Rivers State Bureau for Public-Private Partnerships calls for expression of interest

Rivers State Bureau for Public-Private Partnerships

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE CONCESSION OF GOVERNMENT OWNED FARMS AND CATERING REST HOUSES UNDER PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENT

The Government of Rivers state as an integral part of its vision and policy thrust has embraced the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a Key strategy for the accelerated delivery of its public infrastructure.

In a circular signed by the Executive Director Rivers State Bureau for Public-Private Partnerships Ibrahim Eddy Mark Esq said; “the delivery of public infrastructure will mean an expansion of the State’s economy and an increase in population as more people migrates into the State for available economic opportunities. This increase in population and businesses would mean an increase in food consumption and the need for short term accommodation needs as people traverse from one part of the State to another.

“The Rivers state Government intends to maximize the opportunities created from the above scenario to produce food for its populace, increase the value chain in agriculture and create job opportunities for its people, considering the anticipated inflow of migrants into the state” he noted.

The Rivers State Bureau for Public-Private Partnerships hereby invite Expression of Interest from reputable and experienced players in the hospitality and agricultural sector for Concession of the under-listed Government owned farms and catering rest houses in Rivers State.

PROJECT CODEPROJECT NAME  
GOVERNMENT OWNED FARMS
SGH01Songhai Farms
ATF02Atali Farm
ELG03Elimgbu Livestock Farm
KPA04School to Land Farm Kpaa
NOW05School to Land Farm Nonwa
ABG06School to Land Farm Agbeta
RUW07Rumuewhor Farm
RUD 08Rumuodamaya Feed Mill
ONN09Rivers State Institute for Agricultural Research and Traning, Onne
BUG10Buguma Fish Farm
AND11Andoni Fish Farm
OP012Opobo Fish Farm
UB113Ubima Fish Farm
GOVERNMENT OWNED CATERING REST HOUSES
CRH/AHO01Catering Rest House, Ahoada
CRH/ELE02Catering Rest House, Elele
CRH/OKE03Catering Rest House, Okehi
CRH/DEG04Catering Rest House, Degema
CRH/OMO05Catering Rest House, Omoku
CRH/ISI06Catering Rest House, Isiokpo
CRH/BOR07Catering Rest House, Bori
CRH/ELEO8Catering Rest House, Eleme

2. THE PROJECT SCOPE

The foregoing projects are not for award of contract but Concession on a Public – Private Partnerships (PPP) basis.

The stated noted that a concession is a type of Public – Private Partnerships (PPP) venture, where the private sector operator (Concessionaire) is responsible for the full delivery of services in a specified area, including construction, operation , maintenance, collection, management, and rehabilitation of the system.

A concession also gives a private concessionaire responsibility for financing and management of all required investments. The concessionaire bears the cost, risk and benefits as well for the condition of the assets and investment.

In return, the concessionaire will meet agreed environment, social, economic, financial, development, operational and service obligations to the people and Government of Rivers State. At the end of the concession period, the property reverts back to the Rivers State Government.

3. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Application must be clearly marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR (Project Name/ Code)”, eg. Catering Rest House, Ahoada, CRH/AHO01 to be submitted in five (5) hard copies and a soft copy in a functional flash drive, along with relevant documents not later than 4:00pm on Friday, 30th October 2020  either by hand or through registered courier. Application should be address below:

The Executive Director

Rivers State Bureau for Public Private Partnerships

6A Harley Street Old GRA,

Port Harcourt

Rivers State

For more information, visit their website; on: www.rsbppp.org.ng

Or contact their office through;

Tel: + 234 (0) 806 853 8316

e-mail: info@rsbppp.org.ng

Note: Interested investors are requested to furnish the following details (provide for each member of a consortium)

S/NDETAIL HEADPROVIDE DETAILS OF THE ENTITIES WHICH IS/ARE SUBMITTING THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE PROJECT
1Name of Company/Entity/Person 
2Legal Status (Company-Public/Private, Partnership, Limited Liability, Sole Proprietorship, etc). 
3Certified True Copy of  CAC  Incorporation Documents 
4Date of Incorporation (in DD/MM/YY format) 
5Registered office Address 
6Current Business Address     ( if different from registered office address) 
7Contact Details of Designated Representative Name……………………… Designation…………….. Address…………………… Phone Number………………….. Email Address…………… 

4. MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FROM INTERESTED PARTIES

Prospective firm or consortium must have at least the following, in addition to possessing relevant experience in agricultural and /or hospitality business;

  1. Experience in project financing, design, construction, management, operations and maintenance in the respective sectors.
  2. Tax clearance certificate for the past three years.
  3. Audited financial statement for the last three years.
  4. Details/evidence of projects either completed or in progress.

5. SELECTION PLAN

  • Qualified applications will be contacted and invited to submit a Request for Proposal (RfP) within a stipulated time.
  • Any additional information or document to further prove your experience, competence and financial capability, in your sector of interest may enhance your application.
  • It is pertinent to note that preference shall be given to submissions that demonstrate exceptional value for money and operational innovations.

Kindly note that the Call for Expression of Interest does not constitute a commitment on the part of Rivers State Government, Rivers State Bureau for Public-Private Partnerships, Rivers State Ministry of Agriculture or Rivers State Ministry of Commerce & Industry to enter into a concession with any person, firm or consortium expressing interest. Furthermore, the submission of documents shall not entitle any of the interested parties to any claims against either Rivers State Government, Rivers State Ministry of Agriculture or Rivers State Ministry of Commerce & Industry by virtue of such persons incurring expenses in responding either to the Call for Expression of Interest or Request for Proposal.



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