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August 23, 2019

There’s A Lot Of Work Ahead Of Us, In Spite Of What We’ve Done Before, Says Fashola

* As he assumes duty as Minister of Works and Housing
* Calls for readiness among staff of the Ministry to work towards achieving Presidential mandate of economic prosperity for all
* Expresses joy that staff have continued some of the projects left behind at the expiration of last administration
* Suspends all travels, leave of absence to ensure the working out of the budget for the Ministry in the next two weeks

The new Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has called for readiness among the staff of the Ministry in order to achieve the mandate of the Federal Government for economic growth and development as well as job creation in the country expressing his resolve to provide the needed leadership.

Fashola who was the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, said the need to achieve the mandate was in line with the clear mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari who in his speech, while swearing in the Ministers earlier, had made it clear that he wanted the Ministers to further grow and stabilize the nation’s economy.

Addressing the senior management staff of the Ministry at the Conference Room in Mabushi soon after the inauguration at the State House, Fashola expressed joy that the staff had remained faithful to some of the works left behind by his team during the last administration but warned that that there was still work to be done to consolidate on the foundation so far laid.

The Minister declared, “I am happy to see that some of the works we left you have remained faithful and that is in the spirit of continuity and development which is what the nation needs”. He added, however, “There is still a lot of work ahead of us in spite of what we have done before and I offer myself ready and willing to do my part by providing leadership and I trust that all of you are ready as well”.

“The mandate of Mr. President is very clear and it derives from his mandate to the people of Nigeria. And if you watched the Swearing-in ceremony today and listened to his speech, he wants us to be his eyes and ears and his agents to serve all the people of Nigeria and that is what we must set out to achieve”, Fashola said pointing out that the President was unequivocal on the urgent need to stabilize the economy.

According to the Minister, the President was clear about the need to sustain the growth already experienced in the economy, adding, “The economy has grown from recession and out of recession and it has grown for consecutive eight quarters. But we need to double that growth and even multiply it , but that will depend on how we work this time. The central purpose is to create prosperity and to create jobs and I think this is possible”.

Fashola, who said the immediate need was to work out a budget for the Ministry in the next two weeks, urged all the agencies and departments of the Ministry to work closely with the Permanent Secretary to achieve the feat adding that the budget remained the article of faith between the government and the governed.

He declared, “One of the first things we have to do is to quickly work out the budget for the Ministry of Works and Housing and we have to do that in the next two weeks”, adding that because the budget was the article of faith in governance, all agencies and departments of the Ministry must work together to produce a budget worthy of note by the Ministry.

Pointing out that the leadership of the National Assembly has expressed commitment to conduct all the budget defenses in the month of October, Fashola said in order to ensure that this was achieved and all documents were made ready for the defense, all leaves, travels and other less compelling engagements must be put aside for now.

He stressed the need for the nation’s professionals to be more committed and dedicated to the service of the country pointing out that the fortunes of every nation was determined by how their professionals engage in national service. He said the central purpose of public service was to create prosperity and deliver better life to the people.

Welcoming the new Minister of State, Engineer Aliyu Abubakar, Fashola, who expressed joy that he is reuniting with the new Minister , “in the service of our fatherland” after many years, disclosed that aside working with him at the level of Governors' Forum they also worked together in the formative years of the All Progressives Congress.

Describing him as a very strong Party Man, Fashola, who said the speech rendered by the Minister of State was the longest he ever heard him give, added, “What is instructive about it is that he has laid himself bare to those of you who don`t know him. This was plain in all he has said.”

The Minister said in terms of professional qualifications, the new Minister of State was bringing a lot of experience that would be beneficial to the Ministry, adding, “I heard a very rousing applause when he said he is a civil engineer and also when he included his water engineering background. And so, of course, he brings a lot of experience that is beneficial to the Ministry.”

The inaugural meeting with management staff of the Ministry was attended by the Permanent Secretary Works, Directors, heads of departments and agencies of the Ministry as well as Special Advisers and other top government functionaries.

