Kuwait’s Amiri Diwan has floated a tender for the rehabilitation of Al-Salam Palace in Shuwaikh.

The scope of work includes the demolition of existing buildings and structures at the site, which is about 32,000 square metres. The tender also covers the design and construction of new buildings including a multi-storey car park, along with the historical preservation and maintenance of the palace.

External works include diversion of existing fresh and brackish water supply main lines, roads, site infrastructure and all associated utilities to support the buildings.

The bid deadline is 9 March.

The following companies have been prequalified to bid for the tender:

  • Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company (local)
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company (local)
  • Sayed Hameed Behbehani & Sons Company (local)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company (local)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company (local)
  • Mohammed Abdul Mohsin al-Kharafi & Sons Company for General Trading, Contracting & Industrial Facilities (local)

In November, the Amiri Diwan received bids for the construction of two cultural complexes in the Al-Samiya area. The scope of work for the tenders entailed the design, construction and maintenance of the Jaber al-Ahmed and Abdullah al-Salem cultural complexes.

Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company was the low bidder for both contracts.

The bidders for the deal to build the Abdullah al-Salem centre are:

  • Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company ($409.4m)
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company ($416m)
  • Sayed Hameed Behbehani & Sons Company ($417.2m)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company ($455.5m)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company ($469m)

The companies that submitted bids for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmed centre are:

  • Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company ($835.3m)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company ($971.8m)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company ($1.02bn)
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company ($1.04bn)
  • Sayed Hameed Behbehani & Sons Company ($1.1bn)