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The Vice Chancellor

VC-FUAZ, Prof. M.I. Ahmed

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The Vice-Chancellor of the newly established Federal University of Agriculture Zuru, Professor Musa Isiyaku Ahmed, has said the university will start academic activities in September as planned.

Briefing journalists during a visit to the Commissioner of Higher Education in Birnin Kebbi, he added that all the necessary academic arrangements had been concluded to ensure a smooth start.

He added that when the university takes off fully, it would boost agricultural activities in the state, generate more revenue and boost employment opportunities.

“We have developed the academic brief for the university. We have also developed curricula for the 23 programmes that are supposed to be at take-off stage,” he added.

He pointed out that the university would run seven colleges, including Science, Agronomy, Animal Science, Food Technology, Home Economics, Fisheries, Forestry and Wild Lives, Veterinary Medicine and Economics and Extension, with about 28 departments.

“The university has also developed its website to serve as a window to the outside world, and that is why we intend to commence our academic activities by September 2020,” he said.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ZURU, KEBBI STATE
 

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION FOR THE PROJECTS LISTED BELOW


The Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru under the year 2020 approved budget of the University desire to procure furniture for the newly acquired liaison office in Abuja and maintenance of its premises at the temporary site, Zuru.

 

i.             Lot 1 - Supply of furniture to the Liaison office, Abuja;

ii.           Lot 2 - Maintenance of University temporary site premises at Zuru, Kebbi state;

iii.          Lot 3 - Rehabilitation of internal roads within the University premises;

iv.          Lot 4 - Rehabilitation of front perimeter wall, gate and gatehouse;

v.           Lot 5- Provision and installation of solar power backup in four classrooms & administrative block.

vi.          Lot 6 - Equipping and furnishing of principal officers offices;

vii.         Lot 7 - Renovation of borrowed houses; and

viii.       Lot 8 – Engagement of Security Out-Fit for residences and offices, Zuru, Kebbi State.

 

2.0     Competent and qualified contractors/suppliers are by this advertisement invited to collect submit a quotation for the project. The scope of the project is contained in the Bill of Quantities.

 

3.0    COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENT:

Bidders are expected to collect Tender Documents from the temporary Office of the Registrar, No 25, Lateef Jakande Crescent, Apo, Abuja, from Thursday 7th to 14th  September, 2020.

         

Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

i.             CAC – Evidence of registration with CAC;

ii.           Current Tax Certificate – Evidence of Tax payment for the immediate past three years;

iii.          Evidence of PENCOM compliance;

iv.          Evidence of ITF compliance;

v.           Evidence of NSITF compliance; and

vi.          BPP IRR - Evidence of Bureau of Public Procurement Interim Registration Report.

 

4.0    SUBMISSION

All completed tender documents should be returned by hand on or before 12noon, Thursday 14th September 2020 in one (1) hard copy in a sealed envelope addressed to: Registrar, No 36, Lateef Jakande Crescent, Apo, Abuja.

 

Signed:
REGISTRAR

                             

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI), has inaugurated a 28-member Nigeria Agro Set-Up Committee with a mandate to reinvigorate national agricultural activities across the country.

This is part of the plans to lead the charge and target of $250b in export revenue for the country by 2040.

According to the PriceWater Coppers (PwC’s) report, between 2016 and 2018, the country’s total agriculture exports was driven by sesame seeds, fermented cocoa beans, cashew nuts, ginger, crude palm kernel oil, soya beans, frozen shrimps and prawns, among other commodities.

The Committee chaired by Chief Executive Officer of ABX WORLD, Captain John T Okakpu, is an assemblage of representatives of the Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector agro industry technocrats, high flying managers, retired agric related multinational practitioners, agric export logistics experts, agric-based scholars, government bureaucracy experts, senior military officers (active and retired), who are expected to innovatively position the agric value chain for improved exports.

Members of the committee are: Arch Kabir Ibrahim (AFAN); Brigadier General Kapeh Alwali Kazir (Nigeria Army); Prof. Obiora Edwin Madu (Multimix); Prof. Simon Irtwange (FUAM); Prof Charles Asadu (UNN); Abdulkarim Kaita (Dangote Group); Mudiaga Okumagba (FedEx/Red Star); Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Ugbuji (Nigerian Army); Ifechukwu Anajekwu; Jane Machunga; Ogunfunmilayo Oluwole (NAQS); Ernest Ihedigbo; Eniola Elizabeth; Amede Achingale (AWEP) and Wing Commander Shuaibu Hamza (Rtd).

Others are Deputy Controller of Customs Suleiman Chiroma (Customs); Dr. Chinyere Akujiobi (FMARD); Idowu-Ogbo Medaiyedu, Esq (FMF); Kamal Mustapha; Olatunji Lawal; Dr. (Mrs) Gloria Ahmed and Mrs. Hindatu Adbul; Tony Ifeakandu and Alhaji Ismail Tahir.

While inaugurating the committee on June 18, 2020, the Permanent Secretary, FMITI, Dr. Sani-Gwarzo, charged members to collaborate with relevant government agencies to facilitate the purchase, certification, and transportation of agricultural commodities from the farm-gates to the points of exit.

He said the country needs a system that can control, facilitate export and entrench international acceptance standards. 

