Bid No.


Issued By

Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 300.00

Published Date

October 12, 2008

Opening Date

November 10, 2008


Bid Category

Deep Wells Drilling & Construction



Re-Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Oromia Regional Water Resources Bureau
Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
Credit 3901-ET and Grant H850-ET
 Title –Deep 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/002/2007 for Deep 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.

Lot No.


No. Deep Wells (100-250m)

Lot -1

Jimma, IIu Aba Bora & W/Hararghe



W/Wollega, W/Shoa & Horo Guduru


Total of Deep Wells


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

4.      Bidding will be conducted though the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures 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 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, Finfinnee on or before Nov. 10/08 at 2:00 P.M. Bid shall be opened at 2:30 P.M. Nov. 10, 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) or 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, Finfinnee, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of each lot Birr 300.00 by interested bidders on submission of a written application and any necessary renewed 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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