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NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR BIDS

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

EthiopiaConstruction-Limited-Time-Offer [Tender] - The Authority invites bidders for construction works of Road Projects
Package VI
I/NO Road Project Name Region Estimated length( KM) Payment Type Profit  duration Contract Delivery Procurement type
1 Korem- Sekota- Abi Adi Road Project, Lot 1: Km 0+000-KM 71+900 Amahara /tigray 71.9 AC 3 years DB ICB
2 Korem- Sekota- Abi Adi Road Project, lot 2: Km 71+900-km 155+100 83.2 AC 3 years DB ICB
3 Korem- Sekota- Abi Adi Road Project,lot 3:  KM 155+100-KM 230+700 75.6 AC 3 years DB ICB
4 Tenta- gashena Road project, contract 1: Tenta Junction- Wegel Tena- kurba Junction – Kurba (km 31+500-110+820) Amahara 79.32 AC 3 years DBB NCB
5 Addishehu- dela- samre road  project Tigray 76 AC 3 years DBB ICB
Package VII
6 Jimma- agaro- dedessa river Road upgrading project , km  0+000-Km 79+074(re- tender) Oromia 79.074 AC 3.5 years DBB ICB
7 Mesle/musle- kora/kori- teru road project, contract 1: kmm 0+000- km 84+200 Afar 84.2 DBST 3 years DBB ICB
8 Mesele/musle- kora/kori- teru road project , contract II: km 84.2-teru 9km 156.6 Afar 72.4 DBST 3 years DBB ICB
9 Bilalo- kersa- arsi negele road project Oromia 92.9 AC 3 years DBB ICB
10 Tarma ber- molale- sefed meda road project Amahara 117 AC 3 years DBB ICB
11 Yabello town bypass project Oromia 7.26 AC 1.5 years DBB NCB

Note: “DBB” refers to “Design Bid Build” Delivery strategy; and “DB” refers to “Design Build” Delivery strategy.

2. The Ethiopian Roads Authority now invites bidders to submit sealed bids for providing the necessary labour, 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 5 of tables below renewed for 2010 EFY and other appropriate documentary evidences demonstrating the bidders compliance, which shall include:

i) Trading License renewed for 2010 EFY; and

ii) Tax Clearance Certificate, which states that the bidder can participate in any public tender, valid at bid submission date and VAT Registration Certificate; and

iii) 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 ongoing or completed project in the Country; Ethiopia.

4. Bidding will be conducted through National and International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the tables above, and is open to all eligible bidders as specified and defined in the Bidding Documents. The minimum General and Specific Construction Experience, Annual Construction Turnover, Liquid asset /Cash Flow and Category/Grade of Registration for each of the projects are as shown below:

Part I: Qualification and Evaluation Criteria of Package VI Road Projects

1. Korem Sekota Abi Adi Road Project, Lot 1: Km0+000Km 71+900

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  730 Million (peak) ETB 1.826 Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 1.369 Billion (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 228 Million ETB 304 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.917 Billion; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 958 Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 639 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 2.739 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

2. Korem Sekota Abi Adi Road Project, Lot 2: Km 71+900Km 155+100

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  498 Million (peak) ETB 1.244 Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 933 Million (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 155 Million ETB 207Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.307 Billion; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 653 Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 436 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 1.867 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

3. KoremSekota Abi Adi Road Project, Lot 3: Km 155+100Km 230+700

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  340 Million (peak) ETB 850 Million(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 637 Million (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 106 Million ETB 142 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 892 Million; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 446 Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB297 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 1.274 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

4. Tenta – Gashena Road Project, Contract 1: Tenta Junction –Wegel Tena– Kurba Junction – Kurba (Km 31+500 – 110+820)

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  502.4 Million (peak) ETB 1.256  Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 942  Million (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 157 Million ETB 209 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.319 Million; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 659.4  Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 439.6 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 1.884 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

5. Addishehu – Dela – Samre Road Project

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  556 Million (peak) ETB 1.39  Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 1.042 Billion (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 174 Million ETB 232 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.460 Billion; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 729  Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 486Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 2.084 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

