BPP saves N32bn from 2016 contract review

BPP saves N32bn from 2016 contract review
July 18 22:24 2017

The Bureau of Public Procurement has announced it saved the nation N32 billion through its review of contracts for capital projects.

According to its 2016 annual report, the savings are from the review of contracts awarded to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

It said N2.71 trillion was requested for projects by 23 MDAs while N2.68tn was certified and approved.

Of the savings made, the highest amount of N22.4bn was recorded from the Ministry of Power.

The money was saved from an initial request of N1.929tn, indicating that N1.907tn was awarded for projects for the ministry.

It also saved N5.7bn from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation from an initial request of N32.3bn, indicating that N26.6bn was awarded for its projects.

According to the report, the BPP also saved N1.39bn for projects from the Ministry of Petroleum from an initial request of N19 billion, giving approval of N18.6 billion.

For the Ministry of Transport, it saved N818.7m from a request of N555.3bn, approving N554.5bn for its capital projects.

About N72m was also saved from the Central Bank of Nigeria from an initial request of N6bn.

No savings were made from the Ministry of Science and Technology; Youths and Sports; Communication Technology and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as they all got what they requested for.

Science and Technology requested for and was awarded contracts worth N580m; Youth and Sports, N1.1bn; Communication Technology, N101.1bn and EFCC N311m.

The report stated that BPP received 374 complaints from petitioners in 2016 and was able to close 260 while investigations were still ongoing for 114 of them.

It said the petitions were treated to achieve value for money to the Federal Government by ensuring full compliance with the Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2007.

It also issued 227 certificates of “No Objection’’ to MDAs at the values stated.