NYSC charges contractors on standard, job delivery

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. MK Fadah, has insisted that contractors must deliver on quality jobs. 

This is as out of 57 bidders at the technical bid opening, 42 scaled through to the financial bid opening which took place at the NYSC NDHQ, S. Ibrahim Conference Hall, Yakubu Gowon House, Maitama, Abuja. 

The DG who was represented by the director of Procurement, Mrs. E.O Ambekemo, stated that the contractors should execute their jobs to meet the standard of the scheme and the general public. 

“We wish to call on would be contractors to be diligent in carrying out the jobs to meet the quality and standard of the scheme and the general public,” he stated. 

He added that as stakeholders, they were not just contractors but critical partners in the scheme so, “it is our expectations that you will earn our trust by delivering high quality and standard products to our specifications.” 

The DG noted that the financial bid was in tandem with the Procurement Act and that the process was geared towards ensuring “transparency, fairness, reliability and accountability” and that value for money in the procurement of goods and services for the overall development of the scheme and the nation at large was desired. 

The technical bid took place earlier on July 28, 2022. 

Alhaji Umar Yahaya, secretary, NYSC Tenders Board who conducted the bid exercise noted that in line with Section 38 of the Act they would be fair and transparent and that all bid applications would be examined transparently. 

Items bided for included: Construction of skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development centre in Yobe state, renovation of NYSC headquarters building, procurement and supply of mattresses for NYSC camps, procurement and supply of furniture for NYSC offices in Bauchi, Niger, Enugu and others as well as procurement and supply of life jackets for riverine areas.

The bid process was observed by the media, civil society organisations and relevant agencies including the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Fiscal Accountability Initiative and Cornerstone Liberty and Love Foundation among others. 

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