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Ethiopia: Tender for the provision of power supplies

The government of Ethiopia has received additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to be used for the Electricity Network Reinforcement and Expansion Project (ENRAP).

Government intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payments under the contracts for the supply of single-phase electronic energy meters and miniature circuit breakers.

The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) as a lead agency in the implementation of the project and representing the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the above mentioned contract to be delivered to EEU Main Store at Addis Ababa (Gofa Store). 

Bidders should have the following specific experience or capabilities:

If the bidder is a manufacturer:

  • Financial capability

Historical financial performance of the bidder by submission of audited balance sheets or if not required by the law of the bidder’s country, other self-attested financial statements acceptable to the employer, for the last five (5) consecutive years covering the period starting from 1st October 2013, to demonstrate the current so fitness of the bidder’s financial position and its prospective long-term profitability.

In the event of joint venture, each party must meet this requirement.

The bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirements: Average annual turnover of $3.92 million in the last five years starting from 1st October 2013. In the event of a joint venture all parties combined must meet this requirement

  • Experience and technical capacity
  • The energy meter/MCB manufacturer shall have a t least five (5) years of experience in the manufacture of energy meters/MCBs. Documentary proof for the manufacturing experience should be provided.
  • The bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it has successfully completed supplying of at least two (2) contracts of similar goods, each with a value of $2 million within the last five consecutive years.
  • Documentary evidence

The bidder shall submit the type test reports and certificates from the relevant International or National Testing/Standards Authority or ISO 9001:2000/IEC 17025 accredited independent laboratory for Energy Meters and MCBs of different types.

Copies of the contracts/purchase orders verified by Clients to support the data provided above including acceptance certificates. The contract/purchase orders copies shall also have the Client’s name, address, contact person phone number an email address, and the contract amount.

Certificates for Service life issued by an electricity regulating institution certifying the minimum service life, (certified copies of the certificates shall be attached to prove this).

 Audited financial Statements for the last five years covering the period starting from 1st October 2013.

 If bidder is not a manufacturer:

If a bidder is not a manufacturer but is offering the goods on behalf of the manufacturer under Manufacturer’s Authorisation Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from office of Ethiopian Electric Power and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the address given below.


Bids must be delivered in single sealed envelopes to the address below on or before 30 April 2019 at 2:00pm. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.

The address referred to above is:

Attention to: Mr Kefyalew Mergiya,  

Director, Procurement

Ethiopian Electric Power Abebe Aragay Street, Behind Awash Bank Head Quarters

Procurement office, Ground Floor, Room number 01

Addis Ababa,


Tel: +251-115-580772/+251-115-580781

Email: kmergiya@yahoo.com /eeppro@eep.gov.et

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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.