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Engagement of Service Provider for Waste Management/Disposal

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

Expression of Interest Tittle

Engagement of Service Provider for Waste Management/Disposal

Reports to:

 Administration Department

Location:

 Abuja

Contract Duration:

The Contract would be for one year but renewable based on the availability of funds and performance.

We currently have an opportunity to engage a waste disposal company to manage our solid and bio medical wastes.

Required Services

  • Working with the Administrative Department to pick wastes from our office complex which comprises of two buildings of seven floors in each of the buildings.
  • Picking waste once a week from office premises.
  • Providing industrial waste bins within the office complex from where the wastes will be picked.
  • Picking human waste when due.
  • Categorizing both solid and bio-medical waste into different waste bins
  • Ensuring that biomedical wastes are properly autoclaved.

Instructions/Requirements for EOI

  • EOI must include company profile and the profile should (i) demonstrate the capacity to incinerate bio-medical waste (ii) Must show proof of familiarity with health (including COVID 19) and safety regulations.
  • Must include proof of registration with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and have a current registration certificate.
  • All EOI must be in ink or type written; submission in pencil will not be accepted;
  • EOI must be properly sealed;
  • Submission must include copies of tax clearance certificates for the past three years;
  • Evidence of at least two similar jobs made in the past for IHVN/other organizations etc.;
  • Proof of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC);
  • Proof of DUNS certification;
  • The validity period for all proposed rates must be stated as: 90 days from the date of this bid’s expiration.

EOI Start Date and Time: 6th December, 2021.
EOI Deadline Date/ Time: 5th January, 2022 @10:00am

The title of the EOI should be written on the “Top Left Hand Corner” of the envelope and addressed/submitted to:

Deputy Director Administration
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
IHVN Campus, 6th Floor, Cadastral Zone COO
Plot 62, after BAZE University, Off CITEC Road, Abuja-NIGERIA.
Tel: +234 (0) 9 4610342

Vacancy For The Position of Driver, Public-Private Mix, TB-LON 3 Project

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four Result areas:

  1. Improved access to high-quality, person-centred TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
  2. Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
  3. TB disease transmission and progression reduced
  4. TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.

The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities. 

Job Title: Driver, Public-Private Mix, TB-LON 3 Project

Department: Administration                                        

Job Location: Lagos

Reports to: Regional Admin Officer

Opening Date: 02 December 2021
Closing Date: 16 December 2021

Job Summary:

The Driver will provide secure and timely driving services, demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations. S/He will be expected to travel extensively with Program staff for monitoring and technical support to sites, participation at trainings, meetings, outreaches and program review workshops.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials: Drives office vehicles for the transport of IHVN staffs, officials, visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.
  • Conduct maintenance of all assigned vehicles: Ensuring that vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels, and car washing.
  • Document all vehicle related information: Ensuring the availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle log books, fuel voucher booklet, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Regional Administrative Officer.

Minimum Requirements:    

  • Education: A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience as a Driver in a similar organization will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies
  • Good knowledge of the South West and local roads
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with others
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of basic automotive maintenance procedures
  • Ability to operate a vehicle and good driving skills
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy For The Position of Administrative Assistant, Public-Private Mix, TB-LON 3 Project

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four Result areas:

  1. Improved access to high-quality, person-centred TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
  2. Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
  3. TB disease transmission and progression reduced
  4. TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.

