Kuwait receives bids for National Guard headquarters

15 December 2010

Winner will build headquarters complex and car park

The local Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company has 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 on 30 November 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 ($123.4m), 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. The local Alghanim International Trading & Contracting Company submitted the next lowest bid of KD36.3m, while the local First Kuwaiti General Trade & Contracting concluded the bidding list with a price of KD37.2m.

The project is one of several government headquarters contracts Kuwait has tendered in recent months.

In September, the Public Works Ministry received bids for a contract to build the estimated $71.3m headquarters for the Public Authority for Minor Affairs in Kuwait City.

The ministry received bids from 12 local contractors on 19 September. The winning contractor will build and maintain the main headquarters building and car parking facilities.

The local United Construction Company submitted the lowest bid with a price of KD20.4m ($71.3m).This was 3.8 per cent lower than the KD21.2m price submitted by the second-lowest bidder

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