Ethio Telecom Invites All Interested and Eligible Bidders by This International Competitive Bid (ICB) For The Procurement of Core Switch


Bid closing date
Feb 15, 2023 5:00 PM
Bid opening date
Feb 16, 2023 10:00 AM
Published on
ethiotelecom (Jan 18, 2023)
Bid document price
100 Birr
Bid bond
100,000.00 Birr
Tender Documents
Bidder Guide Document for The Procurement of Core Switch with RFQ No 4233447
Price: ETB 100
Bidding closed
File size: 10 MB

Floating Date: As of January 17, 2023

Closing Date: As of February 15, 2023

RFQ No. 4233447

1. Ethio Telecom intends to sign a Master Frame Agreement (MFA) contract for one (1) year with a possibility of extension up to a maximum of 3 years with the finally awarded bidder(s). Hence, Ethio telecom invites all interested and eligible bidders by this International Competitive Bid (ICB) for the Procurement of Core Switch with RFQ No 4233447. The Tender remains floating from JANUARY 17, 2023, to FEBRUARY 15, 2023.


Description of  Items

Order Qty


Bid security amount (Birr)



Core Switch with Rack






Core Switch without Rack




Survey, planning, Installation commissioning, testing, and integration, Service Migration



Bid documents can be obtained from websites, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 100.00 (Birr One hundred only) by using tele birr payment platform.

In addition, If you are interested to be on the supplier list of ethio telecom please register using the following link or copy and paste the link on a browser”.

2. Interested bidders are expected to fulfill the Requirements stated here below:

a)    Bid Security.

b)    Availability of Letter of Authorization to sign the bid offers.

c)    Anti-bribery pledge form.

d)    Bidders should have a valid and renewed trade license for the year (for local bidders only)

e)    Bidders should have VAT registration certificate (for local bidders only)

f)     All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of Birr 100,000.00 (Birr One Hundred Thousand Only).

3. The bid bond shall be furnished in one of the following forms: -

a)    Certified Cheque /CPO issued by a recognized domestic bank or

b)    Bond issued by and/or confirmed through a recognized/reputable Domestic bank.

3.1  The Bank that issues the bond as per 3 (b) here above shall unequivocally guarantee to pay the purchaser immediately upon the first written demand of payment. The Purchaser’s written demand of payment shall not be subject to any condition whatsoever

3.2  The bond issuing bank shall clearly incorporate the content stated under Clause here above on the issued bond.

3.3  Sealed bids marked as “Tender for the Supply of Core Switch with RFQ No. 4233447.

and be addressed to:

Ethio telecom,

Head Quarter

Churchill Road

Supply Chain Division

2nd Floor, Room No.211B,

P. O. Box 1047, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

4. Bid proposal will be received at ethio telecom, Head Quarter 2nd Floor, Room   No. 211B, before or on FEBRUARY 15, 2023 5:00 P.M. Bids presented by any bidder after the closing date shall not be accepted.

5. Bids received in time and fulfilling the other formalities shall be opened in the presence of interested bidders or their legal representatives on FEBRUARY 16, 2023, at 10:00 A.M, at ethio telecom, Head Quarter 2nd Floor, Room No.210. 

6. Partial bid is NOT allowed. But partial award may be granted.

7. No one is allowed to duplicate or transfer the bidding document that she/he acquired to participate under this invitation.

8. Bidders are seriously advised to read and comply with the instructions provided in this bidding document.

9. Ethio telecom reserves the right to reject all or parts of this bid.


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