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IT News Announcement: National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Prequalification of Software Testing Houses for the Purpose of Standardization of Software in Nigeria


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) (Federal Ministry of Science and Technology) has announced the Prequalification of Software Testing Houses for the Purpose of Standardization of Software in Nigeria.

According to the advert from NITDA, "Section 6 of the National Information Technology Development Agency Act of 2007 empowers NITDA to develop procedures for the standardization of Information Technology processes, including software development".
 

Under its Public Private Partnership Scheme, and in accordance with the Act, NITDA intends to register and license software testing houses to undertake software testing on its behalf in Nigeria. Interested and qualified software testing companies may apply to NITDA for prequalification.

Applicants shall, among other things, be required to provide evidence of the capability in:
Software and systems engineering processes
Software products documentation
Load and stress testing
Regression testing


Method of Application
Application forms may be obtained online at http://www.nitda.gov.ng/Softwaretesting.pdf or from the following offices:
Office of the Director-General, NITDA 28, Port Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Abuja.
NITDA Lagos Liaison Office, No 9 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Closing Date
Applications may be submitted at any of the offices listed by July 10, 2008.

Inquiries
Any inquiries may be directed to:
The Director, Standards and Regulation Department
NITDA
09-3142925, ext 116

OR kabonta@nitda.gov.ng

N/B
Only prequalified companies shall be invited to apply for license

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