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Ethio Telecom

ethiotelecom Dec25,2020

Floating Date:  As of December 21,2020

RFQ, No. 4033113-2


1.    Ethio Telecom intends to invite all interested and eligible bidders by this International Competitive Bid (ICB)for the Procurement of Core Switch with rack with RFQ No 4033113-2 as shown in the table below. The Tender remains floating from January 04,2021 to January 28,2021


  Description of Items




Bid security amount

Floating period


Core Switch with rack( the requirement is two switches per site can be racked in  a single  rack )





January 04,2021

to January  28,2021

2.    Bid Documents can be obtained from Ethio Telecom’s Head Office,2nd Floor Room No. 207 during Office hours (Monday to Friday) upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 100.00 (one hundred only).

3.     Interested all local 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 domestic/local bidders).

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

4.  All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of Birr 400, 000.00 (Birr Four Hindered Thousand only) as indicated in the table above.

4.1  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.      

4.2  The Bank that issues the bond as per 4.1 (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.

4.3   The bond issuing bank shall clearly incorporate the content stated under Clause 4.2 here above on the issued bond. 

5. Sealed bids marked as: “Tender for Supply of Core Switch with rack with RFQ No.  4033113-2 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

6.  Bid proposal will be received at the Churchill Road, Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room   No.211 B January 28,2021 until 5:00 P.M. Bids received after the closing time will be automatically rejected and shall be returned unopened to the bidder.

7. 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 January 29,2021 at Churchill Road, Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room No.210 B.

8. 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.

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

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

      11. Partial bid is not allowed.