Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 750.00

Published Date

March 16, 2010

Opening Date

May 4, 2010


Bid Category




Notice invitation for bids
(National competitive bidding)

1.      The federal democratic republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated budget towards the cost of the sawla-maji road project, Lot 1: sawla-Laska, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible payments for construction works.

2.      The project is located in south-western part of Ethiopia, in the southern Nations, Nationalities and peoples regional state (SNNPRS) the work consists of upgrading of the existing road (approximately 52km)from its present condition (RR50) to DBST road standard. The stating point of the project road is at sawla town (0696553 N, 0265042 E, and Elev. 1352M amsl), at a culvert at the outskirt of the town, and proceeds in the south direction ending at laska town. The road shall have a cross-section width of 7.0m outside towns (including 6.0m DBST carriageway and 0.5m shoulders-both sides) and 13m width (including 3m parking lane) within town sections. the formation of the road is a DBST surface layer, 15cm base course, 7.5-15 cm sub base (depending on the sub grade type) and 20cm capping layer (depending on the sub grade type).the project also includes construction of minor and major drainage structures.
The road segment predominantly traverses though escarpment and mountainous (about 63% of the total length) which is characterized by sharp horizontal curves and steep vertical grades and rolling and flat terrain which account for about 37% of the length of the road.

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; certificate of registration from ministry of works and urban development with category GC-I or RC-I renewed for 2002 EFY and other appropriate documentary evidences demonstrating the bidder’s compliance which shall include:

(i)      its trading license renewed for 2002 EFY; and

(ii)    its tax clearance certificate valid at latest date for submission of bids and states that the bidder is allowed to participle in any public tender; 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 though the national competitive bidding (NCB) procedure 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 am and 1:30 to 5:30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays and 8:30 to 11:30am 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Friday’s local time. A complete set of bidding documents in English may purchased by interested bidders as of march 22,2010 at the address below (Address 2) upon presentation of the documents mentioned under item (3) above and a written application to the sane address (Address 2) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Brr 750.

Address 1: Ethiopian roads authority, engineering services procurement Branch Office
1st floor, Room No. 108, Fax 251 11 551 48 66 or 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 or 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 two envelopes sealed in another outer envelope.

7.      Evaluation is to be carried out in two stages, qualification information first and financial bids of qualified bidders next.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before May 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm. all bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 100,000 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 or representatives who choose to attend, at 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. ox 1770
Addis Ababa

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


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