The Lagos State Government has advertised for the Expression of Interest for the preparation of Development Guide Plans for some Excised Villages in the State.

The State Government in the Expression of Interest advertised by the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in some national dailies on Tuesday stated that the preparation of the development guide plans for excised villages in Lagos State became necessary in view of the fast growth of development within the excised land throughout the State.

Upon completion, the development guide plans for excised villages are expected to bring about environmental sustainability by instituting lower order plans which include local plans, neighbourhood plans and action area plans among others.

This move is also capable of impacting considerably the THEMES agenda of the State Government by promoting the livable city ideals of the Lagos State Government.

In view of the importance of the development guide plans for the development of the State, government has invited bids from credible and experienced consultants that are registered with the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC).

The deliverables include: reconnaissance and preliminary survey; preparation of base map; stakeholders’ meeting; data collection and analysis and existing road upgrading designs among others.

The bid is open to consultants duly registered to practice in Nigeria, with impeccable track record of good performance in urban and regional planning practice. However, two or more firms can come together to form a consortium.