Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises form the bulk of business ventures in our economy and remain the highest employers of labour, with potential to grow exponentially.
This is why the Kogi State Bureau of Public Procurement took advantage of the stimulus provided by SFTAS to organise a 2-level training workshop which held on the 21st and 22nd of September, 2020 for MSMEs and Stakeholders with the theme: INCREASED PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT BY SMEs.
Seasoned resource persons were invited to present papers at the 2-day event.
Engr. Ibrahim Abu (Public Procurement Specialist) presented a paper on SMEs and Public Procurement: Guidelines on Improved PArticipation
Mrs Stella Adejoh (PhD) (Procurement Administrator), SMEs and Public Procurement: Issues and Solutions
Omadachi Okolobia (PhD)(University Don), Overcoming common errors of SMEs in Public Procurement Procedures
Ozomata Muhammed (PhD) (SPC, The Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support), SMEs and their impacts on the economy
Kingsley Agbonze (Economist and Banker), SMEs and their impact on the Economy
Adewumi Olamide (Procurement officer), Monitoring SMEs Participation in Public Procurement.
The workshop was very particpatory and interactive. The Bureau, through its officers was able to share with participants aspects of proposed guideline. Imputs therefore were also very useful to the final outcome