Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 260.00

Published Date

March 15, 2007

Opening Date

April 4, 2007


Bid Category

Construction (Shallow Well Drilling)



1.      The Oromia 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 Shallow Well Drilling and Construction.

2.      The Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau now invites sealed bids from the local eligible bidders for the construction of 74 Shallow Wells.

Shallow Well Lots

Lot No.


No. Shallow Wells


South west Showa



West Showa and North Shewa






Guji and Borena



Eat Wollega & West Wollega


Total No. of Shallow Wells


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

4.      Bidding will be conducted thorough 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 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 No. 401, Finfinnee, Telephone number 251-1655 83 74 on or before 2:00 P.M. 4th of April, 2007. Bids shall be opened at 2:30 4th of April, 2007 in the presence of bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6.      Qualifications requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease or a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at last one borehole construction contracts of similar size in past years, (iii) annual turnover of equivalent the bid value for Shallow Wells in each 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 document in English may be purchased directly from the Water Bureau upon payment of a non-refundable fee for each lot Birr 260.00 by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

8.      Bidders should present renewed Trade license, MWR Registration certificate, VAT registration card and other relevant legal documents.

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

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau
Program Support Office, 4th floor, Room number 401
Telephone number 251-1655 83 74


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