Expression of Interest (EOI) For Empanelment of Insolvency Professionals registered with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India established under Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016  at State Bank of India, Stressed Assets Resolution Group, Corporate Centre, Mumbai

Start Date: 15-Jan-2018 Close Date: 05-Feb-2018

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

EOI Document Availability EOI document can be downloaded from website (Click here to Download EOI ) from 10 A.M. on 15.01.2018 to 4 P.M. on 05.02.2018
Last date for requesting clarification (optional) 31-01-2018
Clarifications to queries raised 01-02-2018
Last date of submission of EOI 05-02-2018 (upto 04:00 PM)
Contact Person Details 1. Suresh Balasubramanian, AGM (NCLT) Mob: 9445860332 : Land line – 022-22177537

2. Mr. R. K. Sharma, AGM (NCLT) Mob: 9892754636; Landline: 022-22177372

Address for Communication and Submission of Bid Deputy General Manager (NCLT) State Bank of India, Corporate Center, Stressed Assets Resolution Group (SARG), 21st Floor, E Block, Maker Tower, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai-400005
All correspondence relating to this EOI to email id agm.nclt@sbi.co.in
1. Introduction: State Bank of India (“SBI” or “the Bank”) is the largest Bank with a network of approx. 22500 branches spread across India. The SBI also has presence in 37 countries across the globe.The Bank seeks to empanel individual Insolvency Resolution Professionals (IRP) registered under the IBBI (Insolvency Professionals) Regulations, 2016. The proposed empanelment of IPs is for nomination as IRP/RP for cases of Bank’s borrowers filed before the National Company Law Tribunal for resolution/liquidation proceedings, including for representing the Bank in the committee of creditors as per the provisions of the Code and Regulations.

2. Background: State Bank of India (SBI) invites applications from IRP registered with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, and membership of Insolvency Professional Agency, having office(s) at places where NCLT benches are established and requisite qualification and experience as per the eligibility criteria as set out in Annexure ‘A’. The objective of this EOI is to identify and empanel eligible individuals having requisite capability, experience & expertise and are interested in providing services to SBI as detailed in this document.

2 (a) Submission of EOI: Expression of Interest (EOI) are invited in sealed envelope super scripted as <Expression of Interest for empanelment of Insolvency Resolution Professionals.

a. From the applicants who meet the eligibility criteria as set out in Annexure‘A’, and

b. Agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained in this Request for EOI document.

Sealed envelope containing complete set of hard copy of EOI should be submitted by Post to or delivered in person at the below mentioned Office:

Deputy General Manager (NCLT)

State Bank of India, Corporate Centre,

SARG Department,

21st Floor, E Block, Maker Tower,

Cuffe Parade, Mumbai-400005

Phone: 022-22177516

A soft copy of EOI should be mailed to agm.nclt@sbi.co.in. EOI should be in format as per Annexure ‘B’. Additional information should be provided by annexing separate sheets.

3. Applicant’s Eligibility Criteria:

This process is open to all applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria as set out in Annexure-‘A’ of this document. Applicants should furnish information as per Annexure-B format in their EOI proposal.

4. Scope of Work: – Applicants should describe, comprehensively, how they meet/fulfil the requirements of a Resolution Professional and additional details they may seek to provide in an annexure to their application.

5. Process before submission of EOIs:-

i. Raising of queries/clarifications on Request for EOI document: Applicants requiring any clarification on this document should submit their queries through email on or before 31.01.18 by 4.00 P.M. to: nclt@sbi.co.in.

ii. Modification in Request for EOI document: SBI may modify any part of this document at any time prior to the deadline for submission of EOIs. Such change(s) if any may be in the form of an addendum/corrigendum and will be uploaded in Bank’s website – http://www.StateBankofIndia.comor http://www.sbi.co.in. All such change(s) will automatically become part of this Request for EOI and binding on all applicants. Interested applicants are advised to regularly refer SBI’s URLs referred above.

iii. Extension of date of submission of EOIs: Request for extension of date for submission of EOIs will not be entertained. However, the SBI at its discretion may extend the deadline in order to allow prospective applicants a reasonable time to take the amendment/changes, if any, into account.

iv. Briefing session: SBI, if required, may organize a briefing session on 01.02.2018 at 3.00 P.M. at their office at SARG, Corporate Center, Maker Tower, 21st Floor, E Block, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai -400005 to respond to the queries received by the scheduled date and time from the applicants. Applicants may also seek clarifications at the briefing session. Relevant clarifications will be e-mailed to the applicants who raise queries and participate in the briefing session.

6. Format and Signing of EOI:

i. The applicants should prepare EOI strictly as stated in this Request for EOI document.

a. EOI should be typed and submitted on A4 size paper, spirally and securely bound and with all pages therein in serial order.

b. All pages of the EOI should be signed. Any interlineations, erases or overwriting shall be valid only if the person(s) signs and authenticates them. The EOI should bear the signature and rubber stamp of the applicant on each page except for the un-amendable printed literature.

c. Contact details of the applicant are to be provided as under: –

Particulars of Authorized signatory for signing the EOI and Authorized contact person

Name

Designation

Email id

Landline

Mobile No.

