Kuwait University has received bids for infrastructure packages B5 and A5 on its new Sabah al-Salem Campus.

The university received bids from eight groups in December. The local Copri Construction Enterprises submitted the low bid of KD98m ($352m). This was 1.2 per cent lower than the KD99.2m price submitted by the second-lowest bidder, the local Mohammed Abdulmoshin al-Kharafi & Sons Company.

The third-lowest price of KD106.6m was submitted by First Kuwaiti Company for General Trading & contracting.

The infrastructure work will include the construction of service roads, secondary substations and car parks.

The new Sabah al-Salem university campus will be located at Shadadiyah, which is 20 kilometres west of Kuwait City. When completed, the 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.

In October 2011, the University awarded two construction contracts worth a total of $1.2bn to build faculty buildings at the new Sabah al-Salem university campus.

The local Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers Construction Contracting Company, in joint venture with China’s Metallurgical Construction Corporation, was awarded a KD185m contract to build the College of Science and Faculty Club at the new university campus.

For the second project, the local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company and China’s Sinohydro was awarded a KD143.6m contract to build the College of Business and the College of Women (MEED 14:10:11).