Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Water Resources

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 1000.00

Published Date

August 16, 2006

Opening Date

October 16, 2006


Bid Category




1.      This Specific Procurement Notice follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development business No. 592 of October 16, 2002.

2.      The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a loan from the African Development Fund in the amount of UA 19,890,000 towards the cost of Harar Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the loan to cover eligible payments under the contract for the construction of the work Contract CW2-Distribution Networks. Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible member countries ad defined in the ADB’s Rules of Procedure for the Procurement of Goods and Works.

3.      The Ministry of Water Resources now invites sealed bid from eligible bidders for:

Installation of approximately 122 km of distribution network,

Construction and/or rehabilitation of 5 service reservoirs,

Construction of approximately 5 km of transfer water mains, and construction of about 21 public fountains in Harar and the nearby towns of Alemaya, Aweday, Adele and Dengego.

4.      Complete set of bidding documents (and additional copies) may be purchased at the address indicated below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 1000 (One Thousand Birr) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency payable to Ministry of Water Resources, Harar Town Supply and Sanitation Project, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Finfinne Branch, A/C No. 4461/0172006479100, for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information and inspect the documents at the same address

Ministry of Water Resources
Contract Administration Department, Second Floor,
Room No. 212, Haile Gebre Selassie Road
Tel. 251 11 662 55 15 Or 551 11 662 63 27 Or 251 11 661 11 11, Ext. 219
Fax 251 11 663 04 59 Or 251 11 661 07 10
P.O. Box 5744
Addis Ababa

5.      The Instruction to Bidders and General Conditions of Contract contained in the bidding documents comply with the Bank’s Standard Bidding documents for the Procurement of Works, Medium Value Contracts.

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of 120 days after bid opening and must be accompanied by a bid security of Birr 600,000 (Six Hundred Thousand Birr) or its equivalent in a convertible currency, and shall be delivered to the above office on or before 2:00 P.M. local time on 16th October 2006. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend at Ministry of Water Resources, Contract Administration, Room No. 211, at 2:30 P.M. on 16 October 2006.

7.      Qualified domestic contracts may be eligible to receive a 10% margin of preference in bid evaluation.

8.      The Ministry of Water Resources reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and annual the bidding processes.

Ministry of Water Resources


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