Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 300.00

Published Date

November 19, 2009

Opening Date

December 21, 2009


Bid Category




Rural Water Supply, Sanitation Project
Tigray Regional State, Water Resources
Mines and Energy Bureau
Grant No.: TF091704
IFB Title-Shallow Well Drilling & Construction

1.      The Tigray Regional State through the Government of Ethiopia has received credit from the World Bank (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 Tigray Region Water Resources, mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from local eligible bidders for the construction of 68 Shallow Wells:

 Shallow Well Lots

Lot No.


Numbers of Shallow Wells (> 60m depth)


Medebay Zana & Tahtay koraro



Laelay Maychew & Neader Adet





Total No. of Shallow Wells


Lot-1 Consists of 13 SWs in Medebay Zana Woreda & 13 SWs in Tahtay Koraro Woreda
Lot 2- Consists of 15 SWs in Laelay Machew Woreda & 12 SWs Neader Adet Woreda
Lot 3- Consists of 15 SWs in
Adwa Woreda

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

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

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 CPO) or Birr 100,000 (One Hundred Thousand). They shall be delivered to Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau, procurement section, Room No. 17, Tel. 344-401064, Mekelle, Ethiopia on or before 3:00 p.m. December 21, 2010 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 two shallow well 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 cash 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.

7.      A complete set of Bidding Documents in English  may be purchased directly from the Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureaus upon payment of a non-refundable fee Birr 300 (Three Hundred Birr) by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

8.      Bidders should present renewed license, VAT registration card, VAT declaration and TIN No. valid for 2009/2010.

9.      Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Tigray Regional State
Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No. 17
Tel. +251 3454 416330 or 406677/8/9
Fax +251 344 401064
P.O. Box 520


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