Bid No.

EAEP 8/98

Issued By

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 1000.00

Published Date

December 12, 2006

Opening Date

January 27, 2007


Bid Category

Medium & Low Voltage Concrete Poles



1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business issue No. 697 or 16 May 2006.

2.      The Federal Government of Ethiopia has applied for a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of Electricity access expansion project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Construct for procurement of Medium and Low voltage concrete poles tender No. EAEP 8/98

3.      The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of 24784 pieces of types 500 daN, 8 mt, and 6196 pieces of type 500 daN, 9mt, 16400 pieces of type 650 daN 10mt, 1276 pieces of type 650 daN 11mt, 547 pieces of type 650 daN 12mt, 410 pieces of type 1250 daN 10mt, 319 pieces of type 1250 daN 11mt and 137 pieces 1250 daN 12mt concrete poles in three lots to 17 separate locations. Details are provided in the bid document.

4.      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.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Biding Documents at the address below (address 1) from 8:00 A.M. up to 5:00 P.M. from Monday to Friday.

6.      A margin of preference for eligible suppliers shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding documents.

7.      A complete set of bidding document in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below (address 2) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee ETB 1000 or in USD 115 from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, procurement division, head office, The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s check.

8.      The bidding document may also be sent by airmail or carrier service for overseas who cover all carrier cost in additional to the above fee.

9.      Bids must be delivered to the address below (address 2) at or before 26, January 2007, 14:00 LT. Electronic bidding will into permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who choose to attend in person. Bids will be opened at EEPCO Head Office employee club, De Gaulle square on 26 January 2007 at 14:30 LT. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security not less than 2% of the bid price in ETB or in any freely convertible currency.

10.  Taking into account the lead time required for importation and installation of concrete pole manufacturing plant(s) to the purchaser country. The purchase has considered a lead time after the date of receipt of advance payment under the contract for suppliers who wish to import the manufacturing plant. For domestic suppliers the purchaser will facilitate access to foreign currency required for the importation of concrete pole manufacturing plant (s).

11.  The purchaser will facilitate for the successful bidders importation of concrete pole manufacturing plant(s) free from import duties.

12.  The address refereed to above is:

Address 1: Ethiopian Eclectic Power Corporation
Universal Electricity Access Program
Dembele City Center 11th floor, Room No. 1112A
Tel. +251 11 515 86 29
Fax +251 11 552 70 72
P.O. Box 1233
Addis Ababa
Electronic Mail Address:
Address 2: Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Procurement Division
Head Office, Ground floor
De Gaulle Square
Fax +251 11 155 08 22
P.O. Box 1233
Addis Ababa


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