NACA Inaugurates Procurement Committee for 2016 Capital Project


Martins Ifijeh
In a bid to improve procurement processes that will be more efficient, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has inaugurated a Procurement Planning Committee that will ensure a robust implementation of NACA 2016 capital projects.

The inauguration of the procurement planning committee is in pursuant to part V, section 21(1) of the public procurement act of 2007.

Speaking at the inauguration which was held at NACA Headquarters in Abuja, the DG NACA, Professor John Idoko called on members of the committee to put in their best in order to avoid past mistakes made, pointing out the importance of a viable procurement and supply chain processes.

Gathered information suggest that the inaugurated procurement planning committee of NACA will prepare the needs assessment and evaluation of required goods, works and services for the implementation of 2016 capital projects by the agency. In furtherance to expected duties, the committee will among others carry out appropriate market and statistical surveys which will on this basis prepare analysis for cost implications of any proposed procurement.

Responding to questions, the Director of Administration and Supply NACA who serves also as Committee Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Chengeinformed that subject to stipulated regulations the committee will from time to time make adjustments where necessary in order to ensure thatprocurement processes of NACA are transparent and efficient. He then assured of the committee’s commitment as they discharge their duties in the planning of procurement processes.

In his own remarks, the Head of Procurement NACA, Alh. YusufArgungu assured of a viable planning while calling on the committee members to carry out their duties diligently, stating that procurement planning is a collective decision which will trigger actions in obtaining economy of scale and reduction in procurement cost for NACA.

It is gathered that subject to laid operational guidelines, the committee inaugurated shall in its planning processes; advertise and solicit for bids in adherence to the procurement act as well as invitation of credible persons from relevant bodies to serve as observers in every procurement process of NACA.