Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 500.00

Published Date

February 28, 2007

Opening Date

See detail below


Bid Category

Road Upgrading



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 project comprising:

i.                     Contract 1: Jimma to bonga Junction (113 km)

ii.                   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 2007.

Engineering Services Procurement, Design and
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
Addis Ababa

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.

A 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
Addis Ababa

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 Contracts.”

The Ethiopian Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject late applications.

Applicants will 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.


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