Bid No.

EAEP 8/99

Issued By

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 1000.00

Published Date

June 5, 2007

Opening Date

July 24, 2007


Bid Category

Medium & Low Voltage Concrete Poles



1.      This Invitation for bids follow the General Procurement Notice of this Project that prepared in Development Business, issue No. 679 or 16 May 2006.

2.      The Federal Government of Ethiopia has applied for a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Electricity access expansion project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for procurement of Medium and Low voltage concrete poles tender No. EAEP 8/99.

3.      The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of 24784 pieces to type 500 daN, 8mt, and 6196 pieces of type 500 daN, 9mt, 16400 pieces of type 650 daN 10mt, 1276 pieces of type 650 daN, 11mt, 547 pieces of type 650 daN 12mt, 4100 pieces of type 1250 daN 10mt, 319 pieces of type 1250 daN 11mt and 137 pieces 1250 daN 12mt concrete poles in three lots to 17 separate locations. Details are provided in the bid document.

4.      Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source of Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible bidder may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the address below (address 1) from 8:00 AM up to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday.

6.      A margin of preference for eligible suppliers shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the bidding document.

7.      A complete sets of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below (address 2) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 1000 or in USD 115 from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, procurement division, Head Office. The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s cheque.

8.      The bidding document may also be sent by airmail or carrier services for overseas bidders who cover all carrier costs in additional to the above fee.

9.      Bids must be delivered to the address below (address 2) at or before 24 July, 2007 14:00 LT. Electronics bidding will be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who choose to attend in person. Bids will be opened at EEPCo Head Office employee club, De Gaulle Square on 24 July, 2007 at 14:30 LT. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security not less than 2% of the bid price in ETB or in any freely convertible currency.

10.  Taking into account the lead time required for importation and installation of concrete pole manufacturing plant(s) to the purchaser country. The purchaser has considered a lead time after the date of receipt of advance payment under the contract for suppliers who wish to import the manufacturing plant. For domestic suppliers the purchaser will facilitate access to foreign currency required for the importation of concrete pole manufacturing plant(s).

11.  The purchaser will facilitate for of the successful bidder importation of concrete pole manufacturing plant(s) free from import duties.

12.  The address referred to above is:

Address 1 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
            Universal Electricity Access program
Dembel City Center 11th Floor,. Room No. 1112A.
Tel. +251-1 554 50 79
Fax. -251-11 552 70 27
P.O. Box 1233
Addis Ababa
Electronic mail address:
Address 2 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Procurement Division
Head Office, Ground Floor
De Gaulle Square
Fax. +251-11-155 08 22
P.O. Box 1233
Addis Ababa


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