The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research says 37 firms have submitted bids for the rehabilitation of its facilities.
Speaking at the bid opening for projects at the NIOMR in Lagos, the Chief Procurement Officer of the institute, Mrs. Agnes Oladipo, said that the bids for the request for proposals were submitted for the procurement and construction of facilities at the institute.
According to her, three firms have shown interest in the supply of computers as part of the first project while two other firms submitted bids for the supply of machines.
While a total of four companies submitted proposals for the rehabilitation of the institute’s shrimp hatchery, 15 firms showed interest in the construction of farm house of 10 rooms. Ten firms submitted bids for the renovation of the fish technology office complex and 11 firms for the construction of perimeter fence at Badore.
Oladipo said, “There are two categories of projects that we opened today. The first one is supply category made up of three lots. Under the construction category, we have the rehabilitation of shrimp hatchery, perimeter fencing.”
According to her, the opened proposals will be evaluated for the technical capacity of the firms, adding that some of their claims will be verified.
She said, “For this stage, we want to see their technical capability. They will give us evidence of their claims and our concerns regarding the claims will be verified. After this stage, we will move on to the financials. Whoever is shortlisted at this stage will be invited and we are going to open the financial submission. For those people who are not selected, we will return their financial submission to them unopened.”
Oladipo added that the financial estimate of the firms would be compared with the quotation of the institute as part of the financial assessment stage.
The Executive Director, NIOMR, Dr. Gbola Akande, who was represented by Dr. Adesina Adegbie, appreciated the representatives of the firms for showing orderliness during the procedure and urged those who would not be selected after the evaluation not to be discouraged.
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