Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 750.00

Published Date

January 23, 2009

Opening Date

February 24, 2009


Bid Category





1.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated budget towards the cost of the Mehal Meda-Alem Ketema Road Project, Lot I: Mehal Meda-72km, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible payments for the construction works.

2.      The project road is located in the Amhara Regional State. The works under this contract consists of the construction of the first 72km road of the Mehal Meda-Alem Ketema road project. The road begins at the town of Meahal Meda and ends at station 72km+000 traersing though Zemero town and Zeret village. The road shall be construction to DS-5 road class (ERA”s Geometric Design Manual-2002) with a gravel carriageway of 7m including shoulder. The road shall have a width of 7.0m outside town and 14.0m (including 3.50m parking lane) within town sections.

The topographic nature of the project road includes all terrain types varying from flat to escarpment. The first 55km of the existing road between Mehal Meda and Zeret is comprised mainly of flat terrain and some sections traverse though flat to rolling and rolling terrians. The remaining 17km of the road lies totally and rolling terrians, The remaining 17km of the road lies totally on the very rugged escarpment and mountainous terrain. The mountainous and escarpment terrain has necessisted the installment of more than 240 minor drainages-RC pipes, box clovers and slab span composition of: 1  *20m RCDG (Reinforced Concrete Deck Girder Bridge), +2*10 RC Slab (Reinforced Concrete Slab0 +16m RCDG, 1*14M RCDG,; 1*15m span RDCG. The construction period is estimated to be 36 months including mobilization.

3.       The Ethiopian Roads Authority now invites eligible bidders, which fulfill the following requirements, to submit sealed bids for the construction of the road project mentioned in (1):

a)      In the case of Ethiopian Bidders only, its certificate of registration from Ministry of Works and Urban Development with Category GC-I Or RC-I renewed for 2001 EFY and other appropriate documentary evidence demonstrating the bidder’s compliance which shall include.

(i)      Its trading license renewed for 2001 EFY. and

(ii)    Its tax clearance certificate valid at bidding and VAT registration certificate.

b)      In cash of Bidders other than Ethiopians: business organization registration certificate or trade license issued by the country of establishment.

4.      Bidding will be conducted though the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the bidding documents and is open to all eligible bidders.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at the Ethiopian Roads Authority at the address given below (Address 1) form 8:30 to 12:30 A.M. and 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. from Mondays to Thursdays and 8:30 to 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Fridays local time. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders as of January 29, 2009 at the address below (Address 2) upon presentation of the document mentioned under item (3) above and a written application to the same address (Address 2) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 750.

Address 1: Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering Service Procurement Branch Office, 1st floor, Room No.108, Fax. 251-11-551 48 66 Or 551 00 82, Tel. 251-11-515 30 15

Address 2: Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering Services Procurement Design & Technical Support Division Administrative Support Office, 2nd Floor, Room No. 204, Fax. 251-11-551 48 66 Or 551 00 82, Tel. 251-11-515 03 52.

6.      Bidders shall submit two envelopes, the first envelope labeled “Qualification Information and Bid Security”, and the second envelope “Financial Bid”, separately sealed and the two envelopes sealed in another outer envelope.

7.      Evaluation is to be carried out in two stages, Qualification Information first and Financial Bids of qualified Bidders next.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before February 24, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 100,000.00. Late bids will be rejected. One Original and four Copies of the bids have to be submitted. The Qualification information and Bid Security will be opened in the presence of bidders/representatives who choose to attend at, the address below immediately after the deadline for submission of bids.

Director General, Ethiopian Roads Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
Tel. +251-11-5115 66 03
Fax. +251-11-551 48 66
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

9.      The Ethiopian Road Authority reserves the right to accept any or reject any or all bids without giving any reasons.


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