Bid No.


Issued By

Addis Ababa University

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 50.00

Published Date

January 18, 2007

Opening Date

March 6, 2007


Bid Category




1.      This Invitation for bids follow the General Procurement notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. 649 of February 28, 2007.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Education, has received credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Post Secondary Education Project (PSEP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Books and Reading Materials for Addis Ababa University.

3.      The Addis Ababa University now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Text Books and Reading Materials.


Lot No.

No. of Titles


Lot I Books for Social Science and Business



Lot II Books for Natural Science and Technology



Lot III Books for Law and Communication


Bidders may quote for any one or all lots. Bids for individual lots will be evaluated separately and contract will be awarded to the lowest evaluated bidders for each lot.

4.      Bidding will e conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bankís Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits May 2004, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Addis Ababa University, purchasing Division e-mail, and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. during the working days.

6.       Qualification requirements include:

a)      General Experience: Minimum of three years in operations.

b)      Specific Experience: Successfully completed minimum of two contracts similar in six and scope

c)      Financial Information:

i.         Audited financial accounts for at least two complete fiscal years. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.      A complete set f bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the given address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee ETB 50 or in an equivalent US Dollar (plus bankís charges for money transfer and courier or postage charge). Payment can be done in cash at the University cash service. Payment can be cone in cash at University cash service. The Bidding document can be collected directly from the address specified below or delivery by special courier.

In case of delivery by special courier, the potential bidders shall bear the sole responsibility for paying and arranging for the shipment of documents. Under no circumstances shall Addis Ababa University be responsible for any late delivery of the bidding documents delivered by special courier.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before at 2:00 P.M. on 06/03/07. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 2:30 P.M. on 06/03/07. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 26,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

9.      The address referred to above is:

Attention: Addis Ababa University
Agency Name: Addis Ababa University
Main Campus Purchasing Division
Address: Addis Ababa University
Purchasing Division, Room No. 34
Street yekatit 12 martyrís square
Telephone 251 1 123 40 95
Facsimile number 251 0111 23 97 29 Or 0111 23 40 59
City Addis Ababa
Country: Ethiopia


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