Joint Ministry of Labour and Liberia Immigration Service Procurement Committee Press Statement…
January 21, 2021
The Government of Liberia realized that over the years, revenues were lost by the continuous use of manual system in processing of Work and Resident Permits. It has therefore decided to digitalize work and resident permits with the objective of increasing revenue, mitigating fraud, providing employment for qualified Liberians and opportunity for high-tech capacity building.
Against this background, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) were mandated to commence a process of identifying competent high-tech companies to implement the task of changing from manual to digital permits system.
Following series of discussions by the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), the MOL and LIS, the PPCC recommended that a restricted bidding process be embarked upon to identify competent high-tech companies in consonance with the PPCC Act of 2010.
The restricted bidding process as enshrined in the PPCC laws and regulations, provide that at least six (6) high-tech companies be invited to participate in the bidding process.
Accordingly, the invitation to bid was extended to six high-tech companies two of which were local businesses. All the six companies acknowledged receipt of the invitation to bid, but only two companies responded by submitting their respective Technical and Financial Proposals.
These two tenders submitted bids. The evaluation committee set up by the Joint MOL and LIS Procurement Committee is currently evaluating the bids.
This process is strictly confidential. Upon conclusion, those companies that submitted bids will be informed of their status. The law requires that the PPCC be similarly informed of the findings and all documents sent to it. The PPCC is to scrutinize the documents to ensure that the selection was in full compliance with the PPCC laws. After which a letter of no objection will be served on the Joint MOL and LIS Procurement Committee. Only contingent upon which can an Award or Awards be made and the contract(s) signed with the successful bidder.
Joint MOL and LIS Procurement Committee.