Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 300.00

Published Date

September 29, 2007

Opening Date

November 2, 2007


Bid Category

Shallow Well Drilling & Construction



Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Oromia Region Water Resources Bureau
Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
Credit 3901 –ET and Grant H850-ET
IFB Title-Deep & Shallow Wells Drilling & Construction

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 Deep & Shallow Well Drilling and Construction.

2.      The Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible bidders for the construction of the following numbers of boreholes:

Deep & Shallow Well Lots

Lot No.


No. Deep Wells (100-250m)

No. Shallow Wells <=60m

Lot 1.

Jima & llu Aba Bora



Lot 2.

Bale & West Arsi



Lot 3.

East Wollega, West Shoa, North Shoa & West Harerge



Total of Deep & Shallow Well Lots



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

4.           Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures 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 Guideline.

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 number 407, Finfinnee on or before November 2, 2007, 2:00 P.M. Bids shall be opened at 2:30 P.M. November 2, 2007 at Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau Conference Hall in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6.            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 years, (iii) annual average turnover equivalent to the bid price, (iv) liquid asses of at least 1/5 of the contract value and (v) experienced drilling team. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.            A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased directly from the Oromia Water Resources Bureau 4th floor, Room Number 407, Finfinnee, upon payment of a non-refundable fee for each lot birr 300 by interested bidders on submission of a written application.

Oromia Regional Water Resources Development Bureau,
4th floor, Room Number 407
Tel. No.251 16 55 83 74
Addis Ababa


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