Bid No.

EAEP 7/2000

Issued By

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 500.00

Published Date

February 26, 2008

Opening Date

April 10, 2008


Bid Category

Medium Voltage Impregnated Wood Poles



The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Electricity Access Expansion Project I (EAREP I)
Credit Number: 4200-ET
Project ID Number: P097271
Procurement of Medium Voltage Impregnated Wood poles

1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. 679 of 16 May 2006.

2.      The Federal Government of Ethiopia has received for a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Electricity Accesses Expansion Project I, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for procurement of Medium Viltage impregnated wood poles tender No. EAEP 7/2000.

3.      The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of:

Lot No.

Final Destination

Imp. Wood Pole


Lot 1

Debre Markos, Dabat,

Bichena, Bahir Dar,

Dangla, Adwa, Adigrat

Imp. Wood Pole, 10 m

Imp. Wood Pole, 11 m

Imp. Wood Pole, 12 m




Lot 2

Hosaena, Wolaita, Shasehemene, Assela,

Adamitulue, Melkawakena

Imp. Wood Pole, 10 m

Imp. Wood Pole, 11 m

Imp. Wood Pole, 12 m




Lot 3

Ghedo, Dembidolo, Gambella, Hormat

Imp. Wood Pole, 10 m

Imp. Wood Pole, 11 m

Imp. Wood Pole, 12 m




Impregnated wood poles in three (3) 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 Countries as defined in the al bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address below (address1) from 8:00 A.M. up to 5:00 P.M. from Monday to Friday.

6.      Bidders are invited to bid on one or multiple Lots of their choice and to offer discounts in case they are awarded more than one lot. Only Bids fro all items within one lot will be evaluated. A margin or preference for goods manufactures in Ethiopia shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

7.      A complete set 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 500 or in USD 60 from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, procurement division, head office. The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s check.

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

9.      Bids must be delivered to the address below (address 2) at or before April 11, 2008, 2:00 P.M. LT Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidder/representatives who choose to attend in person. Bids will be opened at EEPCO Head office employee club, Degualle Square on April 10, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. 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 tie required for importation installation of wood pole impregnation 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 the purchaser will facilitate access to foreign currency required for the importation of wood pole impregnation plant (s).

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

12.  The address referred to above is:

Address 1: Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Electricity Access Expansion Program
Dembel City Center 11th floor, Room No. 1113B
Tel. +251-115 54 50 79
Fax. +251-115 52 70 27
Electronic mail address:
Addis Ababa
Address 2: Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Procurement Division
Head Office, Ground Floor
De Gualle Square
Addis Ababa


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