Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 4000.00

Published Date

November 30, 2005

Opening Date

February 28, 2006


Bid Category

Rehabilitation (Road)



The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, with financial assistance from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) has allocated sufficient budget towards the cost of the Rehabilitation of the Ambo-Gedo Road, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible payments fort the above Contract.

The Ethiopian Roads Authority now invites sealed bids form eligible bidders for the construction of the above-mentioned contract.

Brief Description of the Works: The major works of the contract comprise, but are not necessarily limited to, widening of the existing road, new road construction over some 7 km, rehabilitation and new construction of drainage facilities and construction of new pavement layer and shoulders. The works on the 65 km long road are to be executed under a single works contract as follows:

Tow road base and wearing course options (Option 1 and Option 2) have been prepared as part of the design. Bidders shall prepared bids for both pavement options.

Approximate quantity of the major items of work for the rehabilitation of the project road will be as follows.

a)      Site clearance                                                                     120 ha

b)      Embankment fill                                                                  520,000m3

c)      Fill for shoulder widening                                                     365,000m3

d)      Rockfill                                                                               30,000m3

e)      Cut to spoil in normal/intermediate material                           900,000m3

f)       Cut to spoil in rock                                                               50,000m3                                  

g)      Construction of a chemically stabilized subbase
layer along realigned sectors or road                                     23,500m3

h)      Construction of a chemically stabilized subbase
layer constructed form recovered pavement martial               171,500m3

i)        Construction of a Dense Bitumen Macadam Road
base (Option 1)                                                                   80,000m3

j)        Construction of a bitumen stabilized Crushed Stone
Roadbase (Option 2)                                                            90,000m3

k)      Construction of an asphalt concrete wearing course
(Option 1)                                                                           525,000m2

l)        Construction of a Cape Seal wearing course (Option 2)         525,000m2

m)    Double surface treatment to shoulders                                  200,000m2

n)      Construction of a new 12 m single span concrete bridge         1 No.

o)      Construction of new concrete pipe culverts
(Various diameters)                                                             2,800 m

p)      Construction of new concrete box culverts,
(various sizes, 6 No. single, 4 No. double, 2 No. triple
& 1 No. quadruple)                                                             13 Nos.

The construction period is 24 months, inclusive of mobilization.

Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding procedures specified in the Guidelines of KfW for procurement, and is open to Civil Engineering Contractors and voluntarily formed join Ventures who comply with the requirement set forth in the qualification questionnaire that comprises Section XII of the bidding documents.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information form and inspect the biding document at the Ethiopian Roads Authority at the address below in 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. form Monday to Friday. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of either 4,000 ETB (Four Thousand Ethiopian Birr) or USD 450 (Four Hundred and Fifty US Dollar) or EUR 375 (Three Hundred and Seven Five Euro). The Method of payment will be cahier’s check or direct deposit to ERA’s account NBE A/C NO. GOV.6560-00006-5

Bidders shall submit three separate envelopes: “Qualification Questionnaire”, “Bid” and “Bid Security” and these should be sealed in an outer envelope.

Evaluation is to be carried out in tow stages, Qualification Questionnaire first and Bids of qualified bidders next.

Bids must be delivered to the address below before 28th February 2006, at 2:30 P.M. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security with a minimum amount of one present of the bidder’s bid price in local minimum amount of one present of the bidder’s bid price in local currency or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders/representatives who choose to attend at the address below immediately after the deadline for submission of bid mentioned here above.

The General Manger
Ethiopian Radio Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
Tel. +251-11-515 66 03
Fax +251-11-551 48 66
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa


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