Invitation to Bid for Procurement of the construction of Channelization and Flood Protection

The federal democratic republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the International Development association (IDA) towards the cost of urban local government development project. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the construction of Channelization and Flood protection.

1.The City Administration now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the provision and construction Channelization and flood protection.

2.Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open national tendering procedures contained in the Public Procurement Proclamation of the Federal Government of Ethiopia and is open to all eligible GC/RC/WWC bidders of category IV (4) & above and they are required to submit a business license renewed for the current year (201 0), VAT registration certificate and tax payer registration certificate (TIN) from legally authorized body to do so.

3.Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents during official working hours at the address below. Bidders (contractors), following another procurement procedure, who made past contractual obligations with Jimma City Administration and have project(s) on hand whose current outstanding performance is less than 70% are not eligible to participate in this bid.

4.Bidders who apply more than one project from the Jimma City Administration under invitation in the same time shall submit their bid separately for each project they are interested to apply for. However, bidder may be considered on the projects under invitations subjected to fulfilling of the aggregate of Qualification Criteria for individual and multiple projects specified in the respective bidding documents. If not the client is subject to consider only the preceding bid based on the date of invitation or the date & time of bid Opening.

5.A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased as of the 1 st day announcement on this newspaper by interested bidders on the submission of a written application (request) accompanied by copies of renewed business license, competency registration certificate, other necessary documents and certificates to the address set forth below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 500(five hundred) during official working hours.

6.Bid must be delivered on or before 30 calendar days from 1 st day announcement during working hours to the address below and on the 30th calendar day no later than 3:00P.Mand must be accompanied by a bid security of Ethiopian birr 200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand Birr), at the bidder’s option, be in the form of CPO( certified cheque) or unconditional bank guarantee issued by a domestic bank in the name of Jimma city Administration . The bid security in the form of unconditional bank guarantee shall be submitted using the Bid Security Form included in Section 4, Bidding Forms of Bidding Document. Late bids after bid submission due date and time shall be rejected/ returned unopened. Technical document & Bid bond will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below on the 30th calendar day of the first day announcement at 3:30 P.M. If that day is not a working day, it will be at the same time and place on the next working day. Prospective qualified (responsive) bidders will be notified for the date of financial opening and public reading of bid prices.

7.The employer reserves the right to reject all or parts of the bid. Jimma City Finance and Economic Development Jimma City Administration yard, Finance and Economic Development Building, Ground Floor
Tel. No. 047 111 9737/ 047 111 70 83/ 047 111 70 49

P.O. Box 1597