Fashola Charges Service Providers In The Power Sector To Make Customer Service Their Focus * As Minister chairs the 11th Monthly Meeting of Power Sector Operators in Lagos * Encourages  Operators,  service providers to improve the user experience of  consumers by improving metering and reducing estimated billings * Abuja DisCo, Okpai Power Plant, Shiroro win best performing DisCo, best performing thermal plant and best performing hydroelectric plant respectively in third quarter of 2016 The 11th monthly meeting of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN with Operators in the Power Sector, has held at the Ikeja West Transmission Station, Ayobo, Lagos with the Minister restating the need for the service providers to make optimum customer service their focus. Fashola’s remarks formed part of the ten paragraph Communiqué of the Meeting which was attended by high level representatives of Operators at the executive management levels, includingManaging Directors and Chief Executive Officers of GenCos, DisCos and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), as well as various government agencies such as the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Company (NELMCO) and Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA). The Minister, who emphasized that consumers were the ones that pay the bills and so must be treated rightly by operators in the Power sector, encouraged each Operator and service provider to improve the user experience of its consumers, by improving metering and reducing estimated billings. Acknowledging the challenges of liquidity in the sector, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) reminded the meeting that all operators must pay their bills to NBET as well as their suppliers and service providers promptly, to ensure that the sector remains functional and friendly to investors even as the meeting commended the efforts being made by Government and international development partners to address these challenges The meeting, which also agreed on the importance of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) paying their debts, acknowledged the need for proper verification prior to payment and also noted the on-going verification and data collection exercise which, it noted, was aimed at improving liquidity in the sector. While also resolving to complete and submit all outstanding audited financial accounts of all operators before the next meeting in order to improve transparency within the sector, the Meeting noted the importance of the need to complete all outstanding work at the Ikot Ekpene switching station that was commissioned on 21st November 2016, to take full advantage of the added capacity to deliver incremental power. Noting with delight that the family affected by the electrical accident at Oke-Ira, Ogba in Lagos State had been compensated by Ikeja Electric , the Meeting stressed the need for all operators to observe all safety regulations in the sector and to make every effort to avoid such accidents in future. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) reported the progress of the projects in Shagamu, Ikeja West, Ajah, Ayobo, Omotosho, Ayede and Ogba which it said would be completed between April and the end of 2017 and which when completed, would improve power supply in Lagos State and its environs. The company also reported that with the commissioning of Ikot Ekpene switchyard transmission capacity of the National Grid was now above 6,500MV adding that contrary to insinuations that the Grid was not capable of carrying above 5,000MW of generated energy, the capacity of the grid was dynamic and would continue to grow as more energy was added. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) noted that work was on going to repair all pipelines vandalised in 2016 to restore gas supply to power plants while the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) announced Abuja DisCo as the best performing DisCo in the third quarter of 2016. The score was based on rates of collections, metering progress, health and safety, amongst other indicators. Okpai Power Plant was announced as the best performing thermal plant in the third quarter of 2016 while Shiroro was announced as the best performing hydroelectric plant. The score for generating plants was based on availability and general compliance with industry standards. The Meeting, which was chaired by the Minister, was jointly hosted by Ikeja Electric and Egbin Power and, as usual, focused on identifying, discussing, and finding practical solutions to critical issues facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. Earlier, in his opening remarks, Fashola had stressed the need for Operators, especially in the distribution areas of the power sector, to endeavour to improve the quality of their service to consumers pointing out that the consumers being the ones paying the bills, must be treated with all care and respect The Minister urged the Operators to continue to train and retrain their personnel to recognize that the customer is king adding that even if they could not provide all that the customers required, they owed the customers a duty to explain what they were doing at any point in time He declared, “We owe a duty to fish out a few staff that are not dedicated and retrain or discard them. I know that they are not many but a few because we get constant reports and we know we have got staffs that are very dedicated. Our staff must know that without customers they don’t have a job”.   “Without the customer, we have no business and I think all those in the private sector understand that. If you don’t have the zeal and dedication to serve, please leave, it is a thankless task but it is a noble task to serve”, the Minister said. On the frequent complaints of consumers, Fashola listed them to include issues around metering and billing urging, “We must build that trust and that confidence that is needed in service delivery. I have heard complaints of people being charged for things they shouldn’t be charged for. So all of us that are owners of this business must look inside and do whatever is possible to improve service. Expressing confidence that there would be improved service in the New Year “if we work together and have understanding of each other”, the Minister thanked the Operators for their perseverance thus far. He also advised them, “We have spoken of Undercover Boss here before. Go round; ask the consumers what their experiences have been. It will inform your management decision about what to do”. On the liquidity issue, Fashola, who acknowledged its challenges to the service providers, recalled his statements concerning the issue both before the meeting and in the past as well as to the Press in which he had explained government’s efforts,  working with its development partners, both international and local, who, according to him, “have shown commitment and very inspiring appetite to play in this sector”. “We are trying to see what we can do together in order to bring the liquidity issue under some control and from there solve the problem”, he said just as he also announced that the members of Parliament have also shown inspiring understanding of what the challenges are. According to the Minister, “Quick decisions will be made now with collaboration and we will be fair but firm and we expect that people will respect the decisions. These, of course, are matters which the regulator, NERC, will deal with, Bulk Trader, NBET, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Petroleum in terms of gas and, in fact, all the players, will dovetail into one another”. Speaking on what to expect in the New Year, Fashola noted that government has already listed and identified what the challenges were, adding, “What we are trying to finalize now is what comes first, what follows and what takes dominion, because in solving one problem we might solve three simultaneously and so on and so forth”. Promising that government would keep in constant touch with the Operators as the issues evolved, the Minister said such constant interaction would also enable the operators to give their own side of the story adding, “We will also use this meeting to share details of what we are seeing and to hear what you are experiencing”. Reiterating that the intention of the constant meetings remained to review and enhance services and also to meet the needs of the expectant Nigerians, Fashola declared, “I think the top burner issues still remains service. I am conscious of the challenges the operators in the sector face but you and I are working as hard as we can to make that environment more responsive to you”. “I have said that indeed as pioneers you will carry some burden and you will sacrifice, perhaps, more than you have done. But I am optimistic that things will get better. I am optimistic that we can work together to give Nigerians better service”, he said.
