Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited contractors to bid for a contract to build nine new nursery schools in villages surrounding Doha.

Contractors have until 9 November to submit bids for the contract to build the nine schools.

Each school will comprise 12 classrooms, classroom lobbies, a multipurpose hall, administration rooms and additional external buildings. The external buildings will include a guard room, service yard, substation and external store.

The winning contractor will also be responsible for landscaping works and the provision of paving, shaded structures and car-parking facilities.

The schools will be located at various locations in and surrounding Doha. Two will be built at sites in Abu Nakhla and Ain Khalid. There will also be schools built at Salina, Duhail, New Doha, Shahaniya and on the College of The North Atlantic campus in Doha.

In July, Ashghal awarded two contracts totalling QR393m ($108m) to two local contractors to build seven new schools in Doha and surrounding areas.

The local Imperial Trading & Contracting Company was awarded a QR195m contract to build four schools. Two of the projects are in Doha and two are located at Duhail, on the outskirts of Doha. The local Al-Darwish Engineering was awarded a QR168m contract to build three new schools in Doha. Each school will cover a total area of 10,000 square metres (MEED 3:8:10).