Bid No.


Issued By

Jimma Town Water Supply & Sewerage Service Enterprise

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 200.00

Published Date

July 4, 2009

Opening Date

August 3, 2009


Bid Category

Water Meter Test Bench & Laboratory Equipments of Water Quality Testing Chemicals



Jimma Town Water Supply & Sanitation Project
Contract Identification No.: JTWSSSE/IDA/ICB/G/4/2008
IDA-Credit 4292-ET & IDA-Grant 287-ET

1.      This Invitation of Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in Development Business, issue no. Date August 17, 2009.

2.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for the

Lot 1: Supply Water Meter and Accessories
Lot 2: Supply and Installation of Water Meter
          Test Bench
Lot 3: Supply of Laboratory Equipments and
          Water Quality Testing Chemicals

3.      Jimma Town Water Supply & Sewerage Service Enterprise now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of Water Meter test bench and Laboratory equipments of Water quality testing chemicals.

4.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the World Bank Guidelines; Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Sources as Countries as defined in the Guidelines. Bidders may bid one or more lots. Evaluation of bids and award of contract will be made in a lot by lots basis.

5.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Jimma   Town Water Supply & Sewrage Service Enterprise (JTWSSSE) and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:30 – 12:00 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

6.      Qualification requirements include, have to demonstrate that the supplier has successfully undertaken two similar contracts with in the last five years, and has annual turnover of at least average 1/4th the amount of his total bid price. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall be applied. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.      A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 200. The method of payment will be cashier’s check. The bidding document will be sent by courier services.

8.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at 8:30 P.M 3, August 2009 Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidder’s representatives who choose to attend in person or on-line at the address below at 8:30 P.M. 3 August 2009. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security not less than 2% of bid prices or an equivalent amount in freely convertible currency.

9.      The address referred to above is

Jimma Town Water Supply and Sewerage Service Enterprise
Attn: Tadele Gezahgne (Procurement Specialist)
Room No. 2 Ground Floor of old Building of the Enterprise
Tel.: +251-471 11 65 66
Fax: +251-471 11 65 09
P.O. Box 92


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