Senate amends Act, raises mobilisation fee to 30%

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Local contractors are to be paid 30 per cent mobilisation fee for Federal Government jobs awarded them, the Senate proposed on Wednesday.

The extant 15 per cent is considered too little, thereby hindering quick execution or outright abandonment of projects.

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The proposal is contained in the Public Procurement Act amendment Bill passed yesterday by the upper legislative chamber.

The Bill is due to be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence before  President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent.

Senate President Ahmed Lawan said he expects the Bill to get to the President’s table before the Christmas break.

Lawan said: “What we have done today is really to put the icing on the cake on what we are about to do tomorrow (Thursday) by the grace of God we will pass the 2020 budget.

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