Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

July 16, 2006

Opening Date

August 24, 2006


Bid Category




1.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Post Secondary Education Project (PSEP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract “Procurement of books for Higher Education System Support Institutions”.

2.      The Ministry of Education now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Specialized teaching books. The delivery period is 16 weeks from day of opening the letter of credit.

3.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guide-lines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits May 2004, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

4.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Education, Procurement Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. during the week days.

5.      Qualifications requirements include:

a)      General Experience: Minimum of three years in operations.

b)      Specific Experience: Successfully completed minimum of two contracts similar size and scope.

c)      Financial Information: An average annual turnover for the last two years of at least the equivalent of US $ 240,000. A margin of preference for eligible national contractors shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding documents.

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders between 17 July 2006 and 14 August 2006 on the submission of a written application to the given address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 150 or equivalent in a freely convertible currency. The written application should specify the name of the company who made the payment for the bidding documents as well its detailed contact points (address, phone, fax, email, and back up email, contact person name and title) and should have attached the proof of payment of the non-refundable fee). Payment can be done in cash at the address below or through certified cheque on the name of the Ministry of Education. The Bidding documents can be collected directly from the address specified below or can be delivered by special courier. In case of delivery by special courier, the potential bidder shall be the sole responsible for paying and arranging the shipment of documents. Under no circumstances the Ministry of Education shall be responsible for paying and arranging the shipment of documents. Under no circumstances the Ministry of Education shall be responsible for any late delivery or loss of the bidding documents delivered by special courier.

7.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 09:00 A.M. local time on 24 August 2006. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representative who chooses to attend in person at the address below at 09:30 A.M. local time on 24 August 2006. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 5,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

8.      The address(es) referred to above is (are):

Attention: Ministry of Education, Procurement Unit Address: Ministry of Education, Room 032, Arat Kilo
Telephone: +251-111 56 55 38 Or +251 111 55 31 33 Ext. 231
Facsimile Number:+251 111 56 65

P.O. Box 1367
Addis Ababa


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