Bid No.

EAREPI 5 Lot 1& 2

Issued By

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

April 24, 2010

Opening Date

June 10, 2010


Bid Category

Electricity Access



The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Project I
Credit Number: 4200 ET
Project ID Number: P097271
IFB Title: Procurement of Compact
Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)

1.      This invitation for bids follows the General procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. 679 of 16 May 2006.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of Electricity Access Expansion Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for procurement of Compact florescent lamps (CFL), tender No. EAREPI 5 Lot 1& 2.

3.      The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of CFLs under two lots.

Lot No.                    Place of Destination             Number of CFLs

                                                             11w             15w

1. Addis Ababa and Adama Towns                         1,298,710           1,192,190

2. Mekele, Dissie, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa ,

    Awassa and Jimma Towns                                    1,716,000           793,100

4.       Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA credits dated May 2004, revised October 2006, and is open to all bidders from bidders from Eligible Source Courtiers as defined in the Guidelines.

5.     The bidder shall meet the following experience and financial capability;
i.  The bidder has successfully completed at least 3 contracts of similar value of electrical goods in the past five years

ii. An average annual turnover for the past five year’s equivalent to two times the bid price offered for the lot.

The detail evaluation criteria are specified in the tender document.

6.       Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation Ethiopian, Demand Side Management Project Office, Mexico Square, First floor, Tel. +251 115 50 21 99, Fax  +251 115 52 36 29and inspect the bidding documents starting from April 26, 2010 at 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.

7.        A margin of preference for eligible domestic manufactures shall be applied Additional details are provided in the bidding documents

8.       A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee ETB 400or in USD 30 for the Ethiopian electric power Corporation, Distribution Finance and Administration Office, Head Office, Degulee Square, second floor starting from April 26, 2010. The method of payment shall be in cash or casher’s cheque.

9.       The bidding document may also be sent by airmail or carrier service for overseas bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee ETB550 or in USD 40 for the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation. The Method of payment shall be in cash or casher’s cheque.

10.   Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before June 10, 2010 at 2:00pm.Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders or representatives who choose to attend in person. Bids will be opened at EEPCo Head Office Employee Club, Degualle square on June 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in Ethiopian Birr (ETB) in the following amounts or equivalent in any freely convertible currency on the exchange rate of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, 28 days prior to be closing date: 

Lot No.

Bid security

amount in ETB

Lot 1


Lot 2





11. The address referred to above is:

For bid submission purpose, the purchaser’s address is:

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Head Office Degualle Square, Second Floor
Distribution Finance and Administration Office
Attention: Mr. Kibreab Afework
Addis Ababa


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