The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has opened about 900 technical bids for the over N7 billion 2017, 2018 and 2019 Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention projects.
The Executive Chairman of the board, Mr Tijjani Abdullahi, who spoke at the inauguration of the exercise on Monday in Kaduna, said that the board adopted proactive measures to ensure transparency in the exercise.
Abdullahi noted that the bid proceses for the 2017 and 2018 projects which began earlier was suspended due to some hitches, adding that the issues had been resolved and 2019 projects were included in the ongoing bid exercise.
He listed some of the projects to include the construction of classrooms of two-storey buildings, renovation of classrooms, supply of furniture, construction of boreholes and provision of other facilities.
“The funds for the execution of the projects have been accessed and currently at the bank, awaiting the completion of the bidding and contract award processes.
“We are going to be open and transparent in all the processes, and carry evey stakeholder along for transparency and accountability,” he said.
While commending UBEC for the support, Abdullahi thanked education stakeholders for supporting the state government in ensuring transparency and accountability in the delivery of basic education projects.
Also speaking, Mr Haruna Usman, Head of Procurement, Kaduna Public Procurement Authority (KADPPA), said that only the technical bid would be opened while the financial bid would remain sealed.
Usman explained that after the technical evaluation, only the technically qualified companies would be invited for the financial bid opening at a later date. (NAN)