Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 450.00

Published Date

September 14, 2006

Opening Date

November 16, 2006


Bid Category

Roads Construction



1.      Brief Description of the Works: The works consists of the upgrading of the existing gravel road into a two lane asphalt concrete roads of 7.0 m carriageway width and 2 m gravel shoulders on either side except at locations of Sharp horizontal curves and steep gradient where the shoulder have been proposed to be bituminous as indicted in the drawings. The length of the road Shire-Shiraro-Humera-Lugdi is about 310Km. The entire road has been put into two lots, Lot 1: Shire-Adigoshu and Lot 2: Adigoshu-Lugdi, each with a length of about 155km.

2.      The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has allocated sufficient budget towards the cost of the Shire-Shiraro-Humera-Lugdi Road Upgrading Project, Lot 1: Shire-Adigoshu & Lot 2: Adigoshu-Lugdi and intends to apply part of the process to eligible payments for the Contact.

3.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the above mentioned contracts to an asphalt concrete standard with the mentioned contract to an asphalt concrete standard with eh accompanying earthworks, structural and drainage works. The construction period is 1280 calendar days for each lot.

4.      Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding procedures specified in the bidding documents and are open to all bidders as defined in the Section XI of the bidding documents.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:30 to 12:30 A.M. and 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. from Monday to Thursdays and 8:30 to 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Friday local time. A complete set of bidding documents 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 4000 or in USD 450 for each lot effective as of September 18, 2006. The method of payment shall be in cash or direct deposit to ERA’s account number NBE 0160101011500.

Address: Ethiopian Roads Authority
Engineering Services Procurement Branch Office, 2nd floor,
Room No. 204
Tel. 251 11 515 30 15
Fax 251 11 550 00 82 Or 551 48 66

6.      Bidders shall submitted their envelopes, “Qualification Questionnaires”, “Bid” and “a Bid security”, separately and should be sealed in on outer envelope.

7.      Evaluation is to be carried out in two stages, qualification document first and bids of qualified bidders next.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 16, 2006 at 2:30 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. for lot 1 and lot 2 respectively. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 5,000,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for each lot. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders/representatives who choose to attend at the address below on November 16, 2006 at 2:30 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. for lot 1 and lot 2 respectively.

Director General, Ethiopian Roads Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street

Tel. +251 11 515 66 03
Fax +251 11 551 48 66

P.O. Box
Addis Ababa


9.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


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