Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited consultancy firms to bid by 15 January 2017 for a call-off contract to supervise the construction of temporary and permanent roads including the conversion of existing roundabouts into signalised intersections across the country.

The winning bidder is expected to provide post-contract, general and site supervision as well as quantity surveying consultancy services.

The required consultancy services will cover the construction of temporary and permanent roads within the boundaries of Qatar and around the various municipalities of the country. These works generally comprise improvement of roads including earthworks, pavement works, surface water drainage, traffic signs and road markings, street lighting, traffic signals and protection, diversion, undergrounding, and relocation of existing utilities such as telecoms and utility networks.

Ashghal said it expects the works to commence in the first quarter of 2017. The project is expected to be completed within 540 calendar days, inclusive of the 400 calendar days of defects liability maintenance period.

In August, Ashghal tendered a contract for the maintenance and rehabilitation of all major and minor roads in the country.