January 12, 2017
FG To Overhaul 50 Bridges The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has said that the Federal Government is planning to overhaul about 50 bridges across the nation. Fashola said this while inspecting the Rehabilitation of Lagos Ring Road Bridge Abutment and Approach to the Third Mainland Bridge project on Tuesday in Lagos. He told newsmen that some columns and beams of the Third Mainland Bridge were threatened because of human activities, sand filling and ecological factors which resulted in erosion. "The work we have come to inspect was awarded some years back when there was an indication of some mis-alignments here on the Lagos Outer Ring Road which is the beginning of what leads on to the Third Mainland Bridge itself which is just about here. "And it is being caused by erosion, sand filling and other activities. "This road has moved as a result of some sub-soil displacement,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Fashola as saying. He said that the project which was slowed down by funding would be completed in November. The minister said that many of the bridges in Lagos and across the country had suffered neglect and had not been undergoing routine maintenance. Fashola said that the current administration was determined to correct the trend and had began the process for maintenance of about 50 bridges across the country "if it receives the support of the legislature’’. "Many of the bridges we built in the country over the last four, five decades have not been under any form of maintenance. "We now have a three-year plan affecting over 50 bridges across the country for maintenance, repairs and restoration. "And it is going to cost about N270 billion over three years. "Our plan is to start with about N70 to N100 billion in year one; starting with the very critical ones so that they do not collapse and then we move to the less critical ones,’’ he said. The minister said that the government had done all the survey and assessments to unravel the problems of the bridges, adding that, it was waiting for appropriation and approval of funds to execute the projects. He decried indiscriminate parking and trading activities in some parts of Ebute Ero toward the Third Mainland Bridge. Fashola warned that government would take action soon. "I want to appeal to those people who use those areas as car parks and trading to start moving voluntarily in their own best interest. "We intend to repose our right of way while work is going on on the Outer Marina to free traffic,’’ he said. Earlier, while receiving a brief from the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Godwin Eke, on status of other bridges, the minister directed engineers to begin work to realign the Apongbon Bridge. Mr Gianfranco Albertazzi, the Joint Managing Director, Boroni Prono and Co Nig. Ltd- contractors of the project, told newsmen that some piers, alignment and decks and piles of the bridge were affected. "I have pictures of the affected columns here. They were enlarged but we have strengthened them by another layer of steel and concrete,’’ Albertazzi said. He said that a new kind of cement that dealt with the problem of salinity of both air and water was being used to reduce degeneration of the bridge. The project was awarded in December 2012 at a sum of N967.3 million.
January 4, 2017
Reintroduction Of Tollgates: One Of The Needful Steps For Road Development And Maintenance Tolling is one of the ways of meeting the critical road and bridge needs of a country, more rapidly than would otherwise be possible with public funds alone, due to both limited and untimely release of public works budgets. Tolls are fast becoming a sustainable way of delivering transportation infrastructure projects, whether public, private or public-private-partnerships funded. It is also note worthy that tolled roads may be funded by accessing capital (debt and equity needed to construct, re-construction or rehabilitate) from commercial market and paid with income generated from tolls over a contractually agreed time frame. Again, the income from tolling could be used to manage and maintain the road and/or bridge infrastructure and the provision of ancillary services. The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the use of public funds and private road concessionaires, can access this funding option. Government’s view is that there are substantial benefits to be derived from tolling, provided certain principles are adhered to. Nigeria has long suffered from a sub-optimal road network that imposes significant costs in terms of travel time, vehicle wear and tear and high fatality rates. Limited or poor access resulting from underdeveloped networks also discourages investment and economic development in many regions of the country. It is worth noting that road tolling is a tried and tested model in many countries. Indeed, road tolling is currently in operation in Nigeria on the newly built Lekki-Epe road and on access roads to major airports nationwide. Nigeria had operated some public tolled roads several years ago which were unfortunately discontinued in 2004 with the exception of some airport approach roads, due mainly to legal disputes, revenue leakages and unmet requirements for maintenance of the tolled roads. Due to the enormity of the benefits accruable to the tolling system, the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari received several proposals on the issue of re-introduction of toll gates, as additional source of revenue to government. In view of the dwindling oil prices and the commodity being the mainstay of our economy and by way of ensuring sustainability and maintenance of Federal roads, tolling appears to be a credible option. The re-introduction of tolling, will therefore, serve as a tool for additional revenue to support effective management of the Federal road network. Additionally, motorable Federal roads and bridges will reduce journey times and travel costs and ensure safer travel for road users. It can also encourage more investment and diversification of commercial activity to outlying areas that are currently not served by an effective trunk network. Importantly, tolls are also equitable because they are paid by those who use the road or bridge rather than from general taxes and a good avenue for job creation for the nation’s teaming unemployed youth. Now that tolling is once again being considered as a policy option, Nigeria has the advantage of drawing from its past experience and the good practices of other countries applying same to successfully build, manage and maintain its highways through the instruments of tolling and Public-Private- Partnership (PPP). The challenges and experiences from previous concessionaired projects should be well studied to avoid a repetition of past mistakes. The Federal Ministry of Works should draw from the experience of specialist consultants through the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility and other International Institutions. During their maiden press briefing, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of State, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri disclosed that "if we ask everyone to pay a little as our commonwealth and hold those in charge accountable, and use technology…We don’t pay cash, we pay by token or by ticket and money is accountable and will go to the right place ". On this note, the adoption of technology as professed by the Minister in collecting monies from toll gating will make the system efficient and accountable.
December 22, 2016
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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
August 22, 2019

