Ethiopian Roads Authority

Ethiopian Herald Aug28,2020

NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR BIDS

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. 

Package IV (4) 

Item No

Project Name

Estimated Length Km

Payment Type

Project duration

Contract delivery

Procurement type

1

Construction works of dessie bypass road project

17.0

AC

2.5 Years

DBB

ICB

2

Construction works of combolcha bypass road project

7.11

AC

2.0Years

DBB

NCB

Note: – DBB = Design, Bid and Build; ICB = International Competitive Bidding; NCB = National Competitive Bidding; and 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 evidence demonstrating the bidder’s compliance, which shall include: i) Trading License renewed for 2012 EFY; Р 

ii) Tax Clearance Certificate, which states that the bidder can participate in any public tender, valid at bid submission date; ) 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) and National Competitive Bidding (NCB) 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 IV (4). Road Projects 

4.1. Construction Works of Dessie Bypass Road Project 

Item/No

Qualification Criteria

 

Minimum Requirement

 

Local Bidders

Foreign Bidders

1

Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years

ETB 432 Million (Peak)

ETB 1.081 Billion(Average)

The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 810 Million (Average).

2

Liquid Asset/Cash Flow Requirement 

ETB 135 Million

ETB 180 Million

3

General Construction 

2 Years of firm experience under construction contracts, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or Sub Contractor

5 Years of 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 (1) road maintenance or Construction/rehabilitation/ up grading project with a value of at least ETB 945 Million;  

OR

A Minimum of Two (2) any road maintenance or  Construction/rehabilitation/ up grading project  each with a value of at least ETB 472 Million;

In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).

A Minimum of Two (2) heavy road maintenance or  Construction/rehabilitation/ up grading project  each with a value of at least ETB 1.315 Billion;

Within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

 

 

5

Grade

RC- 1or Gc-1

 

4.2 Construction work of combolcha bypass road project

Item/No

Qualification Criteria

 

Minimum Requirement

 

Local Bidders

Foreign Bidders

1

Annual Construction Turnover for the Last Five Years

ETB 293 Million (Peak)

ETB 734 Million(Average)

The annual construction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Venture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 550Million (Average).

2

Liquid Asset/Cash Flow Requirement 

ETB 91 Million

ETB 122 Million

3

General Construction 

2 Years of firm experience under construction contracts, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub

5 Years of firm experience under construction contracts in the role of prime Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub

4

Specific Construction Project Experience

A Minimum of One (1) road maintenance or Construction/rehabilitation/ upgrading project with a value of at least ETB 514Million;  

OR

A Minimum of Two (2) any road maintenance or  Construction/rehabilitation/ upgrading project  each with a value of at least ETB 257 Million;

In all cases, the experiences shall be within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed).

A Minimum of Two (2) heavy road maintenance or  Construction/rehabilitation/ upgrading project  each with a value of at least ETB 734Million;

Within the last ten (10) years that have been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed).

 

 

5

Grade

RC- 1or 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 the 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 criterion 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 5:30 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. A complete set of bidding documents prepared in the 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 August 28, 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. 108, 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 packages 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 economic 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/Cofactor, where Cn is the value of 1 US Dollar in Birr on the 28 days 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/Cofactor, 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 12, 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