Bid No.


Issued By

Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 700.00

Published Date

December 25, 2008

Opening Date

February 11, 2009


Bid Category




Mekelle Water Supply & Sanitation Project, Ethiopia; IDA-Credit 4292-ET & IDA-Grant 287-ET;

1.      The Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service (MWSSS) though the Federal government of Ethiopia has received Credit & Grant from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The office now intends to apply part of the proceeds to this credit for eligible payments under the contracts for the construction of Air force (AF) Terminal Site and Pipelines in PZI.

2.      The office now invites sealed bids from eligible qualified bidders for the construction of:

Lot-I. Air force (AF) Terminal site which includes construction of new AF 5,000m RCC water reservoir including supply & installation of associated pipe works, construction of valve chambers, Chlorination plant, guard house, access road, fencing & landscaping.

Lot-2. Pipelines in Pressure zone-1 (PZI) which includes trenching, Supply & laying of pipes & accessories in transfer &/distribution mains for diameters ranging from DN 600 to 80mm (about 14.7km length), construction of manholes, road & stream crossings etc.

3.      Bidders may bid for one or more lots. Evaluation of bids & award of contract will be made on a lot by lot basis taking in to account cross discounts, if any, for combined bids.

4.      A complete set of bidding documents can be purchased by any interested and eligible bidder on the submission of a written application to Mekelle, and upon payment of non-refundable fee of Birr 700 or equivalent USD.

5.      Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s guidelines Procurement under IDA credits & is open to all bidders form eligible countries.

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of hundred twenty (120) days after bid opening and must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of an acceptable CPO or irrevocable bank guarantee from a reputable ban for birr not less than 100,000 (One Hundred Thousand) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for each lot delivered to Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service during the bid opening date.

7.      Qualification requirement include: 1) Ownership and/or existing lease of necessary equipment & machineries 2) Completion of at least 5(Five) similar projects within the last seven (7) years with testimonial letter 3) average annual turn over of at least equal to the total value of the present bid for the five years. 4) Clear statements of financial status & company’s annual turn over as per the BDS 5) availability of relevant experienced personnel & equipment as provided in the bidding document & others. A margin of preference for eligible national bidders shall be applied as appropriate.

8.      The final date for bid submission/closing date shall be on February 11/2009 at 4:00 P.M. local time & will be opened in the same date at 4:30 P.M. in Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service in the presence of bidders or their representatives who want to attend. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted.

9.      The employer will respond in writing or by cable to any request for clarification, which it receives earlier than 15 (Fifteen) days prior to the dead 1 line for the submission of bids.

10.  The office reserves the right to reject any or all the bids.

11.  For further information please contact.

Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service
Tel. +251-344 40 45 51 Or 40 73 36
Fax. +251-344 41 10 00
P.O. Box 266


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