Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting (KCPC) is low bidder at KD 75.6 million ($260.7 million) for the contract to build a new hospital for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in the Ahmadi oil township, following the submission of bids on 20 June.Bid evaluation is expected to take about three months (MEED 27:1:06). KCPC’s offer is marginally lower than the bid of KD 76.7 million ($264.6 million) submitted by the local Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons. Kuwait Arab Contractors is ranked third on price at KD 82 million ($283 million). Four other grade 1 contractors bid the work. The project’s scope of works involves the construction of 300 beds in six separate buildings with a built-up area of 74,000 square metres. The scheme also entails the construction of water and diesel storage tanks, electrical and diesel fire pumps, access and internal roads, a helipad, an underground car park and 260 staff residential units over a total area of 9,000 square metres. The contract duration is 32.5 months. The new hospital will replace KOC’s existing healthcare facility at Ahmadi, which is about 40 kilometres south of Kuwait City. The US/local team of Langdon Wilson and Gulf Consult is the design consultant (MEED 12:8:05).