The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities. 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Public-Private Mix, TB-LON 3 Project

Department: Administration                                        

Job Location: Lagos

Reports to: Regional Admin Officer

Opening Date: 02 December 2021
Closing Date: 16 December 2021

Job Summary:

The Administrative Assistant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Administrative Officer, to provide administrative and logistics support services to the program implementation team and operations of the general office management of USAID Nigeria TB-LON 3 Grant.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support services for the implementation of the Project;
  • Assist with effective management of day to day operations of the office;
  • Support coordinating internal and external meetings, trainings, venues, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments particularly during multiple meetings;
  • Logistics support to staff/visitors including liaising with program management unit on team itineraries, appointments according to schedules developed by department members;
  • Make travel arrangements as requested by program staff and facilitate retirement of trips by staff
  • Support staff meetings, set up of conference rooms and meeting rooms, ordering and setting up audio-visual equipment and agendas, take minutes of meetings and write reports as requested, file records of meetings and circulate minutes;
  • Assist with production of presentation materials for staff members;
  • Make needed arrangement for services for telephone and e-mail, obtaining quotations for required services, arranging for repairs of office equipment;
  • Documentation and archiving of program documents including collation and filing of quarterly, monthly and weekly work plans and reports;
  • Conduct weekly and monthly supervision of office motor vehicles, as well as the drivers with daily vehicle check list;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Regional Administrative Officer.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • HND/B.Sc in Business administration or any of the Social Sciences or Arts disciplines; membership or certification in recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification hands-on experience in a similar role; experience working in an International NGO or Grants operational environment is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Applicants should be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in the use of computer application (Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel is required)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers, photocopier, computers etc
  • Fluency in written and oral communication
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors and recipients of assistance.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Invitation to Bid for the Upgrade and Maintenance work at Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) Yaba Lagos state under SECURE grant.

Background

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) was established in 2004 as a local organization to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Nigeria through the development of infrastructure for treatment, care, prevention, and support for people living with and that affected by HIV/AIDS but has now expanded its services to other infectious diseases of TB and malaria, including cancers.  IHVN is structured to develop and maintain linkages with local and international organizations in collaborative ways that support the Government of Nigeria’s health sector strategic plans. IHVN key technical and funding partners are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

BID Title:

Upgrade and Maintenance work at Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) Yaba Lagos state under SECURE grant.

Scope of Bid

  • Bidders are invited to submit a Bid for the goods and/or services specified above: Schedule of Requirements, in accordance with this bid.

Interpretation of the Bid

  • This RFB is an invitation to treat and shall not be construed as an offer capable of being accepted or as creating any contractual, other legal or restitutionary rights.
  • This RFB is conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of IHVN Procurement Manual (latest version of which can be accessed at: www.ihvnigeria.org and other relevant Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions that are referred to in the Procurement Manual.

Language

  • The Bid, as well as all correspondence and documents relating to the Bid shall be written in the English language, unless specified otherwise in the bid advert. Supporting documents and printed literature furnished by the Bidder may be in another language provided they are accompanied by an accurate translation of the relevant passages into the English language, in which case, for purposes of interpretation of the Bid, such translation shall govern.
  • The Bidder shall bear all costs of translation to the governing language and all risks of the accuracy of such translation.

Bid Eligibility

Bidders may be a private, public or government-owned legal entity or any association with legal capacity to enter into a binding Contract with IHVN.

A Bidder, and all parties constituting the bidder, may have the nationality of any country with the exception of the nationalities, if any, listed in United State Government Debarment List. A Bidder shall be deemed to have the nationality of a country if the Bidder is a citizen or is constituted, incorporated, or registered and operates in conformity with the provisions of the laws of that country.

A Bidder shall not have a conflict of interest. A bidder shall be considered to have a conflict of interest if:

  • A Bidder has a close business or family relationship with a IHVN personnel who: (i) are directly or indirectly involved in the preparation of the bidding documents or specifications of the contract, and/or the bid evaluation process of such contract; or (ii) would be involved in the implementation or supervision of such contract;
  • A Bidder is associated, or has been associated in the past, directly or indirectly, with a firm or any of its affiliates which have been engaged by IHVN to provide consulting services for the preparation of the design, specifications, and other documents to be used for the procurement of the goods, services or works required in the present procurement process;
  • A Bidder has an interest in other bidders, including when they have common ownership and/or management. Bidders shall not submit more than one bid, except for alternative offers, if permitted. This will result in the disqualification of all bids in which the Bidder is involved. This includes situations where a firm is the Bidder in one bid and a sub-contractor on another; however, this does not limit the inclusion of a firm as a sub-contractor in more than one bid.

