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

Bids closing date Jun 2, 2021 05:00 PM
Bids opening date Jun 3, 2021 10:00 AM
Published on ethiotelecom ( Apr 23, 2021 )
Posted on Apr 23, 2021
Bid document price 100.00 Birr
Bid bond 300000.00 Birr


Floating Date:  As of May 06, 2021

RFQ, No. 4064253 and 4064270



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/bidders. Hence, ethio telecom invites all interested and eligible bidders by this International Competitive Bid (ICB) for the procurement of Different types of Switch and Router with RFQ No. 4064253 and 4064270 respectively. The Tender remains floating from May 06, 2021 to June 02, 2021.




Forecasted Initial order Qty




Bid Security

Floating period


High-performance Enterprise 10GE Switch







May 06,2021 to June 02,2021


Medium-Performance L2 GE Switch




Small enterprise Router that will come with varied combinations of WAN interfaces, GE,LTE,VDSL and Wi-Fi options








Medium Enterprise Router that will come with varied combinations of WAN interfaces, GE, 10GE, LTE and Wi-Fi options




Medium Enterprise Router that will come with varied combinations of WAN interfaces, GE, EPON and LTE options




Small Enterprise Router that will come with Gigabit Ethernet (GE) only WAN interfaces





1. Bid Documents can be obtained from Ethio Telecom’s Head Office,2nd Floor Room No. 201-A during Office hours (Monday to Friday) upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 100.00 (one hundred only) or you can get the bid document from  and starting from bid floating period.

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

a)    Availability of 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 (only for domestic/local bidders).

e)    Bidders should be VAT registered (only for domestic /local bidders).

3. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of Birr 100,000.00 (Birr One Hundred Thousand only) for Different types of Switch and Birr 200,000.00 (Birr Two Hundred Thousand only) for Different types of Router as indicated in the table above.

3.1. 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.

3.2. The Bank that issues the bond as per 3.1 (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.

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

4. Sealed bids marked as: “Tender for Supply of Different types of Switch and Router with RFQ No. 4064253 and 4064270 respectively: and be addressed to:


Ethio Telecom,

Sourcing and Facilities Division

Churchill Road

Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room No.211 B,

P. O. Box 1047, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

5. Bid proposal will be received at the Churchill Road, ethio telecom Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room   No.211 B on or before June 02, 2021 until 5:00 P.M. Bids received after the closing time will be automatically rejected and shall be returned unopened to the bidder.

6. Bids received in time and fulfilling the other formalities shall be opened in the presence of interested bidders or their legal representatives at 10:00 A.M on June 03, 2021 at Churchill Road, ethio telecom Head Quarter 2nd floor, Room No.210.

7. No one is allowed to duplicate or transfer the bidding document that she/he acquired to participate under this invitation. Legally authorized agents shall collect the bidding documents for each principal they are representing.

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.

10. Partial bid per Lot is allowed but not allowed within the Lot.


Company Info
Ethio Telecom
Ethio Telecom
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AddressHead Quarter, Churchill Road Head Quarter, 2nd floor, Room No. 214
Phone+251 11 5505678
Fax+251 11 5515777

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Applicable date: May 7th, 2021