OPEN NATIONAL INVITATION TO TENDER N° 009.23/ONIT/SONARA/CIPM/2023 OF 1st/03/2023
For THE SUPPLY OF PHOTOCOPY PAPER TO SONARA
The General Manager of SONARA, Project Owner, launches an Open National Invitation to tender for the supply of photocopy paper to SONARA.
The provider selected at the end of this selection procedure shall supply fifteen hundred (1 500) cartons of A4 paper split as follows and according to the specifications of the Tender File.
L (delivery rate according to service order)
L1 (as from the date of notification of the corresponding service order)
L2 (3rd month after the first delivery)
L3 (3rd month after the second delivery)
The maximum time limit laid by the project owner for the realization of services, subject of this tender is nine (09) months as from the date of notification of the corresponding service order.
The contract is made up of one (01) lot only.
The estimated cost of the operation following prior studies stands at CFAF 53.662.500 (fifty-three million six hundred and sixty-two thousand five hundred francs) All Taxes Included.
Participation shall be open to all Cameroon-based companies with the required competence, expertise and experience in this specific domain.
This contract shall be financed by the SONARA budget (ST123-Q70-3130).
To avoid rejection, each bidder must include in his administrative documents, a bid bond drawn up and signed by a bank or a first class financial institution registered by the ministry in charge of finance and which figures on document N°11 of the ITT, of an amount of CFAF 900.000 (nine hundred thousand francs) and valid for 30 days, beyond the original date of validity of the offers.
The other administrative documents required must either be original, or the true copies certified by the issuing service or an administrative authority; Senior Divisional Officer, Divisional Officer….), in accordance with the stipulations of the special rules and regulations of the invitation to tender.
They must be dated less than three (03) months preceding the date of submission of the tender, or must have been signed after the date of signing of the invitation to tender.
Any bid which does not conform to the prescriptions of this invitation to tender shall be declared inadmissible. Such as the bid bond issued by a first class bank registered by the Ministry in charge of Finance or the non-respect for the patterns of each section of the tender file, will attract rejection of the bid.
Upon publication of this notice, the tender file may be consulted during working hours at SONARA, P.O. Box 365 Limbe (General Management / Contracts Division).
Once the tender notice is made known, tender documents can be obtained at the Contracts Division of SONARA-P.O. Box 365 Limbe, upon presentation of a receipt of payment of a non-refundable amount of CFAF 70.000 (seventy thousand francs) payable to BICEC under the following references:
Account / 335 98800001 89
Special Customer Account CAS – ARMP
Remitter: Bidder’s Name / SONARA / ITT n°009.23
Each bid drafted in English or in French in six (06) copies including one (01) original and five (05) copies labelled as such, shall be deposited against an acknowledgement of receipt at the Contracts Division of the NATIONAL REFINING COMPANY Ltd (SONARA, P.O.BOX 365 – Limbe, latest on the 4th/04/2023 at 10 a.m. local time, bearing the following label: INVITATION TO TENDER N°009.23/ONIT/SONARA/CIPM/2023 OF 1st/03/2023
“SUPPLY OF PHOTOCOPY PAPER TO SONARA’’
«To be opened during the tenders-opening session only»
Subject to rejection, other administrative documents required will imperatively be produced in originals or certified copies by the issuing authority in accordance with the provisions of special rules and regulations of the invitation to tender.
They must be dated less than three (03) months preceding the date of submission of the tender, or must have been signed after the date of signing the invitation to tender.
Any offer not in conformity with the requirements of this notice and tender file will be declared inadmissible. Notably the absence of a bid bond issued by a first class bank approved with the Ministry of Finance, or failure to respect the models of documents of tender file will result in rejection of the offer.
The opening of bids will be done in two stages; the opening of the administrative and technical bids will take place initially and will be followed by the second phase which is the financial offers of the bidders who meet the minimum technical score required.
14.1. Essential criteria
The examination of the essential criteria will consist of a verification of the conformity of bidders’ files with respect to the requirements of the Terms of References (ToR) in accordance with the stipulations of RPAO. The checklist will be on:
TOTAL ………………………………………………………………………………. 100 points
14.2. Eliminatory criteria
The Provider will be selected according to a formula combining quality and price.
The Contract will be awarded to the bidder whose qualified technical offer will be evaluated as the best bid on the basis of formula GN = 0.7 TN + 0.3 FN.
The bidders remain bound by their offers for a period of three (03) months with effect from the date of opening of bids.
Further technical information may be obtained during working hours at the CONTRACTS DIVISION of the NATIONAL REFINING COMPANY LTD (SONARA), P.O. BOX. 365 Limbe – Cameroon, Tel: 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 / Fax: 233.42 .41.99 or 18.104.22.168.
Done in Limbe, the 1st/03/2023
The Project Owner
Jean-Paul SIMO NJONOU