NIGERIA LNG LIMITED (NLNG)
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR THE PROVISION OF CATERING SERVICES (CS)
Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) requires contractors, with catering services as its core business, that understood food safety management, including food legislations as applicable to Nigeria and Internationals standards, high standards of food preparation and the presentation, and ensure compliance with applicable legislation to support catering services (CS) activities. This service is expected to be provided at NLNG Corporate Head Office (CHO), Port Harcourt, Industrial Area (IA) and Residential Area (RA) in Bonny, Rivers state, Nigeria. NLNG invites professional catering service providers with experience, capacity and all regulatory permits and licences to express their interest in participating in the forthcoming tendering exercise for this service.
SCOPE OF WORKS
The catering services required will include but not limited to the following:
• Provision of meals to employees, guests and other personnel authorized by the company at specified/approval locations.
• Provision of sit-in catering services, including the provision of tablecloths, cutlery, crockery etc, during regular and meal services at the canteen and during events catering.
• Provision of healthy and high-quality food with a standard recipe for consistency.
• Provision of competent and professional catering personnel to manage and supervise food catering services in a safe, coordinated, efficient, cost-effective, procedurally compliant manner and achieve high standard, tasty and quality food and personal hygiene at company facilities
• Provision of healthy, tasty and high-quality snacks and tea/coffee services for meetings and learning events using fresh, high quality and good quantity ingredients.
• Provision of complete end-to-end banqueting-style catering services for company sponsored events and occasions.
• Provision of healthy, tasty meals and snacks for vegetarians and any other special dietary requirements as requested.
COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION
The expected date of commencement of the service contracts is Q1/Q2 2024, and the duration will be three (3) years with an option to extend for one (1) + one (1) year based on high-quality service performance. The option to extend will be at NLNG’s sole discretion.
A prequalification exercise of interested catering service providers will be carried out and only successful applicants will be invited to participate in the competitive tenders for these services.
To be considered for pre-qualification, interested companies are required to submit the following documents for consideration
a) Licences and statutory requirements provided as applicable; eg ISO certification; registration as Food Handling Industry; HACCP certification.
b) Valid certificate of Incorporation, Forms CAC 02 & CAC 07
c) Tax clearance certificates for the past three (3) years i.e (2019, 2020, 2021) and Nigerian Tax Registration/Identification Number.
d) A detailed list of relevant experience with evidence of catering services provided on an industrial scale over the past five (5) years (minimum operations of 450 persons daily in a stable contract lasting a minimum of 2 years)
e) Acknowledgement of willingness to undergo NLNG and Third-party audits
f) Confirmation of willingness to operate in strict accordance with the NLNG safety and Business Principles
g) Valid Nigerian Midstream and downstream petroleum regulatory authority (NMBPRA) permit
h) Only bidders with valid Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate (NCEC) for non-moveable asset (DA) category will be allowed to participate.
i) Any additional information that will enhance the potential of the company.
NLNG is committed to developing the Nigerian Oil and Gas business in accordance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 NOGICD Act 2010.
Interested companies shall comply with the provisions of the Nigerian Content Act that relate to this service and in particular, comply with the minimum Nigerian Content percentage (%) for ownership and in relation to the scopes of service as provided in the schedule to the NOGICD Act.
Failure to fully comply with the NOGICD Act or demonstrate commitment to the Nigerian Content Development policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria and NLNG shall result in outright disqualification from the tender process.
As part of their submissions, companies signifying interest by responding to this advertisement shall submit an acknowledgement of willingness to comply with the Nigerian Content Act, including provisions on Human Capital Development (HCD).
GENERAL NIGERIAN CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
Companies responding to this advertisement are required to submit the following in compliance with the NOGICD Act, 2010;
a. Documentation to demonstrate that entity is a Nigerian registered company; submission of certified true copies of CAC forms 02 & 07 (or its equivalent: CAC 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, etc.) including company memorandum & article of association. All companies shall be Nigerian Indigenous Service Companies having 51% and above Nigeria equity in the shareholding and ownership structure of the tenderers legally registered entity in Nigeria by CAMA (Companies and Allied Matters Act)
b. Evidence of registration on the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) NOGIC Joint Qualification System (JQS)
c. The process and procedure that explains the methodology of how it intends to comply with the requirements of the NOGICD Act 2010 (Nigerian Content Plan) and how to achieve the set target(s) in the schedule of the NOGICD act and any targets set by the board.
d. Details of the company’s overall human resources structure (management, supervisors, senior & junior skilled officers, etc) identifying positions manned/occupied by Nigerian nationals with evidence of the type of employment in-country, and identifying the positions manned/occupied by other nationals.
e. The proposed organogram for this work scope is populated with nationality, qualifications of personal and years of experience on the job (attach CV of key finance, operational and technical personnel), including a succession plan in this work scope.
f. A detailed description of the location of in-country committed facilities & infrastructure (assets, equipment, technical office, administrative space, storage etc) in Nigeria to support this contract and evidence that 50% of all equipment deployed to work by multinational and international companies is owned by the local subsidiaries.
g. A detailed description of plan to comply with NCDMB community content guidelines and NLNG community content strategy as relates to employment of host community indigenes in unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled job roles; procurement of relevant goods and services from local community businesses; capacity development and training among others.
SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES
Submissions in response to the above requirements shall be completed strictly in accordance with the instructions given in this publication, segregated and arranged in the order indicated.
Failure to submit any of the documents may result in the disqualification of the applicant.
The Expression of Interest documents/requirements should be submitted in electronic copy in PDF format by e-mail to [email protected] with “CONFIDENTIAL Expression of interest and Pre-qualification for Provision of Catering services for Nigeria LNG Limited ” in the subject line. Hard copies shall not be accepted.
The submission must be received by NLNG no later than 27th February, 2023
a) This is not an invitation to tender. The full tendering procedure will be provided to applicants that are successful at this stage, in accordance with NLNG’s relevant procedures.
b) Notwithstanding the submissions of the documents for the Expression of interest, NLNG is neither committed nor obliged to include any company and/or their associated companies, agent or sub-contractors on any bid list or to award any sub-contractors on any bid list or award any form of contract to any company and/or its associated companies, agents or sub-contractors.
c) This advertisement for EOI and pre-qualification shall not be construed as a commitment by NLNG, nor shall it entitle respondents to claim any indemnity from NLNG and/or any of its shareholders by virtue of having responded to this advertisement.
d) This Expression of Interest is a simple invitation for interested vendors to express interest in providing the indicated services and does not warrant any further feedback from NLNG hereafter.
e) If you do not hear from NLNG within 3 months of submission of this publication, it should be taken that your application was not successful.