Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited firms to submit expression of interest (EOI) in consultancy contracts for six multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects.

Tenders for the six contracts are expected to be issued in September with a tendering period of approximately 45 days. All of the projects are five years in duration.

The first contract is for local roads and drainage projects. The consultancy work will involve providing program management services for the delivery of over QR25 billion ($6.9bn) worth of roadway and drainage construction works throughout Qatar.

The second scheme also involves providing general engineering consultancy services for QR25bn worth of local roads and drainage projects. The project will involve the design, preparation of tender and contract documents, construction supervision and other associated services for delivery of roadway and drainage works. The construction works will be divided into five areas and a consultant will be appointed for each area.

Tenders for the six contracts are expected to be issued in September with a tendering period of approximately 45 days

The third consultancy project will involve the provision of program management services for building projects. The consultancy deal will involve the planning, design, procurement and delivery of over QR15bn worth of building construction projects. The projects will include ports, municipal facilities, mosques, hospitals, educational buildings and sports facilities.

The fourth contract is for a five-year management deal to provide planning, programming and management of all highway maintenance operations. This will include safety inspection, maintenance and minor rehabilitation works.

The fifth consultancy role involves providing information and technology services (ITS) consultancy and supervision services for the entire state of Qatar. The winning firm will be required to develop and deliver ITS services as part of a phased approach.

The final contract will involve the provision of road safety consultancy and supervision services. The winning firm will be in charge of providing consultancy services in four different areas. These include developing and launching an integrated road safety strategy for the emirate and developing a complete work zone traffic management program.

The consultancy contracts are part of Qatar’s plans to invest heavily in new roads and infrastructure over the next five years. This is in line with the Qatar National Masterplan that projects the country’s population will grow to about 2.5 million in the coming years, from the current level of 1.3 million.