21 November 2012

Liberia: PPCC Urged to Monitor LPRC's Bidding Process

The Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) has been called upon to monitor an ongoing bidding process at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) for the provision of some essential items for the company.Recently, the company announced a bid captioned:" IFB:LPRC/ NCB/003/2012 For Loading Arms, Loading Meters, Calibration Tank and Transformer," in which it sough interested bidders to make submission about their ability to supply the items needed.

According to sources, upon this publication, three major companies or entities submitted their proposals to the company. They named the companies as the New Africa Technology Company, Unit Export limited and A& N Exports Inc.

But according to sources, the way and manner in which the bidding process is proceeding, it is necessary for the PPCC which has statutory mandate over such matter to scrupulously monitor it.

The sources alleged that there are attempts by some individuals associated with the bidding process to engage in "unfair dealings" to the detriment of the company. They said it was time for the PPCC to review the process to ensure transparency and due diligence.

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