Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is seeking the service of qualified/competent Companies to operate Airport limousine services for executive and VIP passengers at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in compliance with the National Open Competitive Bidding (NOCB) procedures stipulated in the Public Procurement Act 2007 and its extant guidelines.
Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs of FAAN told BusinessDay on Monday, that the plan in in tandem with the new standarisation move under her of FAAN to sanitize to the nation’s airports especially now that government is reviewing escort services used by VIPs and other high profile citizens.
According to information from the bureau of public procurement website, the objectives of the proposed service include the provision of twenty four (24) hour professional and impeccable transportation service to the satisfaction of executive and VIP air passengers at the airport, carrying out of regular and effective maintenance and servicing of fleet of vehicles, ensuring adequate security for the passengers, provision of personnel with sound mental and physical state of health and ability. Such employees must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English Language, provision of conducive ambience at the operational base, including lighting and cleaning of environment and provision of First Aid Box.
In terms of logistics, interested companies shall, at its own cost, provide all the approved vehicles, communication gadgets, office furniture and equipments and any other materials necessary for the provision of the services, and a comprehensive insurance policy.
Such company shall provide welfare amenities such as reasonable rest periods and facilities which sustain morale and create a sense of loyalty and shall be responsible for the training and discipline of its staff. Security Clearance: Employees must also undergo criminal indices check/background checks for the purposes of security clearance.
To be eligible to apply for the services, applicants shall provide of evidence of company’s certificate of incorporation (or business registration) with the corporate affairs Commission (CAC), including certified true copy of memorandum and articles of association, forms CAC2 & CAC7 (where applicable).
There shall be evidence of company’s income tax clearance certificate (TCC) for the last three years (i.e. 2017, 2018 and 2019), current pension compliance certificate, current industrial training fund (ITF) certificate of compliance, current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) compliance certificate. All these requirements must carry a valid till 31st December 2020.
Others are evidence of registration on the national database of federal contractors, consultants and service providers by submission of interim registration report (IRR) expiring December 31, 2020 or valid certificate issued by the bureau of public procurement (BPP).
Sworn affidavit from court of competent jurisdiction in Nigeria (federal or state), including stamped passport photograph and signature of deponent/declarant, disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) or bureau of public procurement (BPP) is a former or present director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars.
It shall also indicate if the director(s) has/have never been convicted by any court of law, that the firm’s director or the company is not bankrupt and whether the company’s audited accounts have been audited for the last three (3) years 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable Commercial Bank in Nigeria, indicating willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of project when needed among other requirements.