Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 200.00

Published Date

March 17, 2010

Opening Date

April 15. 2010


Bid Category

Borehole Drilling & Construction



Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau
Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Grant No. 2100155006269
IFB Title: Borehole Drilling & Construction

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 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 & Trade, VAT registration card, VAT declaration and TIN No. for the year under bid for the construction of the following numbers of boreholes.

Lot No.

Number of Shallow Wells (Average Depth 60 meters)

Number of deep wells (Average Depth 120 meter)










Lot 1 Consists of 15 SW s & 1 DW Endamohoni Woreda
Lot 2 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 source counties 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 bid security (Bank grantee or CPO) of Birr 60,000 (Sixty Thousand). They shall be delivered to the under mentioned address on or before 3:00 P.M. dated April 15,2010. Bids shall be opened at 3:30 P.M. dated April 15. 2010 in the presence of the bidders who wish to attend. Electronic bidding will not be  permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

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) an 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, Rom No. 17, Tel. +251 344 40 66 77 Or 344 40 78 Or 344 40 66 79, Fax. +251 344 40 10 64, Mekelle, Ethiopia upon payment of non-refundable fee Birr 200 (Two Hundred Birr0 by interested bidders on submission of a written application.

7.      The interested bidders will be requested to offer technical and financial proposals with three copies separately but sealed in one envelope as specified in the bidding documents to be provided.

8.      Tigray Regional State, Water Resources, Mines and Energy Bureau reserves the right to accept or rejected any bid.

9.      Delivery address for Bid documents:

Tigray Regional State Water Resources
Mines & Energy Bureau
Procurement Section, Room No.17
Tel. 0914 70 72 14 Or +251 344 40 66 77
 Or 344 40 66 78 Or 344 40 66 79
P.O. Box 520


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