Bidders must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest in the Bid Submission and they shall be deemed ineligible for this procurement process unless such conflict of interest is resolved in a manner acceptable to IHVN. Failure to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest may lead to the Bidder being sanctioned.

A Bidder shall not be eligible to submit a quotation if and when at the time of quotation submission, the Bidder:

  • Is included in any other Ineligibility List from a IHVN partner and if so listed in United State Government Debarment List.
  • Is currently suspended from doing business with IHVN and removed from its vendor database(s), for reasons other than engaging in proscribed practices as defined in the IHVN Procurement Policy.

Fraud & Corruption, Gifts and Hospitality

  • IHVN strictly enforces a policy of zero tolerance on proscribed practices, including fraud, corruption, collusion, unethical or unprofessional practices, and obstruction of IHVN vendors and requires all bidders/vendors to observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement process and contract implementation.

IHVN’s Anti-Fraud email: speakout@ihvnigeria.org can be reached at all times to report any foul play at any level.

  • Bidders/vendors shall not offer gifts or hospitality of any kind to IHVN staff members including recreational trips to sporting or cultural events, theme parks or offers of holidays, transportation, or invitations to extravagant lunches or dinners.

In pursuance of this policy, IHVN:

a.      Shall reject a bid if it determines that the selected bidder has engaged in any corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for the contract in question.

b.      Shall declare a vendor ineligible, either indefinitely or for a stated period, to be awarded a contract if at any time it determines that the vendor has engaged in any corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for, or in executing an IHVN contract.

 

Clarification of the Bid

Bidders may request clarification in relation to the RFB by submitting a written request to the contact stated in the Bid advert, until the time stated as deadline on the RFB. Explanations or interpretations provided by personnel other than the named contact person will not be considered binding or official.

Bid Currency

The bid shall be made in Naira. If applicable, for comparison and evaluation purposes, IHVN will convert the quotations into USD at the official IHVN rate of exchange in force at the time of the deadline for Bid Submission.

IHVN reserves the right not to reject any bid submitted in a currency other than the mandatory bidding currency. IHVN may accept bid submitted in another currency than stated above if the Bidder confirms during clarification of quotations in writing that it will accept a Contract issued in the mandatory bid currency and that for conversion the official IHVN operational rate of exchange of the day of RFB deadline as stated in Section I: RFB Particulars shall apply. Regardless of the currency of quotations received, the Contract will always be issued and subsequent payments will be made in the mandatory bidding currency above.

Rates in bids shall be fixed. Bids with adjustable rates shall be disqualified.

Taxes

Contract sum shall be subjected to deduction of 5% withholding tax

Payment Terms

IHVN will ordinarily effect payment within 2 to 3 weeks after receipt of the goods/services and on submission of payment documentation.

Audit

IHVN may conduct an audit of the contract awarded to determine its completeness, efficacy as well as the performance of the supplier which will be used as a basis for the engagement of the vendors for future procurements.

Requirements

Ability to meet delivery targets within IHVN’s specified time period.

Bid Protest

Any Bidder that believes to have been unjustly treated in connection with this RFB process or any Contract that may be awarded as a result of such RFB process may submit a complaint to IHVN Management through postal service using the address provided on IHVN website www.ihvnigeria.org

Responsiveness of Bid

IHVN’s determination of a Bid’s responsiveness will be based on the contents of the Bid itself.

A substantially responsive Bid is one that conforms to all the terms, conditions, and specifications of the bid advert without material deviation, reservation, or omission.

If a Bid is not substantially responsive, it shall be rejected by IHVN and may not subsequently be made responsive by the Bidder by correction of the material deviation, reservation, or omission.

