Scale of Fees in Contract Pricing is a Major Challenge - WB Chief

A thorny issue still being contended by professionals in the building and construction industry in Nigeria is that of appropriate pricing of consultancy jobs. Consultants, who attempted to put some nuts and bolts together to arrive at what they call scale of fees are yet to be satisfied with their pay cheque. A Lead Procurement Specialist of the World Bank Chief Bayo Awosemusi describes it as one of the major challenges of the consultancy industries, report Bennett Oghifo and Fadekemi Ajakaiye

All heads jerked when the issue of remuneration for consultancy jobs came up for discussion at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN), which held in Ikeja, Lagos, recently.

A Lead Procurement Specialist of the World Bank Chief Bayo Awosemusi, while discussing the issue of payment for consultancy jobs expressed concern about the Associations insistence on the use scale of fees in contract pricing, describing it as a major challenge.

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