Bid No.

NCB MWSSS /IDA-10/2008

Issued By

Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 400.00

Published Date

October 4, 2008

Opening Date

See detail below


Bid Category




Mekelle Water Supply & Sanitation Project
IDA-Credit 4292-ET & IDA-Grant 287-ET
To all contractors of GC/BC-5 & above who can present necessary license with VAT & TIN registration certificate, tax clearance for the
year under bid.

1.      The Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service (MWSSS) though the Federal Government of Ethiopia has received Credit & Grant from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of increased access to sustainable water supply & sanitation services in the City. The office now intends to apply part of the credit for eligible payments under the contracts for the construction of:


Activity description

Type of works



Adihaki & Adishumdhun branch offices (G+1)

Civil, metal, carpentry & joinery works, supply & installation of electrical & sanitary works.



Sewhingus branch office (G+1) & head office store

Civil, metal, carpentry & joinery works, supply & installation of electrical & sanitary works.


2.      The office now invites sealed bids from eligible bidder for eth works mentioned above.

3.      A complete set of bidding documents can be purchased by any interested and eligible bidder on the submission of a written application to Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service, office No. 14, Mekelle, and upon payment of non-refundable fee of Birr 400 for each lot.

4.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s guidelines & is open to all bidders from eligible countries.

5.      Bids shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after bid opening and must be accompanied a bid security in the form of an acceptable CPO or irrevocable bank guarantee from a reputable bank for birr not less than 1% of the total price for each lot delivered to Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service during the bid opening date:

6.      Qualification requirement include: 1) Ownership and/or existing lease of necessary equipment 2) Completion of at least 3 (three) similar projects within the last five years with testimonial letters 3) total annual turn over of at least 1.5 times the total value of the present bid for the last five years. 4) Clear statements of financial status & company’s annual turn over as per the BDS 5) availability of relevant experienced personnel as provided in the bidding document & others.

7.      The final for bid submission/closing date shall be on the 31st day (Consecutive days) from the first announcement on The Ethiopian Herald news paper at 4:00 P.M. & will be opened in the same date at 4:30 P.M. in Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service in the presence of bidders or their representatives who want to attend.

8.      The employer will respond in writing or by cable to any request for clarification, which it receives earlier than 10 (Ten) days prior to the deadline for the submission of bids.

9.      The office reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

10.  For further information please contract:

Mekelle City Water Supply & Sewerage Service
Water Supply & Sanitation Project
Tel. +251-344 40 45 51 Or 40 73 36
Fax: +251-344 41 10 00
P.O. Box 266


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