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The Premier Switch Solutions S.C. Invites Bidders for Procurement of Card Personalization Machine and Associated Support Services

International Competitive Bid(ICB)

Request for Proposal(RFP)

For Procurement of Card Personalization Machine and Associated support Services

RFP Number: PSS/RFP/005/2020

Premier Switch Solutions S.C. is a consortium owned by six private banks i.e., Awash Bank, Nib International Bank, United Bank, Berhan Bank, Addis International Bank, and Cooperative Bank of Oromia. It was established in 2009 by the visionary banks to save the high investment cost of the modern payment platform and deliver electronic payment services to financial institutions with a shared system.

Currently Premier Switch Solutions S.C. is managing more than 825 ATM terminals and 1,400 POS terminals, issued more than 1.62 million debit cards, processes more than 40,000 transactions daily, runs 24/7 call center.

1. The bid document can be obtained from PSS’s Head Office, Awash Insurance Building, Awash Towers, 7th Floor, during Office hours, Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and on Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 200.00 (Two hundred).

2. All interested bidders are expected to fulfill the requirements stated below.

  • 2.1. Availability of bid security;
  • 2.2. Availability of letter of authorization to sign the bid offers;
  • 2.3. Renewed trade license for the year 2019/20.

3. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of Birr 25,000.00 (Twenty Five thousand Birr only).

  • 3.1. The bid bond shall be furnished in one of the following forms: –

    • a. Certified Cheque /CPO issued by a recognized domestic bank or
    • b. Unconditional bank guarantee
  • 3.2. The bank guarantee issued by any foreign bank must be counter guaranteed by local bank.

4. The bid document will be sold starting from May 4, 2020 and the bid proposal will be received at PSS’s Head Office, until June 3, 2020 5:00 P.M. Sealed bids should be submitted marked as: “PSS/RFP/005/2020 for Premier Switch Solutions S.C” and be addressed to:

Admin & Finance Department

Premier Switch Solutions S.C.,

7th Floor, Awash Insurance Building, Awash Towers,

Ras Abebe Aregay Road,

Tel.: +251(0)11 557 0581 or +251(0)11 557 0542 or +251(0)11 557 0716

Fax: 251(0)115570672

P. O. Box 14805, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

5. Bid proposals received after the closing time will be automatically rejected and shall be returned unopened to the bidder.

6. Bids received in time and fulfilling the other formalities shall be opened in the presence of interested bidders or their legal representatives on June 4, 2020 at 2:00 P.M at the Meeting Room of PSS.

7. It is possible to obtain further information by calling Tel.+251(0)11 557 0581 or +251(0)11 557 0542 or +251(0)11 557 0716.

8. PSS reserves the right to reject all or parts of this bid.