Nigerian Procuring entities have identified perennial delays in passing the budget, political interference, corruption, and poor knowledge of the Act as having the most significant effect on procurement performance.
Every year, disagreements between the presidency and the National Assembly lead to the passing of the National budget well into the second quarter of the budget year. Dates of passage of the last four budgets are April 22, 2010 for the 2010 budget, May 24,…Continue
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The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has disclosed documents containing details of a World Bank supported contract for the supply and installation of High Voltage Distribution systems in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan in compliance with last month’s order of an Abuja Federal High Court.
By a letter dated April 2, 2013, signed by Engr. A.J. Ciroma, its General Manager, Project Monitoring Unit (PMU), the PHCN forwarded a copy of the “Bid Evaluation Report containing all…Continue
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The Nigerian power sector has been put on the spotlight over time not least because of the unsatisfactory power service delivered to households country wide. In addition to the abysmal power service that has arisen from years of neglect, what the public often sees and hears about the power sector relates to funds secured for power sector investment and little else on the details of such contracts. For many procurement monitors, attempts at accessing procurement information on power sector…Continue
Added by Seember on March 28, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to disclose to the Nigerian Contract Monitoring Coalition documents containing details of a World Bank-supported contract for the supply and installation of High Voltage Distribution systems in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan.
Justice A.F.A Ademola issued the order in his judgement in a suit instituted by the Coalition following the refusal of PHCN to disclose to it details of the contract award. …Continue
This is the era of transformation, transparency and accountability not just in words but by action, because the tools for public participation are now fully in place……. There will be no sacred cows for any infractions especially by those responsible for budget implementation at the Federal level…..these words hailed from the presidency on July, the 25th, 2011 at the Fourth National Procurement forum. It is true that the tools are there, but procurement…
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An advertisement is placed in the papers for a mechanical contract to be carried out in favour of a Federal Ministry. Akan, a seasoned mechanic, believes that the contract falls within his area of competence and expertise. Naturally, Akan responds to the advertised request for proposals. He however, becomes discouraged when after several weeks since the bid opening process he hears nothing of the process. He goes to the ministry and finds other aggrieved contractors. They are all tired of…Continue
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The Public and Private Development Centre has launched two publications assessing the progress made in the Nigerian Public procurement system in the light of the reforms instituted by the Public Procurement Act 2007.
The country wide assessment titled Walking the path to procurement reforms in Nigeria, closely examines Public institutions; otherwise known as procuring entities, contractors, civil society groups and the regulators, Bureau of Public Procurement…Continue
Added by Seember on November 29, 2012 at 18:47 — No Comments
The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has responded to a request made to it 10 weeks ago by the Nigerian Contract Monitoring Coalition asking it for detailed records and information about a World Bank-supported contract for the supply and installation of High Voltage Distribution systems in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan.
PHCN provided some of the records and information demanded by the coalition after receiving service of an order issued by Justice A.F.A. Ademola of the…Continue
Added by Seember on November 16, 2012 at 8:10 — No Comments
Hi Everyone, you are probably aware of the challenges procurement monitors in Nigeria face in accessing procurement information.
Well, a few days ago, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted leave to the Nigerian Contract Monitoring Coalition to apply for an order to compel the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to disclose to it details of a World Bank-supported contract for the supply and installation of High Voltage Distribution systems in some nigerian…Continue
Added by Seember on November 12, 2012 at 9:01 — No Comments
Trained procurement observers in Nigeria can now use their mobile phones to submit procurement monitoring reports.
The Public and Private Development Centre with support from the World Bank Civil Society Fund has developed a mobile version of the online procurement reporting platform.
The mobile platform for submission of procurement observation reports has been developed as part of a project titled “Improving Accountability in Governance through Citizens Procurement…Continue
Added by Seember on October 8, 2012 at 16:36 — No Comments
The Public and Private Development Centre has launched a project to monitor procurement processes in the Health and Education Sector with the conclusion of a three-day training programme for procurement observers.
With support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), PPDC has deployed observers, comprising of NGOs from the six geo political zones working specifically in the Health and Education Sector.
The training modules delivered at the…Continue
The Freedom of Information Act should be mainstreamed in public procurement policies and procedures says Ms. Nkemdilim Ilo, Programme Officer at the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) a Nigerian citizenship sector organization which, among other things, promotes citizens participation in governance and development.
Ms. Ilo stated this in her presentation on the experiences of civil society in using the FOI Act since it came into law, at the just concluded National Summit on…Continue
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The Nigerian Contract Monitoring Coalition has launched a project to monitor procurement processes in the power sector with the conclusion of a three-day training programme for procurement observers.
The Coalition, which is a division of the West African Contract Monitoring Coalition regionally coordinated by the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), is implementing a World Bank-IDA supported project titled “Multi-stakeholder Engagement for Effective Public…Continue
As a Nigerian procurement monitor, I have found ProAct extremely useful as a sharing and learning platform. I have found that the legal framework for public procurement processes for many countries is similar; therefore, we can learn from the implementation of procurement practices all around the globe.
Everyday, I realize some more that development challenges as a result of poor, opaque procurement practises across Africa is very similar. Delivery of goods,…Continue
Hey Friends, I do love this platform. Except that I do not know the best place to share resources such as presentations and tools. If someone would inform me, i will make sure to keep you in…Continue