Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia



€60.000 - €144.000

The Delegations of the European Union to Ethiopia and to African Union are searching for a property to be leased or purchased, to be used for office purposes.

This property should meet the European Union's requirements, concerning quality of construction, space, security and location. It should ideally comprise a lot with a stand-alone building located at a minimum distance of 15m. (ideally 20m.) from the perimeter of the lot, in particular from neighboring streets and surrounded by a boundary wall. Alternatively several floors in a larger building can be considered. The building's net surface area should be between 4000 and 4800 m².

The property should be situated in Addis Ababa. Its location should be easily accessible and consistent with the needs of representation and visibility of an important diplomatic mission.

The required office space should be suitable for hosting around 115 members of staff both in individual offices and in shared/open space offices in different combinations. It should also provide an adequate number of meeting rooms, one multi-purpose conference room of approximately 105 square meters, as well as archive spaces, storage rooms, server room, kitchenette and lavatories. Sufficient natural light is a pre-requisite for the offices; rooms without windows can only be foreseen for archiving, photocopying, small meeting rooms etc. Energy-efficient, "green buildings" will be considered with preference as well as buildings with anti/seismic structures.

The total 4000 - 4800 m2 as indicated above should include corridors, entrance hall, reception area, and internal staircases but not parking spaces and areas entirely dedicated to technical equipment.

46 parking slots should be available within the perimeter boundary of the compound.

The office space must be compliant with all local building standards and regulations, in particular in terms of occupational health & safety, fire prevention and anti-seismic construction codes. Compliance with EU standards or other international standards is a valuable asset. The overall quality of finishing as well as the technical and mechanical equipment facilities should be in line with EU or international standards.

The office space should be available for occupation, after construction or fitting-out works completion by 2021.

Offers may include either:

- Proposals to rent or sell existing suitable buildings, including if in need of refurbishment or buildings under construction.

In case of rental, the building will stay the property of the owner, while the European Union will enter into a long-term agreement assumed to be for 10 to 20 years minimum, with an option to extend and/or even purchase at a further stage.

Submitted proposals should provide:

  • A full description of the lot and/or the existing building
  • Spreadsheets of surfaces in square meters
  • Floor plans
  • Detailed information on the construction proposal
  • In case of a building under construction, information on building company
  • Information on rental and sale conditions, including rental price per square meter.

Proposals must be submitted:

  1. either by post or by courier not later than 24 April 2019 to the address indicated hereunder.
  2. or delivered by hand not later than 24 April 2019 to the address indicated hereunder

For further information please liaise with the Delegation of the European Union to African Union at

Address of the Delegation of the European Union to African Union:

Kirkos subcity, Kebele 10, Roosevelt Street, P.O.BOX 25223/1000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Deadline to express your interest (inscription): 
Sending of invitation to tender (Indicative time): 
31 October 2019
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