Fax No.

Address

ii. The applicants should demonstrate in EOIs that they meet all parameters given in Annexure-‘A’ of this Request for EOI.

iii. In case any discrepancy is observed between hard copy and soft copy, the hard copy will be considered as the base document and the information contained in hard copy shall prevail.

7. Last Date for submission of EOI:

The last date for submission of EOI is 05.02.2018 up to 4.00 P.M. In case the designated day happens to be a holiday; the next working day will be deemed as the last date for submission of EOI.

8. Process after submission of EOIs:

i. All EOIs received by the designated date and time will be examined by the SBI to determine if they meet criteria/terms and conditions mentioned in this document including its subsequent amendment(s), if any, and whether EOIs are complete in all respects.

ii. On scrutiny, the EOIs not found in desired format/ illegible/ incomplete/not containing clear information, or failing to fulfil the relevant requirement will be rejected for further evaluation process at the sole discretion of SBI.

iii. SBI reserves the right, at any time, to waive any of the requirements of this Request for EOI document if it is deemed in the interest of SBI.

iv. If deemed necessary, the SBI may seek clarifications on any aspect of EOI from the applicant. If a written response is requested, it must be provided within 02 working days by email. The responses received beyond 02 working days, if any, may not be considered. However, that would not entitle the applicant to change or cause any change in the material particulars of their EOI document already submitted. SBI may also make enquiries to verify the past performance of the applicants in respect of similar work. All information submitted in the application or obtained subsequently will be treated as confidential.

v. SBI may shortlist the applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria, have experience and capability as per its requirement and who agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the Bank. SBI at its sole discretion may call the IRP for interaction/presentation before the Appropriate Authority before shortlisting. IRPs will have to bear costs for such interaction/ presentation. SBI’s judgment in this regard will be final.

vii. Applicants will be advised about shortlisting of their EOIs or otherwise. However, applicants will not be provided with information about comparative position of their EOIs with that of others.

viii. Shortlisting or Empanelment by SBI does not create any right in favour of shortlisted or empanelled IRP to get appointed as IRP/RP in any case/matter.

Terms & Conditions

i. Lodgement of an EOI is evidence of an applicant’s consent to comply with the terms and conditions of Request for EOI process. If an applicant fails to comply with any of the terms, its EOI may be summarily rejected.

ii. Wilful misrepresentation of any fact in the EOI will lead to the disqualification of the applicant without prejudice to other actions that SBI may take. The EOI and the accompanying documents will become property of SBI.

iii. SBI reserves the right to accept or reject any or all EOIs received without assigning any reason therefor whatsoever and the SBI’s decision in this regard will be final. No contractual obligation whatsoever shall arise from the EOI process.

iv. Any effort on the part of applicant to influence evaluation process may result in rejection of the EOI.

v. SBI is not responsible for non-receipt of EOIs within the specified date and time due to any reason including postal delays or holidays in between.

vi. SBI reserves the right to verify the validity of information provided in the EOIs and to reject any bid where the contents appear to be incorrect, inaccurate or inappropriate at any time during the process of EOI.

vii. Applicants shall be deemed to have:

a. examined the Request for EOI document and its subsequent changes, if any for responding to it.

b. examined all circumstances and contingencies, influencing their EOI application and which is obtainable by the making of reasonable enquiries.

c. satisfy themselves as to the correctness and sufficiency of their EOI applications and if any discrepancy, error or omission is noticed in the EOI, the applicant shall notify the Bank in writing on or before the end date/time.

viii. The applicants shall bear all costs associated with submission of EOI desired by SBI. SBI will not be responsible or liable for any cost thereof, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the process.

ix. Applicants must advise the SBI immediately in writing of any material change to the information contained in the EOI application, including any substantial change in their ownership or their financial or technical capability. Copies of relevant documents must be submitted with their advices.

x. Shortlisted applicants must not advertise or publish the same in any form without the prior written consent of SBI.

xi. SBI shall have the right to cancel the EOI process itself at any time, without thereby incurring any liabilities to the affected applicants.

10. Disclaimer:

SBI is not committed either contractually or in any other way to the applicants whose applications are accepted. The issue of this Request for EOI does not commit or otherwise oblige SBI to proceed with any part or steps of the process.

Subject to any law to the contrary and to the maximum extent permitted by law, SBI and its directors/officers/employees/contractors/agents and advisors disclaim all liabilities (including liability by reason of negligence) from any loss or damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reasons of any person using the information and whether caused by reasons of any error, omission or misrepresentation in the information contained in this document or suffered by any person acting or refraining from acting because of any information contained in this Request for EOI document or conduct ancillary to it whether or not the loss or damage arises in connection with any omission, default, lack of care or misrepresentation on the part of SBI or any of its officers, employees, contractors, agents or advisors.

