Kuwait’s 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:

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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