Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 750.00

Published Date

Mar 1, 2005

Opening Date

See detail below


Bid Category

Omo River Bridge Project



Notice of Invitation for
Construction of Pile Foundation for Omo River Bridge Project

1.      The Federal Democratic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated sufficient budget towards the construction of pile foundation of Omo River Bridge Project.

2.      Omo River Bridge is located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Administrative Region. 

The works under this contract consists of construction of pile foundation and piers of Omo River Bridge Project. The foundation type being cast in situ reinforced concrete piles of diameter 0.6m and total length of 4400m. The piles are of vertical and buttering types. As per the design, vertical piles consists of 20m and 35m long piles, and the buttering  ones consist of 20m long piles. 

The work involves the following:

       Drilling  of holes for concrete piles

       Retaining of the drilled holes

       Setting of reinforcement bars

       Preparation of concrete mix

       Casting and curing  of concrete for piles and pile cap, piers and piers caps

       Erection of dowels on the abutment pile caps to be extended to the piers.

       Geotechnical investigation.

And the expected duration of completion is about 540 calendar days including mobilization period.

3.      The Employer will evaluate and compare only bids determined to be substantially responsive to the requirements of the bidding document.

4.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority invites all contractors fulfilling the following criteria. 

Contractors registered in Ethiopia are required to present: 

      A registration certificate under category 1 from Ministry of Infrastructure for the drilling and construction of pile foundation.

      Renewed business license for 1997 Ethiopian Calendar year.

      Registration certificate for VAT. 

Contractors not registered in Ethiopia are required to present:

       A registration certificate under category 1 from Ministry of infrastructure for the drilling an construction of pile foundation.

       Renewed business license for 1997 Ethiopian Calendar year.

      Registration certificate for VAT. 

Contractors not registered in Ethiopia are required to present:

      Renewed contractor's license for 2004 GC by a competent authority.

      Notarized authentification of the above document.

5.      Interested bidders may obtain  further information and collect the bidding document from Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering Services, Procurement Design & Technical Support Division Office 2nd floor, Room No. 207, Fax 251-1- 51 48 66, Tel. 251-1- 51 00 52.

6.      The bidding document is prepared in English Language and can be purchased as of March 7, 2005 on presentation of the required documents under item # 4 above and on submission of a written application to the General  Manager of ERA and upon payment of  non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 750 (Birr Seven Hundred Fifty) made payable  to Ethiopian Roads authority.

7.      The bid and qualification document for the subject project should be prepared in one original and four copies and 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 26, April 2005 at local time  2:30 P.M.

8.      Bids will be opened immediately after the closing time for submission.

9.      A bid which is received late, will not be considered.

10.  ERA reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 



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