INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF FOODSTUFFS AND COOKING GAS TO PRISONS NATIONWIDE, FOR THE PERIOD 1ST JANUARY TO 31ST DECEMBER, 2019

1. INTRODUCTION:
In compliance with the provisions of Public Procurement Acts 2007 regarding the procurement of goods, works and services, the Nigerian Prisons Service hereby invites interested reputable food contractors/general suppliers to tender for the supply of foodstuff and cooking gas to the under-listed Main and Satellite Prisons for the period 1st January to 31st December, 2019.
2. SCOPE OF SUPPLY
The contractors should be capable of supplying both the foodstuff and cooking gas as a single contract during the period. This involves making adequate cooking gas and dry foodstuff available in stock for at least 7 days regularly. The cooking gas and foodstuff items to be supplied are detailed in tender documents obtainable from the Procurement Department, Nigerian Prisons Service, National Headquarters, Abuja, State Prisons Headquarters Nationwide and all Prisons Zonal offices.

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Interested and competent Contractors/Suppliers wishing to supply Foodstuff to any of the Prisons above are required to submit the following documents in their bids, which will be subjected to verification and due diligence by the Nigerian Prisons Service:

4. COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS:
Interested companies are to collect the Standard Bidding Document (SBD) from the Technical Unit of the Procurement Department, 1st Floor, Room 111 - Prisons National Headquarters, Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja on evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee of N10,000.00 per Lot, paid into Nigerian Prisons Service’s Remita account in any commercial bank and Treasury Receipt obtained from Nigerian Prisons Service Cash Office.
5. SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS
Prospective bidders are to submit bid for each of the Lot desired, two (2) hard copies each of the technical and financial bids with softcopy of financial bid only in MS Excel format, packaged separately in sealed envelopes and clearly marked as “Technical Bid” or “Financial Bid”. Thereafter, put the two sealed envelopes together in a bigger sealed envelope addressed to Controller General of Prisons, Nigerian Prisons Service, National Headquarters Office, Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja and clearly marked with (the name of the project and the Lot number). Furthermore, the reverse of each sealed envelope should have the name and address of the bidder and drop in the designated Tender Box at the Tender Capture Centre, Prisons National Headquarters Canteen, Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja, not later than 12 noon, Tuesday, 11th September, 2018.
6. OPENING OF BID
The technical bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12 noon, Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 at the Prisons National Headquarters office (Pavilion) Abuja in the presence of bidders or their representatives. Please ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register at the Tender Capture Centre as the Nigerian Prisons Service will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids. For further enquiries, please contact the “Head (Procurement)” procurement@prisons.gov.ng.
7. GENERAL INFORMATION

SIGNED
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF PRISONS
NIGERIAN PRISONS SERVICE

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