Federal Democratic Republic of
Name of Project: General Education Quality Improvement Project
Credit No: 4535-ET
Project ID: P106855
IFB Title: Bid for the development, printing and distribution of
Grade 9-12 Mother Tongue
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 of
financing from the International Development Associations (IDA), the
fast track Initiative Catalytic Fund (FTI CF) and other development
partner-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 payment
under the Contract for procurement of the textbooks and teacher
guides listed below.
Ministry of Education (MoE) now invites sealed bids form eligible
bidders for development , printing and distribution of textbooks and
teacher guides for the following subjects 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 courtiers as defined in the Guidelines.
eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of
Education, procurement Sub-process ,MoE Head Office Old Buld9ing
,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 to 5:30 pm on Fridays, on
requirements 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 preference for goods manufactured domestically
shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bid
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.
Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before,
2:00 pm Monday 19 July 2010. Electric 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/s 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.
A pre-Bidding Conference will be held at the Ministry of
Education, Arat Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at 2:00 pm, Friday 18
June 2010. All bidders who have purchased Bid Document will receive
a written invitation to attend the pre-Bidding Conference.
address (es) referred to above is (are)
Ministry of Education
Attention: Ato Tsigab Assefa
Procurement Sub-process Owner
Room No. 15, Old Building,
Tel. + 251 11 156 55 59 Or 55 31 33
Fax + 251 11 157 06 86
P.O. Box 1367
Ministry of Education