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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.

FG Committed To Delivering Effective Power Supply To Nigerians – Osinbajo Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday reassured Nigerians that Federal Government was committed to ensuring effective and cost reflective power supply in the country. Osinbanjo gave the assurance during the official inauguration of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) new 2×60MVA, 132/33KV substation and associated 132KV transmission lines in Abeokuta, Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the vice president inaugurated the 2×60MVA, 132/33KV relief substation for Abeokuta; line bay extension works at Otta, Papalantoro and old Abeokuta 132/33KV substation. According to Osinbajo, this commissioning is an important part of  government effort to improve supply and quality of power to homes and businesses in Nigeria. “In past few years, resolving the power problem has been top priority of government of Nigeria. “Today, we have about 13,427 megawatts installed capacity and available capacity of 8,342 megawatts. “This was achieved through the effort of government and private sector partnership on rehabilitation of turbines in Shiroro Egbin, Delta, Sapele, among others,” he said. He assured Nigerians that before the end of 2019, new generation was expected to be injected into the national grid to boost and increase power supply in the country. Osinbajo said the distribution capacity in the 11 Discos were significantly low, hovering at around 4,000 megawatts on average with a peak at about 5,400MW. He added that despite all the availability of about 8,000MW of generation and 7,000MW of transmission capacity, the lack of Disco infrastructure to absorb and deliver grid power to end-users had  largely restricted generation to an average of about 4,000MW, and sometimes even falling below 4,000MW. “It is evident that despite all efforts that has been put into trying to expand the grid, the structure of the market today cannot deliver on government’s promises to provide power for domestic and industrial use. “A substantial change of strategy is necessary. There is clearly need for a change of strategy. “What we have done in the past has taken us to a point where there is clearly a change of strategy,” he said. The Chief Executive Officer of the NDPHC, Mr Chiedu Ugbo, said he the new 2×60MVA, 132/33KV substation of Abeokuta, when fully come on stream, would provide reliable power off-take via six 33KV distribution feeders to the state capital (Abeokuta) and its environs. He explained further that the 1×60MVA transformer at Otta would  provide additional power supply via three 33KV feeders to Otta and its environs. Besides, Ugbo underscored the importance of the projects and said they would impact positively on power supply to Abeokuta, Otta axis and Papalanto. “NDPHC’s contribution to the tansmission grid system has transformed the hitherto radial 330Kv/132KV grid into a more robust grid system with significant provision of alternative power flow routes which now serve as redundancies and which has resulted in a more reliable and stable Nigeria grid. “Of note in these respects are the commissioning of the over 220KM long 330KV Double Circuit (DC) lines providing alternative supply route into Abuja and the FCT from Geregu. “Through a new Lokoja substation, a new Gwagwalada substation into the existing TCN Katampe and Apo substations with several significant expansion works on existing substation developments along this route,” he said. Agbo said electricity supply to those parts of Ogun along the axis of Otta right up to Abeokuta the state capital were initially via a double circuit 132kV line into Otta, from the mega 330/132/33kV transformer substation at Ikeja west which serves as a marshalling station for several power plant inflows into Lagos. *A 2X40MVA 132/33kV substation was built at this Otta location for supply to Otta and environs. “Out of Otta, a single circuit lower capacity 132kV line was built to connect Abeokuta via an intermediate 132/33kV Substation at Papalanto within the premises of Lafarge Cement Company. “The Abeokuta Substation was also equipped with 2X40MVA 132/33kV Transformers for supplying Abeokuta and its environs. “Over time, all these facilities became overloaded and lacking capacity to cater to growing demands in these locations, necessitating NDPHC intervention. “A schematic overview of the old status and NDPH intervention is attached for visual clarity,” he added. The NDPHC boss said the company constructed a total of 77.5kms high capacity 132kV transmission Lines, thus providing near quadrupling of the supply (wheeling) capacity out of Otta (from 70MW to 250MW) and thereby eliminating supply constraints and attendant load shedding that had existed before at Otta, and Abeokuta. He said that additionally, the NIPP 2X60MVA 132/33kV Substation at New Abeokuta provided reliable 6nos. 33kV distribution feeders to Abeokuta environs, while the added 1X60MVA 132/33kV Transformer at Otta provided additional 3nos. 33kV feeders to Otta environs. The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Mohammed, said 1.66 billion dollars had been secured from the World Bank and other multilateral financing agencies on network projects. Usman said the financing was raised for the expansion of the national power grid. He said  the Nigeria Electricity Transmission Project, which sought to redress certain deficiencies and operating constraints of the power transmission system, was financed by the World Bank and was worth 486 million dollars. “The project is in three stages; two phases have passed pre-qualification state while the third is still on pre-qualification stage. He said the pre-qualification of the Northern Corridor project being funded by the French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement) was almost completed. Mohammed said: “The project will cover the closing of loop in-between Sokoto to Kaura Namoda and Katsina. “Environmental Impact Assessment is on-going, verification for compensation for the right of way is also on-going. The project loan is 300 million dollars,” he said. According to him, the Lagos-Ogun transmission project, which is worth $238m, is being financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency. Usman said the project design, EIA studies, technical studies and resettlement action plan had been concluded. He said compensation request had been forwarded to the Bureau of Public Procurement for due diligence which was expected to be concluded in the third quarter of the year. Source: (NAN)
August 16, 2019
Our Priority Investments In Infrastructure Paying Off - President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s investment in infrastructure like rails, roads, bridges and waterways have started yielding positive results with tangible evidence for all to see. Speaking at the commissioning of the reconstructed Shinkafi-Yandaki-Gafiya—Abdallawa-Dankaba road in Katsina, as part of activities during his visit to the state, the President said the special attention given to infrastructure by his administration will be intensified, since the investments had been justified with more people benefiting. “Infrastructure is vital to economic development. As you are aware, this administration has given special attention to infrastructural transformation of our country. “This is in consonance with the change philosophy of the administration. Such projects and programs form part of our contribution to national development, which are tangible for all to see,” he said. He commended the strategy by Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s administration to make roads motorable throughout the year for citizens, adding “we all know that the economy of Katsina State is agrarian. Our wealth is farming and livestock rearing. Hence the need to open it up through and across all communities so as to maximally tap the abundant agricultural and livestock resources the state is endowed with.” In his remark, Governor Masari said the government “had all along been mindful of the need for infrastructural development across the nooks and crannies of the state.’’ He said the decision had “efficiently and effectively facilitated smooth movement of people, goods and services on trade and commerce, not only within Katsina State but across other neighbouring states.’’ The governor noted that the economy of the state and wellbeing of the people had improved with the focus on infrastructure. President Buhari will commission more projects in the state on Thursday.
August 16, 2019
Perm Sec Works And Housing Urge Civil Servants To Be More Productive And Goal Oriented The Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, urged staff of the Ministry to be goal oriented and more productive with their time. This was at the Productivity Lecture series organized by the National Productivity Centre (NPC) in conjunction with the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, for middle level officers in Abuja. The Perm Sec who was represented by the Deputy Director (HRM) Mrs. Aderonke Jaiyesimi, said in furtherance to transforming the Public Service, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation had fashioned out initiatives such as efficient, productivity, incorruptible and citizen-centred transformation programme. The concept of Productivity according to her was crucial to the success of the Public Service and an epicentre in the current reforms programme of the present Administration; It is a level of efficiency in combing inputs to achieve maximum output by employees in the work places. She therefore urged the participants to embrace knowledge through interacting with the resource persons to make the desired impact on their jobs which would be beneficial to the Ministry in the long run. Speaking at the Lecture, Director, Current Affairs and Information, National Productivity Centre, Mal. Hassan Abdullahi buttressed the fact that productivity was an attitude of the mind and therefore required “doing the right thing and doing things right”. The key words were efficiency, effectiveness, quality, competitiveness and motivation. He further recommended the adoption of the Japanese 5s Housekeeping Practice tools - Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to improve productivity in the work place.  He added that the staff productivity level could increase through managing their time, working smarter, improving the efficiency level, getting organized, encouraging teamwork as well as setting SMART targets. Papers presented at the Lecture were Overview of Productivity and Time Management for improved productivity and the objective of the programme was to stimulate the awareness of staff to the imperative of sharpening their competencies for improved productivity and efficient service delivery.
July 18, 2019
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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
February 1, 2019

