Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 100.00

Published Date

September 23, 2009

Opening Date

November 02, 2009


Bid Category




Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau
Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Grant No. 2100255006269
IFB Title- Borehole Drilling & Construction

1.      The Tigray Regional State through the Government of Ethiopia has received Grant from the Africa 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 & 1 DW Endemahoni Woreda

Lot 2 Consists of 13 SWs & Glomekeda Woreda

Lot 3 Consists of 11 SWs & 1 DW Tahtayadyabo Woreda

Lot 4 Consists of 14 SWs & Tahtayadyabo Woreda

Lot 5 Consists of 12 SWs & 1 DW Kaftahumera Woreda

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

3.      Bidding will be conducted through National Competitive Bidding  (NCB) and is open to all bidders from African Development Bank eligible sources countries as defined in the African Development Bank Rules of Procedures for procurement of Goods and Works.

4.      Bids shall be valid for a period of Ninety (90) days after bid opening and must be accompanied by a bid security (Bank Guarantee or CPO) of Birr 100,000.00 (One hundred Thousand). They shall be delivered to the under mentioned address on or before 3:00 p.m. dated November 02, 2009. Bids shall be opened at 3:30 p.m. dated November 02, 2009 in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend.

5.      Qualification requirements include: (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 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) and 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 Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau, Procurement section Room No. 17, Tel. +251-344 40 66 77/8/9, Fax +251 344 40 10 64, Mekelle, Ethiopian upon payment of a non-refundable fee Birr 100.00 (One Hundred Birr) by interested bidders on submission of a written application.

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

8.      Delivery address for Bid Documents.

Tigray Regional State, Water Resources,
Mines and Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room no. 17
Tel. +251-344 40 66 77/8/9
Fax +251-344 40 10 64
P.O. Box 520


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