The Qatar Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has extended the deadline to 1 October for bids for an estimate $100m contract to build two healthcare centres in the country.

The scope of work comprises the construction of two healthcare centres at Al-Waab and Qatar University. Each centre will consist of a ground floor, first floor, two basements, an ancillary building incorporating a garage and watchman buildings.

Ashghal said construction will utilise a reinforced concrete structure and block work with all associated finishes, services and external works, such as the boundary wall, gates, paving works and bitumen work, including car parks, All associated soft and hard landscaping will also form part of the pakage. Light structures will utilise structural steel due to its light weight and long span capability.

The initial date for submitting the tender was 13 August.

Ashghal recently invited firms to bid for an early works contract on its New Doha Zoo project. The deal covers enabling of demolition works at the site, which include the demolition of all existing structures, earthworks, landscaping, and the installation of temporary site accommodation, utilities and services. The new zoo will be built on the site of the existing zoo, which is now closed to the general public, and the theme park, which will be closed later this year.