Vetting of Contract Decuments

Vetting of Contracts Documents by the DPPMB Project Designs (where applicable), Bills of Quantities, Quotations and other tendering documents in respect of any construction work, procurement or service contract whose value is Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) and above shall be vetted by the Due Process and Project Monitoring Bureau (DPPMB). Accordingly, all Ministries, Extra-Ministerial Departments and Parastatals/Corporations shall forward all documents in respect of contracts whose values exceed Five Million Naira (N5, 000,000.00) to the DPPMB for vetting to ensure compliance with laid down rules and regulations and issuance of a Due Process Certificate. This Certificate must be presented to the relevant approving authority before approval is given for the award of the contract. The Bureau reserves the right to reject any submission made to it which does not include all required/necessary documents.

The vetting process by the DPPMB shall be done within the following timeframe:

  • Contracts whose values are between N5, 000,000 to N10, 000,000: A maximum of 5 working days.

  • Contracts whose values are between N10, 000,000 to N50, 000,000: A maximum of 2weeks.
  • Contracts whose values are between N50, 000,000 to N100, 000,000: A maximum of 4 weeks.
  • Contracts whose values are N100, 000,000 or above: A maximum of 6 weeks.

The DPPMB can use its permanent staff, staff on secondment from any public service or consultants for the vetting exercise, depending on the situation. Notwithstanding, the Government reserves the right to engage the services of competent consultants to render similar services.