invitation to bid follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for
the program that appeared in Development Business, issued No.
3405769 pf 24 December 2009.
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing in
the amount of USD 332.8 million equivalent from the International
Development Associations (IDA), the Fast Track Initiative Caalytic
Fund (FTI CF) and other development partners (The Netherlands, UK
Department for International Development (DFID), Italian Development
cooperation, and Finland) through a Multi-Donor Trust Fund toward
the cost of the GEQIP Project and it intends to apply part of the
proceeds to payments for textbooks and teacher guides.
Ministry of Education (MoE) now invites sealed bids from eligible
bidders for Publishing Services, Printing and Distribution of
textbooks and teacher guides for the following subjects:
Bids will be evaluated and
contract(s) awarded to bidders whose offers has been determined to
be the lowest evaluated bid and are substantially responsive to the
bidding documents, provided further that the bidder is determined to
be qualified to perform the contract satisfactorily.
will be conducted through International competitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the World Bank Guidelines: “Guidelines:
Procurement Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits” dated May 2004,
revised October 2006; and is open to all bidders from eligible
source countries as defined in the Guidelines.
eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the
bid document at the:
Ministry of Education Procurement
Ministry of Education Old Building, Room No. 21
P.O. Box 136
complete set of bid documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the
office below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of USD 40 or ETB
500 for bid document and set of draft textbooks and teachers guides.
must be delivered to the office below at, or before, 2:00 p.m.
Monday October 5, 2009 and must accompanied by a bid security of
USD 30,000 for each lot in any freely convertible currency of
eligible country in the form of either a certified cheque, letter of
credit or bank guarantee from banking institution counter guaranteed
by the local bank. Bid security in the form of insurance bond shall
not be accepted.
Attention: Ato Araya G/egzibher
Finance, Procurement and Property Management Process Owner
Ministry of Education
Old Building Room No. 107,
Tel. +251 11 156 55 58 Or 55 31 33
Fax +251 11 155 10 93
P.O. Box 1367
will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who
choose to attend at 2:30 p.m., Monday October 5, 2009 at the
Ministry of Education Old Building, conference Room No. 11, Arate
Kilo, Addis Ababa
bids will be rejected.
Ministry of Education