Regulation C/REG.2/8/99 Relating to the Award of the Contract for the Conduct of a Supplementary Study on Floating Weed Infestation

Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.2/8/99 Relating to the Award of the Contract for the Conduct of a Supplementary Study on Floating Weed Infestation

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the Revised ECOWAS Treaty establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Articles 22, 23 and 24 of the Revised Treaty establishing the Technical Commissions and defining their composition and functions;MINDFUL of Decision C/DEC.10/12/90 on measures to control the spread of floating weeds in the waterways of the sub-region adopted by the Council of Ministers on 13th December, 1990;MINDFUL of Regulation C/REG,7/7/96 of the Council of Ministers dated 25th July, 1996 relating to the adoption of the regional floating weed control project in ECOWAS Member States;MINDFUL of the Financial Regulation and Manual of Accounting Procedures of the Economic Community of West African States dated 30th November, 1996;CONSIDERING that pursuant to the recommendations of an initial feasibility study on floating weeds, ECOWAS was requested to conduct a supplementary study in the areas of fresh infestation in the Volta basin, and in the internal lakes and water-ways of certain Member States;NOTING with satisfaction the interest shown in the proposed supplementary study by the African Development Bank which accepted to provide the required amount out of the residual funds from its initial grant to ECOWAS;NOTING ALSO that the Executive Secretariat published a restricted international call for tenders for the contract on the supplementary study on floating weeds;ON THE RECOMMENDATION of the twenty-third meeting of the Administration and Finance Commission held in Abuja from 12th to 15th August, 1999.ENACTS

Article 1

The firm "Ramboll" is hereby declared first following the tender evaluation exercise conducted by the Tender Board at its meeting in Abuja on 11th and 12th August, 1999.

Article 2

The Executive Secretariat shall hold negotiations with the firm "Ramboll" to obtain its agreement to conduct the study within the approved financial ceiling.

Article 3

In the event that negotiations with "Ramboll" prove inconclusive, the Secretariat shall contact the next firm and move down the list of qualified tenderers in the order arrived at by the Tenders Board following its tender evaluation exercise referred to in Article 1.

Article 4

The Executive Secretary is hereby authorised to sign the contract for the study between ECOWAS and the selected company, as stipulated in Article 3 above.

Article 5

This Regulation shall be published by the Executive Secretariat in the Official Journal of the Community within thirty days of its signature by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers.It shall also be published by each Member State in its National Gazette within the same time-frame.
Done at Abuja, this 20th day of August, 1999.Abdoul Hamid S.B. Tidjani-Dourodjaye,Chairman, for Council.
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