This request for pre-qualification follows the General Procurement
Notice for this project that appeared in the United Nations
Development Business issue No. 694 dated 16 January 2007 and local
newspaper in Ethiopia.
The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has
received a loan from the African Development Fund, hereinafter
referred to as the ADF, in various currencies towards the cost of
the Jimma-Mizan Road Upgrading Project and intends to apply a
portion of the proceeds of this loan to eligible payments under the
contract for which this Invitation for Prequalification is issued.
The Ethiopian Roads Authority, acting for the Government of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as the Executing Agency and
hereinafter referred to as “The Employer”, intends to prequalify
contractors for the following two civil works contract under the
Contract 1: Jimma to bonga Junction (113 km)
Contract 2: Bonga to Mizan Junction (120 km)
The two contracts consists of upgrading the exiting gravel road to a
bituminous asphalt concrete surfacing on the shoulders,
realignments, extending exiting, and providing new drainage
structures, widening bridge decks and the provision of balustrade,
minor repair work to bridges and erosion protection.
Prequalification is open to firms and voluntarily formed joint
ventures from eligible source countries, in accordance with the
Rules for Procurement under ADB Group Loans and Grants. Applications
may be made for one or both contracts.
Eligible applicants may obtain the prequalification documents by
calling, writing, fixing, or telexing Starting from 28 February
Engineering Services Procurement,
Technical Support Division
Ethiopian Roads Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
2nd Floor Room Number 204
Tel: 251-11-551 50 02
Fax 251-11 551 00 82
P.O. Box 1770
The request must clearly stated “Request for Prepublication Document
for Construction of the Jimma-Mizan Road Upgrading Project and state
which contact being applied for, i.e. Contracts 1, Contract 2 or
both. “The documents are available for a non-refundable fee of
Ethiopian Birr 500.00 or 60.00 US Dollars paid in cash or by
telegraphic transfer to ERA’s account, National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE)
Ac #0160101011500. The Ethiopian Roads Authority will promptly
dispatch the documents by registered airmail, but under no
circumstance will it be held responsible for late delivery or loss
of the document to mailed.
minimum requirement for qualification is to have successfully
carried out at lest three projects of a value, nature and complexity
comparable to the proposed contract within the last 5 years.
Detailed qualification of Applications for Prequalification must be
received in sealed envelopes, either delivered by hand or by
registered mail to:
The Director General’s Office
Ethiopian Road Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
4th Floor, Room Number 408
Tel. 251 11 551 60 34
Fax 251 11 551 00 82
Not later than:
19 April 2007 (Local time) 14h30
And be clearly
marked “Application to Prequalify for Construction for the
Jimma-Mizan Road Upgrading Project, Contract 1 or Contract 2 or both
Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject late
be advised, in due course, of the results of their applications.
Only firms and joint ventures prequalified under this procedure will
be invited to bid.