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invitation to bids by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

    NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR BIDS

    1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated budget towards the cost of the following Road Construction Projects and intends to apply part of this budget to payments under these projects.

      No:- 1
      Project Name:- Construction of Remaining Works of Jihur-Deneba-Lemi Megenteya-Guguftu -Wereilu-Degolo, Road Upgrading
      Estimated Length
      :- 74,409
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 2.75
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB


      No:- 2
      Project Name:- Construction of Remaining Works of Tenta – Gashena Road Project, Contract I: Tenta Junction-Wegeltena-Kurba Junction-Kurba (Km 31+350-Km 112+000)
      Estimated Length
      :- 80.65
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 2.5
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB


      No:- 3
      Project Name:- Construction Works of Gode – Hargele Lot 2: km 100-Hargele Road Project
      Estimated Length
      :- 116.83
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 4.0
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB


      No:- 4
      Project Name:- Construction of Remaining Works of Chida-Sodo road Upgrading project; Lot III:Tercha-Chida including Spurs at Tercha and Chida
      Estimated Length
      :- 64.80
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 2.5
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB

      Package I (1) Road Construction Projects

      No:- 1
      Project Name:- Construction of Remaining Works of Mota – Mekanlyesus – Gassay Road Project Section 1: Construction Remaining Works of Mota – Jara Gedo and Section 2: Construction Works of Section 1; Jara Gedo-Zagora – Jibasra Mariam Debre Tabor Asphalt Concrete Overlay Road Projects.
      Estimated Length
      :- Section 1; 58.22 +Section 2; 87.67 Total = 145.89
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 3
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB

      No:- 2
      Project Name:- Construction Works of Addis – Sebeta-Holeta Road Project
      Estimated Length
      :- 39.77
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 3
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB

      No:- 3
      Project Name:- Construction of Remaining Works of Diri – Masha Road Project, Contract I: Gimbo – Km 61+960 Project Length 61.96KM
      Estimated Length
      :- 61.96
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 3
      Contract Delivery:- DBB
      Procurement Type:- ICB

      No:- 4
      Project Name:- Construction Works of Kofele- Kore- Bekoji and Arsi Negelle- Bilallo Junction (89.9km)
      Estimated Length
      :- 89.9
      Pavement Type
      :- AC
      Project Duration (Years):- 3
      Contract Delivery:- DB
      Procurement Type:- ICB


      Note: – DBB = Design, Bid and Build; DB = Design and Build; ICB=International Competitive Bidding; AC=Asphalt Concrete
    2. The Ethiopian Roads Administration now invites bidders to submit sealed bids for providing the necessary labor, material and equipment for construction works of the above road projects.
    3. Interested bidders shall submit the following evidence:

      a. In the case of Ethiopian bidders, Certificate of Registration from Ministry of Construction with the relevant Categories as specified in item 4 of tables below renewed for 2016 EFY and other appropriate documentary evidences demonstrating the bidder’s compliance, which shall include:

      i) Trading License renewed for 2016 EFY;
      1) Tax Clearance Certificate, which states that the bidder can participate in any public tender, valid at bid submission date;
      ii) VAT Registration Certificate; and
      ii) Registration as Supplier in the list of the mandated public body, i.e. Federal Public Procurement and Property Authority (FPPPA).

      b. In case of bidders other than Ethiopians;

      i) Business organization registration certificate or Trade License issued by the country of establishment.
      ii) Tax Clearance Certificate issued from the Tax Authority (Inland Revenue Authority) which allows the bidder to participate in public tenders at the date of the deadline for bid submission if the foreign bidder already has on-going or completed projects in the Country; Ethiopia.
    4. Bidding will be conducted through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures as specified on the tables above and is open to all eligible bidders as specified and defined in the Bidding Documents. The minimum Annual Construction Turnover, Cash Flow, General and Specific Construction Experience for each of the project is as shown below:

      4.1. Qualification and Evaluation Criteria of Package I (1) Road Projects
      4.1.1. Construction of Remaining Works of Jihur-Deneba-Lemi Megenteva-Guguftu – Wereilu – Degolo. Contract 2: Guguftu – Wereilu-Degolo Road Upgrading Project

      Item No :- 1
      Qualification Criteria :- Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :-The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 2.690 Billion (Average).
      Foreign Bidders :- The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 2.690 Billion (Average).


