Astad, the project management arm of Qatar Petroleum (QP), has received bids for the contract to build the estimated QR800m ($219.7m) North East underground car park at Education City, on the outskirts of Doha.

The project management entity received bids from at least nine contractors on 17 October.

Companies which have submitted bids for the project include:

  •  Al-Jaber and Partners (local)
  • Carillion (UK)
  • Consolidated Contracting Group (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Construction Development Company (CDC) (local)
  • Man Enterprises (Lebanon)
  • Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Strabag (Austria)
  • Taylor Woodrow/Construction Dynamics (UK/local)
  • Yuksel Insaat (Turkey)

The underground car park will have two levels, which will cover a total area of approximately 94,000 sq m.

Astad is managing the project on behalf of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Social Development (QF). QP’s project management arm is currently tendering a number of large construction contracts for Qatar Foundation’s Education City development.

It has recently extended the submission date by a week to 24 October for the estimated QR1bn ($275m) Qatar Foundation headquarters building.

The previous submission date was 17 October. Contractors had requested an extension to the bid deadline so that they could have more time to prepare submissions.

The work will involve construction of a 12-storey headquarters building and a three to four-storey study centre. The extension of the bid deadline is understood to have been granted to give contractors more time to finalise their submissions.

The prospective bidders include:

  • Aktor (Greece)
  • Darwish Engineering (local)
  • Carillion (UK)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Strabag (Austria)
  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)
  • Yuksel Insaat (Turkey)

The winning contractor will also be in charge of carrying out landscaping works, earthworks, substructure work and provision of utilities works. The utilities works will include the installation of water services, drainage, air conditioning systems and security systems.

The headquarters project is expected to take 24 months to complete.

The buildings were designed by the Dutch architectural firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and the consultant for the project is the UK’s Arup (MEED 26:9:10).