Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

February 7, 2010

Opening Date

March 24, 2010


Bid Category

Printing and Distribution



Country:          The Federal Democratic Republic of
Name of Project:         
General Education Quality     
                                    Improvement Project (GEQIP)

Credit No.:                 
4535 –ET
Project ID:                 

IFB Title:                    Bid for the development, printing and distribution of Grades 1-4 Arts and Music, Grades 5-8 and 9-12 Physical Education Teacher Guides to Government Schools in Ethiopia.

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 Association (IDA), the fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund (FTI CF) and other development partners-the Netherlands, UK Department for International Development Cooperation and Finland –through a (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 subject and grades:

Lot No.





Arts and Physical Education


a. Amharic

b. Oromifa

c. Somali

d. Tigrigna


Visual Arts and Music


a. Amharic

b. English

c. Somali

d. Tigrigna


Physical Education


a. Amharic

b. English

c. Oromifa

d. Somali

e. Tigrigna


Physical Education



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” date May 2004, revised October 2006; and is open to all bidders from 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 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. 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 Document. A margin of preference for 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 purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the office below upon payment of a non-refundable fee ETB 250 or USD 20 for the Bid Document 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 24 March 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 24 March 2010.

9.      All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD, 2,000.00 or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for each lot. 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 at 2:00 P.M. Monday 22 February 2010.

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

Ministry of Education
Aro Araya G/Egziabher 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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