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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.

EthiopiaConstruction-Limited-Time-Offer The Authority invites bidders for the construction works of road projects
Package II (2)
Item No.Project Name EstimatedLength (Km)Pavement Type Project DurationContract DeliveryProcurement Type 
1Construction Works of Durbete – Kunzila – Gelago – Metema, Lot 2: Fingit – Gelago Design and Build Road Project115.7AC3.5 YearsDBICB 
2Construction Works of Durbete – Kunzila – Gelago – Metema,Lot 3: Gelago – Gendewuha Design and Build Road Project125 AC3.5 Years DBICB 
3Addis –Gibe River Road Over- lay Project, lot 1: Addis –Sebeta Road Widening project (Re-Bid)11.89AC 3Years DBB ICB

Note:- DB = Design and Build; DBB=Design, Bid and Build ICB = International Competitive Bidding: AC = Asphalt Concrete

2. The Ethiopian Roads Authority 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 2012 EFY and other appropriate documentary evidences demonstrating the bidder’s compliance, which shall include:

  • i. Trading License renewed for 2012 EFY;
  • ii. Tax Clearance Certificate, which states that the bidder can participate in any public tender, valid at bid submission date;
  • iii. VAT Registration Certificate; and
  • iv. Registration as Supplier in the list of the mandated public body, i.e. public Procurement and Property Administration Agency (PPPAA).

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:

Qualification and Evaluation Criteria of Package II (2) Road Projects

4.1 Construction Works of Durbete-Kunzila-Gelago-Metema,Lot 2: Fingit-Gelago Design and Build Road Project

Item/ NoQualification Criteria  Minimum Requirement
Local BiddersForeign Bidders
1Annual Construction  Turnover for the Last Five YearsETB 540Million (Peak)ETB 1.352 Billion (Average)
The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 1.014 Billion (Average).
2Liquid Asset/Cash Flow RequirementETB 169 MillionETB 225 Million
3General ConstructionExperience 2 Years Firm Experience under Construction Contracts in the role of Prime Contractor, Joint Venture Partner, Management Contractor or Sub-Contractor.5 Years Firm Experience under Construction Contracts in the role of Prime Contractor, Joint Venture Partner, Management Contractor or Sub-Contractor.
4Specific Construction project ExperienceA Minimum of One (1) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project with a value of ETB 1.656 Billion ; ORA Minimum of Two (2) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project Each with a value of ETB 828 Million; ORA Minimum of Three (3) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project Each with a value of ETB 552 Million; In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).A Minimum of Two (2)  Asphalt concrete (AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects Each with a value of at least ETB 2.366 Billion within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).     
5GradeRC – 1 or GC-1

4.2. Construction Works of Durbete-Kunzila-Gelago-Metema, Lot 3: Gelago-Gendewuha Design and Build Road Project

Item/ NoQualification Criteria  Minimum Requirement
Local BiddersForeign Bidders
1Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five YearsETB 566 Million (Peak)ETB 1.416 Billion (Average)
The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 1.062 Billion (Average)
2Liquid Asset/Cash FlowRequirementETB 177 MillionETB 236 Million
3General ConstructionExperience 2 Years Firm Experience under Construction Contracts in the role of Prime Contractor, Joint Venture Partner, Management Contractor or Sub-Contractor5 Years Firm Experience under Construction Contracts in the role of Prime Contractor, Joint Venture Partner, Management Contractor or Sub-Contract
4Specific Construction project ExperienceA Minimum of One (1) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project with a value of ETB 1.735 Billion ; ORA Minimum of Two (2) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project Each with a value of ETB 867 Million; ORA Minimum of Three (3) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project Each with a value of ETB 578 Million; In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).A Minimum of Two (2)  Asphalt concrete (AC) Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilitation projects Each with a value of at least ETB 2.479 Billion within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed). 
5GradeRC-1 or GC-1

4.3 Addis-Gibe River Road Overlay project, Lot 1: Addis-Sebeta Road Widening (11.89 KM) (Re-Bid)

Item/ NoQualification Criteria  Minimum Requirement
Local BiddersForeign Bidders
1Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five YearsETB 311 Million (Peak) ETB 778 Million (Average)
The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 583 Million (Average)
2Liquid Asset/Cash Flow RequirementETB 97 MillionETB 129  Million
3General Construction Experience 2 Years Firm Experience under Construction Contracts in the role of Prime Contractor, Joint Venture Partner, Management Contractor or Sub-Contractor5 Years Firm Experience under Construction Contracts in the role of Prime Contractor, Joint Venture Partner, Management Contractor or Sub-Contract Sub-Contractor
4Specific Construction project ExperienceA Minimum of One (1) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project with a value of ETB 817  Million ; ORA Minimum of Two (2) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project Each with a value of ETB 408 Million; ORA Minimum of Three (3) Any Type of Asphalt  (DBST,TST or Ac) Road  construction/Upgrading/ Rehabilitation project Each with a value of ETB 272 Million; In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).A Minimum of Two (2) Asphalt Concrete Road Construction or Upgrading or Rehabilitation Projects Each with a Value of at least ETB 1.167 Billion within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed),
5GradeRC-1 or GC-1

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 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 criteria 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 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30p.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 40 for each project, effective as of July 27, 2020. 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 Authority, New Building Block A, Engineering

Procurement Directorate, 1st Floor, Office No. 102, Tel: +251-11-833 29 81/515-30-15.

7. Bidders can apply for one or for all or for any number of projects from the above listed projects under the package 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 fulfilling 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 five 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 October 01, 2020 at 2:30 P.M.

Director General

2nd Floor, Conference Room

Ethiopian Roads Authority

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 Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

 ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY


The Ethiopian Herald: Sunday July 26, 2020