Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 320.00

Published Date

December 22, 2007

Opening Date

February 21, 2008


Bid Category




1.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has obtained a loan from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADE) and Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) for the construction of Assosa –Kurmuk (96.7km) Road Upgrading Project.

2.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) on Behalf of the FDRE invites international eligible Contractors (including all members of a joint venture and all Subcontractors of bidders) for the construction of the upgrading of the existing gravel road approximately 96.7 km, to a two-lane double bituminous surfaced road.

3.      Eligible Applicants may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the Bidding Documents, at:

Engineering Service Procurement Design and Technical
Support Division
Ethiopian Roads Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
2nd Floor, main Building
Tel. (251 11) 551-50 02
Fax No. (251 11) 551-48 66
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

4.      Bidders may obtain a complete set of bidding documents at the above office starting from December 24, 2007 and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 320.00 US$ (Three Hundred Twenty US dollars) or 3000.00 RTB (Three Thousand Ethiopian Birr). Payment shall be made in cash, bank certified check or telegraphic transfer to the employer’s bank Account in the National Bank of Ethiopia through Account No. Gov. 0160101011500. The document will be sent by registered airmail if required so by the bidder but under no circumstances will it be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so mailed.

5.      The bidding procedure to be followed is a two-envelope procedure. The post-qualification documents and financial offers should be sealed in a two separate envelopes. The first envelop containing the post-qualification application and bid security is clearly marked “Application for Post Qualification and Bid Security” and the second envelope that contains the financial bid is marked “Submission of Bids” for the construction of Assosa –Kurmuk Road Upgrading project respectively and the two envelopes shall also be enclosed by an outer envelope marked “Post qualification and Bid for Assosa –Kurmuk Road Upgrading project”.

Evaluation is also to be carried out in two stages, the post qualification application and the bid security will be opened first and the qualification evaluation will be undertaken. The bid that are responsive to the minimum post qualification criteria will be opened for further evaluation. The financial offers of those bidders who fail the minimum qualification criteria shall be returned unopened after the award of contract.;

6.      All bids must be accompanied by a security in the form and amount specified in the bidding documents, and delivered to:

Director General
Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA)
Ras Abera Aregay Street
4th Floor, Main Building
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

On or before February 21, 2008 at 8:30 P.M.
The Bid documents shall be prepared in one original and four copies Late bids will be rejected. Qualification Application and Bid security of the bidders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the Contract Award Committee and bidders’ representatives who choose to attend on the final date and time of bid submission and at the address stated above.


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