national environmental standards and
regulations enforcement agency (NESREA)

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES

October 11th, 2019 Posted In: Uncategorized

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION

OF EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSILITY(EPR) FOR CIRCULAR ELECTRONINCS

 

1.0          INTRODUCTION

1.1          Background

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) is a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Environment, established by the NESREA Act 2007. In fulfillment of its statutory function as enshrined in Part II, Section 7(b) of the NESREA Act, 2007, the Agency has liaised with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UN Environment to begin the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility Programme (EPR) under the Circular Economy Approaches for the Electronics Sector in Nigeria project. The project focuses on the life cycle management of e-waste from cradle to cradle with a view to achieving zero waste tolerance level in Nigeria. Thus, the Agency hereby invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from competent Individual Consultants and Consulting Firms with high knowledge and experience in the thematic areas listed as follows:

Individual Consultants

Lot 1      Project Manager

Lot 2      Guidance Consultant

Lot 3      Levy Consultant

Lot 4      Gender Consultant

Consultancy Firms

Lot 5      Communication Consultant

Lot 6      Database Development Consultant

Lot 7      Event Manager

Lot 8      EPR Capacity Development Consultant

Lot 9      Domestic Collection and Recycling Consultant

1.2          Objectives of the Project

  1. to encourage producers to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products;
  2. to provide interventions aimed at stimulating the development of a sustainable circular economy for electronic products in Nigeria;
  3. to develop cost-effective value retention businesses, including recycling and disposal systems for electronic products;
  4. to ensure that the informal workers in the sector, such as e-waste collectors and recyclers, have opportunities to improve their livelihoods, working conditions, and their health and safety;
  5. to promote recycling of usable components of electronic products as well as develop systems for the disposal of non-usable and toxic waste; and
  6. to ensure the impact of the project extends beyond Nigeria through the development of a practical circular electronics model for Africa and beyond, by sharing best practices, promoting regional and global dialogue, and engaging global manufacturers.

2.0          SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

The project is expected to have a duration of 2 years from 2019 – 2021. While the project will be implemented in Lagos State, some meetings and other administrative activates will be hosted in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.  The following activities will be implemented under each of the thematic areas as captured in the lots listed as follows:

Lot 1:    Project Manager

  • Responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project

Lot 2:    Guidance Consultant

  • Develop Roadmap EPR Guidance Document to define in details fund management issues

Lot 3:     Levy Consultant

  • Develop levy estimate for a financially self-sustaining EPR program, 6 product categories
  • Development of incentives for the collection of materials

Lot 4:     Gender Consultant

  • Responsible for gender mainstreaming for the project as well as ensure the incorporation of gender equity principles in all activities.

Lot 5: Communication Consultant

  • Promote and create awareness of the EPR Circular Economy Approaches for the Electronics Sector in Nigeria Project

Lot 6:     Database Development Consultant

  • Develop a national database to centrally manage and update the data of producers

Lot 7:     Event Manager

  • Ensures smooth logistical preparation and execution of the projects conferences and meetings

Lot 8:     EPR Capacity Development Consultant

  • Development Capacity of governmental compliance inspectors to monitor the performance of the EPR program

Lot 9:     Domestic collection and Recycling Consultant

  • Create minimum of 30 collection channels to take back e-waste from users

 

3.0          ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

(a)  Interested Individual Consultants must provide all information supporting their qualification to perform the services as well as the following:

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae that highlights Past Experiences of similar jobs done over the past ten (10) years;
  2. One-page essay explaining why the applicant is interested in applying for the thematic area;
  3. A 500-word description about a successfully implemented project by the applicant that reflects his/her core qualifications, skills and competence relevant to the thematic area;
  4. 3 professional references with contact details who can validate the applicants experience, qualifications, professionalism, integrity and overall suitability to undertake assignments;
  5. All documents for submission must be transmitted with a signed Covering/Forwarding letter.

(b)   Interested firms should submit two bound (2) EOI documents duly signed, paginated, separated by dividers   and arranged in the order outlined hereunder:

(c)   Evidence of incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including form CAC2 and CAC7;

(d)   Evidence of Firm’s Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December, 2019;

(e)   Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;

(f)    Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;

(g)   Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2019;

(h)   Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 1/1/ 2020 or valid Certificate issued by BPP.

(i)    Evidence of Firm’s registration with relevant professional bodies (where applicable);

(j)    Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of NESREA or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;

(k)   Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2016, 2017, 2018;

(l)    Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;

(m)  Company Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project, including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications;

(n)   Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed or ongoing in the last five (5) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates, Job Completion Certificates;

(o)   For joint venture/partnership, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) must be provided (all the eligibility requirements are compulsory for each JV partner)

(p)   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.

4.0          SUBMISSION OF EOI DOCUMENT

Interested consultants are to submit two (2) bound copies of the EOI documents separated by dividers and arranged as indicated above. The documents should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Director General/CEO, NESREA Headquarters, 4 Twon Brass Street Off Muhammadu Buhari Way Garki II, Abuja, clearly marked with the name of the project and lot number. Furthermore, the reverse side of the sealed envelope should have the name and address of the bidder and dropped in the designated Tender Box at the Agency’s conference room, Third Floor, NESREA Headquarters, Abuja, not later than 12:00noon on Thursday, 17th October, 2019.

5.0          OPENING OF EOI DOCUMENTS

The EOI documents will be publicly opened immediately after the deadline for submission at 12:00noon on Thursday, 17th October, 2019 at the Agency’s Conference Room, Third Floor, NESREA Headquarters, Abuja, in presence of the bidders or their representatives.

Please, ensure that you sign the Bid Submission Register immediately after submission at the Agency’s conference room, Third Floor, NESREA Headquarters, Abuja, as NESREA will not be held liable for misplaced or wrongly submitted bids. For further enquiries, please contact NESREA Headquarters, 4 Twon Brass Street Off Muhammadu Buhari Way Garki II, Abuja, Phone: +2348146099778 or E-mail: dg@nesrea.gov.ng.

6.0          GENERAL INFORMATION

    1. EOI must be in English Language and signed by an official authorised by the bidder;
    2. EOI submitted after the deadline for submission would be returned un-opened;
    3. Bidders should not bid for more than one (1) lot;
    4. All costs will be borne by the bidders;
    5. Only shortlisted bidders will be contacted at a later date for collection of Request for Proposals;
    6. NESREA is not bound to shortlist any bidder and reserves the right to annul the Procurement process at any time without incurring any liabilities in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007.

Signed

Director General/CEO,
NESREA