INVITATION TO BID

Bid No.

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Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

July 13, 2005

Opening Date

August 11, 2005

Remarks

Bid Category

Consultancy Services

Description

 

1.      The Federal Democratic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated a budget and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this budget to eligible payment under the Contract for the Consultancy service of updating of the RSDP (Road Sector Development Program) performance and MDG (Millennium Development Goals) Transport Indicators study.

The overall objective of the service is:

To provide the decision-makers in the Government of Ethiopia and RSDP financers with sufficient information to assess the sustainability of actions in the transport sector and to improve the management of the process of the policy reform. Also, more important is to measure the importance and role of transport in the achievement of the MDGs using general indicators identified and adopted recently by African Transport/Infrastructure Ministries.

The Specific Objective of the services is:

To update the RSDP Monitoring Indicators that were initially development to assist in systematic tracking of pertinent core issues at regular intervals by incorporating general indicators identified under MDG, to serve in improving the quality and development impact of RSDP specifically and transport sector in general.

The Scope of the service includes the following main issue as outline below:

(I)          Relevance of the monitoring system

The Consultant will study the extent to which:

The data collected adequately measures the actions and investments of the government of Ethiopia in the transport sector,

The analysis and information presented meets the demands of decision makers,

The Study takes account of the interest of organizations and agencies affected by the transport sector.

(II) Feasibility of the monitoring study

The Consultant will:

      Use the Guidelines for RSDP Monitoring of Indicators,

      Draft additional Guidelines for incorporating additional indicators identified 
      under MDGs.

     Assess the accuracy and reliability of data collected and examine cost 
     effective ways of improving data collection

(III) Sustainability of the Monitoring Study

The Consultant will determine the needs for ensuring monitoring continue after the period of this study. This means:

Recommending the best way for managing the monitoring

The cost and source of finance for monitoring

The dissemination of the monitoring results and implementation of recommendations.

2.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority invites all Local Consultants registered at Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) under the prevailing Finance Regulation issued by the Council of Ministers for the Consultancy Services of the above-mentioned project.

3.       The Consultants should renew their Registration License for 1997 Ethiopian Calendar.

4.      Interested consultancy may obtain further information and collect the Request for Proposals from Ethiopian Roads Authority Headquarters, 2nd floor, Room No. 204, Fax 251-1-51 00 82, Tel. 15 30 15.

5.      The RFP can be purchased as of June 27, 2005 upon presentation of Registration Certificate from Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED), VAT Registration Certificate and on submission of a written application to the General Manager of ERA and upon payment of non-refundable fee of ETB 150 per contract made payable to Ethiopia Roads Authority.

6.      The document(s) for the subject projects should be prepared in one original and four copies and must be submitted to the General Manager Office, Ethiopian Roads Authority, P.O. Box 1770, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Fax 251-1-51 48 66, Tel. 15 66 03 on or before August 11, 2005 at 3:00 P.M.

7.      The proposals will be opened immediately after the closing time for submission in the presence of ERA's Contract Award Committee (CAC) & Consultant's representatives who whish to attend.

8.     A  Proposal, which is received late, will not be considered.

9.     ERA reserves the right to reject or accept any or all proposals.

ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY

   

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