Water Development Commission

Ethiopian Herald Dec15,2020

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Water Development Commission Procurement of Works

  • Credit No.: IDA-64450/P167794
  • Contract Title 14 Deep Water Well Drilling and Well Completion Works in South Omo Zone Hammer and Benatsemay Woredas CR-WASH Multi Village Water Supply Project.
  • Reference No ET-WDC-192681-CW-RFB
  1.  The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank for the implementation of the Water Supply, Sanitation & Hygiene program (One WaSH National Program phase-II) in the country. The Water Development Commission (WDC) intends to apply part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the contract for construction of Drilling and Construction of fourteen deep water Wells for Hammer and Benatsemay Woredas CR-WASH Multi Village Water Supply Project in SNNPR, South Omo Zone WDC now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the above-mentioned works, the lots are:

Lot No

Description of site

Number of bore




Gurmamero Kebele

Four Boreholes



Sile + Alduba + Bori Kebeles

Four Boreholes



Sile + Bori Kebeles

Four Boreholes



Asile Kebele

Two boreholes


2 Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018″), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guideline

3. Key Qualification Requirements are:

  • Financial Capability: The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means (independent of any contractual advance payment) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as ETB 9,937,500.00 for each lots the subject contract(s) net of the Bidder’s other commitments. If the bidder participates on more than one lot the above mentioned Financial Capability shall be multiplied by the above figure accordingly
  • Average Annual Construction Turnover: Minimum average annual construction tumover of ETB 19,875,000.00 calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress and/or completed within the last 3 (three) years for each lots. Specific Construction & Contract Management Experience: A minimum number of similar contracts specified below that have been satisfactorily and substantially completed as a prime contractor, joint venture member, management contractor or sub-contractor for the last four years, A minimum number of similar contracts specified below that have been satisfactorily and substantially completed as a prime contractor, joint venture member management contractor or sub-contractor, two contracts, for the last of four years each of minimum value greater than or equal to ETB 5,300,000.00 (five million three hundred thousand) and or one contract with ETB 10,600,000.00 (Ten million Six hundred thousand) for each lots. The similar contracts shall be based on the following Based on Section VII,
  • Scope of Works, specify the minimum key requirements in terms of physical size, complexity, construction method, technology and/or other characteristics including part of the requirements that may be met by specialized subcontractors, if permitted in accordance with ITB 343, Drilling and construction of deep wells with greater or equal to 260m depth in 12″ and 14”, installation and removal of pumping units for pumping test and well completion report if the bidder participates on more than one lot the above monitory values will multiplied accordingly

4 Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Water Development Commission, and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 8:30 AM to 5.00 PM Local time at the address given below.

5. A complete set of bidding documents in English Language may be purchased by interested bidders upon the submission of a written application to and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 500.00 (five Hundred) or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 15, January 2021 at 14.00 hours (2:00 PM), Electronic bidding will not be permitted Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 15 January, 2021 at 14:30hours (2:30 PM)

7 All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of ETB 400,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand and 00/100) or in freely convertible currency.

8. The address referred to above is:

Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy, Water Development Commission,

Haile Gebresilassie Avenue, Room Number 114. Attention to: Mr. Nuredin Mohammed, Engineering, Procurement, and Contract Management

Directorate, Director, P.O.BOX 13/1076 Telephone:

+251-11-663-70-18, Facsimile number: +25111-661-08-85,

Email address: nuredinmohammed@yahoo.com 

City – Addis Ababa Ethiopia