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Nigeria: Govt Launches Procurement E-Portal for Concession of 12 Highways

Abuja — The federal government has declared opened an e-portal to mark the actual commencement of the procurement process for the concession of 12 federal highways being used as a pilot project under its already launched Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI).

Minister of Works and Housing Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), stated that the e-portal was launched in order to ensure competitiveness and guarantee transparency as it would serve as the interface with the public in the management of the HDMI from Procurement to Implementation.

Fashola, who disclosed that the portal will be opened from next week Monday, said, “Let me repeat that all our transactions will be done through this portal and we will not entertain any personal inquiries through me or to any of our staff who have correspondingly been mandated not to entertain such requests.

“The day is now upon us, the venue is fixed and I have the pleasure to announce that the HDMI portal , https://hdmi.worksandhousing.gov.ng/, will open on Monday the 29th March, 2021”, calling on those who have written for enquires to make use of it.

Continuing, he explained that the portal would be open for all HDMI related functions and most importantly, the Request for Qualification (RFQ) application for the Value Added Concession (VAC) which would be officially advertised on the same day.

He said the process was expected to be a vibrant process and a successful one that would unleash the commercial opportunities on Nigerian highways from paved roads, to clean and well-maintained highways, proper signage and route assurance signs, rest houses and commuter support for emergencies like vehicle towing and repairs.