Some contractors who felt shortchanged in the award of the N33.949 billion contract for the construction of an Oil and Gas Museum in the old oil city in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State, have threatened to petition President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly.
They allege that the companies awarded the contracts are fronts of the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) who never went through the due process.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) and the PTDF are at loggerheads over which companies that would execute the contract at the old oil city in Oloibiri, the nation’s first oil find.
BPP had reportedly granted due process certificates to companies that passed the process, but the PTDF was said to be insisting that waivers be given to companies that did not pass the due process, a position the BPP rejected outright.
BPP in a letter dated July 9, 2012, and signed by the Director-General, Engr. Emeka Ezeh, had approved a due process certificates for the award of contracts to seven companies for the following areas in the Oil and Gas Museum: Research Centre, International Conference Centre, Sand Filling and Civil Works, External Maintenance, External Electrical Works, Site Clearance, Geotechnical Survey and Fencing.
The seven companies are Beks Kimse Ltd, Megastar Construction and Technical Co. Ltd, Sajook Nigeria Ltd, Kinetic Electromechanic Nig. Ltd, Unipad Nigeria Ltd, Meson Investment Ltd and Commerce Services for a contract fee of N33.949, 076952.95.