Speech Delivered By H.E, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN At Press Briefing On National Infrastructure Maintenance Framework At Federal Ministry Of Power, Works And Housing Headquarters Mabushi, Abuja

I welcome you warmly to this press briefing to share information about two very important developments that occurred in the month of January 2019.

The first was that on the 9th January 2019, the Federal Executive Council, Nigeria's highest decision making organ of the Executive arm of government approved a National Maintenance Framework for public buildings.

The second is that on the 24th January 2019, President Muhammad Buhari signed into law a bill to prohibit discrimination against persons living with disabilities which included provisions for specific actions that must be taken within a period of 5 (FIVE) years to provide opportunities for such persons to live as normal a life as possible.

This briefing is meant to discuss what these developments mean for Nigeria and Nigerians, and to highlight the possibilities that they offer for our way of life and our economy.

National Maintenance Framework for Public Buildings

Let me start with the National Maintenance Framework on Public Buildings and first point out that for now, this only applies to public buildings but will ultimately extend to other public assets like roads, bridges, rail, power installations and other infrastructure of a public nature.

What the FEC approval means is that after decades of agonizing about lack of maintenance, the Buhari government has chosen to act.

This is policy decision of enormous profundity because the records do not indicate that any such policy decision has previously been taken at the federal level.

The decision was provoked by a memorandum from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing that challenged the conventional thinking that "Nigeria does not have a maintenance culture".

The memorandum argued and FEC agreed, that maintenance of infrastructure whether public or private, is not a cultural issue but an economic one.

