Bid No.


Issued By

Urban Development Capacity Building Office

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

December 10, 2006

Opening Date

January 29, 2007


Bid Category

Urban Drainage Rehabilitation



1.      This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in the United Nations Development Business; issue No. 587 Volume 25 of July 31, 2002.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of the Capacity Building for Decentralized Service Delivery Project and intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract for the Awassa Urban Drainage Rehabilitation Contract for which this invitation for bids is issued.

3.      The Urban Development Capacity Building Office (UDCBO) of the Ministry of Works and Urban Development now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Awassa Urban Drainage Rehabilitation Contract. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loan and IDA Credits and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the guidelines. Domestic Contractors of Category GC/WWC-4 and above, with licenses valid for the year 2005/6 are eligible to participate in the bid. Qualified domestic contractors may be eligible to receive a margin of preference of 7˝ percent in bid evaluation.

4.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding document at UDCBO, P.O. Box 3040, Tel. 011 554 06 34/35, Fax No. 011 554 06 30, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday to Friday during office hours (8:00 A.M. -12:00 noon, 1:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. local time).

5.       Qualification requirements include

Following minimum qualifying criteria

(a). An average annual financial amount of construction work over the period of five (5) of at least 1.5 time  bidders own price.

(b) Experience as prime  contractor in the construction of at least two (2) works of a nature and complexity equivalent to the Works over the period of five (5) years (to comply with this requirement, works cited should be at least 70 percent complete);

(c) Proposals for the timely acquisition (own, lease, hire, etc) of the essential equipment listed in the GDS;

(d) A Project Manger with six years’ general experience including not less than four years of experience in works of similar nature; and

(e) Liquid asses and/or credit facilities, net of other contractual commitments and exclusive of any advance payments which may be made under the Contract, of not less than Birr 1,000,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 400 (Four Hundred Ethiopian Birr) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency in the form of cash or cashiers check. The bid document may be mailed to overseas bidders upon payment of an additional fee of Ethiopian Birr 300 (Three Hundred Ethiopian Birr).

7.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 2:00 P.M. on January 29, 2007 and must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than Birr 60,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

8.      Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders who choose to attend at 2:00 P.M. on January 29, 2007 in the Conference Room of the Urban Development Capacity Building Office.

Urban Development Capacity Building Office
Tel. 011 554 06 34 Or 011 554 06 35
Fax No. 011 554 06 30
P.O. Box 3040
Near National Bank on Sudan/
Ras Abebe Aregay Road
 Leghar Area
Addis Ababa


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