Bahrain awards BHD5.1mn contracts in October 2017
Bahrain has awarded five contracts valued at over BHD5.1mn in October 2017, besides inviting bids for 11 tenders worth BHD2.5mn, five of which are for the sanitary sector and the construction sector and one for the roads sector, said a report.
Of the awarded five tenders, three were for construction projects and one each for roads and sanitary sector, reported the BNA, citing a senior Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning official.
The awarded tenders included the construction of a sewerage network in Hunainiya Block 901 in Riffa, at the cost of BHD350,673, revealed Ahmed Al Khayyat, the works affairs undersecretary at the Ministry. In the roads sector, a tender was awarded, covering the revamp of Jasra Interchange – Phase Two, at the cost of BHD1.63mn, he stated.
In the construction sector, a BHD3mn consultancy services deal was awarded for the design and construction of the convention and exhibition centre at the Southern Governorate, which is a leading project aiming to attract and develop the international exhibitions industry. The project is to be implemented based on the latest technologies and technical specifications to meet the needs of businessmen and investors in the exhibitions field, which would naturally benefit the national economy and further support the country’s development, noted Al Khayyat.
The new centre will be constructed over an area of 308,000sqm near the Bahrain International Circuit, with an actual construction area of 149,000sqm. The centre will boast 10 exhibition halls with a total area of 95,000sqm, he added.
Al Khayyat also referred to the projects for which bids were invited, which included five in the sanitary sector, all of which relate to Tubli Sewage Treatment Plant. Bids were also invited for a tender in the roads sector, covering the time contract for causeways/flyovers maintenance 2018-2019 besides five others in the construction sector, said the BNA report.
Al Khayyat pointed out that the Cost Engineering Directorate of the Ministry, represented by the Procurement Department, approved 69 purchase requests at the cost of BHD259,955. The ministry also received a number of qualification requests from various sectors, where 11 licences were issued, including five renewal requests, three upgrade requests and three new registration requests.
A total of 10 applications were rejected, while no pre-qualification requests were received, he added.