Procurement officers deployed in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government in Lagos State are currently undergoing training on the fundamentals of pre-qualification and framework contracting in public procurement.
This, the state said, was designed to broaden their knowledge on the use of the regulations and guidelines that will aid the implementation of the procurement law.
The General Manager, Lagos State Public Procurement Agency, Mr. Akin Onimole, in his welcome address at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, Lagos training venue, said the objective of the training was to deepen the knowledge of the procurement officers in real life experiences in public procurement by sharing case studies and practical life exercises with them.
Onimole said the programme was meant to assist the procurement officers in the various MDAs to achieve the maximum level of performance in their job while also ensuring transparency, accountability and ethics in the public procurement process.
The House Committee Chairman on Finance, Mrs. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, in her goodwill message, urged the participants to take full advantage of the training to improve their lot and service delivery to the state.
She reiterated the commitment of the state house of assembly to continue to support the agency to achieve its set objectives.
According to Tejuosho, the Public Procurement Agency as a regulatory body for the procurement of goods and services in the state will eventually take over the role being performed by the state Tenders Board.
She urged participants to take the training seriously and understand the basics of the procurement process, which are crucial in the execution of contracts.