Country: The Federal Democratic
Name of Project: General Education
Improvement Project (GEQIP)
Credit No.: 4535-ET
Project ID: P106855
IFB Title: Bid for the development,
printing and distribution of
Grade 9-12 Amharic Textbooks and
invitation for Bids follows the General procurement Notice (GPN) for
the program that appeared in Development Business, issued No.
3405769 of 24 December 2008.
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a
credit/financing from the International Development Associations
(IDA), the Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund (FTI CF) and other
development partners the Netherlands, UK Development 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.
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:
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.
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 am to 12:30 am and 1:30 pm to 11:30 am
and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Fridays, local time.
requirements include: Minimum three years general experience in
Development, printing and Distribution of textbooks and specific
experience of successful completion of at least two(2) contracts of
similar nature, size and complexity within the last five years, as
specified in the Bid Document. A margin of presence for goods
manufactured domestically shall be applied. Additional details are
provided in the Bid Document.
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 all syllabi. The
method of payment shall be in cash or cashier’s cheque payable to
must be delivered to the address below at or before, 2:00 pm Monday
19 July 2010. 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 at the address
below at 2:30 pm, Monday 19 July 2010.
bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD or an equivalent
amount in a freely convertible currency for the amount in a freely
convertible currency for the amount of USD $30,000, as specified in
the Bid Document. The bid security shall be in the form a reputable
banking institution. Bid security in the form of an insurance bond
shall not be accepted.
pre-Bidding Conference will be held at the Ministry of Education,
Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 2:00
pm, Friday 18 June 2010.
address (es) referred to above is (are):
Ministry of Education
Ato Tsigab Assefa
Procurement Sub-process Owner
Room No. 15
Old Building, Arat Kilo
Tel. + 251 11 56 55 69 or
55 31 33
Fax + 251 11 157 06 86
P.O. Box 1367
Ministry of Education