The local United Construction Company has been awarded a KD20.4m ($72.6m) contract to build the new headquarters complex for the Public Authority for Minor Affairs in Kuwait City.

The local contractor was awarded the contract at a meeting of the Central Tenders Committee on 20 December 2010.

United Construction will build and maintain the headquarters building and car parking facilities for the Public Authority for Minor Affairs. The contractor was the low bidder for the project and saw off competition from 11 other contractors to win the construction deal.

The project is one of several government headquarters contracts tendered in Kuwait in 2010.

On 30 November, the local Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company submitted the lowest bid for a contract to build National Guard headquarters in Safat, Kuwait city.

The National Guard received bids from five local contractors for the contract to design and build its headquarters and associated facilities. The work will involve the construction of an administration building and a car park.

Ahmadiah submitted the low bid of KD34.8m, which was 1.7 per cent lower than the KD35.4m price submitted by the second-lowest bidder, the local Combined Group Contracting Company. The local Mohammed Abdulmoshin al-Kharafi & Sons submitted the third-lowest bid of KD36m (MEED 17:12:10).