PricewaterhouseCoopers wins Edo Consultancy Job
World renowned consultancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers has emerged winner of the Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project.
The Project, which is a joint collaboration between Edo State Government and the World Bank is aimed at ensuring youth employment, access to socio-economic services, public financial management reforms and project coordination and implementation support.
It further stands to help Edo State increase its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in a sustainable way by Broadening the tax/revenue base; Verify existing tax database of Edo State; Strengthening tax administration to improve collection and facilitate the shift in tax structure from a reliance on higher tax rate to a broader tax bases and improving efficiency and transparency in tax/revenue collection and data management process.
To ensure transparency in selecting a consultant for the project, Edo State Government had advertised in some national dailies in October, last year and received bids from thirty-five firms within and outside the country.
In applying the criteria for selecting the most qualified consultant for the Project as spelt out by the World Bank, the thirty-five bidding firms applauded the choice of the six firms that were short listed,
based on the merit of proposals submitted.
At the end of the harmonization of the Technical and Financial proposals submitted by the shortlisted firms by a team of evaluation experts approved by the World Bank, a Nigerian company, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), won the bid for the Project Consultancy in Edo State.
Announcing the winner of the biding exercise, Chief Oseni Elamah, Executive Chairman, Edo Internal Revenue Service, remarked that sound accountability and transparency credentials of the Comrade Governor- led administration, accounted for the decision of the World Bank to partner with the Edo State Government on the project.