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, WORKS & HOUSING
(WORKS & HOUSING SECTOR)
HEADQUARTERS, MABUSHI, ABUJA

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EoI) FOR WORKS , GOODS  AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
1.0    INTRODUCTION

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works & Housing Sector) intends to execute some capital projects as provided for in the 2019 Appropriation Act, in compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. The Ministry, therefore, invites interested and competent Contractors, Suppliers and Consultants to submit Technical and Expression of Interest (EoI) documents for the execution of Year 2019 Projects:

2.0    SCOPE OF WORKS/ASSIGNMENTS
Details of the Scope of Works/Assignments are contained in the Bid Documents. The projects were grouped/categorized into A to F, respectively. Bidders are therefore, requested to submit their respective Technical/EoI documents for the categories chosen on the basis of the specific requirements for each project as categorized and specified in Sections 4.0 of this publication.The projects are listed in the table below:

LOT PROJECT TITLE
  CATEGORY ‘A’: ROADS & BRIDGES
A.1 Dualisation of Akure to Ado Ekiti Road in Ondo /Ekiti States
A.2 Construction of Ukana –AkpaUtong-Ikot Ntuen Road Akwa Ibom State
A.3 Rehabilitation of Achingali- Udoobiz-Udo-Na-Umumwana-Ubakala Road including Bridge Across Imo River in Imo State
A.4 Rehabilitation of Sokoto-Illela (Nigeria)-Birnin Konni (Niger Republic) Road in Sokoto State 
A.5 Construction of Iluke – AiyetoroKiri – Abugi – Eggan Road, Kogi State
A.6 Construction of Bama – Gulumba – Rann Road
  CATEGORY ‘B’: ROADS & BRIDGES
B.1 Rehabilitation of Odo –OnaElewe Idiayunre- Mamu Ogun State Border in Oyo State
B.2 Construction of Tamawa-Gulu Road in Kano State Phase 3: Maigari – Gulu Section
  CATEGORY ‘C’: OTHER ROAD & BRIDGES
C.1 Construction/Rehabilitation of Roads and Bridges in the Six (6) Geo-Political Zones
  CATEGORY ‘D’:
D.1 Rehabilitation /Restoration of Federal Government Secretariat and other Federal Government Buildings in selected States/FCT
D.2 Construction/Completion of Additional Facilities, Supply and Installation of Workshop Equipment in Training Schools and Workshops Nationwide
D.3 Fencing of Federal Government Lands  and other Properties in Selected States
D.4 Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Project: Provision of Motorized/Solar Powered Boreholes in Selected States
D.5 Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Project: Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads, Culverts and External Drainage Works in selected States/FCT
D.6 Provision of Infrastructure (Roads & Drains, Water and Electricity Supply) in the New Town in FCT
D.7 Construction of Roads, Drainages, Culverts and Erosion Control, Class Room Blocks, VIP Toilets, Primary Health Care/ Maternity, Skills Acquisition/ Civic/Community Centres, Pavilion, Boreholes/Hand Pumps, Water Treatment and Sanitation,  Provision of Electrification/Solar Street Lighting, Transformers, etc
D.8 Maintenance of Electrical System, High Tension / Low Tension Network Assembly and Retrofitting of Public Building with Renewable Energy at Headquarters and Field Offices 
D.9 Provision of Engineering Workshop Tools (Mechanical, Electrical, Water and Structural Tools), Generators and others
D.10 Maintenance of Fire Fighting Equipment, Air conditioners and Water/Plumbing System in Headquarters and Selected Field Offices 
D.11 Construction of Internal and External Directional Posts and Display Boards
D.12 Installation / Rehabilitation and Sustenance of Street Light
D.13 Provision of Road Signages and other Road Furniture on Federal Highways - Consultancy
D.14 Relocation of Utilities (Water Lines, Telecommunications, Electrical Installations and Other Facilities) on Road Projects
  CATEGORY ‘E’: GOODS
E.1 Procurement of Poverty Alleviation & Skills Acquisition Starter Packs
E.2 Acquisition of GIS Equipment, Satellite Imageries, Digital Survey and Data Mining Software for Urban Planning and Surveying activities,
E.3 Procurement of Computer Hardware, Accessories, Consumables  and Software/e-Books, Office Furniture/fittings, Generating  SetStationery,   Photographic/Topographic/  Workshop/Material Testing Equipment and Acquisition  of Medical Equipment/Drugs etc
  CATEGORY ‘F’: CONSULTANCY AND OTHER SERVICES
F.1 Engineering Design & Supervision of  Highway  Roads and Bridges Projects Nationwide
F.2 Consulting and  Professional Services:
  * Training and Capacity Building,
  * ICT Related Services:  Website Development/ Deployment, Software Acquisition/ Projects, e-library/ e-Law Library, Electronic Document Management System/Digitalization
  * Insurance and Actuarial Services
  * Mapping, Studies & Report Preparation and Monitoring & Evaluation  Advisory Exercises and Project Management/Advisory Services