      Item No :- 2
      Qualification Criteria :- Liquid Asset /Cash Flow Requirement
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :-ETB 448 Million
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 597 Million

      Item No :- 3
      Qualification Criteria :- General Construction Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- 2 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor.
      Foreign Bidders :- 5 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor

      Item No :- 4
      Qualification Criteria :- Specific Construction Project Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- A Minimum of One (1) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Project with a value of at least ETB 3.452 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Two (2) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.726 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Three(3) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.150 Billion;
      In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).
      Foreign Bidders :- A minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete road construc- tions or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 4.932 Billion within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

      Item No :- 5
      Qualification Criteria :- Grade
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- RC-1 or GC-1
      Foreign Bidders :-

      4.1.2. Construction of Remaining Works of Tents Gashena Road Project. Contract : Teuta Junction-Wegeltena-Kurba Junction Kurba (Km 31+350-Km 1124000)

      Item No :- 1
      Qualification Criteria :- Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- ETB 1.460 Billion (Peak)
      The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 2.738 Billlon (Average)
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 3.650 Billlon (Average)

      Item No :- 2
      Qualification Criteria :- Liquid Asset /Cash Flow Requirement
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :-ETB 456 Million
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 608 Million

      Item No :- 3
      Qualification Criteria :- General Construction Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- 2 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor.
      Foreign Bidders :- 5 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor

      Item No :- 4
      Qualification Criteria :- Specific Construction Project Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- A Minimum of One (1) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Project with a value of at least ETB 3.194 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Two (2) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.597 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Three(3) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.064 Billion;
      In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).
      Foreign Bidders :- A minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete road construc- tions or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 4.563 Billion within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

      Item No :- 5
      Qualification Criteria :- Grade
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- RC-1 or GC-1
      Foreign Bidders :-

      4.1.3. Construction Works of Gode – Hargele Lot 2: km 100-Hargele Road Project

      Item No :- 1
      Qualification Criteria :- Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- ETB 1.025 Billion (Peak)
      The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 1.923 Billlon (Average)
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 2.564 Billlon (Average)

      Item No :- 2
      Qualification Criteria :- Liquid Asset /Cash Flow Requirement
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :-ETB 320 Million
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 427 Million

      Item No :- 3
      Qualification Criteria :- General Construction Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- 2 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor.
      Foreign Bidders :- 5 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor

      Item No :- 4
      Qualification Criteria :- Specific Construction Project Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- A Minimum of One (1) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Project with a value of at least ETB 3.590 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Two (2) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.795 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Three(3) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.196 Billion;
      In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).
      Foreign Bidders :- A minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete road construc- tions or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 5.129 Billion within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

      Item No :- 5
      Qualification Criteria :- Grade
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- RC-1 or GC-1
      Foreign Bidders :-

      4.1.4. Construction of Remaining Works of Chida-Sodo road Upgrading project: Lot III:Tercha-Chida including Spurs at Tercha and Chida

      Item No :- 1
      Qualification Criteria :- Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- ETB 1.070 Billion (Peak)
      The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 2.007 Billlon (Average)
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 2.676 Billlon (Average)

      Item No :- 4
      Qualification Criteria :- Specific Construction Project Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- A Minimum of One (1) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Project with a value of at least ETB 5.268 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Two (2) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 2.634 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Three(3) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.756 Billion;
      In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).
      Foreign Bidders :- A minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete road construc- tions or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 7.526 Billion within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

      Item No :- 5
      Qualification Criteria :- Grade
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- RC-1 or GC-1
      Foreign Bidders :-

      4.2.3. Construction of Remaining Works of Diri – Masha Road Project, Contract I: Gimbo – Km 61+960 project Length: 61.96KM

      Item No :- 1
      Qualification Criteria :- Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- ETB 1.141 Billion (Peak)
      The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 2.140 Billlon (Average)
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 2.854 Billlon (Average)

      Item No :- 2
      Qualification Criteria :- Liquid Asset /Cash Flow Requirement
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :-ETB 356 Million
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 475 Million

      Item No :- 3
      Qualification Criteria :- General Construction Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- 2 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor.
      Foreign Bidders :- 5 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor

      Item No :- 4
      Qualification Criteria :- Specific Construction Project Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- A Minimum of One (1) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Project with a value of at least ETB 2.996 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Two (2) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.498 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Three(3) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 998 Million;
      In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).
      Foreign Bidders :- A minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete road construc- tions or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 4.281 Billion within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

