Bid No.


Issued By

Finchaa Sugar Factory, Ethiopia

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 5000.00

Published Date

July 7, 2007

Opening Date

August 17, 2007


Bid Category

New Plant



Finchaa Sugar Factory (FSF), Ethiopia, on behalf of the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia intends to expand its sugar plant by increasing the existing factory from 4400 TCD (tons can per day) to 5400 TCD and installing a completely new plant of 6600 TCD in the vicinity of the existing plant, with total crushing capacity 12000 TCD including cogeneration and expansion of Ethanol plant from 45 KLPD to 105KLPD. The project site is located about 360 km west-north-west of Addis Ababa along the lower part of the Finchaa river. The Project site is at a distance of 1300 km from Port of Djibouti.

Invitation of Bids

FSF invites bids from interested bidders to design, manufacturer, supply, delivery to Port Djibouti, transport locally to the site, store, civil works, erection of mechanical and electrical equipment, train Employer’s personnel, commission, test and hand over under terms of single turnkey contract of


The Ethanol Plant (Lot 7) shall comprise of new ethanol production plant of 60 KLPD capacity, from the molasses produced in the sugar factory and to be integrated with existing ethanol plant, as per the specifications defined in the bid document.

Bidding will be conducted through competitive bidding procedures specified in the bid document will be open to all the eligible bidders from Indian Firm/Consortium/Joint venture. Bidders will be selected through a transparent process in accordance with the equipment defined in the bid document from selection of bidders. However, the eligibility criteria of the bidders shall be based on the following.

a)      The bidding firm should have been in existence for at least 10 years. In case of Consortium, the lead bidders should be mentioned and should have been in existence for at least 10 years. In case of Joint Venture specially formed for the purpose of this project, the lead bidders should be mentioned and at least one member should have been in existence for at least 10 years.

b)      The main (or) one member of Joint Venture/Consortium (or) their respective sub-contractor should have at least 10 years experience in design, manufacturer, supply and installation of Ethanol Plant, capacity not less than 45 KLPD, in India and internationally.

c)      The bidders should have a minimum current net wroth of US $ 10 million (share capital and service), certified by a reputed Charted Accountancy firm. In case of Consortium/Joint Venture, the cumulative net worth of the members should be considered. However, the lead bidders should satisfy at lest 50% of the financial criteria.

d)      The main bidders (or) one member of Joint Venture/Consortium (or) their respective sub-contractor must have executed a minimum of 2such projects in the past 10 years in India or outside India and supplied and erected equipment outside India in the past 5 years of Ethanol Plant of at least US $ 2 million contract value.

e)      The bidders must have his associate or representative in Ethiopian, who has adequate knowledge in the procedures of immigration, customs, taxes, duties, port clearance, local transportation, insurance, etc. for proper coordination.

f)       The Bid is to be a accompanied with a bid security in an amount of US $ 20,000.

Bidders, who fulfils the above eligibility criteria can purchase each bid document either directly or on submission of written application upon payment of non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 5,000 or US $ 575, in the name of Finchaa Sugar Factory, Ethiopia, by Demand Draft or banker’s cheque. An amount of Ethiopia Birr 500 or US $ 58 is to be added toward postage/courier if required.

Bid Documents will be available for purchase from 4th July 2007 up to the bid closing date at Finchaa Sugar Factory, Liaison Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and also at J P Mukherji & Associated Pvt. Ltd. Pune, India, Technical Consultant for the project.

Address in Ethiopia

Address in India

Finchaa Sugar Factory (FSF),
Liaison office, Room # 205,
Philips Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: + 251-11-551 29 11
            +251-57-664 17 60
Fax     +251-11-551 29 11
          +251-57-664 10- 15

Contact person:
Ato Nurzefa Shafo
Head, Plan & Project Division

J P Mukherji & Associated Pvt.
Ltd (JPMA), “Jyoti House”, 172,
Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud,
Pune-411029, India

Tel.+91-20-2539 7303
       +91-20-2539 7305
Fax +91-20-2539 7307
       +91-20-2539 9287

Contact person:
Mr. M S Sundaram,
Director project (Management)

Bid closing date: August 17, 2007, 0900 Hrs Ethiopian Local time

Bid opening date: August 17, 2007 1000 Hrs Ethiopian Local time

Bids must be delivered on the specified address & date in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their authorised representatives on the specified address & date in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Finchaa Sugar Factory (FSF) reserves the right to modify the minimum legibility criteria, if required. Finchaa Sugar Factory (FSF) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

For Finchaa Sugar Factory
Dereje Gutema
General Manger


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