The Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission, the Federal Government agency supervising the concession of the nation’s four main international airports, has completed the evaluation of 13 companies that have submitted Requests for Qualification to participate in the bidding process.
The development came about five weeks after the Federal Government closed the RFQ on October 25, 2021, having extended the deadline from September 25, 2021.
The ICRC had revealed that a total of 13 airport consortia, comprising local and foreign companies, submitted bids to be prequalified for the planned concession of the four airports.
Recall that Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Terminal Two, Lagos, was among the firms that submitted the RFQs for the airport concession programme.
Maevis Nigeria Limited, a local firm and former concessionaire with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, was also among the bidders.
Others include operators of the Singapore’s Changi Airport, operators of France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, and operators of Ethiopia’s Airport.
The spokesperson for the ICRC, Mrs Manji Yarling, revealed that the agency had completed the evaluation of the 13 companies that submitted RFQs.
She said the ICRC had forwarded its report to the Federal Government’s Transaction Adviser on the airport concession project.
According to Yarling, the TA is expected to work on the report and send it to the Ministry of Aviation for necessary actions.
She said, “The ICRC Evaluation Team is done with its work and the evaluation report is currently being worked on by the TA. Once that is ready and approved, successful firms will be issued RFP (request for proposals).”
Following the development, the Ministry of Aviation is expected to issue RFPs to qualified bidders for their response as soon as the TA completes its work.
“The Ministry of Aviation reminds all stakeholders that this is a multistage programme and that RFQ stage will be followed with a Request for Proposal, which shall be published and sent directly to qualified bidders for their response,” the spokesperson for the Ministry of Aviation, Mr James Odaudu, had said some months ago while commenting on the process.Follow us on social media