Bid No.

ORWRB/DW & SW/003/2006

Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

February 26, 2008

Opening Date

March 17, 2008


Bid Category

Deep & Shallow Wells Drilling & Construction



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

1.      The Government of Ethiopia has received a 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 ORWRB/DW & SW/003/2006 for Deep & Shallow Wells 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 < 60 m


East Hararge & West ararge




Est Shoa



Total of Deep & Shallow Wells Lots



3.      The award will be decided on a lot basis. Bidders may be for anyone 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 Credit, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries 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 bid price. They shall be delivered to Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau, 4th floor, Room Number 403, Finfinee on or before Bis shall be opened at 2:30 P.M. 17 March 2008 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.      Minimum qualifications required for the award of single and multiple contracts include the following: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of One suitable drilling rig for one lot, (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 assets of at least 1/8 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 403, Finfinee, upon payment of a non-refundable fee for each lot Birr 250.00 by interested bidders license both copies and originals.

Oromia Regional Water Resources Development
Bureau, 4th floor, Room number 403
Tel. 251-16 55 83 74
Finfinnee (Addis Ababa)


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