GENERAL PROCURMENT NOTICE
(Project No. P-ER-IAZ-001)
1. The Government of the State of Eritrea has received a loan in the amount of UA
13,600,000 and a grant in the amount of UA 5,030,000 from the African
Development Fund toward the cost of the Support to the Education Sector
Development Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for
goods, works, consulting services and related services to be procured under this
2. The sector’s goal is to strengthen human resources capacity. The project’s objective is
to contribute to an increased access to quality education.
3. The Project includes the following components and parts, through which it tries to
achieve its objectives.
Improving Access to Quality Basic Education
Improving Access to Quality Secondary Education
Building Capacity for the Education System
4. Procurement of goods, works, and consultancy services under this project includes,
a. Goods: Procurement of furniture for basic and secondary education, for hostels
and basic and special learning materials shall be by National Competitive Bidding
(NCB). Procurement of sports and fine art equipment, distance education
instruction materials and equipment, laboratory equipment for secondary schools,
workshop equipment for secondary schools, reference and library books for
secondary schools, teaching aid materia1s for secondary schools, computers for
secondary schools and equipment for capacity building shall be awarded under
Limited International Competition (LIC), International Shopping (IS), or National
Shopping (NS), depending on the contract value. Procurement of equipment for
project management shall be by NS. Procurement in respect of printing of
textbooks for basic education shall be by LIC.
b. Works: Procurement of civil works for the construction of classrooms, hostels,
rehabilitation of secondary schools, external works and support facilities, science
laboratories, workshops and computer laboratories shall be through NCB, or
Force Account (for remote locations).
c. Services: The following items will be procured through shortlisting: consulting
firms for training for capacity building, firms for annua1 auditing of project
accounts and personnel for project management. The services of secondary school
teachers shall be procured based on the shortlist of international recruitment firms.
5. Procurement of goods and/or works will be in accordance with the Rules of
Procedure for Procurement of Goods and Works. Acquisition of services of
Consultants will follow the Bank’s Rules of Procedure for the Use of Consultants.
6. Bidding documents are expected to be ready in September 2006.
7. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should confirm their interest,
Mr. Dawit Habtemichael
Education Sector Development Program (ESDP)
Project Management Unit (PMU)
P.O .Box 1099
Tel: 291-1-151614 Fax: 291-1-159566