Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Health

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 200.00

Published Date

September 18, 2008

Opening Date

November 6, 2008


Bid Category




Protection of Basic Services
Grant Number MDTF 3470-ET
Procurement of Microscopes

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 Microscopes.

3.      The Ministry of Health now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of Microscopes to The Health and Nutrition Research Institute (HNRI), Gulelle Sub-City, Kebele 10, House No. 626, Addis Ababa.

4.      Bidding will be conducted though the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bankís Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders form eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical Supply & Logistics P/Department, Tel. 25111 515 17 90 Or 25111 553 51 56, Fax: 25111 553 51 66, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:30 A.M. -12:30 PM and 1:30PM -5:30 PM 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.

b)      Experience and Technical Capacity: Having successfully completed a minimum of two contracts each of similar nature and size within the last five years.

A margin of preference 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 or send a pre paid  Courier Service Coupon. The method of payment will be in cash, or Cahierís 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. November 06, 2008. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who chose 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. November 06, 2008. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of USD 18,000.00 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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