Bid No.


Issued By

Mugher Cement Enterprise

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

August 7, 2007

Opening Date

December 7, 2007


Bid Category

Clay Roof Tiles & Bricks Project



Invitation to Local and Foreign
Tender No. MCE, Clay roof tiles and
Bricks project 01/2007

Mugher Cement Enterprise is Look8ing for local and/or Foreign invitatory as a joint venture partner for establishment of a clay roof tile and bricks manufacturing plant.

The Enterprise is planning to go into a partnership for undertaking a project at Alemgena, Oromia rejoin, 23 Kms. Away from the Capital Addis Ababa in South West direction where a suitable quality of adequate clay raw materials reserve is found in the vicinity of the proposed plant site and where the necessary mining license has been secured.

The aim of the project is to establish a clay roofing tiles of 90,000 pcs/day or about 100,000 pcs/day of different bricks manufacturing plant with a joint venture partnership or part financing of the project or any other form of equity participation.

The design of the project will allow easy, flexible operation of the dance with the market demand. The major products foreseen include clay roofing tiles or different bricks as the case may be.

The product mixes are:

a)      Interlocking Clay roofing tiles with its own accessories (Marseille or French tiles, Roman or Portuguese tiles),

b)      Common and Facing Bricks,

c)      Clay Hollow Blocks, and

d)      Clay wall and Floor Tiles

The manufacturing plant is expected to be one of the most modern plants of its kind.

The quality of the products is foreseen to comply with the best European standard. The products will be designed and manufactured to have an appealing aesthetic value capable to compete with European similar products.

The feasibility study has been carried out and the venture is found to be viable.

A plant site nearby the indigenous raw materials quarry site of about 10 hectares is also obtained.

To realize this objective, Mugher Cement Enterprise is looking for either a joint venture partner or part financer or a local or foreign investor who can participate in any other equity participation which will lead to the attainment of fulfilling the objective, which is establishment of envisaged plant.

The details with regard to the mode of engagement into partnership will be decided by the members based on the proposed modality of the investors business plan.

Generally, Mugher Cement Enterprise expects participants in the following alternatives or options:

a)      MCE and the investor (s) will enter into a joint venture partnership by contributing part of the investment outlay required for the project. Business plan of the potential joint venture partner is to be submitted.


b)      An Investor who can participate in the establishment of the plant by supplying the whole or part of the required plant machinery and necessary equipment,


c)      Supplier for the complete technological machineries and necessary equipment, other ancillary plants, provision of erection and supervision, test and commissioning, provision of training of personnel.


d)      A mix of any of the above.

Investors who can have access to foreign markets for part of the products will be given due consideration during selection.

The project profile and the bid document will be obtained from procurement and stores administration department starting from the date 6th August 2007 during working hours on submission of written application and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of Birr 150.00 or equivalent amount in convertible currency.

Briefing of the project will be conducted to potential partners at the fourth week of the Month of August 2007 which will be communicated or advised to bidders ahead of time.

Mugher Cement Enterprise herby invites joint venture partners/investors who have interest to engage themselves in the anticipated partnership.

Interested investors or bidders shall submit their proposals/bids no later than 7th December 2007 at 16:00 hours local time.

For bid documents to be submitted (Option C), Bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 2% of the total bid amount.

Submission of the business plan and/or bid documents shall be delivered in a wax-sealed envelope, and in three sets addressed to:

Mugher Cement enterprise
Tel. 251-114 42 02 16 Or  12 37 90 90
Fax. 251-114 42 06 88 Or 12 37 90 03
P.O. Box 5782 Or 30749
Addis Ababa
Attention to: Head of Procurement and Stores
Administration Department

In case of alternative (c ) only, bids will be submitted in three separate Envelopes. i.e

Envelope No. 1: Technical proposal for the supply of complete technological machines, necessary equipment, test and commissioning, training of personnel.

Envelope No. 2: bid security, which must be 2% of the total price indicated in the financial offer.

Envelope No. 3: Financial/Commercial proposals for the supply of complete technological machines, necessary equipment and ancillary plant, provision of erection supervision, test and commissioning, training of personnel.

Business proposals/Bids will be opened on December 7, 2007, 17:00 hours local time in the presence of bidders or their legal representatives. Mugher Cement enterprise reserves the right to reject any or all bids. After completion of the selection of the responsive business proposals/ bids, Mugher Cement enterprise will the prospective Joint venture partner or bidder for a final modalities and aspects of part financing for the required investment outlay.



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