Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

August 6, 2009

Opening Date

October 7, 2009


Bid Category

Printing & Distribution of textbooks



1.      The invitation to bid follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the program that appeared in Development Business, issued No. 3405769 of 24 December 2008.

2.      The 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 Catelytic Fund (FTI CF) and other development partners (the Netherlands, UK Department for International Development, Cooperation, and Finaland) 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.

3.      The Ministry of Education (MoE) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Development, Printing and Distribution of textbooks and teacher guides for the following subjects and grades:














Technical Drawing



      Bidders have the option to bid for any one or more lots. 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.

4.      Bidding 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.  

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bid document at the:

Ministry of Education Procurement Sub-Process
Ministry of Education Old Building, Room No. 21
Arat Kilo,
P.O. Box 136

6.      A 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 20 or ETB 250 for bid document and USD 20 ETB 250 for the set of Syllabi for each lot.

7.      Bids must be delivered to the office below at, or before, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday October 7, 2009 and must be 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 Mehari
Finance, Procurement and Property Management Process Owner
Ministry of Education
Old Building Room No. 107,
Arat Kilo
Tel. +251 11 156 55 58 Or 55 31 33
Fax +251 11 155 10 93
P.O. Box 1367
Addis Ababa

8.      Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders/ representatives who choose to attend at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday October 7, 2009 at the Ministry of Education Old Building, conference Room No. 11, Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

9.      Late bids will be rejected.

Ministry of Education


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