INVITATION TO BID

Bid No.

ICB-PSCAP/ICT-G01/2008

Issued By

Ministry of Capacity Building

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 500.00

Published Date

January 17, 2008

Opening Date

March 17, 2008

Remarks

Bid Category

Information Systems & Installation

Description

 
 

The Federal democratic Republic of Ethiopia
MINISTRY OF CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM PROJECT

Credit Number 3899 –ET

Procurement of
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & INSTALLATION
FOR DATA CENTERS

1.      This Invitation for Bids (IFB) flows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. 673 of 28 February 2006. The notice number is WB634 – 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 (Cr. 3899-ET), the value of the credit being USD 100 million and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payment under the agreements(s) resulting from this IFB: Information Systems & Installation for Data Centers.

3.      The Ministry of Capacity Building now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for

Design, site preparation, supply and installation of systems for Data Centers (i.e. CCTV System, Access Control System & ID Badging, Fire Alarm System, Uniterrupted Power Systems, Raised Floor System, Wall-Cladding and Air Conditioning), hereinafter referred to as the “Data Center Security, Safety, and Automation Management Systems” as indicated in Section VI (Technical Requirement) of the bid document.

For design, obtain approval of deign from the client, site preparation, supply and installation of a consolidated Storage, Backup and Archiving Systems for the protection of applications, databases, systems, and user data and content hereinafter referred to “Data Centre Storage, Backup, Archive Management System” as indicated Section VI (Technical Requirement) of the bid document.

For design, obtain approval of design from the client, site preparation, supply and installation of a consolidated Video Conferencing Systems including multi unit conferencing, video conferencing endpoints and conference management server and services hereinafter referred to “Turnkey Video Conference System” as indicated Section VI (Technical Requirement) of the bid document.

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 from eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the EICTDA and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 09:00 to 12:00 A.M. and 02:00 to 05:00 OM Monday to Friday.

6.      Prospective bidders shall meet the following minimum qualification requirements/criteria.

Must have five years experience involving hardware delivery, installation and support, software installation and support, and the development / customization and support for complex data centre, storage, and video conferencing systems.

Must be able to provide in-country support for the software and equipment being tendered. Bidders entirely from outside Ethiopia must demonstrate their capabilities for providing effective in-country support.

Must have undertaken at least two (2) successful (i.e.signed offer and accepted as a fully operational system) implementations of the proposed complex data center, storage, and video conferencing systems with a similar nature and complexity during the last 5 years. These implementations must have involved the supply, installation and technical support of the proposed complex data center, storage, and video conferencing systems.

Must have proven domain knowledge in security, safety, storage and backup systems etc.

The Bidder (and in the case of a joint venture all partners) must have prior specific experience in the key activities relevant (or directly related) to the component it is designated to perform under the bid being submitted.

The systems by the Bidder in the bid must have been in operation over the last three (3) years in at least four (4) organizations.

The bidder must be financially stable, with a minimum average annual turnover of twenty million United States Dollars (US$20,000.00), calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three (3) years, In case of Joint Venture, the turn over requirement should be fulfilled jointly by the partners.

The Bidder (and in the case of a joint venture all partners) must submit audited balance sheets or if not required by law in the submit audited balance sheets or if not requirements accepted by law in the party’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the purchaser, for the past three (3) years to demonstrate, the current soundness of their financial position.

For the Bidder (and in the case of a joint venture for each of the partners in a submission) all pending litigation shall not represent more than ten (10) percent of the parties’ net worth.

For the Bidder (and in the case of a joint venture for each of the partners in a submission), non performance of a contract did not occur within the last (5) years prior to the tender submission, based on all information on fully settled disputes or litigation. A fully settled dispute or litigation is one that has been resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution mechanism under the respective contact, and where all appeal instances to the applicant have been exhausted.

The bidder must have capacity to have a cash flow amount of US$3.0 million or equivalent.

The bidder must submit Manufacturer Authorized Certificate, Manufacturing ISO Quality Certificate or the Equivalent.

7.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested Bidders as of JANUARY 15, 2008 from 09:00 to 12:00AM and 02:00 to 05:00 P.M. Monday to Friday upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 500 (Birr Five Hundred) or USD 50 (USD Fifty). The method of payment will be Bankers Cheque or Cash. The document will be available for collection by an authorized representative.

8.      The Bidding document will be sent by first class mail for overseas bidders who send a Crossed bank Draft of Birr 300.00 (Three Hundred) or USD35.00 (Thirty Five) in addition to the price of the document to the address give below. However, the Ministry 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.

9.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before MARCH 17, 2008 at 10:00AM (Local time). All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than US$200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder/representatives who choose to attend at the address below at MARCH 17, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. (Local time).

10.  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 Bidder and (ii) that violations by potential blacklisting from participation in future World Bank-financed procurement.

MINISTRY OF CAPACITY BUILDING
GULELE SUB CITY, KEBELE 01

Tel No.: 251-011-124 03 07 OR 251-011-125 03 15
Or 251-011-123 99 11 Ext. 261Or 267 Or 278
Fax No.: 251-011-124 03 17 OR 251-011-123 98 89
E-mail: mocb-8@ethionet-et Or mocb-31@ethionet.et

ADDIS ABABA
ETHIOPIA

   

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