Local contractor Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons has submitted a low bid of KD36.49m ($120.1m) for the contract to build roads and bridges for the Sabah al-Salem University’s Medical Campus in Kuwait.

The firm’s offer is 9 per cent lower than the second-lowest offer of KD39.73m from Alghanim International.

Seven firms submitted a bid for the contract. They are:

  • Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons: KD36.49m
  • Alghanim International: KD39.73m
  • Kuwait Building & Contracting: KD41.75m
  • Combined Group Contracting: KD42.79m
  • Arab Kuwait Contractors: KD46.5m
  • United Gulf Construction: KD48.8m
  • Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading: KD53.75m

The Medical Campus, which features the College of Medicine, has an estimated budget of $550m.

The client selected a consortium of US-based Perkins Eastman and Ennead Architects, UK firm Arup, Ted Jacob Engineering Group and the local Al-Jazeera Consultancy to undertake the College of Medicine building’s design in 2017.

Kuwait’s $9bn Kuwait University-Sabah al-Salem University masterplan aims to bring all the university faculties spread across the country under one location.

The campus will comprise 25 faculty buildings, a 600-bed hospital, car parks to accommodate more than 30,000 vehicles, and numerous dormitories, sports facilities and auditoriums.

MEED understands Kuwait University awarded the first contracts on the project in 2007.