Four Firms Threaten to Sue NPA Over Award of Boat Provider Contract

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Four various corporations have issued a pre-glide peep to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over alleged plans by the Authority to award boat provider contracts within the four pilotage districts to an entity that did no longer participate within the procurement route of as required by the Public Procurement Act.

The aggrieved corporations are: Pacific Silverline Restricted, Isasha Investment Restricted, ICA Logistics Restricted and Nexttee Oil & Gasoline Trading Co. Nig. Restricted.

The pre-glide peep dated 23rd September 2021 became once addressed to the Managing Director of NPA by the solicitors to the four corporations, Messrs Akinlawon & Ajomo.

The agencies acknowledged NPA’s scheme to award the contract to an entity that did no longer participate within the procurement route of violates the Public Procurement Act, Cap P.44.

The awareness titled, “Pre-Motion Seek Pursuant to Piece 92 of the Nigerian Ports Authority Act CAP N126,” signed by Anthonia Titilola Akinlawon, SAN, reads in share: “We’re solicitors to Pacific Silverline Ltd of 4B Louis Solomon Finish, Off Ahmadu Bello Methodology, Victoria Island Lagos; Isasha Investment Ltd of 3, Desmond Tutu Toll road, Asokoro, Abuja; ICA Logistics Ltd of 24, Harbour Toll road, Port Harcourt; and Nexttee Oil & Gasoline Trading Co. Nig. Ltd of 14, Saka Tinubu Toll road, Victoria Island, Lagos. Hereinafter jointly continuously known as our buyers.

“We have now the instructions of our buyers to again this Pre-glide Seek. We had been informed by our Customers that they’ve sooner than this time submitted expressions of passion for their engagement as Provider Operations Monitoring Agents in four (4) Pilotage Districts pursuant to Public Seek No. 4115 Lot 3 and that after a rigorous exercise of bidding and tendering in step with the Public Procurement Act, Cap P.44, they had been shortlisted for the award of the contract.

“Our Customers now have situation off to absorb that your Authority is set to award the contract to an entity which did no longer participate within the procurement route of as required by the acknowledged Public Procurement Act, Cap P.44.

“In the conditions, our Customers shall launch a simply glide against your Authority on the expiration of a period of 1 month from the date of the provider of this Seek on you to grunt by Originating Summons the following:

“Whether or no longer the Defendant can award any contract for procurement of products and companies to any entity rather then in strict compliance with the Public Procurement Act, Cap P.44.

“If the answer to thus interrogate is NO, then the Claimants pray for: A Declaration that the contract for products and companies as Provider Operations Monitoring Agents in four (4) Pilotage Districts pursuant to Public Seek No. 4115 Lot 3 can’t be awarded by the Defendant to any entity rather then one which has participated entirely within the processes laid down by the Public Procurement Act, Cap P.44.

“A Declaration that the Claimants who’re entities enthusiastic in expressions of passion for the contract for products and companies as Provider Operations Monitoring Agents in four (4) Pilotage Districts pursuant to Public Seek No. 4115 Lot 3 entirely participated within the technique laid down by Public Procurement Act, Cap P.44 and are the entities eligible to be awarded the acknowledged contract, having been shortlisted.

“An Injunction restraining the Defendant whether by itself, its servants, agents, privies or in some other case howsoever from awarding the contract as Provider Operations Monitoring Agents in four (4) Pilotage Districts pursuant to Public Seek No. 4115 Lot 3 to any entity rather then the Claimants.”

Use that in September 2020, a Federal High Court docket sitting in Lagos had granted an injunction stopping NPA from terminating the role of INTELS Nigeria Restricted as manning agent within the four pilotage districts – Lagos, Warri, Bonny/Port Harcourt and Calabar.

The retract, Hon. Justice R.M. Aikawa, granted the injunction within the suit quantity FHC/L/CS/1058/2020 primarily based entirely totally on an application filed by INTELS Nigeria Restricted and Deep Offshore Provider Nigeria Restricted against NPA.

INTELS and Deep Offshore had requested the court docket to restrain NPA from stopping them from performing their obligations as manning agents pending the determination of ongoing arbitration proceedings between the parties.