INVITATION TO BID

Bid No.

ICB/PSCAP-ICT/G-02/08

Issued By

Ethiopian Information Communications Development Agency

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

December 5, 2008

Opening Date

February 16, 2009

Remarks

Bid Category

Description

 
 

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Information Communications
Technology Development Agency
(EICTDA)
PSCAP Program Support Project
Credit No.: 3899-ET

Supply, Installation, Configuration, Commissioning and Training of the Development of ICT Infrastructure as part of Master Plan for 13 Federal Ministries /Agencies/Authorities.

1.      This Invitation for Bids (IFB) Follows the General Procurement notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. 673/06-WB634, 28 February 2006.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Public Sector Capacity Building Program Support Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB. ICB/PSCAP-ICT/G-02/08.

3.      The EICTDA now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Bidders for the Supply, Installation, Configuration, Commissioning and Training of the Development of ICT Infrastructure as part of Master Plan for 13 Federal Ministries /Agencies/Authorities.

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.

The Bidder should demonstrate Annual Turn over of USD 30,000,000 and liquidity’s 6.7 Million. The bidder should submit acceptable documentary evidence for Finance capability.

In the case of bidder not doing Business within the purchaser’s country, the Bidder is or will be (if awarded the contract) represented by an agent in Ethiopia who is equipped & able to carry out the bidders maintenance, technical support, training and repair obligations prescribed, technical support, training and repair obligations prescribed in GCC & SCC and or technical requirements.

The bidder must have been in the business of supplying and installing information systems for the last four yeas, the bidder must have supplied and installed at least three information systems of similar type in the last five years and the said systems and equipment should be under operation for the last one year.

5.      Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the EICTDA and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (local time), Monday to Friday. A complete set of bidding documents in English language may be purchased by interested Bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 400 (Four Hundred) or USD 40 (Forty) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. The method of payment will be cashier’s check or cash.

6.      The Bidding Documents will be sent by first class mail/DHL or other international courier services/ for oversea bidders who send a crossed bank draft of Ethiopia Birr 800 (Eight Hundred) or USD 80 (Eighty) or an equivalent amount in a convertible currency in addition to the price of the Bid Documents to the address below However, the EICTDA will not be responsible for late or non-delivery of the bid documents sent by mail.

7.      Pre-bid meeting will be carried out at EICTDA, Mexico Square, Alta Building, Conference Room no the 7th floor on the 2nd of January, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. (as specified in the BDS for ITB Clause 10.2.).

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 A.M. local time. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than Ethiopian Birr 1,500,000 (One million Five Hundred Thousand) or USD 150,000.00 (One Hundred Fifty Thousand) or equivalent in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders/ representatives who choose to attend at the address below on February 16, 2009 at 10:15 A.M. local time.

9.      The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in either 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.

ETHIOPIAN INFORMATION
COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
PSCAP-ICT COORDINATION OFFICE
KIRKOS SUB CITY, BOLE ROAD, DEMBEL
CITY CENTER -11th FLOOR
Tel. +251-11-554  57 67 Or +251-11-554 57 66
Fax. +251-11-54 25 35 Or +251-11-550 39 74
Email: pscap@eictda.gov.et
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

   

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