Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 260.00

Published Date

November 18, 2006

Opening Date

January 1, 2006


Bid Category

Wells Drilling & Construction



1.      This invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business Web site on November 22, 2004 for the Ethiopian Water Supply and Sanitation Program.

2.      The Government of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply part of funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract ORWRB/DW/002/2006 for Deep & Shallow Wells Drilling and Construction.

3.      The Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible bidders for the construction of the following number of boreholes:

Lot No.


No. Deep Wells (100-250m)

No. Shallow Wells <60m

Lot 1

Borena, Guji, & Bale



Lot 2

North Showa, East Wollega & West Wollega



Lot 3

East Harerge, West Harerge, East Showa



Lot 4

West Showa, South West Showa & Arsi



Total of Deep & Shallow Well Lots



4.      The award will be decided on a lot basis. Bidders may bid for any one or more lots. However, no bidders will be allocated more than 1 (one) lot per drilling ring. To qualify for two lots bidders must show proof that they have constructed at list 50 boreholes per rig per years, and to qualify for three or more lots bidders must show proof that they have constructed at list 75 boreholes.

5.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source courtiers as defined in the Guidelines.

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days after bid opening. Bids must be accompanied by bid security of not less than 2% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau, 4th floor, Room number 401, Finfinnee on or before January 1, 2006, 2:00 P.M. Bids shall be opened at 2:30 P.M. January 1, 2006 at Oromia Regional water Resources Bureau Conference Hall in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7.      Minimum qualifications required for the award of single and multiple contracts include the following: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of One suitable drilling rig for one lot, (ii) drilling of at least 25, 50 and 75 boreholes with in each of the last five years for one, two and above more than tow lots consecutively and should have successfully carried out at least 2 similar contracts within past five years, (iii) annual average turnover of 800,000 USD in each of the last there years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 100,000 USD and (v) experienced drilling teach for each lots. A margin of preference for eligible national bidders shall be applied, as appropriate. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

8.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased directly from the Oromia Water Resources Bureau 4th floor, Room number 401, Finfinnee, upon payment of a non-refundable fee for each lot Birr 260 or USD 30 by interested bidders on submission of a written application.

Oromia Regional Water Resources
Development Bureau, 4th floor, Room Number 401
Tel. No. 251 1 655 83 74
Finfinnee (Addis Ababa)


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