Part II: Qualification and Evaluation Criteria of Package VII Road Projects

6. Jimma-Agaro-Dedessa River Road upgrading Project, Km 0+000 – Km 79+074 ( Re -Tender)

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  379.0 Million (peak) ETB 947.0 Million(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 710 Million (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 118.0 Million ETB 158.0 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.16 Billion; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 580 Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 387 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 1.657  Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

7. Mesle/Musle –Kora/ Kori- Teru Road project, Contract 1: km0+000- km84+200

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  595 Million (peak) ETB 1.488 Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 1.116  Billion (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 186 Million ETB 248  Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, joint venture partner ,management contract or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner, management contractor  or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience A minimum of one new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.563 Billion; or a minimum of two  new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 781 Million or a minimum of three new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 521 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two  any type of asphalt (TST,DBST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 2.233  Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

8. Mesle/Musle –Kora/ Kori- Teru Road project, contract 2: km 84.2 -Teru (km 156.6)

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  619 Million (peak) ETB 1.548 Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 1.161  Billion (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 194 Million ETB 258 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, joint venture partner ,management contract or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner, management contractor  or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience A minimum of one new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.626 Billion; or a minimum of two  new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 813 Million or a minimum of three new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 542 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two  any type of asphalt (TST,DBST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 2.322 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

9. Bilalo – Kersa -Arsi Negele Road Project

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  499 Million (peak) ETB 1.247 Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 935 Million (average).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 156 Million ETB 208  Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, joint venture partner ,management contract or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner, management contractor  or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience A minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.31 Billion; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 655  Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 437 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 1.871 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

10. Tarma Ber – Molale – Sefed Meda Road Project

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  530  Million (peak) ETB 1.326 Billion(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 994 Million (average).(average for the last five years).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 166 Million ETB 221  Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience A minimum of one any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 1.392 Billion; or a minimum of two any type of asphalt (DBST, TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 696 Million or a minimum of three any type of asphalt (DBST, TST,AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project each with a value of at least ETB 464 Million; in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two asphalt concrete(AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 1.988 Billion within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 1 or GC 1

11. Yabelo Town Bypass Road Project

Item /NO Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
Local bidders Foreign bidders
1 Annual construction turnover for the last five years ETB  112.0 Million (peak) ETB 279.0 Million(average)
The annual construction turnover(ACT) requirement for a joint venture (JV) of local and foreign firms is ETB 210.0 Million (average). (average for the last five years).
2 Liquid asset/ cash flow requirement ETB 35.0 Million ETB 47.0 Million
3 General construction experience 2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, joint venture partner ,management contract or sub contractor. 5 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, joint venture partner, management contractor  or sub- contractor
4 Specific construction project experience A minimum of one new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation project with a value of at least ETB 147 Million; or a minimum of two  new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 73 Million ;in all cases, the experience shall be within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% completed). A minimum of two  any type of asphalt  concrete road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects  each with a value of at least ETB 210 Million within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed(80% completed.)
5 Grade RC 3 or GC 3

5 .If a bidder is awarded and /or recommended for award of any works contract/s by ERA since September 01 , 2017 inclusive, the qualification criteria for the construction turnover will be the aggregate of the criteria of the subject project; and that of the awarded contract/s and/or those recommended to be awarded. Detailed qualification criteria are 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 5:30 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.

7. 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 March 1 9, 201 8. The method of payment shall be in cash or direct deposit to ERAs account in the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia – Sengatera Branch through Account No. 01 71 5-331 44600. Address: Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering Procurement Directorate, 2nd floor, Room No. 207, Tel: 251-11-551 50 02.

8. 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, a bidder may be awarded projects under the package (s) subjected to fulfilling of the Qualification Criteria for individual and multiple projects specified in the respective bidding documents based on the Employers best economical advantage.

9. 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 other outer envelope.

10. Evaluation is to be carried out in two stages, Qualification Information first and Financial Bids of qualified Bidders next.

11 . Bids must be delivered to the address, time and date specified below. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 500,000.00 or USD 20,000.00 for each project. Late bids will be rejected. 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.

12. 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 exchange rate prevailing on the last date of the respective fiscal year.

13. 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.

14. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before May 03, 2018 at 2:30 P.M.

Director General

4th 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

15. The Ethiopian Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY


The Ethiopian Herald: Wednesday, March 14 2018