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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 Projects and intends to apply part of this budget to eligible payments for the Construction Works of the same projects under the following Package.

EthiopiaConstruction-Limited-Time-Offer [Tender] - The Authority invites bidders for the construction of Road Upgrading Project

Table 1: List of Projects whose tender floated Concurrently

Package VIII
I/No. Road project Name Region Estimated length (km) Pavement type Project duration Contract delivery Procurement type
1 Debre- brihan- ankober (re-bid) Amahara 42 AC  2years DBB NCB
2 Dengoro- kingi- mekabila Oromia & benishangul gumuz 30 DBST 3 years DBB NCB

Note:

♦ “DBB” refers to “Design Bid Build”Delivery strategy.

♦ It is to be noted that, under the financing obtained from the World Bank, the civil works contract of the project under item No.1 of the table above (i.e. Debre Brihan – Ankober road project) was previously signed. However, due to failure of the contractor, the contract is terminated now; and retendered to be implemented by the Government treasury/budget.

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 Competitive Bidding (NCB) 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:

Table 1: Qualification Criteria for Debre Birhan Ankober Road Upgrading Project (Rebid)

Item No. Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
For local bidders For foreign bidders
1 Annual Construction turnover ETB 346 Million (peak) ETB 866 million (Average)
For joint venture of local and foreign firms
ETB 650 Million (Average for the last five years)
2 Liquid  asset /cash flow requirement ETB 108 Million ETB 144 Million
3 General construction experience 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.
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 606 Million

OR

A minimum of two(2) any type of asphalt (DBST,TST or AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 303 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(2) asphalt concrete (AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 866 Million within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% completed).
5 Grade RC-1 or GC-1 N/A

Table 2: Qualification Criteria for Dengoro Kingi Mekabila

Item No. Qualification criteria Minimum requirement
For local bidders For foreign bidders
1 Annual Construction turnover ETB 198 Million (peak) ETB 495 million (Average)
For joint venture of local and foreign firms
ETB 371 Million (Average for the last five years)
2 Liquid  asset /cash flow requirement ETB 62 Million ETB 82 Million
3 General construction experience 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.
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 519 Million

OR

A minimum of two(2) new gravel road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 260 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(2) asphalt concrete (AC) road construction or upgrading or rehabilitation projects each with a value of at least ETB 742  Million within the last ten(10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% completed).
5 Grade RC-1 or GC-1 N/A

Detailed qualification criteria are stated in the respective bidding documents.

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. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 23, 2018. 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. 0171533144600.Address: Ethiopian Roads Authority, Engineering.Procurement Directorate, 2nd floor, Room No. 207, Tel: 2511155150 02.

10. 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, a bidder may be awarded projects under the package 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.

11. 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.

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

13. Bids must be delivered to the address, time and date specified below on or before April 24, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. 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.

Address for Submission of Bids:

Director General

4th Floor, Conference Room

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Ras Abebe Aregay Street

P. O. Box 1770

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel. +25111551

71 70/79

Fax. +251115514866

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

ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY


The Ethiopian Herald: Thursday, March 22 2018