The memorandum showed that in the built industry, only about 23% of the workforce is employed by Design (6%) and Construction (15%), Governance (2%) , while the remaining 77% are employed by Maintenance and operation.

Council was persuaded to accept that while skill training and vocational centres exist almost nationwide for training artisans like plumbers, painters, bricklayers, welders, tilers, electricians etc., there is a lack of National policy that makes the practice of these vocations economically worthwhile on a sustainable basis.

The available data showed that many people trained in these vocations often resort to earning a living by resorting to other vocations in which they do not have a training, such as riding motor-cycles and tri-cycles in order to make a living.

Therefore, the federal government’s decision on maintenance is an economic one, to empower Nigerians at the base of the economic pyramid who are artisans, those at the middle of the pyramid who own small businesses, SMEs who are involved in manufacturing of building and allied materials.

What it entails is that:

* Site assessment of the affected buildings will have to be conducted, measurement are to be taken, valuation conducted and data is collated. This on its own requires the employment of people to carry out this process and therefore jobs will be created from the very first step.

* It will also provide for credible data such as lettable space, value of the property and so on which can form the basis of the economic decisions or even actions in emergency periods.

* Condition assessment is the next step that requires people to be trained and employed to assess the conditions of affected buildings from foundation to roof and for mechanical and electrical sustainability for purpose.

* In one of our sample buildings leading up to the memorandum to FEC, we found out that out of 63 air-conditioning units, 11 required replacement or repairs. We also identified windows, doors, tiles, roofing materials, plastering works that required replacement or repair.

* The maintenance program is then developed from these assessments as to what jobs need to be done to restore the building to fitness, what needs to be replaced and what needs to be repaired.

* This is the basis for the award of the maintenance contract following the existing procurement law.

* This provides a window of opportunity for small businesses who are into facility management and for young graduates of building tech, architecture, engineering and even technical schools to register for these contracts.

* Successful bidders are then in a position to employ artisans to execute the maintenance contract they have won in the bid.

* Each ministry, department and agency will be responsible for its own procurement for its own building  after training of their designated personnel by the staff of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing who will guide them through the framework approved by FEC.

* Because data is critical to the programme, each MDA will file data with the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing who will centrally manage data and use it to advise government and brief the public, while the MDA reserves the right to keep its own data.

* The award of contracts will not only drive employment for artisans, it will drive demand of manufacturing and suppliers of parts like wood, pipes, paint, tiles, electrical fittings, windows and tools, in addition to those of  cleaning items like soap, detergent, polish, varnish etc.

This is the economy that we see ahead as we set out to implement this approval starting from buildings, and as I said, and extending to roads, rail, bridges etc. as we progress.

Our pilot programme covered 9 buildings  comprising a Federal government college, a Federal Hospital,  a Federal Court building, a federal prison, a federal secretariat and our office buildings at our headquarters here in Mabushi.

The pilot survey showed that these 9 (Nine) buildings will cost N40.3 billion to reconstruct, while it will cost N922.8m per annum to maintain them which is about   2.3 % of the cost of replacement.

Just these 9 (NINE) buildings will require about 448 people to keep them well maintained a year. For example, the school will require at least 30 people to be employed per school for maintenance; and the federal government owns 104 Unity schools which potentially will require 30 X 104 = 3,120.

So you can see the economy we see when this extends to all our hospitals, all our courts, all our prisons, all our police stations, all our universities and covers all public buildings.

This is an economic choice by this government to drive the small business sector, to drive skill utilization and to move the economy from growth without jobs to growth driven by new jobs that reward services.

But as if this was not enough, President Buhari raised the bar for construction, services and a new way of life for Nigerians when he signed the law to protect people living with disability from discrimination and exclusion.

We have 5 years to comply, and this requires that all our buildings must have lifts and ramps. (By this I mean well designed ramps for people confined to their wheelchairs, not hills they cannot use on their own).

We must modify all our toilets with support for our brothers and sisters who are living with disabilities, as we must build sidewalks for them to use our roads without colliding with vehicles.

Our airports and parking lots in buildings must become compliant with international best practice by providing corridors and facilities for people living with disabilities at arrival and departure points, while a minimum number of slots clearly designated must be provided for vehicles owned by people living with disabilities.

This is another opportunity for jobs to re-design, to re-model, to retrofit all our assets nationwide to comply with the law as signed by Mr President.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Nigeria that beckons upon us from today and the immediate future. A Nigeria where public infrastructure works because they are maintained.

A Nigeria where everybody has a secure sense of belonging because they can use their skills and labour to earn a decent income and retain their dignity.

A Nigeria where government cares for the people living with disability by providing the basic minimum facilities that gives them a sense of belonging to demonstrate their ability.

Government has taken the leadership role to provide the policy and the how to make this Nigeria possible.

It is now your responsibility and mine to take ownership of this platform of opportunities and make it work for all of us.

Thank you for listening.

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN
Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing

Thursday 31st January 2019

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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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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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