Evaluation of Bid

The evaluation team shall review and evaluate the Bids on the basis of their responsiveness to the Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specifications and other documentation provided, applying the procedure indicated in the bid advert. Absolutely no changes may be made by IHVN in the criteria after all Bids have been received.

IHVN reserves the right to undertake a post-qualification exercise, aimed at determining, to its satisfaction the validity of the information provided by the Bidder. Such post-qualification shall be fully documented and, among those that may be listed in the bid advert, may include, but need not be limited to, all or any combination of the following : (a)Verification of accuracy, correctness and authenticity of the information provided by the bidder on the legal, technical and financial documents submitted; (b)Validation of extent of compliance to the IHVN requirements and evaluation criteria based on what has so far been found by the evaluation team; (c)Inquiry and reference checking with Government entities with jurisdiction on the bidder, or any other entity that may have done business with the bidder; (d)Inquiry and reference checking with other previous clients on the quality of performance on on-going or previous contracts completed; (e)Physical inspection of the bidder’s plant, factory, branches or other places where business transpires, with or without notice to the bidder; (f)Testing and sampling of completed goods similar to the requirements of IHVN, where available; and (g)Other means that IHVN may deem appropriate, at any stage within the selection process, prior to awarding the contract.

Qualification Criteria

General Criteria:

The Bidder shall possess the necessary professional and technical qualifications and competence, financial resources, production capability with equipment and other physical facilities, including after-sales service where appropriate, managerial capability, specific experience, reputation, and the personnel to perform the contract.

To qualify for a multiple number of lots in a package for which Bids are invited in the Invitation for Bids, The Bidder shall demonstrate having resources and experience sufficient to meet the aggregate of the qualifying criteria for the individual lots

Experience Criteria:

(a)      a minimum number of years of overall experience in the supply of goods and related services;

(b)      a minimum production capacity or availability of equipment; and in case of a Bidder offering to supply goods which the Bidder did not manufacture or otherwise produce, the Bidder has been duly authorized by the goods’ Manufacturer or producer to supply the goods.

Financial Criteria:

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of similar services of value

Award Criteria

Prior to expiration of the period of Bid validity, IHVN shall award the contract to the qualified and eligible Bidder that is found to be responsive to the requirements of the Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specification, and has offered the lowest price or the most reasonable price.

Bank Guarantee for Advanced Payment

All contractor shall produce a banker’s guarantee or insurance bond prior to request for advance payment from the sum of N2.5m and above

Supplier Code of Conduct

 

IHVN is committed to working in partnership with our suppliers to realize the full value of our relationships and to positively contribute to our stakeholder communities and the environment. Therefore, the following conducts are expected from our suppliers:

  • In keeping with our commitment to exercising appropriate standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in all business activities, IHVN will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form, or any breach of its Anti-Bribery Policy.
  • Fraud & Corruption, Gift and Hospitality: IHVN strictly enforces a policy of zero tolerance on proscribed practices, including fraud, corruption, collusion, unethical or unprofessional practices, and obstruction of IHVN vendors and requires all bidders/vendors to observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement process and contract implementation. IHVN’s Anti-Fraud email: speakout@ihvnigeria.org can be reached at all times to report any foul play at any level.
  • Suppliers are expected to maintain accurate records of their activities and performance that clearly demonstrate compliance with all applicable standards, regulations and IHVN requirements.
  • Suppliers must disclose any personal relationships, economic interest or other ties to their business held by an employee or contractor with IHVN.
  • Suppliers shall provide IHVN with high-quality products and services that meet all applicable quality and demonstrate that they have robust Standard Organization of Nigeria requirements in place. We expect suppliers to immediately report to IHVN of any concerns about product safety.
  • Suppliers shall take appropriate measures to secure and protect all confidential information related to its relationship with IHVN and use it only for the purpose authorized under contractual agreement. This obligation shall remain in force regardless of the status of the business relationship.
  • Suppliers to IHVN shall carry out operations with care for the environment and at a minimum will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • Suppliers shall also comply with any additional category specific requirements regarding the goods or services provided to IHVN, for example our requirements in respect of specification.

