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Ethiopian Electric Power is extending an invite to eligible bidders to tender for the contract- plant design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of:

Lot-1: Azezo-Chilga, Fincha II-Shambu and Metu-Masha 230kV substations

Lot-2: Azezo-Chilga, Fincha I I-Shambu and Metu-Masha 230kV transmission lines

Tender information: Ethiopian Electric Power

International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with the Bank’s ‘Single-Stag’ Bidding Procedure.

Interested bidders may inspect the bidding documents at:

Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) Head Office,

Kirkos Sub city, Woreda 07,

House Number 944/045, MEBA Building,

1st Floor, Room No.01, (Near to Awash International Bank Head Office)

Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia

Qualification requirements include:

For Lot-1

  • Minimum average annual turnover of $53 million, calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last five years.
  • The bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet the following cash-flow requirement; $6.6 million and the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current commitments.
  • Experience under contracts in the role of contractor, subcontractor, or management contractor for at least the last ten years prior to the applications submission deadline, and with activity in at least nine months in each year.
  • Participation as contractor, management contractor, or subcontractor, in at least three turnkey substation construction/rehabilitation contracts of 230kV voltage level or above within the last ten years, each with a value of at least $32 million, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed plant and installation services. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Employer’s Requirements.
  • The Bidder should have carried out construction/rehabilitation of a minimum rate of production of 2(Number/Annum) substations of similar size, out of which 1(Number/Annum) shall be outside of its country.

For Lot-2

  • Minimum average annual turnover of $60 million, calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last five years.
  • The bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet: (i) the following cash-flow requirement: $7.5 million and (ii) the overall cash flow requirements for his contract and its current commitments.
  • Experience under contracts in the role of contractor, subcontractor, or management contractor for at least the last ten years prior to the applications submission deadline, and with activity in at least nine months in each year.
  • Participation as contractor, management contractor, or subcontractor, in at least four turnkey transmission lines contracts of 230kV voltage level or above, within the last ten (10) years, each with a value of at least $36 million, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed facilities. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Employer’s Requirements. For the above or other contracts executed during the period stipulated in above, a minimum experience in the following key activities:
  • The bidder should have carried out a minimum rate of production of 448 (Number/Annum) towers, out of which 224 (Number/Annum) shall be outside of its country.

A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $130 starting from 21 April 2017.

Submissions

Bids must be delivered to the office, Ethiopia Electric Club, Mexico Square, at the back of Federal police head quarter, Addis Ababa, Attention: Ato AtalayAbebe, Procurement Manager, on or before 14:00pm, local time on 19 June 2017 and must be accompanied by a bid security of $800,000 forLot-1 and $900,000  for Lot-2.

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