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Nigeria: Gas-Based Industrial Complex

Solicitation Number: 2014-11010
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Mar 26, 2014 11:04 am
Proposal Submission Place:
Mr. Obafolajimi Otudeko
Team Lead, Group Resources
Honeywell Group Limited
6B Mekunwen Road, Off Oyikan Abayomi Drive
Ikoyi, Lagos

*Proposals shall be clearly marked "Gas-Based Industrial Complex"

The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a pre-Feasibility Study ("Study") to assess the various types of fertilizer and petrochemical facilities that could be included in Honeywell Group Limited's ("Grantee") proposed gas-based industrial complex ("Project") in Nigeria.

As Nigeria's middle class flourishes, the demand for fertilizers and petrochemical products is increasing in Nigeria. In this context, USTDA is supporting the Grantee with grant funding to support the early-stage development of the Project as a means to connect with U.S. expertise and to facilitate the Grantee's entry into the fertilizer and petrochemical sector.

The Study will evaluate various types of facilities which could produce different chemical outputs, including: (1) methanol (2) fertilizer chemicals such as urea and ammonia, and (3) petrochemicals such as ethylene, propylene, and/or benzene products. The Study will also develop a simulation model(s) that will provide the Grantee with recommendations on which of these facilities should be included in the Project, the size/scale of these facilities, the sources of feedstock for the facilities, and a site location for the Project. In addition, the Study will include a market survey on the current demand of the different chemical outputs which could result from the Project. The market survey will assess the domestic and international markets for the potential chemical outputs of the facilities, as well as the capital costs required, potential U.S. suppliers, and any potential barriers to the Project. The Study will also include at least one training session for a minimum of three days in the United States to cover topics of high interest to the Grantee. The training will provide hands-on human capacity building related to fertilizer and petrochemical industry planning, technologies, and international business practices to the Grantee's staff.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a combination of a US$257,000 grant to the Grantee from USTDA and a US$257,000 cash cost share from the Grantee, bringing the total budget of the Study to US$514,000.

A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.

Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal directly to the Grantee by 5:00 PM (Lagos Time), April 25, 2014 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
Jennifer Van Renterghem,
USTDA - 1000 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1600 Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-875-4357
Fax: 703-875-4009