Traffic signal equipment must comply with Australian standards
- Road improvement project bids due on 8 September
- Traffic signal tender closes on 15 September
- Both tenders open only to Qatari firms
Qatars Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited contractors to submit bids for road improvement contracts for municipal roads in Al-Khor and Al-Dhakira, located to the north of the capital Doha.
Open only to Qatari contractors, the road works consist of earthworks, sub-base, flexible surfacing, kerbing footways and paved areas, road signs, surface water works, electricity and telecom network ducts.
Bids for this project are due on 8 September.
Another tender, due on 15 September, is for the contract to supply, install, commission and maintain traffic-signal equipment.
The required traffic-signal controllers have to be microprocessor-based and contain extensive self-checking and safety-related features. The equipment should also comply with the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) standard for urban traffic control system.
Similar to the first tender, Ashghal is seeking only local companies to supply the traffic signal equipment.
Interested companies should supply any one of the three currently approved traffic-control signal manufacturers in Qatar, namely Australias Aldridge and Quick Turn Circuit, and Irelands Tyco.
The approved product lines are ATC4 from Aldridge, QTC Advanced from Quick Turn Circuit and Eclipse controller from Tyco.
Qatar is currently building capacity for roads as part of its overarching strategy to build integrated transport and logistics infrastructure in line with its long-term economic vision, and to cater for 2022 Fifa World Cup requirements.
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