Bid No.


Issued By

Ministry of Water Resource

Bid Doc. Price

See detail below

Published Date

June 15, 2007

Opening Date

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Bid Category

Water Supply Project



1.      The Ministry of Water Resource has received a loan from The European Investment Bank for implementation of the 15 towns water supply project. As part hereof, the Ministry, through the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) seeks the services of an international procurement consultant.

2.      The project aims to improve the living conditions of about 500,000 inhabitants in 15 small towns in 4 regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray) by rehabilitation existing systems and extending the water supply and sanitation infrastructure. This includes development of new water sources (deep and shallow wells and springs), increasing the capacity of pipelines and reservoirs and extension of the distribution system to those areas of towns currently not serviced. The project will also provide technical assistance and training for the Town Water & Sanitation Services (TWSS).

3.      The international procurement consultants with the assistance of the PCU will amongst others:

a)      Review and update technical designs for all 15 towns

b)      Draft 4 works contracts (EDF procurement procedures, 1 in each region);

c)      Draft 1 works supervision contract:

d)      Provide institutional strengthening to the TWSS (Town Water Supply Services); and

e)      Set up a special facility (Access to Water Facility, AWF) to facilitate access to the water supply system for low income households.

4.      The PCU of the Ministry of Water Resources will be in charge of selecting and appointing the international procurement consultant. Eligible consultants are invited to indicate their interest in providing the services to the PCU. Interested consultants must provide information indicting that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills amount staff, etc.).

5.      Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

6.      A consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out, Quality and Cost based Selection.

7.      Interested consultants may obtain further information at the below address from 9:00 AM-12:00 AM and 1:30 PM-4:30 PM local time Monday-Friday. [T1].

8.      Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below within 30 days starting from the nest date of publication in order to be considered.

9.      Only short listed consultants will be invited to submit proposals.

Ministry of Water Resources,
15 Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project Coordination Unit
Tel: 251-11-663 34 06
P.O. Box 5744
Addis Ababa



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