2017 Pilgrimage: NCPC opens bid for air carriers, ground handlers



2013 Christian Pilgrims: Nigerian Christian Pilgrims walking through Old City of Jerusalem , Israel yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has commenced its 2017 bid opening for Air Carriers and Ground Handlers for the 2017 pilgrimage to Israel, Rome and Greece.

The bidding, which took place at the Commission’s headquarters, attracted prospective air carriers, ground handlers and observers.

Mr Simon Ageyi, Head of Procurement Unit, NCPC, who represented the Executive Secretary, Rev Tor Uja explained that the first phase of the bid opening was the first phase of the exercise.

Uja admonished the bidders not to present false documents but ensure that the documents they submitted were genuine and assured them of a transparent process.

He said that the first phase of the exercise was to ascertain, verify and confirm the authenticity of documents by bidders to ensure transparency.

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Uja added that in the next two weeks  the final bidding would be completed and successful bidders would be invited to complete the bidding process.

Four air carriers, 11 ground handlers participated in the first phase of the bidding made up of both air carriers and ground handlers from within and outside Nigeria.

The bidders acknowledged the transparency of the exercise and commended the commission for a job well done.

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