THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has flagged off bid opening for the decommissioning and installation of towers and masts in Lagos, Benin and Port Harcourt area offices with 11 companies participating in the exercise.
This was contained in a statement issued by the corporation and signed by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garbe Deen Muhammad, a copy of which was made available to Tribune Online in Abuja.
Speaking during the bid opening ceremony at the NNPC Towers, Abuja, the Manager Telecoms, Engineer Michael Ejike, said reputable telecommunication vendors with proven experience and capacity were invited to bid for the decommissioning and installation of towers and masts in some NNPC facilities to give it a facelift.
He noted that 11 companies that submitted bid were required to bid for any of the four refineries of their interest, pointing out that the exercise was geared towards providing equal opportunities for all bidders in a transparent manner.
On her part, the General Manager, Supply Chain Management, Mrs Sophia Mbakwe, said the result of the bid exercise would be ready in three weeks, assuring that all prospective vendors would receive equal treatment.
Commenting on the exercise, the Executive Director of one of the bidding companies, Mr Anthony Wokocha, applauded the NNPC for the transparent conduct of the exercise and assured of the readiness of his company to deliver on the mandate, if considered.