Posted on March 02, 2019

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Thursday announced the tender details that will be issued in the next few days, to carry out drainage assets’ operation and maintenance works over a 10-year duration. The details were revealed during a conference entitled ‘Drainage Catchment Zone Framework Contract’.

The conference was attended by more than 80 local and international contractors who are interested in getting a chance to cooperate with Ashghal to expand their business in Qatar. A number of Ashghal departments’ managers attended the conference, in addition to a number of representatives from the departments concerned. Participants were informed about the tender process, the scope of work and the objectives of implementing the procurement strategy that Ashghal will begin to adopt. Through the Catchment Zone Framework Contract, Ashghal will assign a number of contractors who will carry out operation and maintenance, repair, replacement and rehabilitation works across Qatar, through the division of works on three specified catchment zones across Qatar (North, West and South). 

The tender is expected to be released in March 2019 and the contract will last for 10 years. “Framework contractors will be asked to carry out a set of operation and maintenance in specific zones, as well as repair, replacement and rehabilitation works for each zone,” said Engineer Khalid al Obaidli, manager of Drainage Networks Operation & Maintenance Department in Ashghal. He added, “Through the new framework contract, Ashghal aims to achieves its strategic vision ‘Excellence in delivering and managing efficient sustainable infrastructure’ and as part of our ongoing commitment to support the local and international contractors, we encourage them to become part of Ashghal’s supply chain through delivering high-quality and cost-effective solutions.”

The Drainage Network Operations and Maintenance Framework Contract scope of work includes all pumping stations and sewage treatment plants in Ashghal and its associated sewage, surface, ground and treated water networks in each zone, thus ensuring the implementation of high-quality solutions at reasonable prices. The framework contract also includes all operation and maintenance works, as well as scheduled preventative and interactive maintenance works and repair, replacement and rehabilitation works for all drainage assets.

source: Qatar Tribune