Invitation for bids for the procurement of backup power generators at two hospitals in Ethiopia

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the shortage of medical oxygen and equipment in many public health systems globally, and the need to invest in oxygen access. While the number of severe COVID-19 cases has declined globally, the disease remains a public threat. Countries must continue to invest in and improve systems, processes, and resources, including medical oxygen, across different levels of care, to ensure their health systems are resilient to shocks. To that end, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH), along with key stakeholders, has been making strides to improve the availability of medical oxygen and related devices for COVID-19 response, essential health services, and beyond.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work with our partners to strengthen the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. CHAI Ethiopia supports the Ministry of Health on a wide range of programs including HIV, cancer, maternal, and child health, laboratory services and vaccines, as well as the sustainable provision of medical oxygen.

Through the Access to COVID-19 Tool -Accelerator (ACT-A) funding from Unitaid, CHAI is supporting the MOH to procure backup power generators to optimize the production capacity of liquid oxygen plants at Dilla and Ambo University Hospitals.

CHAI invites all eligible bidders for the supply, installation, and commission of power generators at these priority hospitals. Procurement bids will be considered based on efficiency, cost-effectiveness, value for money, and long-term sustainability of the oxygen ecosystem.

CHAI is seeking quotes that include the procurement, installation, and commissioning of:

  • Two backup power generators with a capacity of 200 kW/250 kVA for Dilla Hospital and 400KW/500KVA for Ambo Hospital.

Detailed specifications for the above items can be found in Annex A, and requirements for after-sales service level agreement in desired shipping, installation, and commissioning costs should be under DDP INCOTERMS 2020.

Please prepare your bid in accordance with the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) requirements and procedure as set out in this invitation for bid (IFB).

Bidders should submit technical, operational, and financial proposals. Offers are to be submitted in two separate envelopes and must be clearly labeled: 1) technical and operational and 2) financial proposal.

It shall remain the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that the quotation is submitted on or before the July 20, 2022, deadline as indicated by CHAI, to the following address:

Clinton Health Access Initiative
Bid Document for (IFB # CHAI/ EM/CSP/001/22), Meskel Flower Road
Tel # 011 416 6993-98, Fax: 011 416 6988 and P.O. Box 3297, Code 1250, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

All bid documents submitted after the cut-off date set shall be rejected and returned unopened to bidders.

Bids shall be opened in the presence of the bidders and/or their representatives who choose to attend in-person at the Clinton Health Access Initiative office at 2:15 PM on July 20, 2022. All bids must be accompanied by a 2 percent Bid Security of Bank “Certified Payment Order” in Ethiopian Birr.

All interested bidders must have renewed license and bidder’s registration certificate from the Government of Ethiopia – Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

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