Bid No.

IFB24-2/MICB/3092-480, IFB24-3/MICB/3092-480 & IFB24-4/MICB/3092-480

Issued By

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 2,250.00

Published Date

June 19, 2007

Opening Date

July 20, 2007


Bid Category




1.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development toward the cost of Agricultural Research & Training Project and intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract for the Construction of Jinka Research Center.

Lot 1-Contract identification No: -IFB24-2/MICB/3092-480

Lot 2-Contract identification No: -IFB24-3/MICB/3092-480

Lot 3-Contract identification No: -IFB24-4/MICB/3092-480

Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the World Bank Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loan and IDA Credits

2.      The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the remaining works of Jinka Research Center. Lot-1, Lot-2 & Lot-3, at SNNPRS, South Omo Zone, at the town of Jinka, through a “Modified International Competitive Bid (MICB)” procurement method.

The Jinka Research Center has been under construction since January 2004 and the contract has been terminated. The works include the completion of the works which have been partially completed, just started and under construction and works that are not yet started at all. The construction works of Jinka research center is sliced and packaged into three lots. Bidders have the option to bid for one or more lots. Bids will be evaluated and contract(s) awarded on a lot by lot basis. Bid will be evaluated and contract(s) awarded on a lot by lot basis. To qualify for award of contract bidders should meet the following qualification criteria for ach lot and the combined sum of the criteria for multiple contracts. 


Annual turn over

Liquid asset


Lot 1

ETB 18 million

ETB 3 million

At least 2 works of similar nature over the past 10 years

Lot 2

ETB 12 million

ETB 3 million


Lot 3

ETB 12 million

ETB 3 million


Since most of the work items in the bid are either partially completed or need rectification, or only at commencement stage, it is highly recommended for prospective bidder to visit the site to assess the condition of the work as well as the prevailing resources and other contingencies of the project.

3.       Domestic contractors are required to submit proof of their up to date registration from ministry of Works and Urban Development at the place of registration for the year 2007. The category of registration is BC/GC 3 and above.

The Construction of the works of each lot shall be completed within 210 calendar days from the commencement of the works or the site handover of the project.

4.       Bidding documents (and additional copies) may be purchased at

Tel. 25111-5-15 24 75 Or 15 82 43
Fax. (2511-5)53 36 58
P.O. Box 1405
Addis Abba
Office of the Director
Agricultural Research & Training Project (ARTP)
Project Coordination Office
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
Facsimile 2511-6 46 03 78
P.O. Box 452 Code 1110
Addis Ababa

As of 20, June 2007 for a non-refundable fee of birr 2,250.00 or USD 251.00, for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same address.

5.      Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after bid opening and must be accompanied by a bid security not less than 2% of the bid price in ETB or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency and shall be delivered to.

Office of the Director
Agricultural Research & Training Project (ARTP)
Project Coordination Office
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
Addis Ababa

On or before 10:00 AM, 20 July 2007 at which time they will be opened in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend.

6.       The bid security shall be issued in the name of Ethiopian Institute or Agricultural Research (EIAR)

7.       Qualified domestic contractors may be eligible to receive a margin of preference of 7 ˝ percent in the bid evaluation.

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)


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