      Item No :- 5
      Qualification Criteria :- Grade
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- RC-1 or GC-1
      Foreign Bidders :-

      4.2.4. Construction Works of Kofele- Kore- Bekoji and Arsi Negelle- Bilallo Junction (89.9km)

      Item No :- 1
      Qualification Criteria :- Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- ETB 2.053 Billion (Peak)
      The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 3.847 Billlon (Average)
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 5.130 Billlon (Average)

      Item No :- 2
      Qualification Criteria :- Liquid Asset /Cash Flow Requirement
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :-ETB 641 Million
      Foreign Bidders :- ETB 855 Million

      Item No :- 3
      Qualification Criteria :- General Construction Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- 2 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor.
      Foreign Bidders :- 5 Years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub-contractor

      Item No :- 4
      Qualification Criteria :- Specific Construction Project Experience
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- A Minimum of One (1) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Project with a value of at least ETB 5.387 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Two (2) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 2.693 Billion; OR
      A Minimum of Three(3) any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilition Proj- ects each with a value of at least ETB 1.795 Billion;
      In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).
      Foreign Bidders :- A minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete road construc- tions or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 7.695 Billion within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

      Item No :- 5
      Qualification Criteria :- Grade
      Minimum Requirement:
      Local Bidders :- RC-1 or GC-1
      Foreign Bidders :-
    5. If a bidder is awarded and /or recommended for award of any two works contracts by ERA Six months prior to the bid submission date of the subject projects and until the award of the subject projects, the qualification criteria for the construction turnover will be the aggregate of the criteria of the subject projects; and that of the awarded contracts and/or those recommended to be awarded. A detailed qualification criterion is stated in the respective bidding documents.
    6. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time from Monday to Thursday, and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time on Friday.
      A complete set of bidding documents prepared in English language may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and a nonrefundable fee of ETB 1,000 or USD 20 for each project, effective as of January 22, 2024. The method of payment shall be in cash or direct deposit to ERA’s account in the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia – Sengatera Branch through Account No. 01715-33144600.
      Address: Ethiopian Roads Administration, Block B, Engineering Procurement Directorate, 1″ Floor, Office No. 101, Tel: +251-115 18-57-74 (Extension-2207)
    7. Bidders can apply for one or for all or for any number of projects from the above listed projects under the packages and shall submit their bid separately for each project they are interested to apply for. However, bidders may be awarded on the projects under a package subjected to fulfill- ing of the Qualification Criteria for individual and multiple projects specified in the respective bidding documents based on the Employer’s best economical advantage.
    8. Bidders shall submit their Bids in two envelopes, the first envelop labeled as “Qualification Information and Bid Security” and the second envelope “Financial Bid”, separate sealed and the two envelopes sealed in on another outer envelope.
    9. Evaluation is to be carried out in two stages, Qualification Information first and Financial Bids of qualified Bidders next.
    10. Bids must be delivered to the address, time and date specified below. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 500,000.00 for each project in a format acceptable to the employer. Late bids will be rejected. One Original and three Copies of the bids have to be submitted. The Qualification information and Bid Security will be opened immediately after the submission deadline in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend, at the address below.
    11. The value of total certified payments received in each year shall be adjusted for inflation of Birr value through multiplying by Cn/Co factor, where Cn is value of 1 US Dollar in Birr on the 28 day prior to bid submission date and Co is the value of 1 US Dollar in Birr computed using the selling exchange rate prevailing on the last date of the respective fiscal year.
    12. For the Specific construction projects experience requirement, the Contract value of projects referenced by the bidder shall be adjusted to reflect the current purchasing power of Ethiopian Birr by multiplying with Cn/Co factor, where Cn is the current selling exchange rate of 1 US Dollar to Ethiopian Birr which is taken at the 28th days prior to bid submission date and Co is the selling exchange rate of 1 US Dollar to Ethiopian Birr at the date of signing the contract.
    13. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before March 07, 2024 at 2:30 P.M. for Package I (1) and March 12, 2024 at 2:30 P.M. for Package II (2) projects.

      Director General
      2nd Floor, Conference Room Ethiopian Roads Administration
      Ras Abebe Aregay Street
      P. O. Box 1770
      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
      Tel. +251-11-551 71 70/79
      Fax. +251-11-5514866
    14. The Ethiopian Roads Administration reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


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