The Lagos State Government, through its Office of Public-Private Partnerships, has shortlisted three bidders for the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
Speaking at a media briefing on Saturday in Lagos, the Special Adviser to the Governor on PPP, Mr Ope George said the three bidders shortlisted for the RFP Stage II are Mota-Engil (Nigeria & Africa) CCCC & CRBC consort; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture and CCECC & CRCCIG Consortium.
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George explained that the fourth mainland bridge project was a Public-Private Partnership transport infrastructure development, which included the construction and operation of a green field tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120km/h, including the development of adjacent real estate.
He stated that on completion, the bridge is expected to become the second longest in Africa, featuring three toll plazas, nine interchanges, a 4.5km lagoon bridge and an eco-friendly environment.
“The bridge is expected to span about 37 kilometres, starting from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor and transverse from the Northwest towards the lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu,” he added.
The Special Adviser said the idea of constructing the fourth mainland bridge was aimed at reducing severe congestion on the existing Third Mainland Bridge while opening new areas for future development, noting that the project is expected to cost about $2.5 billion.
He informed that the project had gone through the competitive bidding process comprising the Request for Proposal Stage I and the Request for Proposal Stage II which was issued to three shortlisted bidders, namely: Mota-Engil (Nigeria & Africa) CCCC & CRBC consort; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture and CCECC & CRCCIG Consortium.
The Special Adviser stated that the Evaluation Committee, which comprise representatives from the Ministry of Works, Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the project Advisers, commenced the evaluation of the submitted RFP Stage II documents by the three shortlisted bidders on the 17th of November 2022 and it that the preferred bidder will be announced before the end of the year.