The tender was issued by the Regional Municipalities & Water Resources Ministry on 22 September. The closing date for bids is 10 November.

The local Global Trading & Contracting Company is the only firm known to have purchased the tender documents to date.

Barka South is in the Al-Batinah region of the sultanate, between Khatmat Malahah to the north and Ras al-Hamra to the south.