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Posted On: 18 October 2011 11:01 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Qatar to award World Cup contract next month

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Qatar will award a management contract next month to oversee construction projects for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, an industry source said. More than six companies are vying for the contract, expected to be awarded in November, including British construction consultants Arup, Mace and Turner International, a construction industry source in Doha said. “It is a lump sum contract for 13 years, and will be awarded to one team comprised of about 50 people. A lot of firms have teamed up with each other, to make sure they have the best quality resources,” the source said. “It is a big deal, so the usual suspects are pitching for it.” Industry commentators say the programme management contract would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, with the winning group to oversee the construction of the stadia as well as awarding contracts to builders. “A contract like this would cost well over half a billion dollars ... these consultants will oversee the construction,” said another industry source who did not wish to be named.