The Tender Board opened 65 bids related to 15 tenders for ten purchasing authorities at its weekly meeting which was presided over by the Minister of Housing and Chairman of the Tender Board H.E. Eng. Basim bin Yacob Al Hamer.
The most valuable tender was for the provision of general construction services to Tatweer Petroleum, with the lowest bid valued at BD 48,652,979.000. Other tenders opened included for the provision of engineering services to the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco); the construction of roads leading to the Luzi Housing Project of the Ministry of Works and Municipalities that is financed by the Saudi Fund for Development; and for the support and maintenance of the ICT systems of the Bahrain International Airport Modernization Project; and financing the construction of a multi-storey car park in Salmaniya for the Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah).
The opening committee of the Tender Board also opened a tender for the construction of Tubli Educational Park for the Capital Municipality, a tender for the Muharraq Municipality for the air conditioning its main building, and two tenders for the rental of advertising sites.
The committee also completed a tender for the supply of manpower for the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA’s) project in Hawar Islands, as well as 4 tenders for the management of central warehouses of the Authority on the supply of columns and street lamps and water pipes.
The committee's agenda included the opening of two tenders related to Gulf Air as well as a public Auction for leasing space on the first floor of the company's headquarters in Muharraq, and no bids were received for this auction.
The opening of the envelopes was attended by representatives of the relevant authorities and representatives of the bidding companies.
As an independent regulator of government procurement practices, the Tender Board remains committed to a fair and transparent process which affords equal opportunities to all participating vendors, while protecting public funds by allowing government entities access to the best products and services available in the market at the most competitive rates.