Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has invited consultants to bid for a contract to prepare, document, implement and test a detailed business continuity plan (BCP) and information and communication technology disaster recovery plan (ICT-DR) for Bahrain International airport (BIA).

The scope of work includes risk assessment, business impact analysis, strategy development, plan development and implementation, testing and acceptance plan among other elements.

The deadline for the submission of offers is 21 September.

The BCP and ICT-DR plans will help ensure the airport can respond rapidly and effectively to emergency and operational disruptions, and offer timely resumption of critical services following a significant incident or crisis.

The scheme is to be completed within six months of the date of award.

BAC is currently evaluating bids for an ICT package as part of the expansion of the airport, and an award is expected soon. The ICT design is understood to be a prerequisite to the start of the construction of the new terminal.

The $1.1bn main construction contract for the expansion of BIA was awarded to a team of Dubai’s Arabtec Construction and Turkey’s TAV in early 2016. Specialist systems such as passenger air bridges, baggage handling, moving walkways and security packages have also been awarded.

In addition to the ICT contract, several other packages on the airport expansion have still to be awarded. They include the air traffic control centre building and airport access roads, among others.