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 & Teachers Guides        



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

Grades 7-8 Biology, Chemistry and Physics Textbooks and     
                                         Teachers 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 Intiative Catalytic Fund (FTICF) 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 GEQUP Project an 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 & grades








a. Amharic

b. English

c. Oromifa

d. Somali

e. Tigrigna




a. Amharic

b. English

c. Oromifa

d. Somali

e. Tigrigna




a. Amharic

b. English

c. Oromifa

d. Somali

e. Tigrigna

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 bides 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 Document at the address given below from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. from Mondays to Thursdays 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 Five 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 fiver years. The perspective bidder is also required to have an average annual financial turnover as specified in the bidding document. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Document.

7.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased 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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