Kuwait’s Combined Group Contracting has submitted the low bid for a rehabilitation and construction contract for the Al-Salam Palace project in Shuwaikh.

The scope of work includes the demolition of existing buildings and structures at the site, which is about 32,000 square metres. The tender also covers the design and construction of new buildings including a multi-storey car park, along with the historical preservation and maintenance of the palace.

External works include diversion of existing fresh and brackish water supply main lines, roads, site infrastructure and all associated utilities to support the buildings.

Combined Group Contracting submitted the low bid of $138m, following by local Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company ($141m). Local Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company submitted the third-lowest bid of $158m.

A total of six local companies were prequalified to bid for the tender, which was opened on 8 April. Amiri Diwan is the client for the project.

In December, Amiri Diwan awarded a $416m contract to local Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company for the construction of the Abdullah al-Salem cultural complex in the Al-Samiya area. The scope of work for the contract calls for the design, construction and maintenance of the cultural complex.

A total of six local companies were prequalified to bid for the tender, which was opened on 3 November. Local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company was the low bidder for the contract, with a price of $409.4m. Alghanim submitted the second-lowest bid.

Amiri Diwan has also opened bids for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad cultural centre in the Al-Samiya area. Al-Hani was the lowest bidder for the contract.  

Following is the complete list of bidders for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad centre:

  • Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company (local) ($835.3m)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company (local) ($971.8m)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company (local) ($1.02bn)
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company (local) ($1.04bn)
  • Sayed Hameed Behbehani & Sons Company (local) ($1.1bn)