In a bid to supply a total of 600,000 metric tons of wheat to the Ethiopian government, two firms have given the lowest total offer of 3.88 billion birr, The Reporter has learnt.
The procurement is divided into two separate bids, where the 400,000 metric tons of the supply is procured on behalf of Ethiopian Trading Business Corporation, meant for market stabilization and the 200,000 metric tons of wheat is purchased on behalf of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC)
In this regard, the bid for the supply of 400,000 metric tons was divided into four 100,000 metric ton lots. For this one, Hakan Agro gave the lowest offer of USD 214.44 and USD 218.44, per ton, for Lot 1 and Lot 2, respectively. This makes its total offer rise to USD 85.77 million.
The second least offer for the 400,000 metric tons came from AGRO Corp, which gave USD 221.47 and USD 222.97 per ton, for Lot 3 and Lot 4 respectively. On this separate bid, 11 suppliers have submitted their offers.
Moreover, for the supply of the 200,000 metric tons, Aplas Importer Plc has given the lowest total offer of USD 43.6 million.
Looking into the unit least prices, Aplas gave USD 218 per ton for Lot 1, followed by a second least offer of USD 219.55 per ton from Agro Corp.
In this bid, the supply will be used for relief efforts with 10 international wheat suppliers having participated.
The Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) which floated the bids, is currently evaluating the offers from the suppliers.