THE Federal Government has opened a bidding process for four major international airports to qualified entities for concession.
The Director of Media and Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, said the Federal Government through the ministry announced the bidding process om Monday, inviting bids from reputable airport developers, operators, financiers and consortia for prequalification for the concession of selected airports terminals under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Engr. Hassan Musa, in a document listed the four major commercial airports as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Murtala Muhammed Internatıonal Aırport, Lagos; Malam Amınu Kano Internatıonal Aırport and Port Harcourt Internatıonal Aırport.
He said the airports and surrounding communities would be developed into efficient, profitable, self-sustaining, commercial hubs which would create more jobs and develop local industries through a PPP arrangement.
Musa said, “The airport’s terminal concession is one of the critical projects under the Aviation Sector Roadmap of the FGN and fits well within the scope of the Ministry’s strategic plan for the sector.
“The execution of this project is meant to achieve the Federal Government’s objective in terms of air transport value chain growth by developing and profitably managing customer-centric airport facilities for safe, secure, and efficient carriage of passengers and goods at world-class standards of quality.”
According to the bid document, the eligibility requirements are full names of firm/consortia; evidence of company registration; ownership structure of bidding entity; audited financial statements; sworn affidavit; power of attorney/board resolution, and in the case of a consortium, evidence in the form of a letter of association agreement.
The Federal Government stated that to be prequalified for consideration as a prospective PPP partner for the project, the prospective firms/consortia must have technical, operational, and financial capability including; experience in the development and operation of international airport and cargo terminals.