The Managing Director, NDDC, Dr. Christian Oboh, explained that the action of the commission was in line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.
Some of the projects, according to him, include 17 shore protection/erosion control jobs, 33 road projects, five electrification schemes, and construction of one technical college in each of the nine oil producing states.
Others are regional technical villages/industrial parks for each of the nine states, as well as a regional specialist children orthopaedic/cardiovascular hospitals and maternity homes across the Niger Delta states.
Speaking during an interactive session with representatives of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and civil society organisations in Port Harcourt on Friday, Oboh said the decision to invite bids for the projects was in furtherance of the board’s commitment to due process.
Oboh said the contracts would be awarded to the least most responsive bidder, who would be known only after the bids had been evaluated and analysed.