  * Sensitization Exercises, Publicity/ Enlightenment Programme/Documentaries Making, 
  * Maintenance of   ICT/Office Equipment, etc.
  * Facility Management:- Security and Cleaning Services
  * Printing of Non- Security Documents  (Manual Reports, Files, Letter Head Papers)  etc.
  * Inventory and Condition Assessment of Public Buildings Nationwide
F.3 Development and Hosting of the Harmonized Interactive Web Portal, Design and Development of Road Access Management Systems (RAMS) and e-Registry Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) for Lands Department
F.4 Design and Development of Road Access Management System (RAMS) Using Geographic Information System (GIS) including Digitization for Online Road Management in the Country
F.5 Consultancy Services for Development and Management of Highways
F.6 Consultancy Service for the Engagement  of Transaction Advisory Services for Private Public Partnership (PPP) Projects 
F.7 Slum Identification & Mapping In Selected Cities Of Abuja (FCT) & Ibadan (Oyo State) 
F.8 Acquisition of Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) Data Base Software / Digitization and Expansion of HRM Registry
F.9 Conduct Baseline Studies on Land Governance and Tenure Structure, Realistic Land Values/Compensation, Demand notice preparation, Resonance Survey and Inventorisation of Federal Government Lands
F.10 Perimeter, Topographic, Layout Survey and as-Built Survey of Federal Government Land/properties in Selected States 
F.11 Conversion of Analogue Spatial Data to Digital Format in the Six (6) Geo – Political Zones
F.12 Up-Grading of Cadastral Geographic Information System (CADGIS) Laboratory and Operationalization of Federal Land Data Base System  at Headquarters &Zonal Headquarters
F.13 Preparation of Physical Development,  Resilience Plansand Master Plan, Physical Development Standards, Guideline and Bye Laws Booklet, Regeneration of City Resilience/ Strength, Need Assessment and Slum Identification Reports in Selected States
F.14 Training and Capacity Development in Auto/Cad and AroGIS Applications for Urban and Regional Planning, Capacity Building for Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Builders and Town Planners in Computer Aided Designs and Standardization and Project Management
F.15 Consultancy Anchor ship and Facilitating the Training of Professionals, (Artisan, Craftsmen etc)
F.16 Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) and Guidelines (BEEG)
F.17 Domestication of UN-HABITAT Guidelines, Plans and Human Capacity Development of Core Staff for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Nigeria

3.0    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

3.1    The Ministry, in compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 and the Public Procurement Regulations for Works, Goods and Services, will carry out pre-qualification/shortlisting of companies/consultants that respond to this advertisement based on the following requirements:

 *  Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued byCorporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
 *  Evidence of Company’s current Annual returns to CAC for categories A, B & C;
 *  Evidence of Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) for the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018) valid till 31st December, 2019.
 *  Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
 *  Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
 *  Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;
 *  Evidence of Registration on the BPP’s National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of a valid Certificate of Registration or Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/01/2020;
 *  Unabridged Company Audited Annual Report for the immediate past three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
 *  For Joint Venture/Partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) should be provided (CAC, TCC, Pension Compliance Certificate, ITF Compliance Certificate, NSITF Compliance Certificate, IRR &  Sworn Affidavit are compulsory for each JV partner)
 *  A Sworn Affidavit:
1. disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works and Housing Sector) or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
2. that no Partner/Director has been convicted in any country for criminal offences related to fraudulent or corrupt practices, or criminal misrepresentation or falsification of facts relating to any matter;
3. that the company does not at the time of this bid have any existing loan or financial liability with a bank, other financial institutions or third party that is classified as doubtful, non-performing, bad or whose repayment portion has been outstanding for the last three months
4. that all the submitted documents are GENUINE AND UP TO DATE;
 *  Evidence of Particulars of Directors;

