Edo NEWMAP Conducts Bid Opening for Civil Works on Six Reclamation Sites

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Edo NEWMAP Conducts Bid Opening for Civil Works on Six Reclamation Sites

 

As part of the continuing efforts of the Edo State Government at addressing the devastation of flood and gully erosion across various communities in the state, the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has concluded a bid opening exercise for the civil works in six gully and erosion sites.

The exercise, which is one of the requirements of the World Bank-assisted State Government project towards choosing the preferred bidder from prospective bids submitted for reclamation works, is for the flood and gully erosion ravaged locations of Emu-Ohodua; Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma; Edo College and Ogiso-Osunde under Lot 1 as well as Igbe Quarters and Fugar-Agenebode under Lot 2.

Welcoming representatives of prospective firms who had submitted tenders, Edo State Commissioner of Environment and Sustainability and Chairman of the State Steering Committee of NEWMAp, Dame Omoua Alonge Oni-Okpaku assured of compliance with the World Bank guidelines.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Barrister Brai Emoedume said ‘You can be rest assured that the World Bank best practices to which Edo State has always adhered is strictly on ground both in this bid opening and such other processes that Edo NEWMAP follows’.

She acknowledged the pedigree of the engineering firms who had bidded for the NEWMAP reclamation works and expressed the belief that their confidence in the process would not be misplaced.

Also speaking at the event, the Edo State Project Coordinator of NEWMAP, Engineer John Adisa, said the exercise was to publicly open all the bids submitted for the Edo NEWMAP advertised reclamation works and expressed high hope that a credible bidder would emerge at the end.

In line with the World Bank guidelines, the Ad-hoc Bid Opening Committee comprising of the SPMU Procurement Officer, Dr. Tom Obaseki, the Project Engineer, Edwin Asemota-Ero  and the operations Officer, Engineer Ailoje Ikhide earlier constituted carried out the opening of all the packaged bids received.

A total number of 15 firms submitted bids for the different jobs in Lots 1 and 2.. The event was witnessed by SPMU members and members of the communities where the projects are located.

A representative of one of the bidding companies facing the duo of Engineer John Adisa and Dr. Tom Obaseki during the bid opening ceremony for Ambrose Ali, Edo College-Ogiso Osunde, Emu-Ohordua, Igbe Quarters and Fugar-Agenebode contract works as shown in picture above.