Bid No.

ICB Construction/WB002/2007

Issued By

Addis Ababa Water and Sanitation Development and Rehabilitation Project for Office

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

September 30, 2007

Opening Date

November 15, 2007


Bid Category

Shallow Well Drilling & Construction



Ethiopia; Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
Project, Credit No. 4292-ET/Grant No. H287-ET,
Drilling, Testing and Construction of Twenty Five
Deep Wells in the suburbs of Addis Ababa

1.     This Invitation for Bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business Web Site, issue no. PPF No. Q5060, November 2004.

2.      The Government of Ethiopia has received a Credit/Grant form International Development Association toward the cost of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Credit/Grant to payments under the contract for drilling, testing and construction of twenty five boreholes in Suburbs of Addis Ababa.

3.      The Addis Ababa Water and Sanitation Development and Rehabilitation Project for Office now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible bidders for the drilling and testing of twenty-five deep boreholes as per the following lots.

Lot No.


No. of wells

Lot -1

In the suburbs of Addis Ababa Western part of the City



IN the suburbs of Addis Ababa Eastern part of the City


Lot -3

In the suburbs of Addis Ababa Northern part of the city




The drilling and construction period is 120 days

4.     Bidders may bid for one or more lots. Evaluation of bids and award of contracts, if any, for combined lots.

5.     Bidding will be conducted through the international Competitive Bidding (ICB) a procedure specified in the world bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IDA credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source as defined in the biding documents.

6.     Interested eligible bidder may obtain further information from the A.A.W.S.A. Water supply and Sanitation Development and Rehabilitation Project Office; Ato Alemayehu Alitto; e-mail

7.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:30 A.M. November 15, 2007. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bid will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence at the address below at or before 10:30 A.M. November 15, 2007. All bids shall be accompanied by a bid security of Lot-1 ETB 50,000 for Lot-2 ETB 50,000 and lot-3 ETB 50,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

8.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of suitable drilling rig, capable of drilling not less than 500m, with direct air drilling and Rotary (DTH) method, mud rotary drilling method with mud pump capacity not less than 25001ts/min at 7 bars; drilling diameter 14 inch and casing diameter 10 inch (ii) Completion of at least two borehole construction contracts of similar size in the last five years, (iii) average annual tumover of 1.5 times the bid price during the last two years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 10 percent of the bid price per each lot and (v) an experienced drilling team, one hydro geologist and one chief driller should be assigned per lot. A margin of preference for eligible national bidders shall be applied as appropriate. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

9.       A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 400 or USD 45. The method of payment will be in cash or CPO.

Addis Ababa Water Supply and Sanitation Development
and Rehabilitation Office
Bole road, In front of Shoa
 Center/Supermarket, Nejat
Building ground floor
Telephone number 251 11 51 02 56 Or 51 02 67 Or 51 03 83
Addis Ababa


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