Dubai's utility provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a prequalification invite for companies to bid for the design and construction of a water pumping station in Dubai, without specifying the project.
The scope of work covers consultancy services for design, construction and supervision for a water pumping station and associated works.
"It will take nearly three to four months to complete the prequalification process, following which the tender will be issued," said a Dewa official, adding that the deadline to submit the documents is 30 March, 2016.
In January 2016, Dewa approved 3.42 per cent increase in its total budget to 23.655 billion dirhams ($6.45 billion) for 2016, from 22.873 billion dirhams ($6.23 billion) for 2015.
In January this year, Dewa Chief Executive Officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that the utility has earmarked 245 million dirhams ($66.75 million) to build two water reservoirs at Al Nakhly area and another 50 million dirhams ($13.62 million) to build a water pumping station on the Dubai-Al Ain Road along with other water transmission and distribution projects.