Bid No.


Issued By

SNNPRS Bureau of Capacity Building

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 300.00

Published Date

October 4, 2008

Opening Date

See detail below


Bid Category

Installation, Configuration, & Commissioning of Local Area Network



The SNNPR Bureau of Capacity Building
Public Sector Capacity Building Program (PSCAP)
SNNPR-ICT project
Supply, Installation, Configuration and Commissioning of
Local Area Network System

  1. For Trade and Industry Bureau
  2. Tax Administration Authority

Credit Number: Cr.3899-ET

1.      This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue no. [Insert: number] of [insert: date].

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of public sector capacity building program support project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement (s) resulting from this IFB. for supply, installation, Configuration, and Commissioning of Local Area Network (LAN) System for the Bureau of Trade and Industry and for Tax Administration Authority.

3.       The SNNPRS Bureau of Capacity Building serves as the implementing agency for the project and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the supply, installation and configuration of all the hardware equipments and peripherals (servers, printers, IP telephones, video conference equipment, backup devices, cable and accessories) and all related software such as operating software, network, resources management software, backup software and communication software with the necessary customization and maintenance, project management, training, and after sales support needed for the implementation of LAN system for the SNNPRS Bureau of Trade & Industry and Tax Administration Agency.

4.      Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credit and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines that meet the following minimum qualification criteria.

Must have 3 (Three) yeas experience in hardware and software delivery, installations and support, configuration and development of LAN system.

In the last 5 yeas the bidders should have successfully competed 2(two) contracts of LAN systems delivery, installation, and support.

The bidder should have support facility in the purchase’s country for the software and the hardware. Bidders who are entirely outside from Ethiopia must demonstrate and produce an evidence of their capabilities for providing in country support.

The bidder should have three years prior specific experience in the key activities directly related to the captioned assignment.

Bidders must submit Manufacturer’s authorization certificate, manufacturing ISO quality certificate or equivalent. Besides documentary evidence of past performance and capabilities of similar assignments for last three years together with their Bid.

5.      Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the SNNPR Bureau of Capacity Building –Procurement and finance process and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below form 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M and 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (local time) Monday to Friday.

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested Bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of non-refundable fee of Ethiopian birr 300.00 (Birr Three Hundred only) or USD 35.00 (USD Thirty Five only) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for each bidding document i.e. for LAN installation for Bureau of Trade & Industry and Tax Administration Authority. The method of payment will be cashier’s check or cash.

The document will be sent by first class mail, for oversea bidders who send crossed bank draft of Ethiopian Birr 300.00 (Three Hundred Birr) or USD 35.00 (USD Thirty Five only) or an equivalent amount in a convertible currency in addition to the price of the Bid Documents to the address below. However, the SNNPR Capacity Building Bureau will not responsible for late or non-delivery of the bid documents sent by email.

7.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 2:00 P.M. (local time) of the 45th day of the announcement on The Ethiopian Herald Newspaper and on UNDB/Dgmarket. (If not announced on the same date, the latest announcement day would be considered). Bids will be opened in the presence of the address below at 2:30 P.M. (local time). If the above mentioned day is not working day the Bid would be closed and opened on the next working day at the above mentioned time. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than 2% of quoted price or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected.

8.      The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations ate considered fraud, which is, among other remedies, punishable by potential black listing form participation in future World Bank-financed procurement.

  1. For Information & Bidding Document

SNNPRS Sate Bureau of Capacity Building
Public Sector Capacity Building Program,
Procurement Desk,
Tel. 251-462 20 45 25
Fax 251-462 20 93 86
Email: aynalem
P.O. Box 1157
Awassa, Misrak sub city, SNNPR

  1. For Submission of Bids

The address for bid submission is;
SNNPR State Bureau of Capacity Building
In front of the Hawassa University main Campus


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