The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced Messrs CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium as the preferred bidder for the proposed Fourth Mainland bridge project.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Mr Ope George said at a briefing at the PPP Office in Ikeja that the project, which is a proposed PPP transport infrastructure development, would comprise the construction and operation of a greenfield tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120 kilometres per hour, including the development of adjacent real estates.
He further said that the bridge would become the second longest in Africa with three toll plazas, nine interchanges, a 4.5 kilometre Lagoon bridge and an eco-friendly environment.
It is also expected to span about 37 kilometres, starting from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor, and traverse the North West towards the Lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu.
George said: “You will recall that the Lagos State Government commenced a competitive bidding process for the selection of a concessionaire, by the issuance of the Request for Expressions of Interest on 27th November 2019. A total of 52 responses were received with 32 being responsive.
“Subsequently, a Request for Quotation was issued on 10th February 2020 to the 32 eligible applicants and responses were received on 15th April 2020 with a total of 15 responses. Upon evaluation, six bidders met the criteria to progress to the Request for Proposal stage”.
He explained that the bids have now been evaluated and Messrs. CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium emerged as the preferred bidder, while the Messrs. MOTA-ENGIL (Nigeria and Africa), CCCC and CRBC Consortium as the reserved bidder for the project.
The Special Adviser restated that the bridge would reduce congestion on the existing Carter, Eko and Third Mainland bridges while opening new areas of the city for future development.