Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 4000.00

Published Date

July 6, 2008

Opening Date

September 4, 2008


Bid Category





1.     The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has obtained a loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development for the construction of Wukro-Adigrate-Zalambessa (96 km) Road Upgrading Project.

2.     The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) on Behalf of the FDRE invites international eligible Contracts (including all members of a joint venture and all Subcontractors of bidders) for the construction of Wukro-Adigrat-Zalambessa Road Upgrading Project.

3.     Eligible Applicants may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the Bidding Documents, at:

Engineering Service Procurement Design and Technical
Support Division
Ethiopian Rods Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
2nd Floor, Main Building
Tel. No. (25111) 551-50-02
Fax No. (25111) 551048-66
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

4.      Bidders may obtain a complete set of bidding documents at the above office starting form July 4, 2008 and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 450.00 US$ (Four Hundred Fifty US dollars) or 4000.00 ETB (Four Thousand Ethiopian Birr). Payment shall be made in cash, bank certified check or telegraphic transfer to the Employer’s Bank Account in the National Bank of Ethiopia though Account No. Gov. 0160101011500.

5.      The bidding procedure to be followed is a two-envelope procedure. The post-qualification documents and financial offers should be sealed in a two separate envelopes. The fist envelope containing the post-qualification application and bid security is clearly marked “Post Qualification Application and Bid Security” and the second envelope the contains the offer is marked “Submission of Offer” for the construction of Wukro-Adigrat-Zalambessa Road Upgrading project respectively and the two envelopes shall also be enclosed by an outer envelope marked “Post Qualification Application and Offer for Wukro-Adigrat-Zalambessa Road Upgrading Project”.
Evaluation is also to be carried out in two stages, the post qualification application and the bid security will be opened first and the qualification evaluation will be undertake. The bid that are responsive to the minimum post qualification criteria will be opened for further evaluation. The offers of those bidders who fail the minimum qualification criteria shall be returned un-opened after the award of contract.

6.      The Employer will arrange a group site visit which will be conducted on July 29, 2008. Hence, the bidders are invited to participate in the site, visit, Failure of the bidder to visit the site at the group site visit date or by his own will in no circumstances allow the bidder to claim that insufficient information regarding the site was available at bid stage. Bidders are also invited to attend a pre-bid meeting which will take place at the following address on August 4, 2008.

7.      All bids must be accompanied by a security in the form and amount specified in the bidding documents, and delivered to:

Director General
Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA)
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
4th Floor, Main Building
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

on or before September 4, 2008 at 2:30 P.M.
The Bids shall be prepared in one original and four copies, Late bids will be rejected.
Qualification Application and Bid security of the bidders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the Contract Award Committee and bidders’ representatives who choose to attend on the final date and time of bid submission and at the address stated here above.    


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