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International Competitive Bidding for Selection of a Consulting Firm for Expression of Interest To Strategic Assessment of Selected State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) at PEHAA.


Program: TA Program to Support Economic Reforms in Ethiopia (CET1083)

Employer: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia- Public Enterprises Holding and Administration Agency (PEHAA)

Bid Reference No: PEHAA/TCB/C/001/2020

Assignment Title: Strategic Assessment of Selected State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) at PEHAA

Opening Date for Auction: December 27, 2020

Auction Closing Date: January 29, 2021

The Public Enterprises Holding and Administration Agency (PEHAA, hereafter the Agency) has received a grant from Agence Française de Développement (“AFD”) and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following project: Procurement of Consultancy Services for Strategic Assessment of Selected State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) at PEHAA.

The Growth and Transformation Plan II and the recently adopted Home-Grown Economic Reform (HGER) agenda aims to transform Ethiopia from a largely agrarian low-income country to an industrialized lower-middle-income country in 2030. One of the massive pillars to implement the reform agenda is the transformation of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Accordingly, the Agency is established under Proclamation No. 445/2019 and is mandated to ensure the effectiveness, competitiveness, and profitability of its SOEs; develop modern corporate governance structures; manage and report on SOE performance; supervise the governance and management of all SoEs; and recommend new investment areas, including through amalgamation, division, and privatization of SOEs.

To this effect, the overall project objective is to conduct an in depth and comprehensive strategic assessment of five selected SOEs in multiple industries, including The Ethiopian Engineering Group, Ethiopian Chemical Industry Corporation, Ethiopian Business Trading Corporation, Ethiopian Pulp and Paper Share Company, and Berhanena Selam Printing Press.

The corresponding tasks of the consultant (the Services) to achieve the aforementioned project objective will typically include completing, at least, the following sub-tasks:

Task 1: Strategic Assessment of SOES on seven themes (Competitive business environment analysis, Financial and operational performance diagnosis, Corporate governance reforms and practices, Portfolio and business model analysis, Enterprise risk management diagnosis, Enterprise performance management and Enterprise human resource development)

Task 2: Benchmarking findings from the in-depth strategic assessment against best international regional and local best practices

Task 3: Strategy development (business development, human resource development, resource mobilization and communication, strategies)

Task 4: Develop a strategic implementation plan/roadmap

Note! Other tasks not presented here may be included in the Request for Proposals transmitted to the shortlisted consultants. The FDRE-PEHAA now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. All forms/ required documents needed for submitting the Expression of Interest are available on the websites at  Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by mail, or by e-mail, or by fax, on or before 3:00 pm Addis Ababa time on or before January 29, 2021, preferably by e-mail.



FDRE, Public Enterprises Holding and Administration Agency

Attention: Procurement& Finance Directorate

Gerji, In front of former Imperial Hotel, Room No 003

P.O.Box: 27444-1000(11835)


+251 116 60 93 31/0912040865/0911859839/0944338236





Contact person

Shewangizaw Wessene (Focal point) and Aderajew Tamiart (Resident Project Manager)

Interested Applicants may obtain further information at the above address during office hours between 8:30 am to 4:00 Pm.