The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has said E-procurement process of bidding will ease transactions between government and stakeholders.

Speaking at a sensitisation program titled ‘Emphasis on contractors’ response on E- procurement processes’ held at LASUBEB office for intending contractors, Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, said introduction of e-procurement platform would eliminate excessive physical interactions.

He maintained that the event aimed at informing and enlightening intending contractors on processes of electronic procurement, implementation of e-tendering, e- publishing, e-bidding and e-award models in bidding for the Y2019/2020 UBEC/LASUBEB intervention projects.

While commending Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for establishing the electronic platform under the third pillar of the THEMES agenda (Education and Technology), Wahab added that it would encourage accountability, transparency, competition, fairness and value for money.

“The process is to cede the extant bureaucracy prevalent with the manual procurement process. The introduction of e-procurement platform is to eliminate excessive physical interactions, deepen the implementation of projects, workability and effectiveness of procurement and also speed up the delivery of critical projects in the state.

“The process will ease business transactions between government and stakeholders with service providers in procurement cycle to conduct business engagements from their comfort zones.

He urged the contractors’ to take advantage of the meeting for clarification and also follow the due process as contained on the platform.

Director General, Lagos State Public Procurement Agency, Mr Fatai Onafowote who was represented by Mr Akintunde Subair, noted that contractors could download, upload, submit and print documents for bidding online from any part of the world.

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