Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

May 15, 2010

Opening Date

July 19, 2010


Bid Category




Country:         The Federal Democratic Republic
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 3-8 Amharic Textbooks 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 from 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 development , printing and distribution of textbooks and teacher guides for the following subject and grades:





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 inspect the Bid Document at the address given below from 8:30 am to 12:30 am and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays and From 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Fridays, local time.

6.      Qualification requirement 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 presence 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 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 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.

9.      All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for the amount specified in the Bid Document. 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 2:00pm Friday 18 June 2010.

11.   The address (es) referred to above is (are)

Ministry of Education
Attention: Ato Tsigab Assefa
Procurement Sub-Process Owner
Rom 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)

 Addis Ababa
Ministry of Education


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