For

carrying out inspections and controls of SONARA submerged structures

OPEN NATIONAL INVITATION TO TENDER N° 019.21 / ONIT / SONARA / CIPM / 2021 OF THE 18th/06/2021

For

CARRYING OUT INSPECTIONS AND CONTROLS OF SONARA SUBMERGED STRUCTURES

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  1. SUBJECT OF THE TENDER

The General Manager of the National Refining Company, Contracting Authority, is launching an Open National Call for Tenders for carrying out inspections and controls of SONARA submerged structures.

  1. CONSISTENCY OF SERVICES

The objective of this consultation is to allow the selection of a specialized and experienced company, with a view to carrying out, on behalf of SONARA, inspections on totally or partially submerged structures and cathodic protection checks on said structures.

  1. EXECUTION DEADLINE :

The maximum timeframe provided by the Client for the performance of the services covered by this call for tenders is one (01) month.

  1. ALLOTMENT

This contract is not allotted.

  1. ESTIMATED COST

The estimated cost of this operation is CFAF 71.550.000 (seventy-one million five hundred and fifty thousand francs) all taxes inclusive.

  1. PARTICIPATION AND ORIGIN

Participation to this call for tenders is open to all Cameroonian-based companies or established in Cameroon, and operating in this specific field.

  1. FINANCING :

Services of this invitation to tender shall be financed by the SONARA budget (EL421-X04-1088).

  1. PROVISIONAL BOND

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 1.200.000 (one million and two 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.

  1. CONSULTATION OF THE TENDER DOCUMENTS:

As soon as this notice is published, the file may be consulted during working hours at SONARA P.O Box 365 Limbe (General Management / Contracts Division).

  1. ACQUISITION OF THE TENDER DOCUMENTS :

Once the tender notice is made known, tender documents can be obtained at the Contracts Division of the National Refining Company Ltd – P.O. Box 365 Limbe, upon presentation of a receipt of payment of a non-refundable amount of CFAF 100.000 (one hundred thousand francs) at BICEC, using the following references:

BICEC

Account / 335 98800001 89

Special customer account CAS – ARMP

Remitter: Name of bidder/SONARA/ITT n°019.21

  1. SUBMISSION OF BIDS

Tenders submitted in English or French in six (06) copies, one original and five (05) copies labelled as such, should reach the Contracts Division of the National Refining Company LtdP.O. Box 65 Limbe-Cameroun, Tel: (+237) 233.42.38.15 or 233.33.22.38 / Fax: (+237) 233.42.41.99 or 233.33.22.35, latest on the 22nd/07/2021 at 10 a.m. local time, bearing the following label:

INVITATION TO TENDER N°019.21 / ONIT / SONARA / CIPM / 2021 OF THE 18th/06/2021

CARRYING OUT INSPECTIONS AND CONTROLS OF SONARA SUBMERGED STRUCTURES

‘’To be opened during the tender session only”

  1. ADMISSIBILITY OF BIDS

Under pain of rejection, the other administrative documents required must either be original, or the true copies certified by the issuing service or an administrative authority, in accordance with the stipulations of the special rules and regulations of the invitation to tender.

They must obligatorily 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 incomplete bid which does not conform to the prescriptions of this invitation to tender shall be declared inadmissible. Such as the absence of a bid bond issued by a first class bank registered by the Ministry in charge of finance.

  1. OPENING OF TENDER ENVELOPES

The opening of tenders shall be done on two phases: the opening of administrative and technical documents will take place on phase one and shall be followed by that of financial proposals of bidders having obtained the required minimum technical score.

The opening of administrative documents and technical proposals shall take place on the 22nd/07/2021 at 10:30 am in the SONARA restaurant in Limbe, and would be done by the SONARA Internal Tenders Board (CIPM).

Only bidders or their duly mandated representative having full knowledge of the file can attend the tenders opening session.

The opening of financial bids will take place at the end of technical analysis and will solely concern bidders who would have obtained a minimum score of 70 points out of a total of 100 points.

  1. EVALUATION CRITERIA

14.1 ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

The examination of essential criteria shall consist in verifying that the bidder’s offer is in conformity with the terms of reference (TOR) and the special requirements of the tender document. The points to be verified include:

  • Presentation of the bid ……………………. ………… ………………03 points
  • Description of the methodology and the proposed work plan …………………………..30 points
  • Organization / Human resources / qualifications …………………55 points
  • Planning ……….………………………………………………………02 points
  • Material specification ……………………………………………………10 points

     TOTAL.  ………………………………………………………………….100 points

14.2 ELIMINATORY CRITERIA

  • Incomplete administrative file ;
  • Failure to present references [at least one (01)] in carrying out inspection and cathodic protection control work on offshore structures (attach copy of the 1st and last page of contracts / contracts / orders + PV receipt proving satisfaction of services)
  • Failure to obtain at least 70 points on a score of 100, after addition of the essential criteria notes.
  1. SELECTION METHOD OF THE SERVICE PROVIDER

The service provider shall be selected through the Quality and Price postulate.

  1. AWARD OF CONTRACT

The contract shall be awarded to the company technical and financial proposals put together will be assessed as the most cost-effective bid based on the formula NG=0.7 TN + 0.3 FN outlined in the tender file.

  1. DURATION AND VALIDITY OF OFFERS

Bidders shall be bound by their offers for a period of three (03) months with effect from the deadline of submission of the tender documents.    

  1. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Further technical information may be obtained during working hours from Contracts Division of the National Refining Company Ltd, P.O. Box 365 Limbe – Cameroon, Tel: (+237)233 42 3815 or 233 33 22 38 / Fax: (+237)233 42 41 99 or 233 33 22 35.

Done in Limbe, on the 18/06/2021

The Project owner

 Jean-Paul SIMO NJONOU

Certificat de système de qualité

SONARA

National Refining Company Ltd.

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