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
Amharic Textbooks and Teacher Guides
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
pre-Bidding Conference will be held at the Ministry of Education,
Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at 2:00pm
Friday 18 June 2010.
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)
Ministry of Education