Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Water Resources

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 100.00

Published Date

January 21, 2006

Opening Date

March 29, 2006


Bid Category

Laboratory Equipment



1.   This Invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue on 22 November 2004.

2.   The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has received a credit/grant from International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and it intends to apply part of the Procurement of Laboratory Equipment & Instrument identification number ICB/MOWR/WSSP/IDA/02/2005".

3.   The Ministry of Water Resources now invites sealed bid from eligible and qualified bidders for the Procurement of Laboratory Equipment and Installation in one Lot.

4.   Bidders may bid for one lot. Bids will be evaluated and contract awarded on a lot-by-lot basis taking into account discounts, if any. Bidders are required to quote a technically responsive bid at least for 80 % of the items in the lot, and for 100% of the quantities in the item.

5.   Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedure specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

6.   Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the address below and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. of official working days.

7.   A complete set of bidding oddments 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 ETB 100 or USD 12. The method of payment will be in cash or CPO. The bidding documents will be sent by courier services for overseas bidders if it is accompanied with prepaid bill for the service.

8.   Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before March 29, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidder/representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below March 29, 2006 at 2:30 A.M. A bid security of not less than 2% of bid price or an equivalent amount must accompany all bids in a freely convertible currency.

The Purchaser's Address is:
Ministry of Water Resources
Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Procurement Division, Room 202
Tel. 61 11 11 Ext. 236 or 62 73 68
Fax 251-1-61 08 85 Or 61 07 10
Addis Abba


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