Kuwait University has invited companies to submit bids for an estimated $330m infrastructure package on its new Sabah al-Salem University campus, located at Shadadiyah, 20km west of Kuwait City.

The work will involve the construction of roads, services, electrical sub-stations, car parking facilities and landscaping works.

Prequalified contractors have until 19 July to submit bids for the infrastructure package. The university has prequalified 16 consortiums, each made up of international and local companies, for the tender.

The infrastructure package is one of a number of construction contracts that the university has tendered in recent months.

The university has set a bid deadline of 19 June for the contract to build the College of Business and College of Women at the new $3bn Sabah al-Salem campus.

The approximate built-up floor area of the College of Women is expected to be 117,000 square metres and the College of Business will be 124,700 sq m.

The university has also invited contractors to submit bids by the 26 June for the contract to build the College of Science and Faculty Club. The development 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.

In February, the university 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).