Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 750.00

Published Date

June 15, 2008

Opening Date

July 31, 2008


Bid Category




Country: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Project: Werabelle River Bridge Project

1.      The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has allocated budget towards the cost of Werabelle River Bridge Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible payments for this Contract.

2.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority now invites all eligible bidders to submit sealed bids for providing the necessary labour, material and equipment for the construction of Werabelle River Bridge Project.

3.      Interested bidders shall submit the following evidence;

a)      In the case of Ethiopian bidders, its Certificate of registration from Ministry of Works and Urban Development with Category GC-1 Or RC-1 Or BC-1 valid for 2000 EFY.

b)      In case of bidders other than Ethiopian; valid relevant professional practice certificate.

c)      Other appropriate documentary evidence demonstrating the bidder’s compliance, which shall include:

i.         Its valid trading license and supplier registration certificate renewed for 2000 EFY; and

ii.       Its tax clearance certificate valid at bidding and VAT registration certificate.

4.      The Werabelle River Bridget is located along the Addis Ababa Aleta Wendo Road which turns east for 30 km at Birata town which is about 565km from Addis Ababa. The designed bridge has a total span length of 90m which consists of 25m Box Girder Anchor Span on either sides and 10m Box Girder Cantilever supporting a 20m Deck Girder Suspended Superstructure (25m+10m+20+10m+25m).

The work involves construction of bridge and approach road; and the work includes but not limited to the following:

Provision and maintenance of site laboratory and accommodation, office, transport and equipment;

Site clearance and setting out;

Earthwork excavation for embankments and sub-grade, widening of existing approach road to provide 7m roadway

Construct ion of gravel wearing course;

Provision and erection of road furniture;

Accommodation of traffic passing throughout the construction period;

Maintenance works on the existing Genale River bailey bridget;

Ancillary operations to complete set execution of the Works; and

Taking care of the Works prior to the issue of a Taking Over Certificate and rectification of defects during the Defects Liability Period of 365 days.

The construction period is 270 calendar days.

5.      Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open national tendering procedures contained in the Public Procurement Proclamation of the Federal Government of Ethiopia. Bidding is open to all eligible bidders.

6.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information on the bidding documents at the address given below (Address 1) from 8:30 to 12:30 to 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Fridays local time. A complete set of bidding documents. (in English) may be inspected and purchased by interested bidders as of June 17, 2008 at the address below (Address 2) upon presentation of the documents mentioned under item (3) above and a written application to the same address (Address 2) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 750.

Address 1: Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering Services Procurement Design & Technical Support Division, Administrative Support Office, 2nd Floor, Room No. 108 Fax. 251-11-551 00 82 Or 551-48 66 Or 554 44 34, Tel: 251-11-515 30 15 Or 553 20 18.

Address 2: Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering
                 Services Procurement Design & Technical
                 Support Division, Administrative Support
                 Office, 2nd Floor, Room No. 204, Fax 251-11-
                 551 00 82 Or 55148 66 Or 251-11-554 44 34,
                 Tel: 251-11-515 03 52.

7.      Bidders shall submit “Bid and Bid Security” in one envelope. Evaluation is to be carried out in one stage.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before July 31, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 100,000.00. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders/representatives who choose to attend at the address below July 31, 2008 at 2:30 P.M.

Director General, Ethiopian Roads Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
Tel. +251-11-515 66 03
Fax. +251-11-551 48 66
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

9.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


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