91 firms bid for NNPC coastal vessels contract

NOT less than 91 firms have indicated interest in  the provision of coastal and bunkering vessel services for the operations of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
In a statement issued by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, the corporation explained that the exercise was conducted at the corporate headquarters of the NNPC in Abuja in the full glare of representatives of the bidding companies.
He explained that the exercise  also had officials of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) as independent assessors.
Declaring the exercise open, The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu expressed delight in the massive turn out of indigenous Nigerian companies and vessel owners in the bid process,adding that “I am happy that there is much show of interest in this process”.