Kuwait University has extended the bid deadline for the contract to build its College of Science and Faculty Club project at its new $3bn Sabah al-Salem campus to 26 April.

The previous submission date for bids was 27 March. The bid deadline has now been extended a number of times. According to sources close to the project, the deadline has been extended to allow contractors more time to work on proposals.

The university has prequalified 28 consortiums consisting of international and local contractors for the contract to build the new faculty buildings at the new campus, which will be located at Shadadiyah, 20km west of Kuwait City.

The College of Science and Faculty Club will comprise three primary elements – a men’s campus, a women’s campus and a faculty club.

The separate male and female campuses will each involve about six structures linked by bridges. The faculty club will be a single building located between the male and female sections, which will also be connected by bridges.

The winning contractor will be in charge of building the main buildings and a vehicular tunnel. The scope of works includes landscaping and the provision of irrigation systems.

The faculty buildings project is one of a number of contracts that the university has tendered in recent months.

The university recently selected the consortium of the UAE’s Arabtec Construction and the local Combined Group Contracting Company to build the KD120m ($428m) Faculty of Arts and Education buildings at the new campus.

When completed, the Sabah al-Salem integrated campus will comprise more than 25 faculty buildings. It will include a 600-bed hospital, car parks with space for more than 32,000 vehicles, dormitories, sports facilities and auditoriums (MEED 11:2:11).