Bid No.


Issued By

Urban Development Capacity Building Office

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

February 16, 2006

Opening Date

April 4, 2006


Bid Category

Roads Project



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 Shashemene Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Roads Project 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 Shashemene Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Roads Project. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedure specified in the World Bank’s guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and Credits and is open to all bidders from elgible source countries as defined in the guidelines. Domestic Contractors of Category GC-3 or RC-3 and above, with licenses valid for the year 2005/6 are elgible to participate in the bid. Qualified domestic contractors may be eligible to receive a margin of preference of 71/2 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. 011-465 55 49 or 011-466 13 20, Fax No. 011-465 22 42, 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.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the 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 cashier’s check. The bid document may be mailed to overseas bidders upon payment of an additional fee of Ethiopian Birr 300 (Three Hundred Ethiopian Birr).

6.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 2:00 P.M. on April 4, 2006 and must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than Birr 100,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

7.      Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders who choose to attend at 2:00 P.M. on April 4, 2006 in the Conference Room of the Urban Development Capacity Building Office.

Urban Development Capacity Building Office
Near Lucas Pharmacy on Debre Zeit Road Beklo Bet Area
Tel. 011-465 55 49
Fax No. 011-465 22 42
P.O. Box 3040
Addis Ababa


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