Deadline extended for $1bn Bahrain Airport work
Firms have until 29 October to prequalify for main construction works
Bahrain's Ministry of Transport has extended the deadline for contractors to prequalify to undertake the main construction works for the $1bn modernisation of Bahrain International Airport.
The previous closing date had been 15 October this year but the authorities have now pushed this back by a fortnight to 29 October. No reason has been given for the extension.
The scope of works at the Manama airport still remain the construction of a new passenger terminal, other buildings that will include all general civil engineering works, MEP, aircraft parking, car parks interiors, and exterior and other related works.
The contractor will be responsible to manage the nominated subcontractor for the baggage handling system, passenger loading bridges and information communication technology.
Funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and managed by consultancy Hill International, which was appointed in January 2014, the expansion project is expected to cost around $1bn and boost capacity to 13.8mn passengers a year, bringing it in line with other airports in the region that have either upgraded or are in the process of doing so.
As such, UAE companies, or joint venture companies where the UAE partner has a 51% share, shall be given a 10% preferential discretionary scoring consideration.