Bid No.


Issued By

Addis Ababa Water and Sanitation Development and Rehabilitation Project Office

Bid Doc. Price

See detail below

Published Date

May 1, 2008

Opening Date

June 16, 2008


Bid Category




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

1.      This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for the Project published on the dgMarket Website on August 17, 2007.

2.      The Government 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 10 boreholes in the suburbs of Addis Ababa.

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

Lot. No.


No. of wells


North West of Addis Ababa and around Gefersa area



North East and South Addis Ababa around Legedadi area




 The drilling and construction period is 120 days

4.      Bidders may bid for one or more lots. Evaluation of bids and award of contracts will be made on a lot by lot basis taking into a count cross discounts, 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 form eligible source counties as defined in the Bidding documents.

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

7.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:30 A.M. June 16, 2008. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders/representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at before 10:30 A.M. June 16, 2008. All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of lot-1 ETB 50,000.00 and lot-2 ETB 50,000.00 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 that 500m, with direct air drilling and Rotary (DTH) method, mud rotary drilling method with mud pump capacity not less than 2500Its/min at 7 bars; drilling diameter 17 inch and casing diameter 12 or 10 inch (ii) Completion of at least two borehole construction contracts of similar size in the last five years, (iii) average annual turnover 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) and 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 compete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased starting from the date of advertisement by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 400.00 or USD 45. The method of payment will be in cash or CPO.

Addis Ababa Water Supply and Sanitation Development and Rehabilitation Project Office Bole road, In front of Printing Enterprise, 150 meters down from Commercial Bank of Ethiopia –Bole Branch.

Tel: (+251-11-551 02 56 Or +251-115 51 02 67
Or +251-551 03 13 Or +251-550 28 39)
Addis Ababa


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