Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Health

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 200.00

Published Date

July 25, 2008

Opening Date

September 18, 2008


Bid Category

Medical Equipment



Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Protection of Basic Services
Grant number H2240-ET
Procurement of Medical Equipment

1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business on April 30, 2008 issue No. 725.

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 Medial Equipment.

3.       The Ministry of Health now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of Medial Equipment to:

Afar Regional Health Bureau-Semera,

Amhara Regional Health Bureau-Bahirdar,

Benishangul Regional Health Bureau-Asossa,

Gambella Regional Health Bureau-Gambella

Harari Regional Health Bureau-Harar,

Oromiya Regional Health Bureau-Addis-Ababa,

Somali Regional Health Bureau-Jijiga,

Southern Nations Nationalities & Peoples Regional Health Bureau-Awassa, and

Tigray Regional Health Bureau-Mekelle

Under the following six Lots. Bidders have the option to bid for one or more lots.

Lot I-Microscope

Lot II-Centrifuges

Lot III-Sterilizers

Lot IV-Medial Refrigerator

Lot V-Laboratory & Pharmacy Equipment

Lot VI-Examination, Treatment, MCH, OR & Deliver Equipment

4.      Bidding will be conducted though 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 Ministry of Health, Pharmaceuticals Supply & Logistics P/Department, Tel: 251 11 5151790, 251 11 5535156 Fax: 251 11 553 51 66, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:30 A.M. -12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. -5:30 P.M. from Monday to Friday.

6.      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.

c)      WHO product registration certificate for Medical Refrigerators. A margin of performance for certain goods manufactured domestically shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

7.      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 document to 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 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 MoH A/C No. 0160101011900 with the National Bank of Ethiopia.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 2:00 P.M. September 18, 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 Conference Hall of Ministry of Health, Head Office, Woreda 3, Kebele 53, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 2:30 P.M. September 18, 2008. All 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.

9.      The address referred to above is:

The office of secretary of the Tender Committee
Ministry of Health, PSLD Room Number 1.3
Woreda 3, Kebele 53
Addis Ababa


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