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Ethiopian Roads Authority Now Invites Bidders To Submit Sealed Bids for Providing the Necessary Labor, Material and Equipment for Construction Works of Awash Bridge Under Dire Dawa RNSMBD (Re-Bid)


  1. The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has allocated budget towards the cost of Construction Works of Bridge Project under Dire Dawa Road Network and Safety Management Branch Directorate (RNSMBD) located on the Adaitu – Mille Segment (Awash Bridge). 

Item No. 

 Project Name 

 Project Delivery Method 

 Project Duration 

 Procurement Type 


Construction Works of Awash Bridge under Dire Dawa 

RNSMBD (Re-Bid) 


24 months 


Note:- DBB (Design-Bid-Build) and NCB (National Competitive Bidding) 

2. The Ethiopian Roads Authority now invites bidders to submit sealed bids for providing the necessary labor, material and equipment for the above bridge project. 

3. Interested bidders shall submit the following evidence: a. In the case of Ethiopian bidders, Certificate of Registration from Ministry of Construction with the relevant Categories or other relevant registration to the intendedservice as specified in item 4 of tables from 1-4 below, renewed for 2012 EFY and other appropriate documentary evidences demonstrating the bidder’s compliance, which shall include: 

i) Trading License Renewed for 2012 EFY; 

ii) Tax Clearance Certificate which states that the bidder can participate in any public tender valid at bid submission date; 

iii) VAT Registration Certificate; and 

iv)Registration as Supplier in the list of the mandated public body, i.e. Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency (PPPAA). 

b. In case of bidders other than Ethiopians; 

i) Business organization registration certificate or Trade License issued by the country of establishment. 

ii) Tax Clearance Certificate issued from the Tax Authority (Inland Revenue Authority) which allows the bidder to participate in public tenders at the date of the deadline for bid submission if the foreign bidder already has on-going or completed projects in the Country; Ethiopia. 

4. Bidding will be conducted through a National Competitive (NCB) Bidding procedures as specified on the tables above and is open to all eligible bidders as specified and defined in the Bidding Documents. The minimum qualification criteria for each of the project is shown below: 

1. Construction Works of Awash Bridge under Dire Dawa RNSMBD 


Item No.


Qualification Criteria 


Minimum Requirement 


Annual Construction 

Turnover for the Last Five 



Local Bidders 

Foreign Bidders 

ETB 67.2 Million (Peak) 

ETB 168.1 Million (Average) 

the annual constraction Turnover (ACT) requirement for a Joint Vanture (JV) of Local and Foreign Firms is ETB 126 Million (Average) 


Liquid Asset 

Cash Flow Requirement 


ETB 21 Million 

ETB 28 Million 


General Construction 



2 years firm experience under construction contracts in the role of Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or sub


5 years firm experience under construction contracts 

in the role of Contractor, Joint Venture partner, Management Contractor or subcontractor. 


Specific Construction Project Experience 

A Minimum of One (1) Bridge Construction Project of Similar Nature and Complexity, having a Clear Span Length of up to 25m  50m with a value of ETB 117.6 Million; OR A Minimum of Two  

(2) Bridge Construction Projects of Similar Nature and Complexity having a Clear Span Length of up to 25m- 50m each with a value of ETB 58.8 Million within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (70% Completed). 

A Minimum of Two (2) Bridge Construction Projects 

of Similar Nature and Complexity, having a Clear 

Span Length of 110.25m and each with a value of not , less than ETB 168.1 Million within the last ten (10) years that has been successfully and substantially completed (80% completed) 



GC-4 or RC-3 or BC-2 and above 


5. If a bidder is awarded and /or recommended for award of any two works contracts by ERA six months prior to the bid submission date of the subject projects and until award of the subject projects, the qualification criteria for the construction turnover will be the aggregate of the criteria of the subject projects; and that of the awarded contracts and/or those recommended to be awarded. A detailed qualification criteria is stated in the respective bidding documents. 

6. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time from Monday to Thursday, and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time on Friday. A complete set of bidding documents prepared in English language may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and a nonrefundable fee of ETB 1,000 or USD 40 for each project, effective as of August 09, 2020. The method of payment shall be in cash or direct deposit to ERA’s account in the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia sengatera Branch through Account No. 01715-33144600. Address: Ethiopian Roads Authority New Building Block A, Engineering procurement Directorate, 1st floor, Office No.102 Tel:- +251-11-833 29 81/ 515-30-15. 

7. Bidders shall submit their Bids in two envelopes, the first envelop labeled as “Qualification Information and Bid Security” and the second envelope “Financial Bid”, separate sealed and the two envelopes sealed in on another outer envelope. 

8. Evaluation is to be carried out in two stages, Qualification Information first and Financial Bids of qualified Bidders next. 

9. Bids must be delivered to the address, time and date specified below. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid security of ETB 500,000.00 for each project in a format acceptable to the employer. Late bids will be rejected. One Original and five Copies of the bids have to be submitted. The Qualification information and Bid Security will be opened immediately after the submission deadline in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend, at the address below. 

10. The value of total certified payments received in each year shall be adjusted for inflation of Birr value through multiplying by Cn/Co factor, where an is value of 1 US Dollar in Birr on the 28th day prior to bid submission date and Co is the value of 1 US Dollar in Birr computed using the selling exchange rate prevailing on the last date of the respective fiscal year. 

11. For the Specific construction projects experience requirement, the Contract value of projects referenced by the bidder shall be adjusted to reflect the current purchasingpower of Ethiopian Birr by multiplying with Cn/Co factor, where Cn is the current selling exchange rate of 1 US Dollar to Ethiopian Birr which is taken at the 28th day prior to bid submission date and Co is the selling exchange rate of 1 US Dollar to Ethiopian Birr at the date of signing the contract. 

12. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before September 15, 2020 at 2:30 P.M. 

Director General 2nd Floor, Conference Room 

Ethiopian Roads Authority Ras Abebe Aregay Street 

P. O. Box 1770 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Tel. +251-11-551 71 70/79 Fax. +251-11-5514866 

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