Cleaning contract at Kuwait Airport gets breakthrough

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: According to reliable sources, Al-Qabas has learned that the General Administration of Civil Aviation at Kuwait International Airport received approval from the Central Tenders Agency to extend the cleaning contract for the T1 passenger terminal and initiate a new tender, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The sources revealed that Civil Aviation, subsequent to their meeting with the Central Tenders Agency, secured approval for a third extension with a cleaning company for a duration of nine months. This extension commenced from July 26 of the previous year and will continue until April 25 of the coming year. The contracted amount for this extension is 805 thousand dinars.

It was further disclosed that the cleaning company had previously issued a warning of potentially relinquishing the site and withdrawing its equipment and machinery due to the imminent conclusion of their existing contract. The company had not been notified of the contract extension and their financial dues remained unsettled. Consequently, urgent action was taken by officials at that time to address this pressing issue.

The sources emphasized that Civil Aviation is actively striving to resolve all lingering contracts that remained unresolved from previous periods. These unresolved contracts had led to non-renewals or delayed issuance of new tenders. It was noted that tendering processes typically require a time frame of 6 months to a full year before the expiry of any service or logistics contracts.

They also noted that the tender agency sanctioned the commencement of a new tender for cleaning services encompassing the T1 passenger terminal, airport apron, external buildings, their facades, roads, air cargo area, and related facilities at Kuwait International Airport. The award procedures for this tender are expected to be completed before the current company’s extension period concludes.

The sources also mentioned that Civil Aviation communicated with the tendering agency regarding various contracts, proposing either extensions or new tender offerings. This included a contract to operate runway lighting and control devices at the airport for six months, as well as a contract for maintaining baggage inspection in weighing zones 2 and 3, and the “Arrivals” hall, also for a duration of six months.

In conclusion, regulatory bodies urged Civil Aviation to expedite procedures for offering and awarding certain tenders to avoid further extensions. They emphasized the importance of presenting tenders before their expiry with a sufficient lead time.

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