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The Bureau of Public Procurement recently published the list of first batch of contractors categorized and classified on the National Database, in fulfillment of Sections 5(h) and 6(1) (f) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007. The publication appeared on Daily Trust and Sun Newspapers of 13th and 20th May, 2015 respectively as well as the Federal Tenders Journal of 1st-14th June, 2015 . More companies will be classified and the list published subsequently after verification of all claims.
The list IS NOT however meant to be used for pre-qualification of contractors by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The MDAs are to strictly adhere to the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Circular Ref.No. SGF/50/S.52/II dated 11th December, 2014 which directed them to demand for ''Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers'' from the contractors. The Bureau hereby wishes to CLARIFY that the Evidence of Registration to be submitted by contractors in bidding is the ''Interim Registration Report (IRR)'' which is being generated and obtained from the system after registration.