This, he said, can only be achieved through synergy between the Ministry, relevant MDAs and private sector.

Also, a work plan of five to 10 years with targets and time lines will be developed to boost production for sustainability purpose.

“This is a very welcome development as it would stimulate developing agricultural commodities export thereby generating more jobs and foreign exchange.”

Responding on behalf of the Committee members, the Chairman, Okapku said they would work assiduously towards the set goal, which is to recognise the need to promote and encourage interest of agriculture in Nigeria.

He said that they would work vigorously towards inculcating in the youths a sense of patriotism and nationalism, serving the immediate community and other countries with agriculture produce, which will compete favourably in international markets and to promote and educate the generality of Nigerian farmers on the best practices of agriculture.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ZURU, KEBBI STATE
 

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY


FUAZ/R/DP/Vol. 1                                                                                                    7th May, 2020


1.0 INTRODUCTION

The Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, a newly established University wishes to invite qualified, interested and eligible Consultants and service providers to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for the projects tabulated below.

1.0.1 Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) from Consultants for the projects under category.

LOT 1

DEPLOYMENT OF ROBUST INSTITUTIONAL
PORTAL WITH TRANSPARENT PAYMENT
MANAGEMENT SOLUTION 

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 2

DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLICY DOCUMENT

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 3

HOTEL SERVICES RETAINERSHIP

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 4

RENTAL OF BUILDING FOR THE UNIVERSITY’S LIAISON OFFICE IN ABUJA

LIAISON OFFICE, ABUJA

LOT 5

RENTAL OF RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR THE UNIVERSITY

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 6

PROCUREMENT OF GENERATORS (16KVA-3Nos, 22KVA-1Nos)

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 7

PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE UNIVERSITY

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 8

RENOVATION & FURNISHING OF LECTURE ROOMS, WORKSHOPS, OFFICES, HOSTELS & STAFF QUARTERS 

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 9

DEPLOYMENT OF INTERNET ACCESS POINTS & BANDWIDTH SUBSCRIPTION

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

LOT 10

OFFICE EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, LASERJET INK CARTRIDGES, STATIONERIES, INTERACTIVE SMART BOARDS & FLEXES

ZURU, KEBBI STATE

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

Interested Consultants and Service Providers are required to submit the following:

  1. Certificate of Registration with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  2. Tax Clearance Certificate corresponding with the company annual turnover for three years (2018, 2019 & 2020).
  3. Evidence of compliance with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) by inclusion of current Certificate of Compliance from the Industrial Training Fund.
  4. Evidence of compliance with Pension Reforms Act 2004 by inclusion of current PENCOM Compliance Clearance Certificate.
  5. Evidence of VAT Registration with TIN Number.
  6. Evidence of interim registration of firm on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers with Bureau of Public Procurement (BPPIRR) Contractor database; and
  7. Evidence of current NSITF compliance certificate.

3.0    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Company’s detailed Profile with copy of Article of Association Memorandum of Understanding if joint venture and company’s registration with relevant professional bodies.
  2. Evidence of Financial Capability to execute the Projects (Bank Support).
  3. Verifiable evidence (Photocopies of letters of awards and completion certificates and interim performance certificates for ongoing projects) of previous experience in similar jobs, at least three (3) in the last five years.
  4. Annual Audited Account for the last three (3) years (2017, 2018 and 2019)
  5. Name, e-mail address and telephone numbers of contact person for the project.
  6. Affidavit of disclosure that none of the persons connected with the bid process in the procuring entity has any pecuniary interest and that the company is not in receivership of any form of insolvency/bankruptcy nor in debarment and that the company nor any of the Director (s) of the company has been convicted of financial crime.
  7. Bidders Letter Headed Papers should bear the RC Number and Names of the Directors with their phone Numbers.
  8. An affidavit confirming that all information presented/attached are true and
    correct.
  9. Any other information that will further enhance the qualification of the company.

4.0       BID SUBMISSION:
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) DOCUMENTS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES.
Interested Consultants shall submit one original and one photocopy of their sealed Expression of Interest (EOI) documents in a sealed tamper-proof envelope clearly stating the name and Lot Number of the project, addressed to: THE SECRETARY, UNIVERSITY TENDERS BOARD, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ZURU temporary office on or before 12 noon, 14TH MAY, 2020. The Documents should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Temporary office. 

5.0    BID OPENING:
Opening of the received Bids for Expression of Interest (EOI) will commence immediately after the deadline at 12.00 noon 14th May 2020 in the temporary office.

6.0    PLEASE NOTE:

  1. All CAC, VAT, PENCOM, BPP IRR, ITF, TAX Certificates and any other document may be referred to Security Agencies and other Relevant Bodies for verification.
  2. The Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru reserves the Right to reject any or all the submissions that do not meet up with all the requirements as specified; and Consultants are not permitted to Bid for not more than two lots in a category and only technically successful bidders will be invited for the next stage of the bidding process.
  3. This Advertisement shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of the FUAZ; nor shall it entitle potential consultants to make any claim(s) whatsoever  or to seek any indemnity from the University by value of such company having responded to the Advertisement.
  4. For further enquiry, contact the Registrar by email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Signed:
REGISTRAR

                             

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