The Somali Region Water Bureau Invites Sealed Bids from Eligible Bidders for the Drilling and Construction of Two (2) Boreholes in AWARE & DUHUN Woredas

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The Somali Region Water Bureau invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Drilling and Construction of Two (2) boreholes in AWARE & DUHUN Woredas

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Somali Regional State Water Bureau

  • Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA-64450/ P167794 
  • Contract Title: Drilling of Two Water Wells (Boreholes) in 
  • AWARE and DUHUN Woredas 
  • Reference No. ET-SOMALI RWRDB-147843-CW-RFB. 

The Somali Regional State through the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank on One WaSH National Program towards the cost of the Water Supply, Sanitation & Hygiene Project and it intends to apply part of funds to cover eligible payments under the contract for Drilling and Construction of Two Boreholes in Aware & Duhun. 

The Somali Region Water Bureau now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Drilling and Construction of Two (2) boreholes in AWARE & DUHUN Woredas as described below: 

Contract Number

Contract Description


Site Name


Target Depth


Drilling of water well


AWARE Woreda


DUHUN Woreda




  1. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011(“Procurement Guidelines”), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guideline. Bank policy requires that a firm participating in a procurement process under Bank-financed projects shall not have a conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to paragraph 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest 
  2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Somali Region Water Bureau one WaSH Regional Program Unit and inspect the bidding documents from 8:30 am to 5:30 Pm at the address given below. 
  3. A complete set of bidding documents in the 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 200.00 (Two Hundred) or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 
  4. Bids must be delivered to the above office on or before 10:00 a.m. on 8 May 2020. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. 
  5. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than ETB 100,000 or equivalent freely convertible currency in the form of unconditional Bank Guarantee or CPO. 
  6. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address given below on 8 May 2020, 10:15 am: 
  7. The Bureau reserves the right to reject the bid fully or partially 
  8.  The Address is: 

Somali Regional State, 

Water Bureau, 

Regional WaSH Program Management Unit Office, 

Attn: Mohamud Abdulahi Ali 

Mobile Phone: 0929294174 

Or Hassen Shukri Email:,  

Mobile Phone: 0915117411 

Room no. 15 

Telephone NO: 251257753303 Fax No: 251257752017 

Jijiga Ethiopia