Consequent upon the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic early this year and the need to revamp economic activities which went to it lowest ebb, the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), has opened its financial bids for the Emergency Maintenance and Repairs of some federal roads nationwide under FERMA’s 2020 COVID -19 intervention programme on Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 at A-Class Park, Abuja.
The Director, Procurement, Engr. (Mrs.) B.A Ilemore representing the Managing Director, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA Engr. Nuruddeen .A. Rafindadi FNSE, said the Agency sought and obtained from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) a due process ‘No objection’ to adopt restricted tendering method for the procurement of the Emergency Maintenance and Repairs of some federal roads captured under the Agency’s 2020 Appropriation Act (Amendment) tagged COVID -19 intervention programmes.
Ilemore while declaring the bids open assured the prospective bidders that the submitted bids would be accorded the due consideration based on merit and in accordance with the provisions of Public Procurement Act (2007). She said “Transparency, competitiveness and fairness would be our watchword in the financial evaluation and award procedures”.
Representatives from Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Cornerstone Liberty & Love Foundation (CLF) and Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Abuja branch were also present to observe the bid opening exercise.