Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

January 12, 2008

Opening Date

February 21, 2008


Bid Category




Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Credit 3901-ET and Grant H085-ET
IFB Title –Borehole Drilling & Construction

1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for the Project that appeared in Development Business, issue No. BH/03/2000 of November 22, 2004.

2.      The Tigray 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 Borehole Drilling and Construction.

3.      The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the following number of boreholes:



Number of Shallow Wells (<60m)

Number of Deep Wells (60-150m)






Kola Temben-9 Degua Temben-3




Emba alage-6 Ofla-







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

5.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) a 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.

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after Bid opening. Bid must be accompanied by bid security of not less than 2% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau, Procurement Section, Room Number 05, Mekelle, Tel. 034-441 17 95 Or 441 17 40 on or before 2:30 P.M. dated 21 Feb. 2008. Bids shall be opened at 3:00 P.M. dated 21 Feb. 2008 in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7.      Qualification requirements include: (i) The Bidders shall show proof of ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig and annual turnover during the last two years of at least 1.5 times the Contract Price for Shallow wells, and 5 times for Deep well Bids. (ii) The Bidders shall demonstrate the capacity to contract at least 1.5 times the contracted number of Sallow wells/2 years/rig and at least 5 times deep wells/2years/rig, (iii) annual turnover of equal to the bid value for drilling wells, (iv) liquid assets of at least half or the contract value for drilling wells, (v) The essential equipment to be made available for the Contract by the successful Bidder shall be a suitable drilling rig, compressor, pump test equipment, and other essential equipment, (Vi) A contract Manager with five years experience in works of an equivalent nature and volume, including not less than three years as Manager and (vii) experienced drilling team.

8.      A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased directly from the Water Bureau upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 250.00 or USD 25.00 by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

9.      The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No. 005
Tel. 251-344 41 17 95 Or 40 66 77 Or 40 66 78  Or 40 66 79
Facsimile: 034-440 10 64 Or 41 96 37
P.O. Box 520
Mekelle Tigray


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