Bid No.


Issued By

Urban Development Capacity Building Office

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

October 19, 2007

Opening Date

December 11, 2007


Bid Category

Roads Rehabilitation




1.      This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in the United Nations Development Business; issue No. 587 Volume 25 of July 31, 2002

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of the Capacity Building for  Decentralized Service Delivery Project and intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the contract for the Axum town roads rehabilitation Contract for which this invitation for bids is issued.

3.      The Urban Development Capacity Building Office (UDCBO) of the Ministry of Works and Urban Development now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Axum town roads rehabilitation Contract. 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 countries as defined in the guidelines. Domestic Contractors of Category GC/RC –4 and above, with licenses valid for the year 2007/8 are eligible to participate in the bid. Qualified domestic contractors may be eligible to receive a margin of preference of 71/2 percent in Bid evaluation.

4.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding document at UDCBO, Near National Bank on Sudan / Ras Abebe Aregay Road, Legehar Area, Tel. 011 –5540634/35, Fax No. 011-5540630, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday to Friday during office hours (8:00 AM-12:00 noon, 1:00 PM-5:00 local time).

5.      Qualification requirements include the following minimum qualifying criteria

a)           An average annual financial amount of construction work over the period of five (5) of at least 1.5 times bidders own price.

b)           Experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least two (2) works of nature and complexity equivalent to the works over the period of five (5) years (to comply with this requirement, works cited should be at least 70 percent complete);

c)           Proposals for the timely acquisition (own, lease, hire, etc.) of the essential equipment listed in the BDS;

d)            A project manager with eight years general experience including no less than six years of experience in works of similar nature; and

e)           Liquid assets and/or credit facilities, net of other contractual commitments and exclusive of any advance payments which may be made under the Contract, of no less than Birr 1,000,000, or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 400 (Four Hundred Ethiopian Birr ) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency in the form of cash or cashier’s check. The bid document may be mailed to overseas bidders upon payment of an additional fee of Ethiopian Birr 300 (Three Hundred Ethiopian Birr).

7.     Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 2:00 PM on December 11, 2007 and must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than Birr 50,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

8.      Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders who choose to attend at 2:00 PM on December 11, 2007 in the Conference Room of the Urban Development Capacity Building Office.

Urban Development Capacity Building Office
Ministry of Works and Urban Development
Tel. 011-5540634 Or 35
Fax No. 011-5540630
Near National Bank on Sudan/
Ras Abebe Aregay Road
Legehar Area
Addis Ababa


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