Kuwait’s Amiri Diwan is seeking bids from contractors to perform preparation works for two cultural projects.

A total of six contractors have been prequalified to bid for the projects, which entail preparation works for the renovation of Al-Salam Palace and the construction of Abdullah al-Salem Cultural Complex.

The companies that have been prequalified to bid for the contracts are:

  • Beck Interiors (UK)
  • Design & Production (US)
  • Maltbie (US)
  • Pacific Studio (US)
  • Roto (US)
  • Taylor Group (Canada)

No bidder will be allowed to win more than one of the two contracts. The deadline for bids for both contracts is 24 June.

In April, Kuwait’s Combined Group Contracting submitted the low bid of $138m for the contract to renovate and reconstruct the Al-Salam Palace project in Shuwaikh. The scope of work includes the demolition of existing buildings and structures at the site, which encompasses a total area of 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.

Local Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company submitted the second-lowest bid of $141m for the project, while local Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company submitted the third-lowest bid of $158m.

In December, Amiri Diwan awarded a $416m contract to local Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company for the construction of the Abdullah al-Salem cultural complex in the Al-Samiya area. The scope of work for the contract calls for the design, construction and maintenance of the cultural complex.

Amiri Diwan has also opened bids for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad cultural centre in the Al-Samiya area. Al-Hani was the lowest bidder for the contract.  

Following is the complete list of bidders for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad centre:

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