Ethiopia invites prequalification for Phase 1 of the Ethiopia Integrated Transport Program
The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the Ethiopia Integrated Road Transport Program Phase-I.
- Contract Name: Jimma – Chida Road Upgrading Project
- Identification of contract: ICB No. W/26/ICB/OCPQ/AfDB/2009EFY
- Location / Region: Ethiopia, Oromia and SNNP Regional States
- Length: 80 Km
- Type of Road Surface: Asphalt Concrete
The Works to be carried out under this contract comprises the upgrading of the Jimma to Chida Road project. The project is located in the Seka Chekorsa and Dedo Woredas of the Jimma Zone in the Oromia Regional State, and the Konta Special Woreda of the Southern Nations and Nationalities and Peoples Regional State in South-Western part of Ethiopia.
The project road starts at the junction for Jimma – Mizan Roads at the out skirt of Jimma town which is about 346 km South West of Addis Ababa and it ends in Chida town. The total length of the existing road is about 80 km.
The road will have a 7m carriageway width and 1.5m and 1.0m shoulder width for flat and rolling, and mountainous and escarpment terrains respectively on both sides in rural sections. In town sections, the carriageway and parking lane is 14m in total for Woreda seats, and 12m in total for Kebele seats. The town sections will also have side ditches on both sides of the road. Moreover, pedestrian walkways are provided on both sides of the road for Woreda seats. The period of construction is 48 calendar months, including 4 months of mobilization period.
The Ethiopian Roads Authority, acting for the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as the Executing Agency intends to prequalify eligible contractors and/or firms for the above construction works contracts. It is expected that Invitations for Bid (IFB) will be made in May, 2017. Interested applicants are allowed to submit Application to be pre-qualified for this contract subject to meeting the Pre-qualification Requirements.
Prequalification will be conducted through prequalification procedures in accordance with the “Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations”, dated October 2015 and following the provisions stated in the Financing Agreement, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, as defined in the Rules.
Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the Prequalification Document at the Engineering Procurement Directorate, Ethiopian Roads Authority, Ras Abebe Aregay Street, 1st Floor, Main Building, Room No. 208, P. O. Box 1770, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tel. No. (251 11) 551-50-02, Fax No. (251 11) 554-44-34 from 08:30 to 12:30 in the morning and 13:30 to 17:30 in the afternoon from Monday to Thursday and from 08:30 to 11:30 in the morning and 13:30 to 17:30 in the afternoon on Fridays (Local time), except public holydays.
A complete set of the Prequalification Document prepared in English language may be purchased by interested applicants through the submission of a written application to the address below, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 500 (Ethiopian Birr: Five Hundred) or US$ 30 (US dollars: Thirty). The method of payment will be in cash, bank certified check or telegraphic transfer to the ERA’s Bank Account in the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia – Sengatera Branch through Account No. 01715-33144600, Swift Code CBETETAAXXX. The document will be sent by registered airmail, but under no circumstances the Ethiopian Roads Authority will be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so mailed.
Applications for Prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes to the following address either delivered by hand or by registered mail in one (1) original and four (4) copies to the address below by 02 May 2017, at 2:30PM local time, and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify for Jimma – Chida Road Upgrading Project”.
The Director General’s Office Ethiopian Roads Authority, Ras Abebe Aregay Street, 4th floor, Room Number 408 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Tel: 251 11 515 66 03 / Fax: 251 11 551 48 66