Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

December 11, 2007

Opening Date

January 17, 2008


Bid Category

Borehole Drilling & Construction



Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Credit 3901-ET and Grant H085-ET
IFB Title-Borehole Drilling & Construction
IFB No. BH/01/2000

1.      This invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. BH/01/2000 of November 22, 2004.

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 and Construction.

3.      The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the following numbers of boreholes:



Number of Shallow Wells (<60m)

Number of Deep Wells (60-150m)


Tseged, Tselemti Wolkite, Asged Tsembla




Tahtay Adiabo, and Laelay Adiabo







N.B. Unit price per shallow well and Deep well is estimated to be Birr 76,000.00 and 150,000.00 respectively.

4.      The award will be decided on a lot-by-lot basis. 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 Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders fro eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines.

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after Bid opening. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than 2% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau, Procurement Section, Room Number 05, Mekelle, Telephone number 034-441 17 95 Or 40 66 77 on or before 2:30 PM. [17 January 2008]. Bids shall be opened at 3:00 PM [17 January 2008] in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7.      Qualification requirement include: (i) The Bidder shall show proof of ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig and annual turnover during the last two years of at least 1.5 times the Contract Price for Shallow wells, and 5 times for Deep well bids, (ii) The Bidder shall demonstrate the capacity to construct at least 1.5 times the contracted number of Shallow wells/2 years/rig and at least 5 times deep wells/2years/rig, (iii) annual turnover of equal to the bid value for drilling wells, (iv) liquid assets of at least half of the contract value for drilling wells, (v) The essential equipment to be made available for the Contract by the successful.
Bidders shall be a suitable drilling rig, compressor, pump test equipment, and other essential equipment, (vi) A contract Manager with five years experience in works of an equivalent nature and volume, including no less than three years as Manager and (Vii) experienced drilling team.

8.      A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased directly from the Water Bureau upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 250.00, USD 25.00, by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

9.      The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau, Procurement Section
Room No. 005
Tel. 251-344-41 17 95 Or 40 66 77 Or 40 66 78 Or 40 66 79
Facsimile: 0344-40 10 64 Or 41 96 37
P.O. Box 520
Mekelle Tigray


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