Country: The Federal Democratic
republic of Ethiopia
Name of Project: General Education Quality Improvement Project (GEQIP)
Credit NO.: 4535-ET
Project ID: P106855
IFB Title: Bid for the development, printing and
distribution of: Grade 5-8 English Textbooks and Teacher Guides
invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for
the program that appeared in Development Business, issued No.
3405769 of 24 December 2008.
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit/
financing from the International Development associations (IDA), the
Fast Track Initiative Catalytic 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 this proceeds to payments
under the Contract for procurement of the textbooks and teacher
guides listed below.
Ministry of Education (MoE) now invites sealed bids from eligible
bidders for development, printing and distribution of textbooks and
teacher guides for the following subject and grades:
will be conducted through International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the World Bank Guidelines: “Guidelines:
Procurement Under IBRD Loan 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
Ministry of Education, Procurement
Sub-Process, MoE Head Office Old Building, Room
No. 21, Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa, and inspect the Bid Documents at the
address given below from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. on Fridays, local time.
requirements include: minimum three years general experience in
Development, Printing and Distribution of textbooks and specific
experience of successful completion of at least two similar
contracts within the last five years, as specified in the Bid
Document. A margin of preference for goods manufactured domestically
shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bid
complete set of bidding 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 ETB 250 or USD 20
for the Bid Document and ETB 250 or USD 20 for each lot of syllabi.
The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s cheque payable
to the MoE.
must be delivered to the address below at or before, 2:00 p.m.
Monday 15 February 2010. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.
bidders/ representatives who choose to attend in presence of the
below at 2:30 p.m. Monday, 15, February 2010.
bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD2000 per lot or an
equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. The bid security
shall be in the form of a certified cheque, letter of credit or bank
guarantee from a reputable banking institution. Bid security in the
form of an insurance bond shall not be accepted.
Pre-Bidding Conference will be held at the Ministry of Education,
Arat kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 2:00 p.m. Friday 15 January 2010.
address (es) referred to above is (are):
Ministry of Education
Ato Araya G/Egziabher mehari
Finance Procurement and Property
Management Process Owner
MoE Head Office Old Building, Room No. 107
Ministry of Education