Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

November 22, 2008

Opening Date

December 11, 2008


Bid Category

Borehole Drilling & Construction



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

1.      The Tigray Regional State thought 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, Construction and installation.

2.      The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible Water Well Drilling and Construction Contractors having a renewed license from Ministry of Water Resources & VAT registered for the year under bid for the construction of the following numbers of boreholes.

Lot No.

No. of Deep Wells (average depth 120m)



Lot 1 Consists of Mehoni 2, Mai Tesebri 1, and Adigudom 2 Towns

3.      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 that (One) lot per drilling rig.

4.      Bidding will be conducted thought 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 counties as defined in the Guidelines.

5.      Bids shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after bid opening and must be accompanied by bid security (Bank guarantee or Bid Bond) of not less than 2% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to the under mentioned addresses on or before December 11, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. Bids shall be opened on December 11, 2008 at 3:30 P.M. in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

6.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing leas) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at least five borehole construction contacts of similar size in the last three years, (iii) average annual turnover of two times the bid price during the last three years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 10 percent of the bid price, and (v) experience drilling team. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.      A complete se of bidding documents in English may purchased directly from Tigray Regional Sate, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau, Procurement section, Room No. 17, Tel. 251 344 411 795 Or 40 66 77 Or 40 66 78 Or 40 66 79, Fax. No. 251 344 40 10 64, Mekelle, Ethiopia upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 250 or USD 25 by interested bidders on submission of a written application. The Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

8.      Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau Reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Tigray Regional Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No. 17
P.O. Box 520


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