At the opening of the bidding windows, Bidders’ documents which were seventy-five in number were divided into lots, summed and recorded in the presence of the tenders in ensuring that they were transparent in the process.
The bidders are to man and collect taxes and levies for government from parks enlisted which is about sixty in number.
While opening the bid box, Dr Nzekwu said the reason for the process was to give everyone opportunity to participate in a manner that will enable them enhance the revenue that is generated from each of the revenue areas they have bided for.
Dr Nzekwu noted that having opened the bid, they will review the documents submitted to confirm if they are in conformity with what they advertised and ensure that all the payment that is due for them is up to date, especially with the bidders up to date in tax payments and any other levies that they are supposed to pay to government.
According to him, once they have verified the documents that were submitted to them, they will announce the winners of the bid who will have forty-eight hours from the date of publication to make payment.
He noted that for any person to retain the job for next month, they would have paid by latest the twentieth of the preceding month and when they fail, they will call on the second person to make payment after they have been given a grace period.