Qatar Petroleum (QP) has extended the bid deadline for the contract to build the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha to 19 September.

The previous submission date for the faculty building contract was 17 August. The development will be located at Education City, on the outskirts of Doha.

QP is managing the project on behalf of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Social Development (QF).

The prequalifiers include:

  • Aktor (Greece)
  • Amana (UAE)/Walbridge (USA)
  • Arabtec Construction (UAE)
  • Carillion (UK)
  • Consolidated Contracting Group (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Construction Development Company (local)
  • Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Qatari Arabian Construction Company (QACC) (Lebanon)
  • Strabag (Austria)
  • Taylor Woodrow/Construction Dynamics (UK/local)
  • Yuksel Insaat (Turkey)

The Faculty of Islamic Studies will located in the southern zone of Education City. It will include classrooms, auditorium, exhibition space, faculty offices, a mosque and an underground car park.

The project is expected to cover an area of 55,980 square metres. The project is scheduled for completion by August 2012.

The Faculty of Islamic studies is one of a number of new projects planned for Doha’s Education City.

QP recently received bids from at least nine groups for the contract to build the estimated QR1bn ($274m) new Qatar Central Library.

The firms that submitted bids for the project include:

  • Aktor (Greece)
  • Carillion (UK)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Multiplex (Australia)
  • Strabag (Austria)
  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)
  • Yuksel Insaat (Turkey)

The 24-month project involves the construction of the library, excavation, piling, superstructure and exterior and interior work. This will include all of the mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) work and the provision of furniture (MEED 5:8:10).