Bids in for cultural centre

03 October 2003
The local Oman Shapoorji Construction Companyis low bidder at RO 13.6 million ($34.9 million) for the contract to build a cultural centre at Sultan Qaboos University. The price is based on the full scope of works for the project. Contractors submitted two other alternative prices for the job based on a reduced scope. Six other companies quoted for the project, with prices ranging up to RO 18.4 million ($47.2 million). The full scope covers the construction of: four main buildings incorporating a 5,000-seater, multi-purpose hall; a library building; cultural centre; and reception hall. The UK's Larsen, A&CEis the consultant (MEED 18:4:03).

Main prices for cultural centre project

(RO million, local unless stated)

n Oman Shapoorji ConstructionCompany13.6

Galfar Engineering & Contracting14.3

Al-Turki Enterprises14.3

National Construction & Trading Company 14.5

Thinet International, France14.8

Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Athens-based16.9

Strabag Oman18.3

Exchange rate: $1=RO 0.38

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