 

Instructions to Bidding/Requirements

  • All bids must be in ink or type written; submission in pencil will not be accepted.
  • All enquiries regarding the proposed application for the above should be addressed to the Deputy Director Procurement/HOD SCM of IHV-Nigeria.
  • Bids must be properly sealed.
  • Bidders not registered with IHVN must include company profile.
  • All bids must include copies of tax clearance certificates for the past three years.
  • All bids must provide evidence of at least two similar Jobs made in the past for IHVN/other organizations etc.
  • The bidders must specialize in the area of required services with proof
  • Bidders not registered with IHVN must provide proof of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  • Bidders not registered with IHVN must show proof of DUNS certification or the bid will be disqualified
  • Bids should be submitted to the head office on or before the date below specified as deadline.
  • Bids will be opened at the expiration of the bid advert.
  • All bidders must indicate their bid validity period as 90 days from the date of this bid’s expiration.
  • Any quote with percentage/calculation error will be disqualified at the tender meeting.
  • As time is of the essence, delivery of services shall be within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of receipt of L.P.O by contractor.

Note*

Ø  Bids which must reach us within Twenty (20) working days from the date of this publication should have the title of the BID written on the “Top Left Hand Corner” of the envelope.

Ø  Please find the Detailed Specifications/BOQ on attached annexes

Funding Agency

ACHIEVE Grant

Bid Start Date/ Time

12/02/2021         8:00 am

Bid Deadline Date/ Time

04/01/2022         10:00 am

 

Contact

The Deputy Director Procurement/HOD SCM

Supply Chain Management Department
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
IHVN Campus, 6th Floor, Cadastral Zone COO Plot 62, after BAZE University, Off CITEC Road, Abuja-NIGERIA.
Tel: +234 (0) 9 4610342, 4610341, Fax: +234 Ext. 4025

Email: bids@ihvnigeria.org

Downloads

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Invitation to Bid for the Supply of I.T. Items under ACHIEVE grant

Background

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) was established in 2004 as a local organization to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Nigeria through the development of infrastructure for treatment, care, prevention, and support for people living with and that affected by HIV/AIDS but has now expanded its services to other infectious diseases of TB and malaria, including cancers.  IHVN is structured to develop and maintain linkages with local and international organizations in collaborative ways that support the Government of Nigeria’s health sector strategic plans. IHVN key technical and funding partners are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

BID Title:

Supply of I.T. Items under ACHIEVE grant.

Scope of Bid

  • Bidders are invited to submit a Bid for the goods and/or services specified above: Schedule of Requirements, in accordance with this bid.

Interpretation of the Bid

  • This RFB is an invitation to treat and shall not be construed as an offer capable of being accepted or as creating any contractual, other legal or restitutionary rights.
  • This RFB is conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of IHVN Procurement Manual (latest version of which can be accessed at: www.ihvnigeria.org and other relevant Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions that are referred to in the Procurement Manual.

Language

  • The Bid, as well as all correspondence and documents relating to the Bid shall be written in the English language, unless specified otherwise in the bid advert. Supporting documents and printed literature furnished by the Bidder may be in another language provided they are accompanied by an accurate translation of the relevant passages into the English language, in which case, for purposes of interpretation of the Bid, such translation shall govern.
  • The Bidder shall bear all costs of translation to the governing language and all risks of the accuracy of such translation.

Bid Eligibility

Bidders may be a private, public or government-owned legal entity or any association with legal capacity to enter into a binding Contract with IHVN.

A Bidder, and all parties constituting the bidder, may have the nationality of any country with the exception of the nationalities, if any, listed in United State Government Debarment List. A Bidder shall be deemed to have the nationality of a country if the Bidder is a citizen or is constituted, incorporated, or registered and operates in conformity with the provisions of the laws of that country.

