Bid No.


Issued By

National Nucleus Project

Bid Doc. Price

See detail below

Published Date

June 18, 2008

Opening Date

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Bid Category

Consultancy Service




The National Nucleus Project (NNP) ‘rubber plantation and processing’ of Ethiopia was established following a feasibility study which ascertained the viability of rubber industry in the Ethiopian context. The processing plant, which is very important to convert the latex collected from the rubber trees into dry rubber sheets, was designed as part of the feasibility study that was considered to reflect the demand of the local factories. However, today in consideration of the expansion of the rubber commercial plantation at a bidder scale, it is eventually recognized that the capacity as well as the processing technology of the processing plant has to be compatible to the existing national and international rubber market demands. The National Nucleus Project (NNP) ‘rubber plantation and processing’ of Ethiopia invites interested, competent and recognized firms and/or individual rubber technology consultants to perform the under-mentioned tasks for its estimated 13,000 tons of latex expected to be produced from the anticipated 4,000-hectare commercial rubber plantation in the south western part of the country, at Addis Berhan, in Gurferda Woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State. Detail area of assignment and scope of work and required expertise and qualification are discussed below.

1.       Market Study: This entails local and international market supply and demand studies based on the project’s current and future plantation size estimates of 13,000 tons of latex and type of finished dry rubber demand and value of production supply.

2.       Processing Plant Establishment: Based on the findings of the market study, the firm/consultant is expected to determine technical capacity, type of evaluation tenders; and provision of and recommendations during construction, relating to requests for Information and design clarification.

3.       Qualifications and Experience: The consulting firm and/or consultant (with a degree in technology from a recognized university) should have a wide range, of practical experience in the field of rubber and latex processing technology: engineering and supply management; market study; market planning; targeting markets; consumer and business buying behavior; distribution; anticipation of market trends; managing and solving rubber processing and manufacturing problems; feasibility and evaluation studies of factory establishment and commissioning of factory (RSS, Latex concentrate and TSR factories); quality management systems; and development of International standards.

4.       Pre-evaluation Actions: Tenderers are required to submit their Technical (non-price evaluation criteria) and Financial (price evaluation criteria0 proposals separately in a sealed envelope.

5.       Tender closing date: Two months from the publication of this official tender on international and national communication media and posted on the IRRDB website.

6.       Submission of Tender Document: Each national/international consulting firm/individual is required to send tender document proposals, both technical and financial, separately addressed to the General Manger’s office of the project by and convenient means.

Note: Eligible applicants should submit their CVs and all supporting credentials, such as company profiles, certificates and other documents together with the tender financial and technical proposals to:

The General Manager
National Nucleus Project
P.O. Box 1476 Code 1250
Addis Ababa


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