Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Capacity Building-Public Sector Capacity Building Program

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 300.00

Published Date

July 7, 2007

Opening Date

August 29, 2007


Bid Category

Construction Materials Testing & Surveying Equipment



1.       This Invitation for bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. 673 of 28 February, 2006. The notice number is WB634-673/06

2.       The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Public Sector Capacity Building Program-(PSCAP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Construction Materials Testing and Surveying Equipment.

3.       The Ministry of Capacity Building-Public Sector Capacity Building Program now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Construction Materials Testing and Surveying Equipment. Bidders must Bid for all the items and in the quantities specified for the lot. Bidders have the options to bid fro one or more lots.

Lot No.


Lot 1
Lot 2
Lot 3
Lot 4
Lot 5

Highway Engineering Laboratory Equipment
Construction Material Testing Laboratory Equipment…..
Soil Mechanics Laboratory Equipment
Surveying Equipment

NB: Detailed list of equipment along with quantities are specified in the bid documents which can be examined in the MCB- Procurement Office

4.       Bidding will be conducted through the international Competitive Bidding (ICB) and governed by Procedures and rules specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and is open to all bidders from Eligible Sources Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.       Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Procurement and Property Administration Department, Ministry of Capacity Building Office and Inspect the bidding documents at the address given blow from 9:00 to 12:00 AM and from 14:00 to 17:00 PM (Local Time) Monday to Friday.

6.       Qualifications requirements include: Bidders must submit Manufacturer Authorization Certificate, Manufacturing ISO Quality Certificate or the equivalent and bidder shall submit audited financial statements of the company for the last 3 years. The company should not have incurred operating loss and average annual turnover not loss than three times the bid amount during the last 3 years. The bidders shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate the Manufactures shall have at least 2 yeas experience in manufacturing the tendered goods. The supplier shall have experience in supply goods equivalent to the contract at least once in the last five years. Margin of preference for eligible national Manufacturers shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.       A complete set of Bidding Documents in English Language may be purchased by interested bidders as of 10 July 2007 from 9:00-12:00 AM and 14:00-17 PM (Monday to Friday) on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 300.00 (Birr Three Hundred) or USD 35.00 (USD Thirty Five) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. The method of payment will be Cash or Cashier Check.

8.       The bidding document will be sent by first class mail for overseas bidders who send a Crossed Bank Draft of Birr 300.00 (Three Hundred) or USD 35.00 (Thirty Five) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency in additional to the price of the document to the address given below. However, the Ministry of Capacity Building will not take any responsibility for a late/non delivery of the bidding documents sent by mail. No extension in bid submission date is permitted on this account.

9.       Bids must be delivered to the address below to or before 10:00 AM (Local time) on 29 August 2007. Electronic bidding will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who choose to attend in person at 10:30 AM (Local time) on 29 August 2007. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in an amount of not less than 2% of the bid price in ETB or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

Ministry of Capacity Building
Public Sector Capacity Building Program
Telephone 251-11-123 99 11 Ext. 261/267 Or 11-124 03 15
Fax 251-11-124 03 08 Or 251-11-123 98 89
P.O. Box 1082
Addis Ababa


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