A Bidder shall not have a conflict of interest. A bidder shall be considered to have a conflict of interest if:

  • A Bidder has a close business or family relationship with a IHVN personnel who: (i) are directly or indirectly involved in the preparation of the bidding documents or specifications of the contract, and/or the bid evaluation process of such contract; or (ii) would be involved in the implementation or supervision of such contract;
  • A Bidder is associated, or has been associated in the past, directly or indirectly, with a firm or any of its affiliates which have been engaged by IHVN to provide consulting services for the preparation of the design, specifications, and other documents to be used for the procurement of the goods, services or works required in the present procurement process;
  • A Bidder has an interest in other bidders, including when they have common ownership and/or management. Bidders shall not submit more than one bid, except for alternative offers, if permitted. This will result in the disqualification of all bids in which the Bidder is involved. This includes situations where a firm is the Bidder in one bid and a sub-contractor on another; however, this does not limit the inclusion of a firm as a sub-contractor in more than one bid.

Bidders must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest in the Bid Submission and they shall be deemed ineligible for this procurement process unless such conflict of interest is resolved in a manner acceptable to IHVN. Failure to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest may lead to the Bidder being sanctioned.

A Bidder shall not be eligible to submit a quotation if and when at the time of quotation submission, the Bidder:

  • Is included in any other Ineligibility List from a IHVN partner and if so listed in United State Government Debarment List.
  • Is currently suspended from doing business with IHVN and removed from its vendor database(s), for reasons other than engaging in proscribed practices as defined in the IHVN Procurement Policy.

Fraud & Corruption, Gifts and Hospitality

  • IHVN strictly enforces a policy of zero tolerance on proscribed practices, including fraud, corruption, collusion, unethical or unprofessional practices, and obstruction of IHVN vendors and requires all bidders/vendors to observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement process and contract implementation.

IHVN’s Anti-Fraud email: speakout@ihvnigeria.org can be reached at all times to report any foul play at any level.

  • Bidders/vendors shall not offer gifts or hospitality of any kind to IHVN staff members including recreational trips to sporting or cultural events, theme parks or offers of holidays, transportation, or invitations to extravagant lunches or dinners.

In pursuance of this policy, IHVN:

a.      Shall reject a bid if it determines that the selected bidder has engaged in any corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for the contract in question.

b.      Shall declare a vendor ineligible, either indefinitely or for a stated period, to be awarded a contract if at any time it determines that the vendor has engaged in any corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for, or in executing an IHVN contract.

 

Clarification of the Bid

Bidders may request clarification in relation to the RFB by submitting a written request to the contact stated in the Bid advert, until the time stated as deadline on the RFB. Explanations or interpretations provided by personnel other than the named contact person will not be considered binding or official.

Bid Currency

The bid shall be made in Naira. If applicable, for comparison and evaluation purposes, IHVN will convert the quotations into USD at the official IHVN rate of exchange in force at the time of the deadline for Bid Submission.

IHVN reserves the right not to reject any bid submitted in a currency other than the mandatory bidding currency. IHVN may accept bid submitted in another currency than stated above if the Bidder confirms during clarification of quotations in writing that it will accept a Contract issued in the mandatory bid currency and that for conversion the official IHVN operational rate of exchange of the day of RFB deadline as stated in Section I: RFB Particulars shall apply. Regardless of the currency of quotations received, the Contract will always be issued and subsequent payments will be made in the mandatory bidding currency above.

Rates in bids shall be fixed. Bids with adjustable rates shall be disqualified.

Taxes

Contract sum shall be subjected to deduction of 5% withholding tax

Payment Terms

IHVN will ordinarily effect payment within 2 to 3 weeks after receipt of the goods/services and on submission of payment documentation.

Audit

IHVN may conduct an audit of the contract awarded to determine its completeness, efficacy as well as the performance of the supplier which will be used as a basis for the engagement of the vendors for future procurements.

