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Printing and distribution of supplementary materials – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Education

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The Ethiopian Herald Sunday October 14, 2012

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Country: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Name of Project: General Education Quality Improvement Project (GEQIP)

Credit No. 45350- ET

Project ID: 106855

IFB Title: Bid for the Printing and Distribution of English Supplementary Materials to all government schools in Ethiopia.


1. This invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the program that appeared in Development Business, issued no. 3405769 of 24 December 2008.

2. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit/financing from the International Development Associations (IDA), the Fast Track Initiative Catalytic Fund (FTI CF) and other development partners-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 payments under the contract for procurement of the supplementary materials listed below.

3. The Ministry of Education (MoE) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for printing and distribution of supplementary materials for the following subject and grades:

top">lot top">Subject top">Grades
top">1. top">English top">Book one
top">Book two
top">2. top">English top">Book three
top">Book Four
top">3. top">English top">Big Book - 1
top">Big Book - 2


Bidders may bid for one lot or multiple lots and are invited to offer discounts in case of an award of contract for multiple lots to one bidder.

4. Bidding will be conducted through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank Guidelines: "Guidelines: Procurement Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits dated January 2011 and is open all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Education, Ato Ghebreyesus Ghebremicheal, Procurement and Property Management Directorate Director, Room No. 107 Old Building, Arat Kilo, Tel.+251-11-156 55 58 or 55 31 33 Fax: 251-1 1-1570686 P.O. Box 1367 E-mail:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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 on Fridays, local time.

6. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below upon payment of a non refundable fee ETB 350 or USD 20 or equivalent freely convertible currency for the Bidding Document. The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier's cheque payable to the MoE

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before, 2:00 pm, Friday 30, November 2012. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 2:30 pm Friday 30, November 2012.

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of

top">Lot top">Lot- 1 top">Lot- 2 top">Lot- 3
top">Amount top">USD 25,000 top">USD 25,000 top">USD 20,000


for each lot or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency of eligible countries. The bid security shall be in the form of a certified cheque, letter of credit or bank guarantee from a reputable banking institution or a bond issued by a surety; be issued by a reputable institution selected by the Bidder and located in any eligible country, If the institution issuing the bond is located outside the Purchaser's Country, it shall have a correspondent financial institution located in the Purchase's Country to make it enforceable.

9. The address (es) referred to above is (are):

Ministry of Education

Attention: Ato Ghebreyesus Ghebremicheal

Procurement and Property Management Directorate Director

Room No. 107 Old Building, Arat Kilo


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ministry of Education


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