EXCLUSIVE: Low bidder emerges for sewage PPP

07 August 2018
Consultants were approached earlier this year to form groups and submit proposals for role on programme to develop three sewage treatment plants

A consortium led by the UK’s PwC has emerged as the low bidder for the consultancy contract for a planned public-private partnership (PPP) sewage project.

MEED reported in February that the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) had invited the ‘Big Four’ financial advisory firms - Netherlands-based KPMG, US-based Deloitte, and UK firms PwC and EY – to form advisory teams and submit proposals for the proposed PPP sewage project.

According to sources close to the project, the PwC-led group emerged as the low bidder following the opening of commercial proposals. Technical proposals had already been evaluated by the client before the bids were opened.

The project in Qatar is expected to cover the design, build, operate and transfer (DBOT) of three sewage treatment plants (STPs) and associated infrastructure in the Al-Wakrah and Al-Wukair areas of Doha.

The financial firms will submit proposals as lead adviser in teams also containing technical and legal advisers.

The project is part of Ashghal’s plans to overhaul and expand the country’s sewage infrastructure. MEED reported in October last year that the works authority had appointed the UK’s Mott MacDonald as project manager for the planned Musaimeer pumping station project.

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