Requirements

Ability to meet delivery targets within IHVN’s specified time period.

Bid Protest

Any Bidder that believes to have been unjustly treated in connection with this RFB process or any Contract that may be awarded as a result of such RFB process may submit a complaint to IHVN Management through postal service using the address provided on IHVN website www.ihvnigeria.org

Responsiveness of Bid

IHVN’s determination of a Bid’s responsiveness will be based on the contents of the Bid itself.

A substantially responsive Bid is one that conforms to all the terms, conditions, and specifications of the bid advert without material deviation, reservation, or omission.

If a Bid is not substantially responsive, it shall be rejected by IHVN and may not subsequently be made responsive by the Bidder by correction of the material deviation, reservation, or omission.

Evaluation of Bid

The evaluation team shall review and evaluate the Bids on the basis of their responsiveness to the Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specifications and other documentation provided, applying the procedure indicated in the bid advert. Absolutely no changes may be made by IHVN in the criteria after all Bids have been received.

IHVN reserves the right to undertake a post-qualification exercise, aimed at determining, to its satisfaction the validity of the information provided by the Bidder. Such post-qualification shall be fully documented and, among those that may be listed in the bid advert, may include, but need not be limited to, all or any combination of the following : (a)Verification of accuracy, correctness and authenticity of the information provided by the bidder on the legal, technical and financial documents submitted; (b)Validation of extent of compliance to the IHVN requirements and evaluation criteria based on what has so far been found by the evaluation team; (c)Inquiry and reference checking with Government entities with jurisdiction on the bidder, or any other entity that may have done business with the bidder; (d)Inquiry and reference checking with other previous clients on the quality of performance on on-going or previous contracts completed; (e)Physical inspection of the bidder’s plant, factory, branches or other places where business transpires, with or without notice to the bidder; (f)Testing and sampling of completed goods similar to the requirements of IHVN, where available; and (g)Other means that IHVN may deem appropriate, at any stage within the selection process, prior to awarding the contract.

Qualification Criteria

General Criteria:

The Bidder shall possess the necessary professional and technical qualifications and competence, financial resources, production capability with equipment and other physical facilities, including after-sales service where appropriate, managerial capability, specific experience, reputation, and the personnel to perform the contract.

To qualify for a multiple number of lots in a package for which Bids are invited in the Invitation for Bids, The Bidder shall demonstrate having resources and experience sufficient to meet the aggregate of the qualifying criteria for the individual lots

Experience Criteria:

(a)      a minimum number of years of overall experience in the supply of goods and related services;

(b)      a minimum production capacity or availability of equipment; and in case of a Bidder offering to supply goods which the Bidder did not manufacture or otherwise produce, the Bidder has been duly authorized by the goods’ Manufacturer or producer to supply the goods.

Financial Criteria:

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of supply of similar goods of value

Award Criteria

Prior to expiration of the period of Bid validity, IHVN shall award the contract to the qualified and eligible Bidder that is found to be responsive to the requirements of the Schedule of Requirements and Technical Specification, and has offered the lowest price or the most reasonable price.

Bank Guarantee for Advanced Payment

All contractor shall produce a banker’s guarantee or insurance bond prior to request for advance payment from the sum of N2.5m and above. Advance payment request below N2.5m will not be honored by the Institute.

Supplier Code of Conduct

 

IHVN is committed to working in partnership with our suppliers to realize the full value of our relationships and to positively contribute to our stakeholder communities and the environment. Therefore, the following conducts are expected from our suppliers:

