Bid No.


Issued By

Benihsangul Gumuz Regional State

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 100.00

Published Date

December 5, 2009

Opening Date

December 25, 2009


Bid Category




Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
Credit 3901-ET and Grant H850-ET
IFB Title- Shallow Well Drilling & Construction

1.      The Benihsangul Gumuz Regional State through the Government of Ethiopia has received grant from the Department for International Development /DFID/ 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 Shallow Well Drilling and Construction.

2.      The Benishangul Gumuz Regional State Water, Mines & Energy Resources Development Bureau now invites sealed bids from local eligible bidders for the construction of up to a maximum of two lots, with each lot containing 24 & 21 packages: The award will be decided on a lot basis. Bidders may bid for one or more lots. However, no bidder will be allocated more than 1 (One) lot per drilling rig and crew.

3.      Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) a procedure specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IDA Credit, and is open to all bidders from eligible National Competitive Bidders as defined in the Guidelines.

4.      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 1% of the total bid price. They shall be delivered to Ministry of Water Resource Block B floor 2 on or before 2:30 p.m. December 25, 2009. Bids shall be opened at the same time & Place in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

5.      Qualification requirement include:  (i) ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at least two borehole construction contracts of similar size in each of the last One year, (iii) annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid value for Shallow Wells in each of the last three years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 1/3 the contract value and (v) experienced drilling team. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

6.      A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased directly from Benishangul Gumuz Regional State Water, Mines & Energy Resources Development Bureau, Personnel office,  Room No. A-18, Assosa or Ministry of Water Resources Room No. ____ Addis Ababa upon payment of a non-refundable  fee for each lot Birr 100. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same address.

7.      Bidders should present renewed license and VAT registration card.

8.      Benishangul Gumuz Regional Water, Mine & Energy Resources Development Bureau, reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Benishangul Gumuz Regional Water, Mine &
Energy Resources Development Bureau,
P.O. Box 051


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