The latest round of tenders have been awarded worth $17.8 million covering consultancy services and construction of roads and rainwater drainage. Bids totaling $119.3 million were also opened covering various roading, sewerage and construction projects.
Eight bids with a total value of $17.8m awarded, along with eight bids worth $119.3m opened
Tenders worth more than $134.2 million were opened for bids and awarded in February 2020, a statement from Bahrain’s The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry has said, pointing out that these included bids for several roads, sewage, construction and maintenance projects.
The statement added that the Tender Board, which is the independent regulator of Bahrain’s government procurement activities, awarded eight bids with a total value of $17.82 million, while a further eight bids with opened, with an estimated value of $119.3 million.
Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Khayat, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning said the projects will meet citizen’s needs.
“One of the most prominent projects awarded last month was the construction of a road leading to Al Louzi housing in Hamad Town, at a cost of BD5.2 million,” he stated.
“In addition other projects awarded were related to engineering consultancy services for East Sitra Street project, at a cost of $1.12 million, and another project to construct a main line for rainwater drainage to connect a housing project in Eker, at a cost of $646,121,” remarked Al Khayat.
He added that February saw bid invites extended for the construction of Southern Bahrain Loop Road (second phase), expansion project of Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Highway and the development of Al Jasra Street (second phase).
Nearly 60 purchase orders worth $190,711 were approved last month, he concluded.