The Controller General of Corrections (CGC), Haliru Nababa, FICMC, MFR, mni, has assured the contract bidders of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) of a level playing field as stipulated in the Procurement Act 2007 for the selection of those who will be pre-qualified to move to the next stage of the bidding process.
The CGC made this known during the symbolic bid opening of categories A and C of the 2023 capital projects at the National Headquarters, Abuja, which was advertised on Monday, July 8, 2023, in two national dailies, including The Daily Trust and The Nation, as well as in the Federal Tender Journal and the Service website.
The Corrections boss announced the end of the Expression of Interest (EOI) for categories A, B, and C and went further to state that all the bidders are expected to comply with the criteria for eligibility as stated in the advertisements, urging them to embrace the spirit of sportsmanship.
Meanwhile, the Head of Procurement Unit, Controller of Corrections (CC) Ismaila Adagiri, in a speech that the Service will follow due process and will strictly abide by all the rules and regulations as stipulated in the Procurement Act of 2007.
CC Adagiri further read out the qualification requirements expected of the bidders and was quoted as saying that “failure to fulfill these requirements will disqualify them from the process.” He also said that some of the projects that were hitherto withdrawn in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Procurement Act 2007 have been published this time around. He stressed that only those who meet the requirements in the prequalifying stage of the process will eventually be invited to the summit financial bids, which will be done at a later date that will be communicated by the Service.
AD Umar AICMC, FCAI
Assistant Controller of Corrections
Public Relations Officer
Nigerian Correctional Service