FAQs

Are all Agencies of Government bound by the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency Law 2015?

All government entities which derive funds appropriated or proposed to be appropriated for any type of procurement described in this guidelines from Lagos State Consolidated Revenue Fund, Internally Generated Revenue, all grants /funds from donor agencies (where applicable), revolving funds, any funds generated from the Lagos State public on behalf of / through the Lagos State Government etc. are subject to the provisions of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency Law 2015.

Government entities include but are not limited to all public entities engaged in procurement in the State (Procuring Entities), namely the State Government, Local Government Councils/Development Authority, any public body in the State engaged in procurement, Ministries, Departments, Bureaus, Offices and Agencies of the State, extra-ministerial offices, parastatals and corporations.

How are works, goods and services procured by the State?

The State is governed by fairness, transparency and accountability in its procurement process; open tendering is the norm whilst alternative processes maybe used under certain circumstances. These include:

Restricted tendering may be used – 

  • where Contractors have already been prequalified;
  • where there are time or cost constraints;
  • where there are only a few known suppliers for the required goods, works or services;
  • where the value of works, goods or services is of low value;
  • where the required works, goods or services is of a very complex nature; and
  • Where the cost of the required works, goods or services negates the cost of implementing the open competitive process.

Direct contracting may be used –

  • where there is only one person or company that can supply the works, goods or services being procured,
  • where there is no reasonable alternative, or in certain cases of urgent need;
  • where emergency procurement is required;
  • where there is a need for the continuation of an existing award/contract

based on other Guidelines set by the Agency

How can we register as a contractor with the State Government?

You can register as a contractor with the State by clicking on ”Register Now” found on the Vendor Registration Portal on the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency website(http://www.lagosppa.gov.ng) and filling the Registration Form. You can access the Vendor Registration Portal by

  • Clicking on “Now you can Register Online” link in the notice box of the website; or
  • Clicking on ”Contractor Registration” button on the menu bar found at the top right of the website

 

How does the tender process work and how long does it take?

Detailed information on the tender process in the State can be found in the guidelines for potential bidders available at https://lagosppa.gov.ng/biddersguidelines/

I am interested in business opportunities with the Lagos State Government. Do I need to contact each Ministry, Department and Agency individually?

Not necessarily. All procurement opportunities (Invitations to Bid, Expression of Interest and Requests for Proposals) are published and available on the Agency’s website https://lagosppa.gov.ng/tenders/.

However, some opportunities within the threshold and circumstances for restricted tendering are issued directly (electronically via the State’s e-procurement platform or manually) by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to vendors registered with PPA.

We are interested in business opportunities with the Lagos State Government. Where do we start?

The Lagos State Public Procurement Agency Law 2015 requires that the Agency maintains a database of service providers (contractors for goods, works, services{Consulting and Non-Consulting}) interested in offering some form of service or the other to the Lagos State Government, Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas.

To this end every service provider interested in offering some form of service or the other to the State must have completed the registration process with the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (“the Agency”/“PPA”) and have a Certificate of Registration from the Agency.

Where and how can I find out the business (procurement) opportunities available in the State?

Public Procurement opportunities, to provide works, goods and services (i.e. bid opportunities) are advertised in a wide range of media including the following:

  • Notices placed on the Notice Boards of Ministries, Parastatals and other Procuring Entities.
  • Newspapers and other print media (both local and international)
  • Individual Public Procuring entities’ websites
  • The online Tenders Journal available on the PPA website lagosppa.gov.ng
  • Lagos State Government website lagosstate.gov.ng

The form of advertisement will depend on the size, complexity and monetary threshold of the goods, works or services being procured.

However, opportunities within the threshold and circumstances for restricted tendering are directly issued (electronically via the State’s e-procurement platform or manually) by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government to vendors that are registered with the PPA and have received your Certificate of Registration.

Where can I find the Lagos State Public Procurement Law?

The Lagos State Public Procurement Law 2015 can be downloaded from the Agency’s website at https://lagosppa.gov.ng/ procurement-law/.

Where can we get information on the State’s tendering process?

Detailed information on all you need to know on the tendering process in the State can be found in the guidelines for potential bidders available at https://lagosppa.gov.ng/biddersguidelines/