Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Ethiopian Herald Oct17,2020


Invitation for Pre-Qualification in Procurement of Construction


Oct, 2020

Bidding Notice No.:


1. KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) Ethiopia Office invites prospective bidders for the International Competitive Bidding of the Construction of Hetosa Woreda Primary Health Hospital for the Project “Promoting Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services” in Arsi Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia’. The project is being conducted through the grant aid program of the Government of the Republic of Korea.

2. Brief of Bid 

Bid Title

International Competitive Bidding of Construction of Hetosa Woreda Primary Health Hospital for the Project “Promoting Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services

Summary of Bid

Construction of Hetosa Woreda Primary Health Hospital

1) Total site area: 48,000 m²

2) Total building area: 2,488m²

3) Total floor Area: 4,916 m²

4) Floor:2 floors building

5) Structure: Reinforced Concrete/ Lightweight Steel truss+ Roof Sheet

6) Capacity: Main Building, Support Building, guardhouse, powerhouse and etc.


Hetosa Woreda, Arsi Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Contract Period

21 Months

Basic Amount

USD 3,116,205.00 (Excluding VAT)

  • Place of submission of PQ application form/Inquiry: 

Attention: Mr. Rediet Kedebe (Construction Management Officer)

Mr. Seunghwan, Shin (KOICA Deputy Resident Representative in Ethiopia)

Address: PO Box 5652, House No.97, Woreda 05, Kirkos Sub-City, Addis

Ababa, Ethiopia / Ethiopia KOICA Office

Tel No: (KOICA Office) +251-11-372-0340

E-mail: (KOICA Office) Ethiopia@koica.go.kr

  • Timetable for Bidding 





Notification for Bid Invitation

Invitation for Pre-Qualification in Procurement of Construction

2020.10.16 (Fri)

Local Newspaper


Submission of PQ Documents

Location: KOICA Ethiopia Office (Bidder should request PQ form through Email or office visit in advance.)

2020.10.22. (Thur) 17:00


KOICA Ethiopia Office


PQ Evaluation

PQ Evaluation (Bidder can submit an additional documents by request only one time.)

2020.10.26. (Mon)


KOICA Ethiopia Office


Notice of Invitation to Pre-bid Meeting

Only for the bidders who passed PQ

2020.10.29. (Thur)

E-mail, FAX

Pre-bid Meeting

Attendance is mandatory

2020.11.02. (Mon) 14:00

KOICA Ethiopia Office

Site Visit

Project site visit with Oromia Health Bureau and KOICA

Date to be announced

Project Site


Submission of Expression of Interest

Location: KOICA Ethiopia Office Eol submission is mandatory.

2020.11.23. (Mon) 16:00

KOICA Ethiopia Office


Submission of Bid Documents

Only for the bidders who submitted Eol

2020.11.27 (Fri) 17:00

KOICA Ethiopia Office

Bid Price opening


Price Proposal opening

2020.12.03. (Thur) 10:00

KOICA Ethiopia Office

Notification of the Successful Bidder

Issuing Letter of Acceptance


2020.12.07 (Mon)

KOICA Ethiopia Office

3. Bid Type: Open Competitive Bidding, Pre-Qualification Bidding

  • Only bidders who passed Pre-Qualification evaluation can participate in this Bidding.

4. Estimated Price: The Bidders’ Proposals should not exceed the Estimated Price, which will be decided by calculation from Basic Amount, USD 3,116,205 according KOICA regulation. Any bid exceeding the value may result in rejection of its bid

5. Selection of the Successful Bidder: The duly eligible bidder who proposes reasonable price and gets 95 points or more from the bid evaluation will be selected as a Successful Bidder of the contract.

  • Bid evaluation: Construction capability (30%) + Price Proposal (70%)

6. Pre-Qualification requirements:

A bidder should meet all of the requirement listed in below. Please refer to RFP for

detail information

  • A. Application form for pre-qualification (prescribed form)
  • B. Documents proving construction qualification (GCI or BC1 higher license )
  • C. A copy of the valid Trade License issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • D. Copy of valid VAT Registration Certificate, Tax Payer Registration, and Tax Clearance Certificate issued by the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority.
  • E. Completion of at least 3 construction works (including structure, architecture, electricity, mechanical, communication and sanitary equipment) in the last 10 years (based on the date of the bid announcement), and the total amount of the contract is USD5.0 Mil or more, and one of them is a contract of achievement of more than USD 3.0 Mil (based on the exchange rate announced by the central bank at the time)

(a) Specify related details such as contract name, contract amount, construction period, and client name

(b) A copy of the construction completion certificate issued by the client

G. Sales and financial documents (based on the exchange rate announced by the central bank at the time)

(a) Proof of bank balance (minimum balance of the last 3 months USD 50,000)

(b) Proof of transaction credit

(c) External audit report for the last 3 years (Over USD1,000,000 annual sales)

H. Statement of litigation or arbitration involving bidders for the last 5 years (notarization required)

7. Others: 

  • Only qualified Bidders can be invited to the Pre-Bid Meeting in which the bid evaluation criteria explanation and relevant bid documents will be presented. Only attendants in Pre-Bid Meeting can participate in Bid.
  • Language of Bid: English
  • All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than ETB 500,000.00. It must be delivered on or before 17:00 PM on 27″ Nov 2020. The guarantee period covered by the Bid Security shall begin prior to the deadline for submission of bid, then expiring at least 30 days after the above-mentioned deadline. In case the successful bidder fails to sign the contract without a convincing reason, the Bid Security will be confiscated by KOICA
  • KOICA will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of bids.
  • All bidders shall refer to the RFP of this project.

The announcement made on October 13/2020 on related bidding is void as it contained wrong information

KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency)