37 Firms Bid for NNPC 6 Fire-fighting Trucks
By Dipo Olowookere
Bids were received from about 37 companies for the supply of six triple agent fire-fighting trucks for the operation of the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC), one of the downstream subsidiaries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The public bid-opening exercise is part of NNPC’s avowed commitment to openness and transparency aimed at transforming the agency into a Focused, Accountable, Competitive and Transparent organization conducting its business with Integrity (FACTI-based Corporation).
At a public bid-opening exercise held at the NNPC Towers on Wednesday, the Group General Manager, Supply Chain Management (SCM) of NPSC, Mr Shehu Liman, who was represented by the Manager, SCM, Mr Rotimi Feyisitan, said at the end of the submission of bids, 37 companies submitted bids for prequalification of companies for the procurement, supply and commissioning of the trucks.
Also speaking at the event, the Managing Director of NPSC, Mr Luke Anele, who was represented by the Manager, Health, Safety and Environment, Mr Agbami Tijani Mohammed, stated that the bid would lead to the procurement of six fire-fighting trucks that would replace the non- functional and old trucks in its fleet.
The trucks, when procured, would reduce to the barest minimum the incidences of fire outbreak in the 21 depots across the country.
Present at the event to observe and ensure strict compliance to due process were officials from the
Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), and several Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).