Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

November 21, 2006

Opening Date

December 28, 2006


Bid Category

Water Well Drilling & Rehabilitation



1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that is sent to Ethiopian Press Agency, issue no TIG/SW/003/2006 for dated November 10, 2006.

2.      The Tigray Regional State through the Government of Ethiopia has received 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 for Borehole Drilling, Construction and Installation.

3.      The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible Water Well Drilling and Rehabilitation Contractors having a renewed license from Ministry of Water Resources & VAT registered for the year under bid for the Construction of the following umbers of boreholes:

Lot No.

Number of Shallow Wells (< 60m)









            Lot 1 consists of Wolqait and Tsegede Wereda

            Lot 2 consists of Ganta Afeshum, Ofla and Wereleke

            Lot 3 consists of Tslemti, T/Koraro and Medebay Zana

            Lot 4 consists of Asgede Tsembla

4.      The award will be decided on a lot-by-lot basis in each category. Bidders may bid for one or more lots. However, no bidders will be allocated more than 1 (one) lot per drilling rig.

5.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) a procedure specified in the World Banís Guidelines: Procurement under IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the Guideline.

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of One Hundred Twenty (120) days after bid opening and must be accompanied by bid security (Bank guarantee or Bid Bond) of not less than 2% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to the under mentioned address on or before 2:00 P.M. 28/12/2006. Bids shall be opened at 3:00 P.M. 28/12/2006 in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at lease two borehole construction contracts of similar size in the last three years, (iii) average annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid price during the last three years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 10 percent of the bid price, and (v) an experienced drilling team. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

8.      A completes set of Biding Documents in English may be purchased directly from Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau, Procurement Section, Room No. 05, Telephone No. 251 34 440 66 77/8/9, Fax No. 251 344 40 10 64, Mekelle, Ethiopia upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 250.00 or USD 25.00 by interested bidders to submission of a written application. The Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

9.      Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No. 05
P.O. Box 520


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