Combined Group bids low for Kuwait university expansion

25 March 2010

Combined Group Contracting Company leads nine other Kuwaiti companies on $102m deal

The local Combined Group Contracting Company (CGC) is is the favourite to win a KD29.49m ($102m) contract to expand laboratories at Kuwait University’s Shuwaikh campus university after submitting the lowest price in a 7 February bid round.

The contract, which is being tendered by the Public Authority for Applied Education & Training (PATE), covers the construction, completion, operation and maintenance of laboratories, workshops and associated infrastructure for students and faculty of the university’s technology course. The project comprises three buildings: one for women, one for men and a central building that will contain additional laboratories and a library.   

The local Kuwaiti Manager Company was the second lowest bidder with an offer of KD29.97m. Kuwait’s Mohammed al-Kharafi & Sons was third lowest bidder with an offer of KD30.2m.

Only Kuwaiti contractors were allowed to bid on the contract. The complete list of bidders includes:    

  • Syed Hamid Behbehani & Sons
  • Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting
  • Al-Burhan International Construction
  • Construction Company and Manufacturing Real Estate
  • Combined Group Contracting Company
  • Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Construction & Contracting
  • Mohammed al-Kharafi & Sons
  • United Gulf Construction
  • Kuwaiti Manager Company (KMC)  

The expansion project is one of two contracts being tendered at PAAET’s Shuwaikh campus.

The other deal covers the construction and maintenance of a sports stadium and associated infrastructure. It is estimated to be worth KD16m. The bid deadline for the project is 13 June.

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