Eligibility Criteria for Insolvency Professionals

1. The individual IRP should be a member of an Insolvency Professional Agency (IPA) and in possession of a registration certificate from Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

2. The applicant should have at least 15 years of professional experience, out of which minimum 5 years of relevant experience in handling matters relating to rehabilitation of companies which may include experience in Corporate Debt Restructuring / Strategic Debt Restructuring, Scheme of Arrangement/Winding up of companies under Companies Act, 2013, BIFR restructuring cases under SICA (Special Provisions) Act.

3. Persons having additional experience in financial restructuring/change in management of companies, corporate turnaround, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, Corporate valuations, handling CIRP cases under IBC shall have additional weight age. The details of the relevant experience in this regard may be provided in the annexure to the applicant’s response to this EOI.

4. The applicant should be well versed with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Regulations, the Companies Act, 2013, Partnership Act, 1932, Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008, Contract Act, 1872 , Transfer of Property Act, RDDB Act, NI Act and other relevant Acts.

5. The applicant should have up-to-date knowledge of the important case laws/Judgments delivered by Honorable Supreme court/NCLAT/NCLT in the matters pertaining to IBC, 2016.

6. The applicant should have:

(a) appropriate support system of professionals, consultants and advisors to complete the Corporate Insolvency Resolution in the manner prescribed under the Code;

(b) Ability and resources to appoint lawyers, valuers, industry experts, accountants and other experts as per the expertise required;

(c) Adequate information technology provisions and technical staff to conduct voting of the creditors by either physical method or by way of electronic voting;

(d) The ability and capacity to organize and arrange the interim management of the Corporate debtor and continuing CD operations as a going concern; and,

(e) The ability to secure and protect the assets of the Corporate debtor to protect the underlying value of the enterprise / debtor company.

(f) The applicant shall have to demonstrate fulfillment of the above requirements and/ or capacity to the satisfaction of the Bank by documentary evidence.

(Applicants who are part of/supported by an IBBI registered Insolvency Professional Entity with adequate infrastructure shall have additional weight age.)

7. Success story, if any, in resolution of stressed assets. (Write up not to exceed 2 pages of the ‘A’ size paper)

8. The applicant must be willing to abide by the Bank’s terms and conditions as to fees, charges etc.

9. The applicant who seeks to be appointed as resolution professional should not have represented Bank’s borrowers in other matters so as to create a conflict of interest.

10. The applicant, if empanelled with the bank, should be willing to undertake that they shall not appear/ advise or represent interest adverse to the Bank’s interests.

Annexure B

(Form for submission of EOI)

FORMAT TO BE FILLED UP FOR EMPANELMENT AS RESOLUTION PROFESSIONAL UNDER INSOLVENCY & BANKRUPTCY CODE, 2016

Name of the Insolvency Professional:
IBBI Registration Number (attach copy of certificate)
PAN Card Number:
Aadhaar Card Number:
e-mail id:
Mobile No;
Landline No:
Fax No. :
Address :
Academic/Professional qualifications:
Experience in the profession (provide details)
Name of IPA of which applicant is a member
Number of years of relevant experience: (provide documentary evidence, if any)
Existing relationship with SBI, if any:

Such as already on any panel of SBI, If yes, date or year from which empanelled by SBI e.g. Chartered Accountant/ Company Secretary/Registered Valuer/stock auditor etc

Name of other Banks/FIs where IP is already empanelled
Experience of rehabilitation, restructuring or resolution of insolvent companies /any other relevant experience (attach annexure, if
required)
Experience, if any, of working as IRP/RP in CIRP/Liquidation cases under IBC on behalf of banks/financial institutions
Details of instances where engaged as IRP on behalf of a Corporate Debtor/or against SBI in any CIR proceeding:
Whether applicant IP is a partner/member/ director any registered Insolvency Professional Entity, if yes, provide details
Specialisation if any in some industry or sector
locations where IPE has offices/ branches
Any other relevant information
Details of Insolvency Professional Agency (of which IP is a partner/member)
Name of IPE
Registration No. with IBBI
Constitution
Date of establishment
Contact details
Address for correspondence
Name of Directors/Partners
Any particular Industry, where IPE has specific domain expertise of handling insolvency
Total number of employees
Name of key personnel/employees (attach profiles), of them

a) Chartered Accountants

b) Advocates

c) Ex Bankers

d) Ex Judicial officers

e) Industry Experts

f) IT experts

g) Other Specialists

Yearly Turnover/ Earnings since inception
Geographical locations where IPE has offices/ branches
Major CIRP/Liquidation cases of value more than Rs. 5 Crores handled by IPE, if any (give brief writeup on such cases)
Name of Banks/Institutions where IPE is empanelled
Names of international/ Foreign Insolvency Professionals engaged as member
Major achievements
Any other relevant information

Declaration:

1. I hereby confirm and declare that the information given herein above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I hereby express my interest to act as IRP/RP/Liquidator, if appointed by the Adjudicating Authority.

2. In case there is any change in the status of the position indicated above, the same shall be communicated to SBI forthwith.
Signature of Insolvency Professional
Place:
Date:

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