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 Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project Phase II Works (LLWDP II) – Request for Bids – Construction of Distribution Systems



Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids (Small Works)

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)

Country: Kingdom of Lesotho

Name of Project: Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project Phase II Works (LLWDPII)

Contract Title: Construction of Distribution Systems – Hlotse, Khanyane & Ha’Lesiamo

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 64030 (Portion A) and 64020 (Portion B)

RFB Reference No.: LLWDP/W/05

Date of Issuance of Advert/Bid: 17th October, 2023

  1. The Ministry of Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project Phase II Works (LLWDP-II), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for the Construction of Distribution Systems – Hlotse, Khanyane & Ha’Lesiamo.
  • The Ministry of Natural Resources now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for contract no. LLWDP/W/05 for the Construction of Distribution Systems – Hlotse, Khanyane & Ha’Lesiamo. The Works includes 390 km of pipe up to DN450 uPVC, with all associated valves, fittings and infrastructure, as well as approximately 15,000 house connections, 7 concrete break pressure tanks, and 15 zonal isolation valve and flow meter stations.
  • Bidding will be conducted through national competitive procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) Small Works as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.
  • Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project, Procurement Office, Matumelo Daemane, email: and inspect the bidding document during office hours between 09h00 to 16h00 hours (local time: UTC+2) at the address given below.
  • The RFP Document, in the English language, may be purchased by eligible Proposers upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of LSL 4,000 (Four Thousand Maloti). The method of payment will be; 
  • Locally based companies and those international companies with local representaves can pay cash at the Department of Rural Water Supply (DRWS), located at Moshoeshoe Road, Industrial Area, Maseru at 29°18’02.8″S 27°28’05.0″E 
  • Foreign companies can pay through EFT Transfer as follows; 

Bank: Central Bank of Lesotho 

Account Name: Government of Lesotho 

Account Name: Main Revenue Epicor 10 

Account number: 0101403715016 


Branch Code: 586611 

Bidders are required to provide the following information on their EFT: EFT 315/Date /Org/or Company Name /Tender Title and Reference. 

Proof of Payment (POP) should be sent to the Procurement Office, Matumelo Daemane, email:, upon which the firm will be send a link to the documents.  

  • Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11:00hrs (local time: UTC+2) on Monday 27th November 2023. 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 chooses to attend at the address below at 11:30hrs (local time: UTC+2) on Monday, 27th November 2023. A virtual opening and attendance option will be made available.
  • All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of LSL 342,250.00 (Three Hundred Forty-Two Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Maloti) or equivalent, in any easily convertible currency.
  • Attention is drawn to the Procurement Regulations requiring the Borrower to disclose information on the successful bidder’s beneficial ownership, as part of the Contract Award Notice, using the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Form as included in the bidding document.
  • The address(es) referred to above is:

Procurement Office, Matumelo Daemane

Lesotho Lowland Water Development Project – Phase II

788/9 Fairview Avenue

Lower Thetsane, Maseru

Kingdom of Lesotho

Tel: (+266) 22 32 4555



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