1.1 This Invitation for Bids is open to all manufacturers & their dealers authorized to quote in response to this NIT.
1.2 Copies of valid Central/State sales tax registration certificate, Income tax clearance certificate, proof of manufacturing unit/dealership & general order suppliers and copies of two major supply orders valuing more than Rs. 20000/- executed during the preceding two years for Govt. depts. /PSUs and Central Autonomous bodies have to be submitted.
Cost of Bidding
2.1 The Bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its bid, and "the Purchaser", will in no case be responsible or liable for these costs, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the bidding process.
B. The Bidding Documents
3. Cost of Bidding Documents
Interested eligible bidders may purchase the bidding documents on payment of the cost of bidding documents as indicated in the invitation for bids. The cost of bidding documents should be submitted in the form of a Demand Draft in favour of the Registrar, BHU payable at Varanasi.
4. Content of Bidding Documents
4.1 The goods required, bidding procedures and contract terms are prescribed in the bidding documents. In addition to the Invitation for Bids, the bidding documents include:
(a) Instruction to Bidders (ITB);
(b) General Conditions of Contract (GCC);
(c) Schedule of requirements;
(d) Tender form (technical bid).
(e) Tender form (financial bid)
4.2 The Bidder is expected to examine all instructions, forms, terms, and specifications in the bidding documents. Failure to furnish all information required by the bidding documents or submission of a bid not substantially responsive to the bidding documents in every respect will be at the Bidder's risk and may result in rejection of its bid.
5. Amendment of Bidding Documents
5.1 At any time prior to the deadline for submission of bids, the Purchaser may, for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in response to a clarification requested by a prospective bidder, modify the bidding documents by amendment.
5.2 All prospective bidders who have received the bidding documents will be notified of the amendment in writing, which will be binding on them.
5.3 In order to allow prospective bidders reasonable time within which to take the amendment into account in preparing their bids, the Purchaser, at its discretion, may extend the deadline for the submission of bids.
6.1 The bid prepared by the Bidder, as well as all correspondence and documents relating to the bid exchanged by the Bidder and the Purchaser, shall be written in English language.
7. Documents Comprising the Bid
7.1 Techno commercial unpriced bid and priced Bids: The bids are to be submitted in two parts in separate sealed envelopes i.e. Techno commercial unpriced bid and priced Bids.
(a) Techno commercial unpriced bid along with Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) as shown in invitation to bids may be submitted either through Bank Guarantee valid for the duration of contract as per enclosure to the bidding documents or by a demand draft of Nationalised Bank in favour of the Registrar, BHU payable at Varanasi. If the EMD is not received along with the technical bid, such bid will not be considered. The samples of all the items shown in the schedule of requirements of each tender should also accompany the techno commercial unpriced bid in a separate sealed envelope
(b) Priced bid.
7.2 Techno commercial unpriced bid: The Techno commercial unpriced bid prepared by the bidder shall be provided in the following Model Response format :
Model Response format
(a) Standing of each Bidder Manufacturer/Dealer and past experience in supply of the material (certificates to be enclosed), proof of manufacturing Unit/Dealership letter and general order supplier.
(b) List of other Govt. Departments , Public Sector units and Central Autonomous Bodies for which the bidder is supplying material or having the similar type of contracts and a certificate regarding the satisfactory performance of the contract.
(c) Copy of the audited balance sheet of the vendor for the previous financial year indicating the turnover in supply of the material.
(d) Details of Permanent Account Number and latest income tax clearance certificate.
(e) Details of S.T. No. along with a copy of certificate to be attached.
(f) Submission of samples if required, for all items indicated in the schedule of requirements. The make of items proposed to be supplied should be indicated in the format of the schedule of requirements and submitted along with the techno commercial un priced bid without indicating the pricing components.
(g) Willingness to execute all orders which are placed to meet emergency requirement on priority basis. The Bidder shall note that standards for workmanship, material and equipment, and references to brand names designated by the Purchaser in the schedule of requirements are intended to be descriptive only and not restrictive. The Bidder may substitute alternative standards, brand names and/or catalogue numbers in his bid, provided that it demonstrates to the Purchaser's satisfaction that the substitutions ensure substantial equivalence to those designated in the Technical Specifications.
7.3 Priced Bid
The priced bid shall comprise the techno commercial bid along with the price component indicating the Unit prices for each and every item indicated in the schedule of requirements.
(a) The prices quoted must be net per unit as shown in the Schedule and must include all charges for delivery at the designated stores.
(b) The rate must be stated for each item separately both in words and figures. If there is a discrepancy between the price quoted in word and figures the higher price quoted will be treated as final.
(c) The price quoted by the tenderers should be exclusive of Excise Duty & Sales Tax. However, the Excise Duty & Sales Tax payable should be quoted separately in the schedule enclosed.
(d) Quoted prices should be firm and inclusive of octroi, freight and forwarding charges, handling charges, loading and unloading charges, insurance charges etc.
(e) The prices once accepted by the University shall remain valid till the successful execution of the order and till supplies are fully effected and accepted or 12 months from the date of acceptance of tender whichever is later. The University shall not entertain any increase in the rates during the period. However, in the event there is a reduction or increase in Government levy/duties during the period of execution of the order, the rates shall be suitably adjusted with effect from the date notifying the said reduction or increase in the Government levy/excise duty. The quantity given in the schedule is approx annual requirement, which can be reduced or increased by 50%.
1. THE TWO BIDS (BOTH TECHNO COMMERCIAL UNPRICED BID) ALONG WITH EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT (EMD) AND SAMPLES (IF REQUIRED) AND THE PRICED BID SHOULD BE SUBMITTED SEPARATELY FOR EACH TENDER.
2. CONDITIONAL BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 8. Bid Prices
8.1 The Bidder shall indicate on the Schedule of requirements, the unit prices of the goods it proposes to supply under the Contract and enclose it with the priced bid.
8.2 Prices indicated on the Price Schedule shall be entered separately in the following manner:
(i) the prices quoted must be net per unit as shown in the schedule of requirements and must be include all charges for delivery at the designated stores.
(ii) any Indian duties, sales and other taxes which will be payable on the goods if this Contract is awarded;
8.3 Prices quoted by the Bidder shall be fixed during the Bidder's performance of the Contract and not subject to variation on any account.
9. Bid Currencies
9.1 Prices shall be quoted in Indian Rupees only. In case of direct import the prices may be indicated in the foreign currency. The University may, at its discretion, arrive at approximate Rupee equivalent on the basis of exchange rate on the date of opening of price bid.
10. Period of Validity of Bids
10.1 Bids shall remain valid for 90 days after the date of bid opening prescribed by the Purchaser. A bid valid for a shorter period shall be rejected by the Purchaser as non-responsive.
10.2 In exceptional circumstances, the Purchaser may solicit the Bidder's consent to an extension of the period of validity. The request and the responses thereto shall be made in writing. A Bidder may refuse the request without forfeiting its EMD. A Bidder granting the request will not be required nor permitted to modify the bid.
10.3 Bid evaluation will be based on the bid prices without taking into consideration the above modifications.