Bid No.


Issued By

Tigray Regional Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 250.00

Published Date

March 30, 2010

Opening Date

May 6, 2010


Bid Category

Deep Well Drilling & Construction



Rural Water supply and sanitation project
Tigray Regional state, Water Resources, Mines and
Energy Bureau, Grant No: TF091704

1.      The Government of Ethiopia has received a Grant from Department for International Development (DFID) toward the cost of the water supply and sanitation project and it intends to apply part of funds to caver eligible payments under the contact NCB/TIG/DFID/BH/006/2010 for Deep Well Drilling and Construction.

2.      The Tigray Regional Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau now invites sealed bids from local bidders for the construction of 7 Deep Wells:

Deep well Lots:

Lot No.


Number of deep Wells

Average Depth


Ebdaba-Guna Town & Adi-Daero Town


70-80 meters


Adi-Daero Town


65-150 meters




> 120 meters


Hagerselam Town


150 meters

Total No. Of Deep Wells



Lot 1 Consists of 2 DWs IN Endaba-Guna Town, 2 DWs in Adi-Daero Town & 1 DW in Maysebri Town.
Lot 2 Consists of 2 DWs in Hagereselam Town.

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

4.      Bidding will be conducted thought the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedure specified in the World Bank/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 period of Nine (90) days Bid opening and must be accompanied by bid security (unconditional Bank guarantee, CPO & in cash) of Birr 52,000 (Fifty Two Thousand) They shall be delivered to Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines & Energy Bureau, procurement section, Room No. 17, Telephone No. + 251 344 41 63 30 or 40 66 77 or 8 or 9, Fax No. +251 344 40 10 64, Mekelle, Ethiopia on or before 3:00 May 6, 2010. Bids shall be opened at 3:30 pm May 6, 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 each 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.      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.       A complete set of bidding Documents in English may be  purchased directly from the Tigray Region Water Resources, Mines  & Energy Bureau  upon payment  of a non-refundable fee Birr 250/ two Hundred Fifty Birr ) by interested bidders on submission of a Written  application to the address indicated below.

9.      Bidder should present renewed business license from Ministry of Water Resources & Trade, VAT registration card, VAT declaration and TIN No. valid for 2009/2010.

10.  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.7
Tel. 09 14 70 72 14 Or + 251-344 41 63 30
Or 40 66 77 or 8 or 9
Fax + 251-344 40 10 64
P.O. Box 520


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