Embassy of the United States of America

The Daily Monitor Feb4,2021

The Embassy of the United States of America, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will hold an online Auction of Government Vehicles from February 08-February 12, 2021

For more information, please call: 011-130-7583 or 011-130-7611 Or email AddisgsoAuctions@state.gov 

Viewing: Interested participants can view the vehicles for sale on February 04 and February 05, 2021 between 09:00am and 12:00pm at Embassy Backdoor batch plant. To access the facility, participants will be required to present ID and have face Mask, Vehicles may be started; however, viewers will not be allowed to test drive. For participants unable to see the vehicles physically can view the vehicles and register to bid online via https://online-auction.state.gov/ 

Auction How it works View the vehicles and registers to bid online via https://online-auction.state.gov/  

Scroll down and click on “Addis Ababa” among the U.S. Embassies currently holding auctions. After the auction opens, registered bidders can begin bidding on any lots. All users must read and abide by the policy statement and regulations set forth on the website:

Bid Bond: Interested participants must bring a certified payment order (CPO) of ETB 100,000.00 on February 04 and 05 between 09:00 am up to 12:00pm to participate for the auction. (This bids bond will serve for all vehicles included in the auction)

If an auction participant does not win any lots, the bid bond will be returned starting from February 15, 2021 The CPO should be made payable to “Bank of Abyssinia”. You will not be able to place bids in the auction until after you have delivered the CPO to the Embassy. Please place the CPO in a sealed envelope. On the outside of the envelope, write your full name, phone number, and the email address you used to register for the online auction. Winning bidders must pay for all lots won in full, less the bid bond which will be held. If you are the winner of multiple vehicles, you must pay for all vehicles, in full or you will forfeit your bid bond and you will not be allowed to take a single-vehicle. Winners who forfeit winning bids will be barred from U.S. Embassy vehicle auctions for three years.

Full Payment:

Bid winners must pay the full amount of the winning bid to A/C NO. BID ETB1502100010050 at Bank of Abyssinia only. Cash will be accepted at the YERER OF SALITEMIHRET branches, Payment will NOT be accepted by the U.S. Embassy. Partial payments are not allowed. Payment must be made before the payment deadline of February 19, 2021 (5 regular bank operating days after the closing date of the auction)

Responsibility and removal of the vehicle(s): Bid winners will be able to remove their vehicle(s) only after full payment and completion of the necessary documentation and paperwork by the US Embassy and after-Tax payment /Exception documents are presented by the Buyer. The US Embassy will not assume any responsibility for vehicles sold after fulfilling necessary documentation and paperwork. Failure to remove the vehicle(s) as per the terms and conditions provided may result in a fine for storage.

Bid Bond Return: on-winning bidders can collect their CPO starting from, February 16, 2021, between 09:00-12:00 at the Embassy backdoor batch plant.


  • Participants must be at least 18 years old and have proper identification (passport/ ID).
  • Any and all duties, taxes, transfer fees, or other charges of an official nature levied by the Government of Ethiopia are the sole responsibility of the buyer and will not be deducted or credited to the sale price by the U.S. Embassy.
  • If the Embassy knows that a vehicle is in an inoperable condition, that will be disclosed. However, all vehicles are sold on an “AS IS”, “WHERE IS”, and “NON-RETURNABLE” basis. The Embassy DOES NOT guarantee any vehicle in any way.
  • In case of failure to fulfill all requirements stated above, the Embassy will reserve all rights to cancel bids and take related administrative measures including forfeiture of cashier’s cheques as necessary.
  • U.S. Government reserves the right to withdraw for its use any or all of the vehicles prior to actual removal of the property from U.S. Government control.
  • U.S. Government reserves the right to reject any bid that is considered not to be commensurate with the value of the property, or to reject any bid where there is evidence of connivance, collusion, or bribery.