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TDIC floats Zayed National Museum tender

by Yamurai Zendera on Mar 4, 2013



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Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has floated a pre-qualification invitation for main construction works for the planned Zayed National Museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

The museum will honour the late Sheikh Zayed and become the national of the UAE. The approximate built up area of the museum is 66,198m2.

TDIC says the main contract works will include concrete superstructure, structural steelwork and feature cladding to the 'wings', mechnical, electrical and plumbing works, vertical transportation, specialist security installation, fit-out works and external works.

Contractors who meet the criteria can register their interest and request a pre-qualification document (PQD), at zayednationalmuseum@tdic.ae before Monday 11 March, 2013 and arrange for the collection of the PQD by Thursday 14 March, 2013 from: TDIC, behind Khalifa Park, Sheikh Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi.


Interested companies or consortia must be able to demonstrate that they have delivered relevant construction projects in the past of a similar size, character and complexity. Companies must also be registered as a construction company within the UAE and within the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development's 'Special Category' classification. They must also have had a minimum annual turnover of AED: 1bn ($ 272m) in each of the last five years.

They must also be prepared to be one of a number of shortlisted companies willing to submit a lump sum construction works tender under a competitive tender process. A non-returnable AED30,000 payment (in the form of a manager's cheque made payable to the Tourism Development and Investment Company) will be required at the time of collection of the PQD.

Responses to the PQD must be submitted in a sealed envelope no later than 4pm on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 to: Pre-qualification for Zayed National Museum - Main Contract Works - (P030 - C04) Tourism Development and Investment Company, Behind Khalifa Park, Sheikh Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi.

Unveiled by HRH Queen Elizabeth during a state visit to the United Arab Emirates in November 2010, the Zayed National Museum is the latest project by Foster + Partners in Abu Dhabi, and one of a number of landmark projects on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island.

Work has already begun on site, with the museum slated for completion by 2016.

This design forms the centrepiece of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, which is located 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi and is the largest single mixed-use development in the Arabian Gulf.

Arranged as seven districts, the Cultural District will also include the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, as well as a Performing Arts Centre and Maritime Museum.

The museum draws inspiration from falconry, a favourite past time of Sheikh Zayed, but it was also designed with the environment in mind.


 



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