The contract was issued by the joint venture of Arabtec, Spains Constructora San Jose and Oger Abu Dhabi, which won the $654m main contract from Abu Dhabis Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) to build the museum in January 2013.
Drake & Scull says the scope of work for the contract will be carried out in coordination with Habtoor Leighton Specon.
Activity is picking up on projects on Saadiyat Island. In August, TDIC announced the sale of a 91,000-square-metre land plot on the island to Bin Otaiba Investment Group for the development of a luxury resort.
In late August, TDIC invited contractors to prequalify for the main contract to build the Guggenheim museum on the island. The deadline for submissions of prequalification documents is 8 September.
In July, TDIC invited companies to prequalify for museum infrastructure work on Saadiyat Islands Cultural District. TDIC earlier invited contractors to prequalify for a contract to build a tunnel serving the Cultural District.