21 September 2012 – The list of bidders in Nigeria’s privatisation drive for its distribution sector has come down to a shortlist of 21 companies for 10 distribution firms across the country.

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) says the firms shortlisted will be invited to the financial bid opening stage scheduled for the 10th of October upon the submission of their individual post qualification studies.

The firms shortlisted for the Ibadan distribution company included Western Consortium; Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Company and KEPCO/NEDC consortium.

For the Ikeja distribution company, the shortlisted firms are Oando Consortium, Amperion Power Distribution Company, Honeywell Energy Resources International, Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing, Vigeo Holdings, Gumco, African Corporation AFC &CESC, KEPCO/NEDC Consortium, West Power and Gas as well as Rockson Engineering.

Kann Consortium Utility Company and Interstate Electrics were shortlisted for Abuja distribution company.

For Enugu distribution company, Rensmart Power Limited, Proglobal Power International Consortium, Interstate Electrics Limited and Eastern electric Nigeria were shortlisted.

Only Aura Energy Limited was shortlisted for Jos distribution company.

For Ekodistribution company, the shortlisted firms are: Oando Consortium, Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing, Sepco-Pacific Energy Consortium, Honeywell Energy Resources International, KEPCO/NEDC Consortium and West Power and Gas.

For Port Harcourt distribution company, Power Consortium and Rockson Engineering were shortlisted.

Only Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Company was shortlisted for Yola distribution company and only Sahelian Power SPV Limited was shortlisted for Kano distribution company.

Southern Electricity Distribution Company, Rensmart Power, Vigeo Power Consortium and Rockson Engineering were shortlisted for Benin distribution company.

Neither of the two bids received for the Kaduna distribution company met the technical qualification requirements.

The Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) will invite fresh bids from all the pre-qualified bidders in accordance with plan B in respect of the privatisation of any unsold successor company.