The local Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has invited companies to submit bids for the contract to design, procure and build a new office building in the Ahmadi area of Kuwait.

Prequalified contractors have until 19 April to submit bids for the project to build the new Al-Tameer office building. The client has prequalified 28 contractors for the tender of the design and build construction package.

KOC previously tendered the contract to build the new Al-Tameer office building in 2008. The client received bids from three local contractors, with Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Company submitting the low bid of KD41.5m ($157m).

The scope of the original project covered the construction of a three-floor building with 48,000 square metres of floor area. It was scheduled to include a 120-seat auditorium and a 150-seat banqueting hall.

This is the second office building contract that KOC has tendered in recent months. In September last year, Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC) has approved the award of a KD17.3m ($60m) contract to the local Associated Construction Company (Asco) to build an office building and associated facilities for the state oil company.

The scope of works will include the three-storey main office building and associated facilities in the northern part of Kuwait. The project will have a total built up area of 23,000 square metres and will be developed on a total land area of 250,000 sq m (MEED 3:9:10).