National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has disqualified 157 companies out of the 209 bidders that indicated interest for the production and supply of kits items for corps members in the next orientation exercise for lapses ranging from double submission, fake PENCOM, ITF, tax clearance certificates.
Disclosing this yesterday during the opening of financial bids for the procurement and supply of kits items for Batch ‘B’ 2016 Corps members in Abuja, the director- general, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Zakari Kazaure, said the Scheme would not compromise quality and standard.
Kazaure, who was represented by the director, Procurement, Mr. Yakubu Jok, said to ensure credibility, integrity and in compliance with the law, an independent technical evaluation committee drawn from key critical departments and units were constituted to evaluate the bid documents. He said only 46 companies would be selected out of the 52 that passed the bidding to carry out the production and supply of the kit items.
He said participants had been warned before that the bidding will be done in total compliance with the 2007 Public Procurement Act to ensure that there was fairness, transparency and accountability.
He said: “We appreciate the economic recession challenge, but we will not accept any fake or substandard products. Remember that you must label your products so people can easily know it, know that our quality control unit has been charged to do a thorough screening of all the products supply and those found wanting would be rejected. I am sure you cannot sell it if we reject your products, so please do a good job if you are selected.”
The participants applauded the Scheme for its ability to fish out those that used fake documents, urging other government agencies to emulate NYSC for its thoroughness.