Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

March 20, 2010

Opening Date

May 12, 2010


Bid Category

General Education Quality Improvement Project



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 9-12 Information Communications Technology Text books and Teacher 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 form the International Development Associations (IDA), the Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund (FTI CF) 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 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 the development, printing and distraction of textbooks and teacher guides for the following subject and grades:



Information Communications Technology


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 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 insepct 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 similar contacts 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 12 May 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 12 May 2010.

9.      All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD 25,000 or an equivalent for 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 form 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 9 April 2010. All bids 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
Sisay Kebede Workie
Finance Procurement and Property Management Process Owner
MoE Head Office Old Building, Room No.107
Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa
Tel. +251 11 156 55 58 Or 55 31 33
Fax. +251 11 155 10 93
P.O. Box 1367
Addis Ababa


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