3.2    Local Content, Safety and Social Responsibility for Categories A to C

i)      Indicate the quantum of verifiable employment to be generated stating projected numbers and specialties for skilled (Professional) and unskilled (Non-professional) Manpower;
ii)    Submit verifiable key Management positions that are Nigerian Nationals and the percentage of the company’s total workforce that will be beneficial to youth employment and community development in Nigeria;
iii)    All bidders should include description of current Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) procedures, plan, manuals and HSE performance statistics over the last 3 years including HSE manuals and accident statistics for the past five (5) years; and
iv)    Submit a plan on how to give first consideration to services provided from within Nigeria, raw materials and manufactured goods of Nigerian origin in line with the requirements of Nigerian Content.
v)     State the proposed social benefits to be accrued to the host communities where projects/services are domiciled

4.0    Specific Requirements for Evaluation
i)    In addition to the requirements stipulated in 3.1 to 3.2. bidders are to fulfil the under listed requirements:

4.1    CATEGORY   A:    Roads& Bridges

Annual Turnover
Bidders must have average annual turnover of ten (10) Billion Naira (as evidenced in the tax clearance certificate) in the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
Bidders’ Experience
Bidder must be a prime contractor on at least two (2) projects of similar nature, magnitude and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached);
Plant and Equipment
Verifiable evidence that the Bidders have the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of the nature and complexity including Asphalt and Quarry Plants in the Geopolitical Zone of the project biddedfor.
Financial Capacity
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities, confirmed by a reputable bank, equivalent of one (1) billion Naira net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required;
Manpower
Company profiles with CVs of key professionals including photocopies of relevant academic and professional qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (evidence of registration with relevant regulatory professional bodies e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, QSRBN);
Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional body such as: COREN/QSRBN/ARCON/CORBON/SURCON etc.
Maximum Number of Lots
Bidders must restrict their submission of bids to a maximum of one (1) lot, in this category, located in a Geopolitical Zone where they are already mobilized, and which they have comparative advantage in terms of logistics and community social relations.

4.2    CATEGORY B: Roads &Bridges

Annual Turnover
Average Annual Turnover of Two Billion, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (₦2,500,000,000.00) (as evidencedin tax clearance certificate) in the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
Bidders’ Experience
Experience as a prime contractor on at least two (2) projects of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached);
Plant and Equipment
Evidence that the Bidders have the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of this nature and complexity;
Financial Capacity
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities, certified by a reputable Banker, equivalent of Five Hundred Million Naira (₦500,000,000.00) net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required;
Manpower
Company profiles with CVs of key professionals including photocopies of relevant academic and professional qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (evidence of registration with relevant regulatory professional bodies e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, QSRBN, SURCON);
This is exclusive to Nigerian firms
Maximum number of Lots
Bidders must restrict their submission of bids to a maximum of one (1) lot located in a geopolitical zone where they are already mobilized.

4.3    CATEGORY   C: Roads and Bridges

a)    Annual Turnover
Average Annual Turnover of Five Hundred Million Naira (₦500,000,000.00) (as evidenced in tax clearance certificate) in the last three (3) years (2016, 2017 & 2018);
b)    Bidders’ Experience
Experience as a prime contractor on at least two (2) projects of similar nature and complexity comparable to the works under consideration within the last five (5) years (copies of letters of award/certificates of completion to be attached);
c)    Plant and Equipment
Evidence that the Bidders have the requisite plants and equipment to execute project of this nature and complexity;
d)    Financial Capacity
Evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities, certified by a reputable Banker, equivalent of Fifty Million Naira (₦50,000,000.00) net of other contractual commitments of the successful bidder shall be required;
e)    Manpower
Company profiles with CVs of key professionals including photocopies of relevant academic and professional qualifications with attestation of availability and contact phone numbers (evidence of registration with relevant regulatory professional bodies e.g. COREN, ARCON, CORBON, QSRBN;
f)    This is exclusive to Nigerian firms
g)   Maximum number of Lots Bidders must restrict their submission of bids to a maximum of one (1) lot in each Category

4.4    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BRIDGES:

In addition to the requirements in 4.3, applicants must be Specialist in Bridge Construction/Rehabilitation and shall have the following Minimum Criteria:

Evidence of Experience related to the Project’s Scope of Works which must be described in detail, namely Changing of Expansion Joints, Concrete Strengthening, Changing of Pot Bearings, Post Tensioning Works, Concrete Skin Repair, Pavement Rehabilitation, Corrosion Protection Measures, etc.
Submit Method Statements and Provide Repair Techniques related to Concrete Repair Works which must comply with all of the necessary technical requirements and must be properly coordinated with other refurbishment works of the Bridge.
Applicants must have been engaged in active business as a Concrete Repair Works and Bridge Rehabilitation Contractor for a minimum of two Jobs under the name of the firm applying for prequalification, and must provide Award Letters as evidence.
Applicants must provide all information pertaining to the Experience of the Firm and to its Specialist Engineers in similar type of Works (Provide CVs).
Evidence of having access to Specialized Bridge Repair Material and Bridge Components’ Manufacturers and Suppliers.
Capability for batching, controlling, placing finishing and curing concrete with Specialized Materials for the Resurfacing of the Burnt Section of the Bridge Deck.
Evidence of having a Local Experience in the same type of Works within the last few years is an Advantage.

