Invitation for Bids (IFB)
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project I
Credit number: 4200ET
Project ID number: P097271
IFB Title: Procurement of Street Lighting Luminaries and Fittings
Tender identification number: EAREP 1/2001
This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement
Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue
No. 679 of 16 May 2006.
The Federal Government of Ethiopia has received for a credit
form the International Development Association toward the cost of
Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project, and it intends to
apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the
Contract for procurement of Street Lighting Luminaries and Fittings,
tender No. EAREP 1/2001.
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) now invites sealed bids
form eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of 5725
street lighting luminaries (High Pressure Sodium or alternatively
Compact Fluorescent Lamps) and associate fittings which shall be
delivered to the following four Final Destiantions: Adwa, Bitchena,
Chedo and Shashemene.
will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding
(ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines:
Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all
bidders form Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information
form and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address below (Address
1) from 8:00 A.M. up to 5:00 P.M form Monday to Friday.
qualify for award of contract a bidder should demonstrate that its
average annual turnover for the last five years is at least
equivalent to USD 2 million. A bidder should also demonstrate that
(I) the manufacturing facility has an ISO quality management
certificate to manufacture the specified goods, and that (ii) the
bidder has supplied at least two contracts similar in nature and
equivalent to the bid price in the past five years.
complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the
address below (Address 2) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee
ETB 300 or in USD 30 from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation,
Procurement Division, Head Office starting from 17 March 2009. The
method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s cheque.
The bidding document may also be sent by airmail or carrier
service for overseas bidders who cover all carrier costs in addition
to the above fee.
Bids must be delivered to the Address 2 below at or before
April 28, 2009 at 14:00 hours. Electronic bidding will not be
permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders/representatives who choose to attend in
person. Bids will be opened in the presence of the
bidders/representatives who choose to attend in person. Bids will be
opened at EEPCO Employee Club, Mexico square on April 28, 2009 at
15:00 hours. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security not less
than ETB 270,000 or equivalent amount in a freely convertible
addresses referred to above are:
Address 1: Ethiopian Electric
Power Corporation Universal Electricity Access Program
Dembel City Center
11th Floor, Room No. 1113B
Tel. + 251-(0) 115-545079
Fax.+ 251-(0) 115- 152955
Addis Ababa, EthiopiaElectronic mail address: