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Trade Consultancy and Business Administration Support Services in Nigeria.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Enterprise Ireland
The Plaza, East Point Business Park
3 Dublin
Telephone: +353 14020114

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Trade Consultancy and Business Administration Support Services in Nigeria.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The service is to be delivered in Nigeria.

NUTS code IE

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Enterprise Ireland invites expressions of interest to be considered for a tender to
provide Trade Consultancy and Business Administration Support Services in
Enterprise Ireland opened its first office in Africa in Johannesburg - South Africa
in February 2012 and this office is responsible for development of our services to
our clients for the South Africa market. To further develop our capability in West
Africa, Enterprise Ireland wishes to appoint a Trade Consultant based in Lagos,
Nigeria. Reporting to our Johannesburg office, this Trade Consultant
(Representative) will play a key role in further developing a pro-active market
strategy for Nigeria involving individual company assistance as well as
contributing to a number of sectoral projects in identified growth sectors.
To formally and pro-actively plan towards the exploitation of the market
opportunities in the Nigerian market Enterprise Ireland is proposing to award a
contract for 1 year, with the option to extend annually for an up to 3 year
period, subject to satisfactory performance, business needs and budgetary
constraints, for the provision of in-market Trade Consultancy service including
the provision of a virtual office and hot desk facilities in Lagos, Nigeria.
The key tasks associated with this contract are listed below:
Market Research - Individual client research;
Arranging Appointments and Meetings;
Group Projects;
Support for Market Visits;
Business Support Services;
Hot Desk Facilities;
Handling General Enquiries.
Further information available in the qualification questionnaire available to

download from

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75100000, 72221000, 75112000, 79000000, 79310000, 79312000, 79342000, 79411100, 79996000, 98110000, 98111000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Services as described in the questionnaire for client companies of Enterprise Ireland targeting the Nigerian market. A 1-year contract with the option to extend for 2 additional years.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 500 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Options to continue the service after the initial contract duration of 1 year for 2 additional years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 036 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Not applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be agreed with the successful service provider.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
A grouping if successful must be prepared to contract as a single entity having joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The service must be delivered in Nigeria.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the questionnaire available to download from using RFT ID 104481.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the questionnaire available to download from using RFT ID 104481.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please refer to the questionnaire available to download from using RFT ID 104481.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: At least 5 firms will be invited to the next stage of the tender process, on foot of assessment of responses to the qualification questionnaire and subject to that number meeting the minimum criteria and rules.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
9.5.2016 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

1) Interested parties must register their interest on the eTenders web site ( in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications. All information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal ( only. Registration is free of charge. The contracting authority will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;

2) This is the sole call for competition for this service.
3) The contracting authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers.
4) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
5) It will be a condition of award that candidates are tax compliant and are in a position to produce a valid tax clearance certificate from the Revenue Commissioners when requested.
6) If for any reason it is not possible to award the contract to the chosen tenderer or the tenderer fails to deliver the services in accordance with the terms and conditions, the contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract to the next highest scoring tenderer without reopening competition.
7) At its absolute discretion, the contracting authority may elect to terminate this procurement process and any contract awarded.

8) Please note that responses must be submitted via only. It is the responsibility of suppliers to register on the website and familiarise themselves with the submission process.

9) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the contracting authority is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of questionnaires with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, candidates are advised to ensure that they return fully completed questionnaires in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition.
10) This notice is being published on a voluntary basis in the OJEU as the contract is for a service which is a non-priority service (Annex IIB) and therefore not subject to the full rigours of the public procurement directive (2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council). As this contract will be awarded after 18.4.2016 the same rules apply to the services as defined under the applicable directive at that time 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
Four Courts, Inns Quay
7 Dublin

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Consult a legal advisor

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: