ABOUT 196 companies have been announced by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to have submitted bid for the production and supply of kit items for 2013 Batch ‘B’ corp members.
At the opening of Pre-qualification Documents in Abuja, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen Nnamdi Okore-Affia said the scheme would not deviate from transparency and due process it had been known for, promising to follow Public Procurement Act to the letter.
“It is important to inform you that this exercise will be followed by the critical examination of your documents by the Technical Evaluation Committee, who will eventually produce the qualified companies that will be issued with bidding documents for financial bidding coming up on March 25, 2013.
“Let me appeal to you not only as contractors, but also as members of the NYSC family to cooperate and make this exercise a success,” he pleaded.
Also speaking, the Director of Procurement, Mr. Gabriel Alonge explained that being a registered contractor with the scheme would not give anybody undue advantage over others, telling contractors not to give anybody kick-back for their company to be selected as the whole process will be made open.
”It is not do or die affair, if you are not in now, don’t be discouraged. Please, you need not to see anybody; the only thing you can do to assist yourself is by meeting the requirements”, he maintained.