Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Regional State Water Resources, mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 100.00

Published Date

March 27, 2009

Opening Date

April 29,2009


Bid Category




Tigray Regional Stat, Water Resources, mines & Energy Bureau

Water Supply & sanitation project
Grant No. 2100155006269
IFB Title-Borehole Drilling & Construction
IFB No. BH/003/2009

1.       The Tigray Regional State through the Government of Ethiopia has received Grant from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the Water Supply 7 Sanitation Project & it intends to apply part of funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract for Borehole Drilling, Construction & installation.

2.       The Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible Water Well Drilling & 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 (³60m depth)

Number of Deep Wells³120 meter)










 Lot 1 Consists of 28 SWs (Mereb leke)
22 Consists of 25 SWs (Adwa) and 11 SWs Ahferom Weredas

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

4.      Bidding will be conducted through National competitive Bidding (NCB) and is open to all bidders from Africana Development Bank eligible source countries s defined in the African Development  Bank Rules of procedures for procurement of Goods and Works.

5.      Bids shall be valid for a period of ninety (90) days after Bid opening and must be accompanied by bid security (Bank guarantee or Bid Bond) of Birr 100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand). They shall be delivered to the under mentioned  addresses on or before 3:00 P.M dated April 29,2009 Bids shall be opened at 3:30 P dated April 29, 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 included. (i) Ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig. (ii) completion of at least 1.5 times borehole construction contracts of similar size in the last three years, (iii) average annual turn over  of 1.5times the bid prices 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 Water Resources, mines and Energy Bureau, procurement Section. Room No. 17 Tel. + 251-344 406677 Or 8/9 Fax + 251-344 401064. 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 Resource, mines & Energy Bureau reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.

9.      Delivery Address for bid documents

Tigray Regional State, Water Resources
Mines & Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No. 17, P.O, Box 520
Tel. +251 344406677/8/9
Fax + 251 344401064
Mekelle, Tigray


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