On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, this programme seeks to attract investments and develop a transparent market mechanism through a competitive procurement process for allocating gas flares, under clear and transparent criteria, to competent third party investors using proven technologies in commercial application globally. The Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme (NGFCP) is an opportunity for Government, industry, State Government, ethnic nationalities, and local communities to work together to resolve an oil field unacceptable practice.
The Bid Process
One of the fundamental objective of the NGFCP is to develop a transparent market mechanism through a competitive procurement process for allocating gas flares, under clear criteria, to competent third party investors using proven technologies
The bidding process is carried out using a two-stage procurement process. The First Stage of the biding process is the Request for Qualification (‘‘RFQ’’) package which will be available to Applicants (i.e. those parties which have registered with the NGFCP through the NGFCP Portal; www.ngfcp.gov.ng. Response to this RFQ package requirements is the submission of a Statement of Qualification.
Qualified Applicants will then be invited to proceed to the Second Stage of the bidding process where they will be requested to submit a detailed proposal which must be in conformity with the Request for Proposal (‘‘RFP’’) package requirements.
Registered parties are eligible to download the RFQ package from the NGFCP Portal.
Registered parties may then submit a Statement of Qualification (“SOQ”) in line with the RFQ package requirements, including payment of the SOQ Submission Fee to qualify as “Applicants”.
The RFQ will be available to all parties that have registered for the NGFCP at any time up to SOQ submission deadline.
SOQs submitted by the due date will be evaluated against established criteria and Applicants will be advised if they have or have not been awarded Qualified Applicant (“QA”) status.
A list of those awarded QA status will be published on the NGFCP Portal and will be invited to proceed to the second stage of the bidding process.
QAs will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement supported with a Power of Attorney and, following Department of Petroleum Resources data access protocols, pay the corresponding “prying” and “leasing” fees to obtain access to the RFP package from the NGFCP Portal (no further administrative charges apply).
QAs may submit a detailed proposal which must be in conformity with the RFP package requirements including provision of a Bid Bond. Upon meeting the previous criteria, the QAs attain bidder status (“Bidder”).
The bids presented by QAs will be evaluated based on pre-established criteria as detailed in the RFP package.
Following evaluation, the Federal Government of Nigeria will select and inform Preferred Bidders. Once the necessary Project agreements have been signed Preferred Bidders can progress Project development towards financial close and project execution
Failure to adhere to milestones may result in withdrawal of the Preferred Bidder status, calling of the performance bond, and the Flare Gas assigned to the Preferred Bidder re-auctioned or awarded to reserve bidders.