Bid No.

ICB /PBS/LE/02/08

Issued By

Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 200.00

Published Date

July 22, 2008

Opening Date

September 15, 2008


Bid Category

Laboratory Equipments



Protection of Basic Services Project
Grant number H2240-ET
Procurement of Laboratory Equipments

1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General /Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, on March 28 and April 1, 2008.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a grant from the International Development Association and other Donors toward the cost of Protection of Basic Services, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Laboratory Equipment.

3.      The Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of Laboratory Equipment to the Health & Nutrition Research Institute (HNRI).

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 are open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from, Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency, Tel: 251 112 751790, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:30 AM -11:30 PM and 1:30 PM-4:30 PM from Monday to Friday.

6.      Pre Bid Conference: A Pre Bid Conference for all bidders will be held on Monday 25th August 2008, at the PFSA Conference Room Addis Ketema, Kebele 19/20 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 10:00 A.M.

7.      Qualifications requirements include:

a)      Financial Capability: A minimum average annual turnover of two times the bid price offered, over the last five years; and

b)      Experience and Technical Capacity: Having successfully completed a minimum of two contracts each of similar nature and size within the last five years.

8.      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 200.00 (Two Hundred Birr) or equivalent in a freely convertible currency. Those who want the bid documents t be sent by a Courier Service shall pay an additional amount of ETB 515.00 or equivalent in a freely convertible currency for a courier service charge or send a pre paid Courier Service Coupon. The method of payment will be in cash, or Cashier’s Payment Order (C.P.O), or direct deposit to PFSA A/C No. 0133818504100 with the National Bank of Ethiopia.

9.     Sealed Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 2:00 P.M. 15th September 2008 Electronic bidding will not be permitted. late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend in person at the PFSA Conference Hall, Addis Ketema Kebele 19/20, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 2:30 P.M. 15th September, 2008. Al bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 2% of the Bid amount including all incidental services or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

10.  The address referred to above is:

The office of the Chairman of the Tender Committee
Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply
Agency Conference Room:
Addis Ketema, Kebele 19/20
Addis Ababa


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