Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 260.00

Published Date

October 13, 2006

Opening Date

November 6, 2006


Bid Category

Construction Shallow Wells



1.      The Oromia Regional State though the government of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association towards the cost of Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply part of funds to cover eligible payment 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 60 shallow wells.

Shallow Well Lots

Lot No.


No. Shallow Wells

Lot 1

Borena, Guji & Bale


Lot 2

East Showa, South West Showa, North Showa & East Harerge


Lot 3

West Shoa, East Wollega & West Wollega


Total No. of shallow Wells


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

4.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) a procedure 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.

5.      Bids shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after bid opening. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security (CPO) of not less than 1% of the total bid price. Bids shall be delivered to Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau, 4th floor, Room number 401, Finfinnee, Telephone Number 251 165 583 74 on or before 2:00 P.M., November 06, 2006. Bids shall be opened at 2:30 November 06, 2006 in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at least two borehole construction contracts of similar size in the last one year, (iii) annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid value for shallow Wells in each seat of the last 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.

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

8.      Bidders should present renewed license and VAT registration card.

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

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau
4th floor, Room Number 401
Tel. No. 251 1655 83 74


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