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‘Companies bidding for S. Mutlaa Project tender deemed incapable’

KUWAIT CITY, April 5: A member of the committee in charge of studying tenders has officially addressed the concerned authorities to notify about the inability of the companies applying for the execution of the South Mutlaa project, reports Al-Rai daily. The tender entails the implementation of the construction, operation and maintenance of the South Mutlaa purification plant that will serve the Mutlaa area, which is under construction, at an estimated cost of KD 175 million.

The member cited that these companies are technically or financially unable to implement it. Informed sources said, “After closing the tender at its scheduled date on January 19, the Central Agency for Public Tenders opened only the technical, not financial, bids from four companies (Kuwaiti, Turkish, Egyptian, and Chinese) presented for study by the Ministry of Public Works through a committee formed under the chairmanship of the Assistant Undersecretary for Sanitary Engineering Walid Al-Ghanim with a number of specialists as members.”

They explained that the committee, after studying the technical bids of the companies applying for the tender, reviewed the general notes on the tender documents and others for each bid separately. The tender documents did not specify technical specifications for some stages of the tender, including the triple processing phase. They did not specify a guarantee period for the equipment and the project.

This contradicts the text of Article 39 of the tenders law No. 49/2016, in addition to a number of notes related to the bid of each company applying for the tender. The sources said, “The committee formed in the Ministry of Public Works has not yet submitted its final report to the Central Agency for Tenders. The delay in implementing this vital project would delay the process of housing citizens in the Mutlaa area”. They warned about the recurrence of Sabah Al-Ahmad challenges, which resulted from housing citizens before completion of Umm Al-Hayman purification plant.”

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