Education City tender out

02 June 2006
Qatar Petroleum, on behalf of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development (QF), has issued tenders for another major package on the Education City project. Bids are due on 25 June for Carnegie Mellon University's college of business and IT. The client has also appointed a team of consultants for its proposed specialty teaching hospital, which will be one of the largest projects at the site.

The prequalifiers for the Carnegie Mellon work include: Turkey's Baytur Construction & Contracting Company, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), US-based Contrack International with the local Darwish Engineering and Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P Overseas).

The contract covers the construction of a four-level building with a built-up area of 42,500 square metres. The site is located within the south campus.

For the teaching hospital, US-based Cesar Pelli & Associates has been appointed as the architect. Ellerbe Becket, also of the US, is the design consultant. The scope of works covers construction of a new digital care and research centre, at an estimated cost of $900 million. Design work is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2007.

The centre, which will focus on women and child healthcare, will serve as the primary teaching hospital of the Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, a branch of New York-based medical school. The university will be responsible for clinical teaching and research in the hospital and will be a partner with QF in its governance (MEED 25:6:04). The project manager on Education City is the local office of KEO International Consultants.

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