Government is negotiating with bidders for Kuwaits Al-Jahra hospital expansion project
Kuwaits Amiri Diwan is expected to award the contract for the new Jahra New Hospital expansion project by the first week of February.
In a notice on the Central Tenders Committee (CTC) website last year, the Amiri Diwan said that rather than reissuing the tender, it is going to award the contract through a process of negotiating with the companies that have submitted bids for the tender.
The local Burhan International Construction Company had submitted the low bid of $1.3bn for the contract, but it was cancelled when the firm failed to submit a performance bond.
Six other companies submitted bids:
- Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons ($1.29bn)
- Bayan National Trading Company ($1.33bn)
- Combined Group Contracting Company ($1.46bn)
- Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting ($1.55bn)
- Al-Hani Construction & Trading Co ($1.58bn)
- Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co ($1.69bn)
The package includes the construction, furnishing and operational maintenance of a 1,157-bed hospital and related facilities. The hospital will be constructed on a 214,785-square-metre plot of land adjacent to the existing Jahra hospital, in the Jahra governorate of Kuwait.
In total, more than 435,000 sq m of new facilities are to be built, including an emergency unit, out-patient care, and maternity and neonatal care, diagnostic facilities, dental clinic, and an administration building.
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