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Ethio Telecom

ethiotelecom Dec23,2020

Invitation to International Competitive Bid

Floating Date:  As of January 01, 2021

RFQ, No. 4047479


Ethio telecom intends to sign a contract with the finally awarded bidder. Hence, ethio telecom invites all interested and eligible bidders by this International Competitive Bid (ICB) for the procurement of 100 MSANs to swap the old PSTN N switches with RFQ No. 4047479. The Tender remains floating from January 01, 2021 to February 02, 2021.



Forecasted Initial order Qty



Bid Security

Floating period


MSAN for 100 PSTN Swap Offshore




Birr 200,000.00

January 01, 2021 to February 02, 2021.


MSAN for 100 PSTN Swap Onshore




Power for 15 MSANs PSTN Swap Offshore




Power for 15 MSANs PSTN Swap Onshore



1.       Bid Documents can be obtained from Ethio Telecom’s Head Office,2nd Floor Room No. 201-A during Office hours (Monday to Friday) upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 100.00 (one hundred only).

2.    Interested bidders are expected to fulfill the Requirements stated here below.

a)    Availability of bid security.

b)    Availability of Letter of Authorization to sign the bid offers.

c)    Anti-bribery pledge form.

d)    Bidders should have a valid and renewed trade license for the year (only for domestic/local bidders).

e)    Bidders should be VAT registered (only for domestic /local bidders).

f)     Tax Clearance Certificate of the year (for Domestic Bidders) 

3.    All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of Birr 200,000.00 (Birr Two Hundred Thousand only) for 100 MSANs to swap the old PSTN N switches as indicated in the table above.

3.1.         The bid bond shall be furnished in one of the following forms: –

a.    Certified Cheque /CPO issued by a recognized domestic bank or

b.    Bond issued by and/or confirmed through a recognized/reputable   domestic bank.      

3.2.         The Bank that issues the bond as per 3.1 (b) here above shall unequivocally guarantee to pay the purchaser immediately upon the first written demand of payment. The Purchaser’s written demand of payment shall not be subject to any condition whatsoever.

3.3.  The bond issuing bank shall clearly incorporate the content stated under Clause 3.2 here above on the issued bond.

4.    Sealed bids marked as: “Tender for Supply of 100 MSANs to swap the old PSTN N switches with RFQ No. 4047479: and be addressed to:

Ethio Telecom,

Sourcing and Facilities Division

Churchill Road

Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room No.211 B,

P. O. Box 1047, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5.   Bid proposal will be received at the Churchill Road, ethio telecom Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room   No.211 B on or before February 02, 2021 until 5:00 P.M. Bids received after the closing time will be automatically rejected and shall be returned unopened to the bidder.

6.   Bids received in time and fulfilling the other formalities shall be opened in the presence of interested bidders or their legal representatives at 10:00 A.M on February 03, 2021 at Churchill Road, ethio telecom Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room No.210.

7.    No one is allowed to duplicate or transfer the bidding document that she/he acquired to participate under this invitation. Legally authorized agents shall collect the bidding documents for each principal they are representing.

8.    Bidders are seriously advised to read and comply with the instructions provided in this bidding document.

9.    Ethio Telecom reserves the right to reject all or parts of this bid.

10. Partial bid is not allowed.