Done deal: 600,000 MT Wheat bid contract signed


The Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) and the two companies who won the bid to supply the 600,000 metric tons of milling wheat have signed the contract as Capital learnt.
The German company, Marthina Mertens Sampl Lebensmittel Handel (Food Trading), and the Turkish Rosentreter Global Food Trading had offered the least price in the recent bid that was opened early this month on two different bid processes.
The Turkish company has been awarded the 400,000 metric tons of wheat bid at the total amount of USD 76.89 million.
The bid was undertaken on four lots that have 100,000 metric tons each. On the bid six companies including Ethiopian based firm had participated, while Rosentreter offer was very low. Experts in the sector had also expressed that the offer of Rosentreter was also very good compared with the global market situation besides the rest of the bidders.
Novorossiysk, Russia was set as the loading port for the grain. Rosentreter’s milling wheat will be supplied for Ethiopian Trading Business Corporation that procured the grain via PPPDS to stabilize the market.
Marthina Mertens, which participated on the bid of 200,000 metric tons of milling wheat with other three international and local bidders, was awarded to supply the product at the value of USD 40.39 million. The port of loading to the grain that is bought on behalf of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission will be Terminal 24 of Novorossiysk, Russia.
Melkamu Defali, PPPDS Public Relation Head, told Capital that the contracts have been signed between the companies and the government to supply the product as per the procedure stated on the bid document.
Late October, on the procurement process of 80,000 metric tons of wheat that World Bank procured for Food Security Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture for Rural Productive Safety Net Program the award had been given.
Promising International Trading Co secured that bid of CIP Adama, Dire Dawa and Kombolcha central warehouses.
The total wining price was USD 27.82 million. According to the bid document from the total 80,000 metric tons; 26,000 metric tons shall be delivered to Adama Central warehouse, 30,000 metric tons to Kombolcha and the remainder 24,000 metric tons to Dire Dawa Central warehouse.