Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 750.00

Published Date

October 1, 2009

Opening Date

See detail below


Bid Category

Construction Works



(National Competitive Bidding)

1.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated budget towards the cost of the Gedo-Fincha-Lemelem Berha Roads upgrading Project, Contract 1: Gedo (Km 0.0) Mana Begna (Km 80.5) and Contract 2: Mana Begna (Km 80.5) Lemelem Bereha (Km 144.3), and intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible payments for the construction works.

2.      The projects are located in western part of Ethiopia, in West Shoa and Horo Gurdu zone of the Oromia National Regional State. The work consists of construction of 80.5 km of the road from Gedo to Mana Begna (Contract 1) and 63.8km of the road from Manna Begna to Lemelem Bereha (Contract 2). The sections are upgrading roads with a DS4 road class (ERA’s Geometric Design manual-2002). The upgraded road shall have a cross-section width of 7.0m outside town (with variable shoulder width, normally 2x1.5mbut reduces in mountainous sections to 2x0.5m and 12m width within town sections. The formation of the road segments are 27.5cm granular sub-base, 20cm granular road base, and 5cm asphalt concrete wearing course for Contract 1 and 25.0cm granular sub-base, 17.5cm granular road base, and 5cm asphalt concrete wearing course for Contract 2.

The terrain can be classified as rolling for most of the project.

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-1 or RC-1 renewed for 2001 EFY. and other appropriate documentary evidences demonstrating the bidder’s compliance which shall include:

(i). Its treading license renewed for 2001 EFY; and

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

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

4.      Bidding will be conducted through 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) from 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 bid of Oct. 7, 2009 at the address below (Address 2)  upon presentation of the documents 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 Services Procurement Branch Office, 1st floor, Room No. 108, Fax: 251-11 551 48 66/ 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 66/551 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 tow stages, Qualification Information first and Financial Bids of Qualified Bidders next.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before Dec. 1, 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, the address below immediately after the deadline for submission of bids.

Director General, Ethiopian Roads Authority
Ras Abebe Aregay Street
Tel. +251-11-515 66 03
Fax +251-11-551 48 66
P.O. Box 1770
Addis Ababa

9.      The Ethiopian Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Ethiopian Roads Authority


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