Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

November 13, 2009

Opening Date

December 11, 2009


Bid Category

Textbooks & Teacher Guides



Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Country:                                  The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Name of Project:                     General Education Quality Improvement Project    

Credit No: 4535 –ET

Project ID: P106855

IFB Title:  Bid for the Development, Printing and Distribution of Grades 1-4 Environmental Science & Grade 5-6 Integrates Science Textbooks and    Teacher Guides

1.      This invitation for Bids 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 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.

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:






Environmental Science


a. Amharic

b. Oromifa

c. Somali

d. Tigrigna


Integrated Science


a. Amharic

b. English

c. Oromifa

d. Somali

e. Tigrigna

4.      Bidding will be conducted though International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank Guidelines: “Guidelines: Procurement Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits” dated May 2004, received October 2006; and is open to all bidders form eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Education, Procurement Sub-Process, MoE Head Office Building, Room No.21, Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa and inspect the Bid Document at the address given below from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. from Monday to Thursday and From 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Fridays, local time.

6.      Qualification 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 Documents, A margin of preference of goods manufactured domestically shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bid Document.

7.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchase by interested bidders on the submission of a non-refundable fee ETB 250 or USD 20 for the Bid Documents 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.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before, 2:00 P.M. Wednesday 13 January 2010. 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 at the address below at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday 13 January 2010.

9.      All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for the amount/s specified in the Bid Document. 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.

10.  A Pre-Bidding Conference will be held at the Ministry of Education, Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday 11 December 2009. All Bidders who have purchased Bid Document will receive a written invitation to attend the Pre-Bidding Conference.

11.  The address (es) referred to above is (are):

Ministry of Education
Ato Araya G/Egiabher Mehari
Finance Procurement and Property
Management Process Owner
MoE Head Office Old Building, Room No. 107
Arat Kilo
Addis Ababa
Ministry of Education


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