submitted in bid;
iv. Bidders must indicate their support plan in ensuring all support services are delivered to the Rivers State Government;
b. Financial Capability:
iii. The Bidder shall provide a Reference Letter from a reputable tier-one financial institution confirming that bidder can support a project up to the tune of 50,000 US Dollars.
iv. The Bidder shall submit audited accounts for the last three years to demonstrate the current financial soundness

5. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from Rivers SEEFOR Project and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below. A pre-bid meeting (for LOT 1, 2 and 3) which potential bidders may attend will be held on June 5, 2020, at 9:30am, via zoom.


6. A complete set of bidding documents in English language may be purchased by interested Bidders on submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of:
a) N100,000.00 (One Thousand Naira) only for Lot 1
b) N60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira) only for Lot 2
c) N60,000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira) only for Lot 3
d) N40,000.00 (Forty Thousand Naira) only for Lot 4
The method of payment will be cash transfer in Favor of “SEEFOR Project Counterpart Fund, (Acct. No.:1012834067, Zenith Bank). The documents may be collected by hand at the address below or sent by electronic mail at no additional cost but upon presentation of proof of payment.

7. Bids must be delivered to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for bids submission only) at or before 12:00PM, June 19, 2020. Bids need to be secured by a Bid Security. The amount of Bid Security required is: For
a) Lot 1: N10,600,000.00 in Nigerian Naira.
b) Lot 2: N1,300,000.00 in Nigerian Naira.
c) Lot 3: N1,600,000.00 in Nigerian Naira.
d) Lot 4: N1,400,000.00 in Nigerian Naira.
Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend ONLINE via ZOOM at 12:00PM, June 19, 2020

8. The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financed contracts.

State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU),
No. 10 Odi Street, Old GRA,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
TEL: +2348110573431
E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.riversseefor.org

Signed
The Project Coordinator

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