Muharraq Pearling Heritage Conservation

Notice Type
IsDB Member Country Bidding
Issue Date
Last date of submission
Tender Type
General Procurement Notice
Executing Department
IDB Group SAP Competence Centre

KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN MUHARRAQ PEARLING HERITAGE CONSERVATION AND URBAN ECONOMIC REVIVAL (Istisna’a No. BH-0061) The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has received financing in the amount of US$ 48 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) towards the costs of the Muharraq Pearling Heritage Conservation and Urban Economic Revival Project in the city of Muharraq and intends to apply the proceeds to payments for the eligible goods and works to be procured under this project. The principal objective of this project is to foster the socio-economic and cultural development of Muharraq and to improve the living conditions of the residents by developing new commercial services and improving urban mobility. The proposed investment program, financed through an Istisna’a financing, will require the procurement of the following works: The proposed project involves the rehabilitation and conservation of 12 historical buildings (included in UNESCO World Heritage List) linked to the Muharraq’s pearling heritage and connects them through a 3.5 km long walking trail. In addition to these buildings, a number of properties of significant historic value would also be conserved and rehabilitated under this project along with façade upgrading for an estimated of 750 houses. The project also involves construction of 17 open public spaces, a visitor centre, pedestrian bridge and 4 parking buildings. The project would be executed into the following contracts: 1. Conservation and Rehabilitation Works for the Southern Section of the City (monuments, historic buildings, and façade upgrading), International Competitive Bidding for Member Countries (ICB/MC). 2. Conservation and Rehabilitation Works for the Northern Section of the City (monuments, historic buildings, and façade upgrading), (ICB/MC). 3. Development of the Pearling Trail (17 open public spaces, indicators along the trail), (ICB/MC). 4. Visitors Center and Bu Maher Pedestrian Bridge, National Competitive Bidding. 5. Car Park Buildings (ICB/MC). Bidding for the above contracts is envisaged to commence in the second half of 2016. Procurement of contracts financed by the Islamic Development Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the Islamic Development Bank’s Guidelines for Procurement of Goods and Works Under Islamic Development Bank Financing (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders, as defined in the guidelines. Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the Islamic Development Bank’s international competitive bidding limited to Member Countries (ICB-MCs) procedure will be announced, as they become available in IsDB website ( and international newspapers. Prequalification of contractors will be required for contract number 5 (as above) following the IDB Procurement Guidelines. Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive invitations to prequalify/bid under ICB or ICB/MC procedures, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below. The Coordinator of the Project Management Unit Pearling: Testimony of an Island Economy Ministry of Culture Building 455 Road 2209 Block 322 Manama, Bahrain Attention: Ghassan Chemali Email:, Phone: (+973) 17298768 Fax : (+973) 17296771