Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 260.00

Published Date

November 25, 2006

Opening Date

December 11, 2006


Bid Category

Well Drilling and Construction



1.      The Oromia Regional State through the Government of Ethiopia has received credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project and lot intends to apply part of funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract for Shallow Well Drilling and Construction.

2.      The Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau now invites sealed bids from local eligible bidders for the construction of 17 Shallow Wells:



No. Shallow Wells


West Showa, East Wollega & West Wollega


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

4.      Bids shall be valid for period of Ninety (90) 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 2:00 P.M. December 11, 2006. Bids shall be opened at 2:30 December 11, 2006 in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

5.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable during ring, (ii) completion of at least two borehole construction contracts of similar size in each of the last one year (iii) annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid value for Shallow Wells in each of the last three years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 1/3 the contract value and (v) experienced drilling team. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased directly from the Water Bureau upon payment of non-refundable fee for each lot Birr 260 by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

7.      Bidders should present renewed license and VAT registration cared.

8.      Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Oromia Regional Water Resources Development Bureau
Program Support Office
4th floor, Room number 401
Telephone Number 251 1 655 83 74
Finfnnee (Addis Ababa)


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