Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board ASUBEB, through the office of Planning, Research, Statistics and Procurement, has commenced public bid opening for UBE 2017,2018 projects in the area of anti corruption and transparency.
The public bid opening held at ASUBEB Utility Hall had in attendance ASUBEB Board members, members of the public, officials of the private sector, professional organizations and civil society organizations.
Education Correspondent Theophilus Ukoha was there and reports that the Executive Chairman ASUBEB, Chief Patrick Ugboaja, in his speech said the bid opening is the first step towards implementing the 2017,2018 UBE projects in line with transparency guidelines devoid of corruption.
He assured that all who submitted their bids will not be cheated or marginalized as all protocols and procedures of bid opening will be observed.
The ASUBEB boss however said the first step of the bid opening is the technical biding to be followed by financial biding and only those who met the stipulated procedures and guidelines will be selected.
The Director Planning Research Statistics and Procurement Department ASUBEB, Chief Uchenna Ezeani, who had earlier reminded all the stipulated procedures, said in line with transparency and due processASUBEB board placed advertisement for the project biddings in two national dailies and federal tenders journals stating the guidelines and all procedures.
In their separate reactions, some of the public and officials of the private sector and professional organizations who witnessed the bid opening, including Mr. Chukwuka Isaac of Civil Rights Concerns, Mrs. Jacinta
Obeta of Care Trust Development Initiative, Mrs. Ebele Okafor of Advocacy for Transparency Network and Freeman Ugochi of Creative Minds Development Initiative expressed satisfaction with compliance to due process and transparency guidelines of the bid opening.
Over six hundred companies are bidding for about one hundred and ninety-seven contracts available for the 2017, 2018 UBE projects in the State.