Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) has invited this week bids from local and international pre-qualified consortia for the operation and maintenance of water and sewage treatment plants in the country’s Eastern Cluster.
According to the company’s statement, the operation and management contract will be implemented in coordination with the private sector. The contract would cover over 12 cities and governorates in the Kingdom’s Eastern Region.
The tenders must be submitted by June when NWC will assess them and complete the contracting procedures with the winning consortium.
Under the conditions of the contract, the selected company or consortium will supervise the development, management, operation, and maintenance of water and sanitary drainage systems. It will also be responsible for the management and development of customer services, bill collection, leakage reduction, training, qualifying and developing current staff, and upgrading the performance of the water and sewage drainage sectors in the Eastern Cluster.
This is the third contract to be tendered within a short period. Previously, the NWC had tendered the second operation and maintenance management contracts for the Central Region last December with the deadline for receiving bids set in April.
At the end of 2020, the NWC awarded a Saudi-French-Philippine consortium the first management contract for the operation and maintenance of the Northwestern Cluster, including the regions of Madinah and Tabuk. The contract is for a seven-year period.