GANTA, Jan. 16 (LINA) – As the Nimba County Project Management Committee (PMC) concludes the first phase of its procurement process, Superintendent Nelson N. Korquoi has cautioned winners of the bids to do everything possible “to give their best” to the people of Nimba County.
Speaking recently in Sanniquellie during the opening of the final portion of bid documents, Supt. Korquoi informed bidders and expected contractors and service providers that under his watch, the “full” protection of all companies will be ensured to implement their projects.
He, however, reminded would-be contractors that the people of Nimba expect nothing less than the best for their money that will be spent on projects they (citizens) agreed upon during the last County Council Sitting.
“We want to assure all of you that will be selected to work for our county that while here, we will ensure your protection and, at the same time, give you our fullest support, but let me remind you that if you are selected to implement any project here, our people expect nothing short of the best,” Supt. Korquoi stressed.
According to Supt. Korquoi, the Nimba County Administration (NCA) and the PMC, with support from the government of President George M. Weah, are prepared to do their part to make available funds needed to undertake all projects in the county, but warned that they (authorities) will not hesitate to deal with any contractor or service provider who would elect to do substandard work for the people of Nimba.
Supt. Korquoi noted that prior to his entry into the county administration, there were a barrage of complaints from every part of the county about contractors falling short of the Terms and Conditions of contracts they entered into with the county while others have received monies and deliberately failed to deliver.
He vowed that “this will never” be allowed to happen under his watch as head of the Nimba County Administration.
“There have been too many negative reports against contractors who took our money here, but let me state very clearly that we will not allow such to be repeated while we are head of the county,” Korquoi pointed out.
The Nimba County Superintendent assured bidders of the competitiveness of the entire procurement process, pointing to the first phase which is the Invitation for Bibs as a “clear signal” that the entire process will be void of fraud or favoritism in any form and by any member of the NCA and PMC.
For his part, Nimba County PMC Chairman, Harris Y. Yeanamie thanked the bidders for expressing their interest in working for Nimba County and its people, and assured that as the process began with “transparency”, and so they (bidders) should rest assured that every phase leading towards the procurement of goods and services for the county will continue to be done in similar “transparent and open” manner.
The NCA and PMC with funding from Social and County Development Funds in December announced the Invitation for Bids (IFB) for the construction of bridges, schools, chief compounds, clinics, as well as procurement of spare parts and repair services for earth moving equipment, purchase of petroleum, vehicles and scratch cards, among others.
More than 50 companies applied for different projects and services and at the end of the opening of bid process, the PMC and the NCA have set up a Bid Evaluation Panel (BEP) which will thoroughly review the submitted bid documents and select qualified companies to implement projects earmarked by delegates of the August 2020 County Council Sitting.
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