Bid No.


Issued By

Gambella Regional Water, Mines & Energy Resources Development Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

February 25, 2010

Opening Date

March 24, 2010


Bid Category

Shallow Wells Drilling & Construction



Invitation for Re-Bid (IFB)
Water Supply and Sanitation Project
IFB Title Shallow Wells 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) towards the cost of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project and it intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Contract for Shallow Well Drilling and Construction.

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.  

Lot No.


No. of Shallow Wells


Abobo & Lare


3.      The bidders should have suitable types of rig. i.e. for drilling of soft and hared formation.

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

5.      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 form recognized bank. They shall be delivered to the address specified below on or before 3:30 P.M. local time 24 March 2010. Bids shall be opened at 4:00 P.M. local time 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.

6.      Qualification requirements include: (i) ownership (or existing lease) of a suitable drilling rig, (ii) completion of at least two borehole construction contractors of similar size in each of the last one year, (iii) average annual turnover of 1.5 times the bid value for shallow wells in each of last one year, (iv) liquid assets of at least 1/3 of the bid price and (vi) experienced drilling team. A margin of presence for eligible national bidders shall be applied, as appropriate. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents.

7.      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 and provision of 2001/2002 E.C. renewed relevant license and permit from concerned Ministries by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address indicated below.

8.      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 00 91


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