INVITATION TO BID

Bid No.

WB/ICB/HEI-SSI-2/2006

Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

June 8, 2007

Opening Date

July 19, 2007

Remarks

Bid Category

Description

 

1.      This Invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project appeared in Development Business, issue no. February 7, 2005.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Education, has received a 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 vehicles for the Higher Education System Support Institutions and the Ministry of Education”.

3.      The Ministry of Education now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidder for vehicles:

Lot 1: Pick Up 4WD Double cab-2 units

Lot 2: 4WD Station Wagon-6 units

The delivery period is 90 days.

Bidders may quote for any one for all Vehicles. Bids for individual Vehicles will be evaluated separately and contracts will be awarded to the lowest evaluate bides for each Vehicle.

4.       Bidding will be conducted through the International Completive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits May 2004, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source counties as defined in the Guidelines.

5.       Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Education, Purchasing Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. during the week days (from Monday to Friday).

6.       Qualifications requirements include:

a)      Financial Capability

The Bidders shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s):

The bidders should have not recorded operational losses in the last 2 years

b)      Experience and Technical Capacity

The Bidders shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s):

i)              The bidders shall have at least 2 year experience in manufacturing and/or performing contracts for supply of similar type of Goods that are requested by the purchaser under this tender.

ii)             The bidder should demonstrate availability of spare parts and after sales services in the Purchaser’s country for the goods offered in the bid.

iii)           The Bidders should guarantee that the response time for remedy any defective Good offered should not exceed 30 calendar days from the receipt of the purchaser written notification of the defect.

c)      The bidders shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods is offers meet the following usage requirement:

i)              The warranty periods of the Goods offered shall cover at least the duration indicated in the clause 27 of Special Conditions of Contract amending the Clause 27 of the General Conditions of Contract.

ii)             The Bidders shall provide or all the goods the Manufacture’s Authorization Form, in the format indicated in Section IV. “Bidding Forms of the Bidding documents”.

iii)           The bidder shall provide quality certificate for the goods offered. A margin of preference for eligible national contractors shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the bidding document.

7.      A complete set of 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 of ETB 150 or equivalent in a freely convertible currency. Payment can be done in cash at the address below or through certified cheque in the name of the Ministry of Education. The bidding documents can be collected directly from the address specified below or can be delivered by special courier. In case of delivery by special courier, the potential bidders shall be the sole responsible for saying and arranging the shipment of documents. Under no circumstances the Ministry of Education shall be responsible for paying and arranging the shipment of documents. Under no circumstances the Ministry of Education shall be responsible for any late delivery or loss o the bidding documents delivered by special courier.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 19 July 2007 at 10:30 hours (AM). local time. 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 on July 19, 2007 at 11:00 hours (A.M.) local time. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of: ETB 120,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

9.      The address(es) referred to above is (are):

Attention: Ministry of Education, Procurement Unit
Address: Ministry of Education, Room 131
Arat Kilo
Telephone +251 111 56 55 66 Or +251 111 56 55 32
Or +251 111 56 40 48 Or +251 111 55 31 33 Ext. 392
Facsimile Number: +251 111 56 55 65
P.O. Box 1367
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

   

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