CATEGORIES D, E and F: other Works, Goods and Services

Bidders’ Experience
Evidence of previous similar jobs with two (2) letters of awards in the last three (3) years (2015, 2016 & 2017);
Plant and Equipment/Warehouse
Verifiable evidence of proof of ownership and/or lease of the construction equipment/Warehouse required for the successful execution of these contracts especially categories D & E;
Financial Capacity
Evidence of financial capability by submission of letter of reference from a reputable Commercial Bank in Nigeria, indicating commitment to fund the project when awarded;
Firm Registration with Professional Bodies
Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional body e.g. NAICOM/Insurance, EHORECON/Cleaning Service, NITDA/CPN/Information Technology, COREN/QSRBN/ARCON/CORBON/SURCON/Construction, NSCDC/Security, ESVARBON/Estate Surveying etc.
Manpower
Key personnel with evidence of registration with Professional bodies likeCOREN, QSRBN, ARCON, SURCON, CORBON, TOPREC, NIESV, CIPSMNetc;
Note that indigenous companies have an advantage in these categories;

5.0    ENQUIRIES

All enquiries are to be directed to:
        The Director,
        Public Procurement Department,
        Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing
        Works and Housing Headquarters,
        Mabushi, Abuja.

6.0    METHOD OF SUBMISSION

i)    Bids must be prepared in English Language and signed by the official authorized by the bidder.
ii)    Two copies of Technical documents/Expression of Interest (EoI) for all categories must be submitted on or before 12:00 noon on Monday, 2ndSeptember, 2019. Late submissions will be returned un-opened.
iii)    Bids for categories A, B & C are to be submitted at the Procurement Department Room 105, Block A, 1st Floor, Works Sector FMPW&H Mabushi, Abuja.
iv)    Bids for categories D, E and F are to be submitted at the Conference Room, 3rdFloor, Housing Block, FMPW&H, Mabushi, Abuja.

7.0    OPENING OF EOI/BIDS

i.    EOI/TechnicalBid Documents will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00 noon on Monday, 2nd September, 2019,  at the venue stated in 6(iii) and (iv) above.
ONLY technically shortlisted bidders will be invited for collection of Financial bids and Request for Proposals;
Companies or their representatives, Civil Societies, NGOs, Professional Bodies and members of the public are by this notice, invited to witness the bids opening exercise.

8.0    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Subject to the Provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 note that:

the Ministry may verify any or all the claims made by applicants and shall disqualify any company whose claims are found to be false in addition to other sanctions that may be deemed necessary;
bidders who have worked for the Ministry and have history of poor performance, abandonment, termination and/or prolonged contract execution period need not apply as their bids may be excluded from the process in line with Section 16(8)(b) of the PPA, 2007;
the Ministry reserves the right to reject any and/or all prequalified Bidders at its sole discretion and at no costs whatsoever in line with Section 28 of the PPA, 2007;
all costs incurred in responding to this advert and prequalifying for the projects shall be borne solely by the Bidders;
for bidders of the projects in the Niger Delta Area and the North Eastern Geopolitical Zone, it is required that they present a formal undertaking that they are capable of working in the area.
none compliance to any of the above instructions will lead to disqualification; and
this advertisement shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of the Ministry to award contract to any bidder.
All documents for submission must be transmitted with a Covering/Forwarding letter under the Company/Firm’s Letter Head Paper bearing amongst others, the Registration Number (RC)  as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Contact Address, Telephone Number (preferably GSM No.), and e-mail address. The Letterhead Paper must bear the Names and Nationalities of the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page, duly signed by the authorised officer of the firm.

Signed
Mohammed Bukar
Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing
(Works & Housing Sector)

OTHER NEWS
April 12, 2017

FG Provides N500bn to Resuscitate FMBN for Mortgage Facilities

The Federal Government says it has provided N500 billion to resuscitate the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to make mortgage facilities easily available to Nigerians. Alhaji Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, announced this in Lafia on Monday when he called on the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister visited the site of a National Housing Project (NHP) in Lafia. “The resuscitation of the bank with N500 billion will provide the institution with adequate funds to provide mortgage facilities to interested Nigerians. “The Federal Government in its quest to provide shelter to Nigerians, has recently directed the FMBN to waive the payment of 10 percent equity on mortgages below N5 million. “This will greatly enhance the transition of low income earners from tenants to home owners,’’ he said.

Baba-Shehuri explained that the project would provide houses and jobs for low income earners. The minister said the houses would be built based on Nigerian housing design with 100 per cent local content. “The housing project came up with a 100 per cent Nigerian housing design and local content. “This is done because government wants to create employment for Nigerian youths,’’ he said.

