Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Bureau of Capacity Building Finance, Procurement and Property Administration

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 500.00

Published Date

December 27, 2008

Opening Date

February 23, 2009


Bid Category

IT Project



The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Regional National State
Bureau of Capacity Building /TRSBCB/

Credit Number 3899-ET

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 WB 634-673/06.

2.     The Federal Government of Ethiopia has received credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of the Public Sector Capacity Building Program Support Project and it intends to apply part of proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB. SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF INTEGRATED INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR REGIONAL DATA CENTER ON TURNKEY BASIS FOR TIGRAY REGIONAL NATIONAL STATE.

3.      The Bureau of Capacity Building-Public Sector Capacity Building Program now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the design, site preparation, supply installation, configuration, training, technical support, and commissioning of Network Infrastructures for Data Center (i.e. Servers, Networking devices, Security devices, Passive date infrastructure, grounding system). Bidders must Bid for all the items and in the quantities specified for the Items. Partial bids will be rejected as non-responsive.

3.1  Component I -Active network Devices and Software's

3.2   Component  II-Passive data Infrastructure

3.3  Components III-Consultancy for the information system and installation for regional data center (RDC) on turnkey basis (Miscellaneous Items.)


All hardware’s, and software’s that are needed to finish off the project must be producted by a well-known company that is certified by different standardizing Institutions; such as, ISO9000, ITU/T, EIA/TIA, Wi-Fi, and ANSI/.

Detailed list of equipment along with quantities are specified in the bidding documents.

4.      Bidding will be conducted using 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 form eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines that meet the following minimum qualification criteria.

Bidders must submit two years experience involving hardware delivery, installation and support for Data Centre servers, Active and passive network devices; must have undertaken at least two (2) successful implementations of the proposed Data Centre servers Active and passive network devices with a similar nature and complexity during the last 3 years, in public sectors, especially in African counties, the bidder must be financially stable, with a minimum average annual turnover of One Million United Sates Dollars (US$ 1,000,000), the bidders must submit Manufacturer Authorization Certificate, Manufacturing ISO Quality Certificate or the Equivalent. Additional details are provided in the bidding document.

5.      Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from Finance, Procurement and Property Administration Support Process, Bureau of Capacity Building office and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 9:00 to 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. (local time) Monday to Friday.

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English Language may be purchased by interested Bidders from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Monday) to (Friday) on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 500.00 (Birr Five Hundred) of USD 50.00 (USD Fifty) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. The method of payment will be Banks Cheque or Cash. Our A/C No. is 0160101336300 of NBE (National Bank of Ethiopia). The document will be available for collection by an authorized representative. The Bidding document will be sent by first class mail for overseas bidders who send a Crossed Bank Draft of Birr 500.00 (Birr Five Hundred) in additional to the price of the document to the address given below. However, the Bureau 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.

7.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 23 February, 2008, 10:00 A.M. (Local time). Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid security amount of US$ 58,000.00 (Fifty Eight Thousand Dollar/or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Bids will be opened in the presence of interested bidders or their legal representatives who wish to attend at the address below on 23 February, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. (Local time).

8.      The attention of prospective bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud, which is among other remedies, punishable by potential blacklisting from participation in future World Bank-financed procurement.

Dejen Building
The Tigray Bureau of Capacity
Finance, Procurement and Property Administration
Support process (Room No. 1-05)
Tel. +251-034 441 00 50
Fax. +251-04 40 73 75
P.O. Box 237
Tigray Electronic mail address:


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