Kuwait University has received bids for the contract to build, operate and manage two service stations and annexed buildings at the new Sabah al-Salem University campus in Kuwait.

The Central Tenders Committee (CTC) received bids from eight contractors on 4 January.

The local Mohammmed Abdulmoshin al-Kharafi & Sons submitted the low bid of KD74.9m ($265.5m) for the project. This was 14.1 per cent lower than the KD87.2m price submitted by the second lowest bidder, the local office of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).

The local Khalid Ali al-Kharafi & Brothers submitted the third lowest bid with a price of KD93.7KD, and were followed by the local Burhan International Construction Company with a price of KD98.5m.

The project is the latest of a number of construction packages that have been tendered for the new $3bn Sabah al-Salem campus, which will be located at Shadadiyah, 20km west of Kuwait City.

The university has set a deadline of 25 January for companies to submit bids for the contract to build its College of Science and Faculty Club.

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 build the main faculty buildings and a vehicular tunnel. The scope of works includes landscaping and the provision of irrigation systems (MEED 29:12:10).