There is a lot of corruption in contract awards in Nigeria. Contract award processes are routinely manipulated by government officials while contract sums are inflated. Officials are known to collude with contractors to abandon projects after collecting mobilization fees, and there is a lot of secrecy surrounding the process.

The aim of this page is to point reporters at available platforms that will help track contracts awarded by governments.

TENDERS IN NIGERIA

Tenders in Nigeria documents all advertised tender information by agencies of government, including information regarding invitation to bid for government projects.

NIGERIA ENGINEERING TREND

Nigeria Engineering Trend documents invitation to bid for engineering related projects.

TENDER INFO

Tender Info documents global tender, including that of Nigeria. Find the Nigeria page here.

PUBLIC AND PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

This group documents public and private tenders in Nigeria. It could help with information on a contract you are investigating.

iWATCH

This platform tries to monitor and gather information about the execution of government contracts at local, state and federal levels. When fully develop, it promises to be a very useful tool for journalists.

BUREAU OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

This platform is really important for any journalist reporting on Nigeria’s public procurement process. It has the Public Procurement Act with which you can hold officials to account. It also contains other information about federal procurements in Nigeria.

But more importantly, the site has a database of contracts awarded by the Federal Executive Council, including contract sums. You can also find a few of the FEC-awarded contracts here.