The minister commended the state government for providing land for the National Housing Project, saying that it was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s promise of providing infrastructure. Baba-Shehuri said the ministry would leave no stone unturned in tackling the challenges of housing shortage in the country which was about 16 million to 17 million. He disclosed that the government had commenced plan to construct mass housing units in every state for public and private workers over the next three years.

Responding, the Deputy Governor thanked the minister for the visit and commended the Buhari led administration for initiating the project. “We assure you as a state that we will partner with your ministry to ensure that the project is successfully completed. “As you are aware, we have fulfilled our part by providing a good location in Akruba in the outskirts of Lafia metropolis for the project,’’ he said.

The minister visited the ongoing project in Akruba in Lafia Local Government Area comprising 76 houses of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

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SPEECHES
July 23, 2019

Remarks By H.E President Muhammadu Buhari At The Meeting With Mr Joe Kaeser, Ceo/President Siemens AG At The State House On Monday 22nd July 2019

1. Thank you all for coming today and for the roles you have all played in planning what we hope will be a significant project to dramatically improve the quality of our electricity supply.

2. I recall my meeting in late August, last year, with Chancellor Merkel here in Abuja, when both our Governments committed to future cooperation to support economic growth and development in Nigeria. We were clear that fixing the power sector was a key priority for this administration.

3. It was during that event that Mr Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens AG committed to working with Nigeria to develop a feasible roadmap to modernise our electricity grid with support from the German Government.

4. We all know how critical electricity is to the development of any community or indeed any nation. And in Nigeria, whilst we are blessed to have significant natural gas, hydro and solar resources for power generation, we are still on the journey to achieving reliable, affordable and quality electricity supply necessary for economic growth, industrialization and poverty alleviation.

5. Ladies and Gentlemen, there have been many attempts at solving the electricity problem in our country. Previous Governments have explored State funded solutions through the ill prepared National Independent Power Projects. They also explored the installation of large emergency power projects. There was also the partial privatization of the power generation and distribution sectors.

6. These various interventions to solving the electricity problem have yielded an imbalance between the amount of power generated and the amount available for consumers. Despite over 13,000 megawatts of power generation capacity, only an average of 4,000 megawatts reliably reaches consumers.

7. Now, we have an excellent opportunity to address this challenge.

8. This Government’s priority was to stabilise the power generation and gas supply sector through the Payment Assurance Facility, which led to a peak power supply of 5,222 MW. Nonetheless, the constraints remained at the transmission and distribution systems.

9. This is why I directed my team to ask Siemens and our Nigerian stakeholders to first focus on fixing the transmission and distribution infrastructure – especially around economic centres where jobs are created.

10. Whilst it was evident that more needed to be done to upgrade the sub-transmission and distribution system, our Government was initially reluctant to intervene as the distribution sector is already privatised.

11. I am therefore very pleased with the positive feedback from private sector owners of the distribution companies, who have all endorsed Government’s intervention to engage Siemens on this end-to-end plan to modernise the electricity grid.

12. Our goal is simply to deliver electricity to Nigerian businesses and homes. My challenge to Siemens, our partner investors in the Distribution Companies, the Transmission Company of Nigeria and the Electricity Regulator is to work hard to achieve 7,000 megawatts of reliable power supply by 2021 and 11,000 megawatts by 2023 – in phases 1 and 2 respectively.

13. After these transmission and distribution system bottlenecks have been fixed, we will seek – in the third and final phase – to drive generation capacity and overall grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

14. With our strong commitment to the development of Mambilla Hydroelectric and the various solar projects under development across the country, the long-term power generation capacity will ensure adequate energy mix and sustainability in the appropriate balance between urban and rural electrification.

15. Our intention is to ensure that our cooperation is structured under a Government-to-Government framework. No middlemen will be involved, so that we can achieve value for money for Nigerians. We also insist that all products be manufactured to high quality German and European standards and competitively priced.

16. This project will not be the solution to ALL our problems in the power sector. However, I am confident that it has the potential to address a significant amount of the challenges we have faced for decades.

17. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is our hope that as the power situation improves, we will improve investor confidence, create jobs, reduce the cost of doing business and encourage more economic growth in Nigeria.

18. I thank you for coming today, particularly those of you who have had to come from outside Nigeria. I wish you all safe stay in Abuja and safe journeys back home.

19. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Photo News
August 21, 2019

FASHOLA SWORN IN AS MINISTER OF WORKS HOUSING RESUMES AT MINISTRY

President Muhammadu Buhari left congratulating Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN right after the latter took the oath of office as the Minister of Works Housing at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday 21st August 2019

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Power News
Photo News
August 21, 2019

FASHOLA AND MINISTER OF STATE ASSUM OFFICE

The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing Hon Babatunde Fashola SAN and the Minister of State Abubakar D Aliyu resumes office at the Ministry s Headquarter Mabushi Abuja with the Permanent Secretary and staff of the Ministry in attendance on the 21st of August 2019

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