Report on Interest

Lagos Govt. shortlists six Chinese firms, four others for fourth Mainland bridge project

By Monsuru Olowoopejo
In a bid to reduce travel time on Lagos roads, the State Government has shortlisted 10 firms to bid for the construction of Fourth Mainland Bridge project in the state.
The 10 firms shortlisted by the state Government were drawn from the 32 eligible respondents to the expression of interest for construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge project.
Of the 10 firms bidding to get the nod of Lagos State Government for the project, our correspondent observed that six were Chinese firms were the rest were from other countries.
The six Chinese firms were:  CCECC Nigeria Limited; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture; China Harbour Engineering Company Limited; China State Construction Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited; Power Construction Corporation of China and Mota-Engil and CCCC Consortium.
Others are: IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S, Ingenieros Consultores, S.A., through Makais Energy, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and Mutual Commitment Company Limited.
This was contained in  a statement jointly signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye and the Director General, Office of Public – Private Partnerships (PPP), Ope George on Friday.
According to the statement,
“Following the issuance of request for qualification to the 32 shortlisted and eligible respondents to the expression of interest, we are pleased to announce that the Lagos State Government has received a total of 10 responses to the request for qualification (the applications) from the applicants.
“The Lagos State Government will now proceed to evaluate the applications in line with the evaluation criteria set out in the request for qualification and thereafter announce the successful pre-qualified bidders, who shall be eligible for participation in the next stage of the selection/bidding process, being the request for proposals stage,” the statement further said.

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