Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

December 29, 2007

Opening Date

February 7, 2008


Bid Category

Water Supply and Sanitation Project



Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Credit 390-ET and Grant H085-ET
IFB Title –Borehole Drilling & Construction,

1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. BH/02/200- 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 (<60m)

Number of Deep Wells (60-150m)








-Naedier adiet-a

-Ganta Afeshum 1













4.      The award will be decided on a lot-by 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 from 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 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, Tel. number 034 4 41 17 95 Or 40 66 77 on or before 2:30 P.M., on 07 Feb. 2008. Bids shall be opened at 3:00 P.M., on 07 Feb. 2008 in the presence of the bidders who whish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will rejected.

7.      Qualification requirements 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 turn over 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 Bidder 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 or 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. 251344 41 17 95 Or 40 66 77 Or 40 66 78 Or 40 66 79
Facsimile: 03 44 40 10 64 Or 41 96 37
P.O. Box 520
Mekelle, Tigray


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