The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) has awarded two contracts to Spain-headquartered Typsa for the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defence's (MoD) P-563 programmme.
The scope of the first contract, worth $11.4m, includes data management, geographic information systems management, geotechnical reporting and the preparation of the phase one final traffic report. The duration of the contract is 270 days from the date that the notice to proceed is issued.
The second contract, worth $10.8m, includes the preparation of four conceptual masterplans for the P-563 site. The duration of the contract is 255 days from the issuance of the notice to proceed.
In March this year, TAM awarded a $290m consultancy contract to Typsa for the project. The single-award task order deal is for a three-year base period with one two-year option period.
Typsa’s scope of work includes the preparation and implementation of a programme management plan and communication, change management, quality management and cost and scheduling tracking. It also includes design requirements, codes, standards and submission requirements, programme guidance, study integration, risk analysis and management, design reviews and a programme of work breakdown plan.
Located to the northwest of Riyadh, the P-563 programme includes the development of facilities and infrastructure to support the overall MoD initiatives developed as part of the kingdom's Vision 2030 strategy.
It covers the construction of:
- A new military city with MoD headquarters; consolidation, support and logistics facilities; a residential and commercial community; and other future commands
- A National Defence University with a library, conference centre and academic buildings
- A self-sustaining Joint Forces Command compound located approximately 50 kilometres from the military city
The Saudi MoD headquarters and the university are in the masterplanning stage. The budget for the design alone is $990m and the construction is budgeted at $10bn-$12bn.
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