Bid No.

GM /BH/001/2010

Issued By

Gambella Regional State Water, Mines & Energy Resources Development Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

February 11, 2010

Opening Date

March 10, 2010


Bid Category

Bore Hole Drilling & Construction



Water Supply and Sanitation Project
IFB Title-Bore Hole Drilling & Construction

1.      The Gambella Regional State Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau through Ethiopian government has received grant from Department for International Development (DFID) and Gambella Peoples National Regional State Government Capital Budget towards the cost of the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract for Bole Hole Drilling and Construction.

Lot No.



No. Bore Holes Lot (<200m) depth

Remark (Funding Agency)


Drilling of productive Bore Holes

Kuergang & Abobo




Drilling of productive Boer Holes

Metar & Abol








2.     The Gambella Regional Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau now invites sealed bids from qualified eligible bidders for the construction of the following numbers of boreholes.  

3.      The award will be decided on a lot by lot basis. Bidders may participate in one or more lots.

4.      The bidder should have suitable type of rig i.e. for drilling of soft and hard formation.

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

6.      Bids shall be valid for a period of One Hundred Twenty (120) days after Bid opening. Bids must be accompanied by bid security of not less than 1% of the total bid price issued from recognized bank. They shall be delivered to the address specified below on or before 3:30 P.M. on 10 March 2010. Bids shall be opened at 4:00 P.M. of the same day in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at least two borehole construction contacts of similar size in each of the last one year, (iii) average annul turnover of 1.5 times the bid value for Bore holes in each of last one year, (iv) liquid assets of at least 1/3 of the bid price and (v) experienced drilling team. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

8.      A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased directly from the Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau upon payment of a non-refundable fee Birr 150.00 and provision of relevant 2001/2002 E.C. renewed license and permit from concerned Ministries by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

9.      Gambella Regional Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau reserves the right to reject all or part of the bid.

Gambella Regional Water, Mines and Energy Resources Development Bureau
Tel. 251-47 551 01 84 Or 551 16 38 Or 551 04 07
Or 551 00 91
P.O. Box 29


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