Bahrain port service area project to start Q1 2012
Manama, July 26, 2011
The construction of the new service area to be built within the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Bahrain will begin by first quarter of 2012 and the facility operations are set to commence by first quarter of 2014.
Bahrain’s General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP) recently held a briefing session for potential bidders of the 41,817 sq m service area project.
Chaired by director general of the GOP, Hassan Ali Al Majed, the session addressed the areas of the invitation to tender documentation which required clarification to ensure that all potential bidders received complete information on all technical, non-technical and financial aspects of the project.
The session was held as a follow-up to the invitation to potential developers for the construction and operations of the planned KBSP service area that will house a 4000 capacity car park facility for the import and export of cars, office space, warehousing facilities, and gas station.
Attended by the potential bidders, the session included a short presentation on the project setting out the aims of the tender process and expected bidding requirements.
The session enabled bidders to clarify queries on the bidding documentation, evaluation criteria and pricing through a detailed question and answer session. Building a basis for greater partnership with organisations, the bidders were also given a detailed site visit of the port and the project location.
“As a premium project, the KBSP service area is a key component of GOP’s annual plan to further develop the Kingdom’s port community in accordance with international standards,” said Al Majed.
“Today’s briefing session is not only a powerful tool for moving the tender process of this strategic project forward but also aids clarity and transparency by ensuring that all bidders are familiarised with the projects scope and tender requirements.”
“We aim to partner with leading and experienced firms that will help us create and offer an outstanding service based on catered solutions,” he added.
Located on the land adjacent to the port entrance, the service area will also offer 6,500 sq m office space to accommodate approximately 105 offices in addition to retail and office space in the ground floor, a statement said.
The project plan including drawings, has been drawn up by international consultants and is ready for implementation. KBSP’s bonded multi-storey car park facility and warehouse will address the growing demand for car storage space in Bahrain, the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service
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