TechnoServe (TNS) invites interested bidders for Purchase of Waste Plastic Baling/Compressor/ Machine



  • Category : Purchases
  • Posted Date : 10/05/2022
  • Phone Number : 116630015
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 10/05/2022


Terms of Reference


Purchasing of Waste Plastic Baling/Compressor/ Machine

  1. Background 

TechnoServe (TNS) works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive firms, businesses and industries. It’s a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. The organization’s work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Currently, TNS is implementing a seven-year Livelihood Improvement for Women & Youth (LIWAY) program in consortium partnership with SNV-Netherlands Development Organization, Mercy Corps & Save the Children International to create employment opportunity for about 200,000 poor people in Addis Ababa & its surrounding area. To achieve program objective, TNS focus in supporting Medium and Large enterprise (MLE) system in collaboration with government officials and other relevant stakeholders to identify & address systemic constraints of MLEs and enable them to operate with full capacity and thereby create more employment opportunity for women and youths in the target area.

To enhance productivity and efficiency of MLEs systems, TNS has entered a tripartite partnership agreement with EKT trade and investment PLC & AACMA to purchase and provide five units of compressor machine for organized MSEs through AACMA so that MLEs recycling firm’s production capacity will be improved and thereby more employment opportunity will be created with improvement in efficiency and profitability. Hence, this ToR is prepared in reference of the agreed & signed tripartite partnership agreement and approved concept note (CN), to facilitate the purchase of five units of waste plastic baling/compressor machines to MSEs to boost the shipment of compressed waste plastic materials as an input for EKT waste plastic recycling firm.


Waste plastic material collectors not only lack technical skills for collecting, sorting, and selling aggregated waste plastic to deliver for recycling companies, but also the face problem in compressing and binding the collected waste plastic materials to ease the loading unloading and its shipment process. To overcome such critical problem and to enable organized MSEs on easily compressing and biding and delivering collected waste plastic materials on timely and to its standard quality, providing and compressor machine is very important. Though, TNS has given top priority to accelerate the purchasing process and provide standardized compressor machines for MSEs so that MLE input shortage will be resolved and waste plastic recycling firm will operate in full capacity.

  1. Objective

The main objective of this ToR is to facilitate the purchase of five units of baling/compressor machine as per the tripartite partnership agreement signed between TNS, EKT & AACMA and to handover it to MSEs through AACMA so that input shortage of MLEs that of EKT trade and investment firm will be resolved and will continue to operate with full capacity to improve its profitability and create more employment opportunity for unemployed women and youths in Addis Ababa and its surrounding area.

  1. Model and Specification of the compressor machine

The model and specification of the baling/compressor machine as per the evidence we got from EKT trade and investment PLC is depicted as follows.

Specification and Features of Vertical baling machine;

  • Automatic chain bale ejector for quickly and easily ejecting the bales out from the Machine
  • The ram will stop running downwards when the feeding gate is opened which ensure the safety of the operation
  • Equipped with independent emergency stop for safe operation
  • Equipped with Euro and S standard anti-rebound gate structure which makes sure the safety of operation
  • Special ram guides design makes the platen not slope because of uneven materials feedings during compression
  • Equipped with NOK seals that from Japan means longer lifespan of the seals
  • Equipped with A.M.C. oil pipe joints that from Japan ensures the machine far away from oil leakage problems
  • Peculiar combination of motor and pump with direct-crossed connection makes sure 100 percent concentricity, which replacing the common coupling connection so that extend the lifespan of the pump
  • Capacity – 120 kg/hr (3 bales per hour, 1 bale =40 kg

Summary specification XTY-300KL 8060 with single phase

S/n Description Standard specification Remark
1 Pressure 30 tones  
2 Feed opening size 800*500 mm  
3 Baling chamber height 1500 mm  
4 Bale size (L*W*H is adjustable) 800*600*(200-100) mm  
5 Bale weight 30-120 kg  
6 Power 3.5 kw  
7 Machine weight 1350 kgs  
8 Machine over dimension 1280*850*3300 mm  

The applicants are required to submit the application in person a sealed envelope or  to the TechnoServe office on reference and address below no later than Friday, October 14, 2022, before 5:00 PM. TNS will not accept any application received after 5:00 PM in the afternoon of the closing date.

TechnoServe Inc – Ethiopia

Haile G/Selassie Street, Rebecca Building, 8th Floor

Telephone 0116630016/17/18

P.O. Box 100598

Addis Ababa

TechnoServe have the right to cancel the bid partially or fully