  • In keeping with our commitment to exercising appropriate standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in all business activities, IHVN will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form, or any breach of its Anti-Bribery Policy.
  • Fraud & Corruption, Gift and Hospitality: IHVN strictly enforces a policy of zero tolerance on proscribed practices, including fraud, corruption, collusion, unethical or unprofessional practices, and obstruction of IHVN vendors and requires all bidders/vendors to observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement process and contract implementation. IHVN’s Anti-Fraud email: speakout@ihvnigeria.org can be reached at all times to report any foul play at any level.
  • Suppliers are expected to maintain accurate records of their activities and performance that clearly demonstrate compliance with all applicable standards, regulations and IHVN requirements.
  • Suppliers must disclose any personal relationships, economic interest or other ties to their business held by an employee or contractor with IHVN.
  • Suppliers shall provide IHVN with high-quality products and services that meet all applicable quality and demonstrate that they have robust Standard Organization of Nigeria requirements in place. We expect suppliers to immediately report to IHVN of any concerns about product safety.
  • Suppliers shall take appropriate measures to secure and protect all confidential information related to its relationship with IHVN and use it only for the purpose authorized under contractual agreement. This obligation shall remain in force regardless of the status of the business relationship.
  • Suppliers to IHVN shall carry out operations with care for the environment and at a minimum will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • Suppliers shall also comply with any additional category specific requirements regarding the goods or services provided to IHVN, for example our requirements in respect of specification.

 

Instructions to Bidding/Requirements

  • All bids must be in ink or type written; submission in pencil will not be accepted.

  • All enquiries regarding the proposed application for the above should be addressed to the Deputy Director Procurement/HOD SCM of IHV-Nigeria.
  • Bids must be properly sealed.
  • All bidders not registered with IHVN must include company profile.
  • All bidders must include copies of tax clearance certificates for the past three years.
  • All bids must provide evidence of at least two similar Jobs made in the past for IHVN/other organizations etc.
  • The bidders must specialize in the supply of I.T. commodities with proof
  • Bidders not registered with IHVN must provide proof of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  • Bidders not registered with IHVN must show proof of DUNS certification.
  • Bids should be submitted to the head office on or before the date below specified as deadline.
  • Bids will be opened at the expiration of the bid advert.
  • Any quote with percentage/calculation error will be disqualified at the tender meeting.
  • All bidders must indicate their bid validity period as 90 days from the date of this bid’s expiration.
  • As time is of the essence, delivery of service shall be within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of receipt of L.P.O by contractor.

Note*

  • Bids which must reach us within ten (30) working days from the date of this publication should have the title of the BID written on the “Top Left Hand Corner” of the envelope.
  • Please find the Detailed Specifications under annex 1 below.

Funding Agency

Ø  ACHIEVE Grant

Bid Start Date/ Time

30/11/2021         8:00 am

Bid Deadline Date/ Time

10/01/2022         10:00 am

 

Contact


The Deputy Director Procurement/HOD SCM

SCM Department

Supply Chain Management Department
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
Cadastral Zone COO Plot 62, after BAZE University, off CITEC Road, Abuja-NIGERIA
Tel: +234 (0) 9 4610342, 4610341, Fax: +234 Ext. 4025

Email: bids@ihvnigeria.org

Annex 1

S/NManufacturerDescriptionQty
1DellDELL Latitude 5420, 11th Gen Core I7, 512GB SSD/16GB RAM, 14″ HD Display, Backlit Keyboard, Win 10 Pro.  Two Thunderbolt 4 or USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. Use Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6. An RJ45 port, supporting Gigabit Ethernet, while an HDMI 2.0 port enables the use of compatible legacy displays.145
2TP-LinkTP-Link Archer MR200 AC750 Wireless Dual Band 4G LTE Router With SIM Card Slot30
3 Flash drives – SANDISK cruiser 64gb dual USB 3.O and USB C120
4TranscendTranscend 2TB External Hard Drive30
5SecuGenHamster Secugen Finger Print Scanner Hamster Plus, SKU: SE272EL14DHGFNAFAMZ, Model: HSDU03P, Input: 5V/140mA120
6 OTG Cable, Micro USB Male To USB Female Converter OTG Adapter Cable 120
7New AgeNew Age Power Bank -22500mah120

NOTE: The Institute frowns at delivery of any form of refurbished item and also reserves the right to reject the order even after delivery.