The deadline for submitting tender applications for the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC) development project has been extended until June 18.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC)'s Technical Committee to Stimulate Private Sector Participation in Economic Development Projects made the announcement on Tuesday in co-ordination with Qatar Tourism Authority, in response to requests from investors.
In a statement, the committee also said a workshop and field tour would be organised for interested investors at DEC on May 3 from 10am.
The previous deadline for submitting tender documents was April 4.
In December last year, the MEC had announced plans to develop DEC into a modern, integrated 'entertainment city' offering diverse facilities and services.
The initiative is aimed at encouraging investment in tourism-related projects and give private sector companies the opportunity to apply innovation in establishing comprehensive tourist facilities that will attract different categories of people, according to the statement.
The total area of the project will include 57,600sqm of building space, 26,075sq m of parking lots, 14,992sq m of exhibition space, 479sq m for shops and 1,200sq m of open yards.
In all, around 84,875sq m of space will be available for investment as part of the project, according to the master plan, Gulf Times had reported earlier.
Potential investors and developers should develop the hall and facilities and convert them into an integrated ‘entertainment city’ with long-term lease contracts for 25 years.
The project will involve the creation of commercial outlets, restaurants and nurseries, parking lots, public convenience areas and other licensed tourist activities.
Application documents for the tender can be obtained from the procurement section in the Financial and Administrative Department at the MEC headquarters in Lusail, Tower B, with an authorisation letter from the participating company.
A security cheque should be attached to the tender application, or a guarantee letter issued by a local bank, valid until the contract is fully implemented.
This will include the maintenance period, according to the terms and conditions of the tender.
The committee has called for submitting tender applications, signed and stamped by the applicant’s company and put inside envelopes, addressed to the head of the tenders and auctions committee concerned and delivered to the secretariat of the committee at the MEC.
Related queries should be addressed to the procurement section until 10 days before the deadline for submitting bids.