Nine firms bid for position of external auditor in NCAA
By Oyise OGHENE
In line with the Public Procurement Act of 2007 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday commenced the opening of bids for the position of external auditor for the agency.
At least, nine interested bidders expressed interests in the position of external auditor with the agency. NCAA had carried advertisements in the media in October requesting for bidders for the position.
At the open bidding yesterday, which involved all the interested bidders, the Director-General, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren said that the agency was committed to the Act of Public Procurement 2007, saying that a successful company would be made public after the exercise.
Demuren who was represented by the Deputy General Manager, Audit, Mr. Gabriel Achayi at the event disclosed that nine bidders expressed interest in the position of external audit for the agency and assured that the management would ensure objectivity and openness in picking the rightful candidate for the position.
Some of the interested bidders are Biodun Ige & Co, Sulaiman & Co, Peter Osalor & Co, Fred Okonta &Co, Olufemi Adeniyi & Co and J.K Randle & Co among others.
Also speaking, the convener of the event, Head, Procurement, NCAA, Mr. Barnabas Agochukwu assured interested bidders of the objectivity of NCAA with the bidding.
He explained that inasmuch all applicants were expected to be present at the opening of the bid, the bids of absentee companies could still be opened in their absence according to the law guiding Public Procurement Act of 2007.
He said that the evaluation of the bid would be done based on the criteria placed in the media, adding that firms that met the requirements would be selected by a team from the agency.
He said, “After the evaluation, there would be request for submission of proposals. And let me say it here that the criteria for those who meet the bids is done in-house in order to have value for money.”
He informed that the agency could only refer to the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) for a contract above N100m, stressing that any contract below the sum is done in-house.