Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) has invited local and international contractors (grade 1 and above) to bid for a contract to build its headquarters at the economic zone.

Project scope entails construction and maintenance of the Sezad headquarters building, including civil, structural, mechanical, and external works.

The deadline for bids is 5 March.

Last month, 23 companies submitted documents to prequalify for a contract from Sezad for the construction of roads, infrastructure and buildings at the commercial terminal and operational zone areas at Duqm port.

Sezad also recently extended the bid deadline for the main building works for the new airport being built in the economic zone. Bidders now have until 16 February instead of 19 January.

The scope of work on the project’s third phase includes the construction of the passenger and cargo terminals, air traffic control complex and related support facility buildings, ensuring the airport is fully functional and ready to use. The tender is open to local grade one and above contractors, as well as international contractors.

The third phase of the airport development was put on hold in the first quarter of 2012 for undisclosed reasons.

In November, the local Renaissance Services issued a design and construction tender for the construction of a new worker’s village at the economic zone.