Bids due for first Hamad Medical City packages

10 October 2003
Bids are due to be returned by 28 October for the first two packages on the estimated $450 million Hamad Medical City project (MEED 4:7:03).

The larger of the two structure packages, estimated to be worth QR 150 million-200 million ($41 million-54 million), is for the construction of housing units for nurses. The second package, worth QR 70 million-80 million ($19 million-22 million), covers the construction of a family residential complex.

Prequalification was launched in June for the two main elements on the project, hospital construction and general buildings. The hospital buildings package covers the construction of new facilities, offering 1,000 beds, for paediatric, orthopaedic, dialysis and trauma treatment, as well as a nursing home and a day surgery centre. The general buildings prequalification is for the construction of residential and office buildings, mosques, clubs and parking lots.

The project, which will also includes the construction of roads and a new underpass, is to be built on a 36.5-hectare site beside the Hamad Medical Centre on Ahmad bin Ali street. The total built-up area of the buildings is over 400,000 square metres, while there will be parking space for over 3,000 cars.

The US' Hill International is the project manager; the consultant is Fedconof Thailand.

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