Bid No.


Issued By

Gambella Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 100.00

Published Date

September 18, 2007

Opening Date

November 1, 2007


Bid Category

Shallow Well Drilling & Construction



1.      The Gambella Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau has received grant from UNICEF towards the cost of the Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the contract for shallow well Drilling and Construction.

2.      The Gambella Region Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible bidders for the construction of the following numbers of boreholes:



No. Shallow Wells (<60m)












3.      Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) 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.

4.      Bids shall be valid for a period of One Hundred Twenty (120) days after bid opening. Bids must be accompanied by bid security of not less than 1% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to the address specified below ob or before 3:30 P.M. local time on November 1, 2007. Bids shall be opened at 4:00 P.M. local time of the same day in the presence of the bidders who whish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

5.      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 each of the last one year, (iii) average annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid value for shallow wells in each of least one year, (iv) liquid assets of at least 1/3 of the bid price and (v) experienced drilling team. A margin of preference for eligible national bidders shall be applied, as appropriate. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased directly from the water, Mines and energy Resources Development bureau upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 100 by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below;

7.      Gambella Regional Water, Mines and energy Resources Development Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Gambella Regional Water, Mines and Energy Resources
Development Bureau
Tel. No. 251 47 551 04 07/0091/0184
P.O. Box 29


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