Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 100.00

Published Date

March 14, 2009

Opening Date

April 7, 2009.


Bid Category

Borehole Drilling, Construction



Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau
Water Supply and Sanitation Project Grant No. 2100155006269 IFB Title –Borehole Drilling & Construction

1.       The Tigray Regional State though the Government of Ethiopia has received Grant from the African Development Bank towards 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 Rehabilitation 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.

Number of Shallow Wells (>60m depth)

Number of Deep Wells (>120 meter)













      Lot 1 Consists of 15 SWs & IDW
  (Enda Mehoni) and 13SW
      Gulo Mekeda Wereda
Lot 2 Consists of 26SWs & 1 DW
      (Atsbi Womberta) Weredas
 Lot 3 Consists of 20SWs
      (Sa.Tsa.Emba) Woreda.

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

4.      Bidding will be conducted though National Competitive bidding (NCB) and is open to all bidders from African Development Bank eligible source countries as defined in the African Development Bank Rules of procures for procurement of Goods and Works.

5.      Bid shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after bid opening and must be accompanied by bid security of not less than 2% in the form of Bank guarantee or bid bond. They shall be delivered to the under mentioned addresses on or before 3:00 P.M. dated April 7, 2009. Bids shall be opened at 3:30 P.M. dated April 7, 2009 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 lease) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at least 1.5 times borehole construction contractors of similar size in the last three years, (iii) average annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid price during the last three years, (iv) liquid assets of at least 30 percent of the contractor’s bid price, and (v) an 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 Tigray Regional State, Room No.17, Telephone No.+251 344 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 Birr 100.00 (One Hundred Birr) by interested bidders on submission of a written application.

8.      Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.

9.      Delivery address for Bid Documents:

Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and
Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No 17
Tel. +251-344 40 77 Or 344 40 78
Or 344 40 79
Fax. +251-344 40 10 64
P.O. Box 520


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