Kuwait University has extended the bid deadline for the contract to build its College of Science and Faculty Club project by a month to 27 March.

The previous submission date for bids was 27 February. This is the fourth time that the bid deadline has been extended. About 28 consortiums consisting of international and local contractors have been prequalified for the tender. According to sources close to the project, the deadline has been extended to allow contractors more time to work on proposals.

The College of Science and Faculty Club 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 comprise 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.

The faculty buildings project is one of a number of contracts that the university has tendered in recent months.

The university recently extended the deadline for the contract to build the College of Business and College of Women to 20 March.

 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 faculty buildings will be located at the new $3bn Sabah al-Salem campus, which will be located at Shadadiyah, 20km west of Kuwait City.

When completed, the new integrated 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 22:2:11).