The Management of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, has been commended on the smooth and transparent manner in which the Pre-qualification and Tender Opening Exercise was conducted in the Institution on Monday September 19, 2016.
The commendation came from independent observers and representatives of professional bodies who came to witness the exercise, and some contractors whose companies took part in the Pre-qualification and Tender Opening Exercise for year 2016 capital projects and the ones earmarkedfor the years 2013/ 2014/ 2015 (Merged) Tertiary Education Trust Fund) Normal Intervention projects in the College.
The projects advertised include construction of a block of four (4) classrooms, construction and furnishing of 200 capacity student hostel with associated external works, construction and furnishing of 500-seater lecture theatre with associated external works construction of new Health Centre with associated external works as well as construction and furnishing of blocks of offices for School of Languages with associated works.
Others are construction and furnishing of a block of classrooms with associated external works, rehabilitation and furnishing of classrooms, procurement, installation and testing of solar power as well as the procurement, installation and testing of equipment.
While reiterating his administration’s commitment to openness, transparency and fairness, the Provost of the College, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, observed that the exercise which was done in compliance with rules and regulations specified by TETFUND and the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), is a continuation of the process which started long time ago and the application of e-procurement mode in line with government directive.
Prof. Ogen commended all the contractors who applied for the projects advertised and gave assurance that the College Management under his leadership, would continue to exhibit transparency and fairness in the move at taking the Institution to greater heights.
Earlier in his short remark, the Director, Physical Planning, Works and Services (DPPWS) in the College, Mr. Babatunde Francis Ajayi stated that the Pre-qualification and Tender Opening Exercise was done in line with rules and regulations specified in the Public Procurement Act 2007.
The exercise which began with Technical Pre-qualification of one hundred and sixty (160) contractors was later followed by opening of Tenders presented by those who scaled through the evaluation process.
The event which held at the new Centre for Educational Technology (CET) building was witnessed by observers from professional associations as well as Principal Officers of the College including the Deputy Provost, Dr. Samuel Akintunde; Registrar, Mr. Felix Eniola Aderinboye; Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul; and Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi.
Also in attendance were the Coordinator, Service Compact (SERVICOM), Mrs. Victoria Omolabake Akindehin, who is also the Chairman, Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the College; representatives of TETFUND, officials from the Directorate of Physical Planning, Works and Services, Management Information System (MIS) and Head, Information and Public Relations Unit of the College, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin to mention but a few.