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Ethiopian Herald Dec3,2020

FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY

 CONSTRUCTION WORKS OF DEBRE MARKOS – DIGUA TSION – MOTA ROAD PROJECT

CONTRACT 1: DEBRE MARKOS – KM 60.56 (60.56 KM) and

CONTRACT 2: KM 60.56 – MOTA (57.81 KM)

INVITATION FOR BIDS

1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has applied for financing from Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) for the Construction Works of Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project.

2. The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) on Behalf of the FDRE invites Grade 1 and Grade 2 Saudi Contractors and eligible Ethiopian Contractors for the Construction Works of Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project. In the event of technical performance capacities are comparable; a preference shall be given to Saudi joint Ethiopian Contractors (JV having either Saudi or Ethiopian share of at least 40% and Maximum of 60% to be considered for Margin of Preference), provided that difference in cost compared to the lowest offer shall not exceed 7.5%.

3. The Road Project is to be constructed in two separate Contracts, Contract 1: Debre Markos Km 60.56 (60.56 Km) and Contract 2: Km 60.56 – Mota (57.81 Km).

4. In general, the proposed Debre Markos Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project consists of the construction of 60.56 Km and 57.81 Km roads to Asphalt Concrete surfacing to ERA DC5 standard (ERA’s Geometric Design Manual – 2013). The works also include the construction of minor and major drainage structures. Rural sections shall have a road carriageway width of 7.0m (with 1.5m and 0.5m sealed with Single Bituminous Surface Treatment shoulders on each side for flat/rolling sections and mountainous sections respectively). For town sections; the Zonal seat shall have a 2.5m median widths with both sides having a 3.5m parking lane, 3.5m Carriageway, and 2.5m walkway and Woreda seats shall have a 7m carriageway with a 3.5m parking lane and 2.5m walkway on each side. Whereas, Kebele seats shall have a 7m carriageway with a 2.5 m paved shoulder on each side. The time of completion for each project is 42 months (1278 calendar days) including a mobilization period of 120 calendar days.

5. Eligible Applicants may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the Bidding Documents, at:

Address: Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA)

Ras Abebe Aregay Street

ERA Head Office, New Building Block B,

1st Floor, Office No. 102,

P.O. Box 1770

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Tel. No. +251-11-833 29 81/ 515-30-15

Fax No. (251 11) 551-48-66/554 44 34

6. Bidders may obtain a complete set of bidding documents at the above office starting from November 30, 2020, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 300 US$ (Three Hundred US Dollars) or 10,000 ETB (Ten Thousand Ethiopian Birr) for each project. Payment shall be made in cash, bank certified check, or telegraphic transfer to the Employer’s Bank Account in the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia-Sengatera Branch through Account No. 0171533144600.

The document will be sent by registered airmail if required so by the bidder but under no circumstances will the procuring entity be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so mailed.

7. Bidding will be exclusive for Grade 1 and Grade 2 Saudi Contractors and eligible Ethiopian Contractors. The minimum General and Specific Construction Experience is as shown below;

Table 6.1: Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project, Contract 1: Debre Markos – Km 60.56 (60.56 Km)

Item No.

Qualification Criteria

 

Minimum Requirement

1

Annual Construction Turnover

USD 26.0 Million

(Average Construction Turnover)

2

Liquid Asset/Cash Flow Requirement

USD 5.0 Million

 

3

General Construction Experience

5 yrs Firm Experience in Construction

4

Specific Construction Project Experience

Two (2) new Asphalt Concrete (AC) road construction or rehabilitation or upgrading each with a value of USD 36 Million within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed)

5

Specific Construction Experience in Key Activities

 

Item No.

Item Description

 

Unit

 

Quantity

 

1

Earthwork; Cut & Borrow to Fill, Cut to Spoil (Common and Intermediate/rock Excavation)

M3/year

 

734,000.00

 

2

Gravel Sub-base

 

M3/year

 

51,000.00

 

3

Crushed Stone base

M3/year

 

40,000.00

 

4

Asphalt Concrete (AC) Surface Dressing

M2/year

 

185,000.00

 

Table 6.2: Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project, Contract 2: Km 60.56 – Mota (57.81 Km)

Item No.

Qualification Criteria

 

Minimum Requirement

1

Annual Construction Turnover

USD 26.0 Million

(Average Construction Turnover)

2

Liquid Asset/Cash Flow Requirement

USD 5.0 Million

 

3

General Construction Experience

5 yrs Firm Experience in Construction

4

Specific Construction Project Experience

Two (2) new Asphalt Concrete (AC) road construction or rehabilitation or upgrading each with a value of USD 35 Million within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (80% Completed)

5

Specific Construction Experience in Key Activities

 

Item No.

Item Description

 

Unit

 

Quantity

 

1

Earthwork; Cut & Borrow to Fill, Cut to Spoil (Common and Intermediate/rock Excavation)

M3/year

 

1,000,000.00

 

2

Gravel Sub-base

 

M3/year

 

45,000.00

 

3

Crushed Stone base

M3/year

 

38,000.00

 

4

Asphalt Concrete (AC) Surface Dressing

M2/year

 

174,000.00

 

8. The bidding procedure to be followed is a two-envelope procedure. The post-qualification documents and financial offers should be sealed in two separate envelopes. The first envelope containing the post-qualification application and bid security is clearly marked “Post Qualification Application and Bid Security” and the second envelope that contains the offer is marked “Submission of Offer” for the Construction Works of Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project, Contract 1: Debre Markos –Km 60.56 (60.56 Km) for Contract 1 and “Submission of Offer” for the Construction Works of Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project, Contract 2: Km 60.56 – Mota (57.81 Km) for Contract 2 and the two envelopes shall also be enclosed by an outer envelope marked “Post Qualification Application and offer for Construction Works of Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project, Contract 1: Debre Markos – Km 60.56 (60.56 Km)” for Contract 1 and “Post Qualification Application and Offer for the Construction Works of Debre Markos – Digua Tsion – Mota Road Project, Contract 2: Km 60.56 – Mota (57.81 Km)” for Contract 2.

Evaluation is also to be carried out in two stages, the post-qualification application and the bid security will be opened first and the qualification evaluation will be undertaken. The bid that is responsive to the minimum post-qualification criteria will be opened for further evaluation. The offers of those bidders who fail the minimum qualification criteria shall be returned unopened after the award of the contract.

9.All bids must be accompanied by security in the form and amount specified in the bidding documents and delivered to:

Director-General

2nd Floor, Conference Room

Ethiopian Roads Authority

Ras Abebe Aregay Street

P. O. Box 1770

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel. +251-11-515 66 03

Fax. +251-11-5514866

On /or before February 02, 2021 at 2:30 P.M.

The Bids shall be prepared in one original and four copies. Bids for each project must be accompanied by a bid security of USD 1,000,000.00 (United States Dollar: One Million) or Equivalent in a format acceptable to the Employer for each project/contract. Late bids will be rejected. Post-Qualification Application and Bid security of the bidders will be opened immediately there after in the presence of the Contract Award Committee and bidders’ representatives who choose to attend on the final date and time of bid submission and at the address stated here above.

10. The Ethiopian Roads Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY