Kuwait records 235 tenders worth $5.9 bn in 2021

MEW claimed lion's share with contracts valued at $353.7 mn
Kuwait records 235 tenders worth $5.9 bn in 2021
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Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has awarded 235 tenders worth $5.9 billion in 2021.

Secretary-General of CAPT Usama Al-Duaij told KUNA that the number of the awarded tenders has been mounting on an annual basis.

However, the total sum of the offers reached, in 2020, only 98, worth approximately $1 billion, due to ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tender activity rebounded in 2021, with the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy winning the lion’s share of the tenders, with 50 awarded contracts valued at $353.7 million.

Coming second was the Ministry of Health (MoH), with 25 tenders worth $364.6 million, followed by the Ministry of Education, with 13 awards valued at $103.2 million.

Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources ranked fourth, in this respect, with 13 offered contracts worth $67.6 million, then Kuwait University with 11 tenders worth $18.1 million.

Sixth was Kuwait Ports Authority with ten tenders valued at $52.8 million; seventh was the Ministry of Public Works with nine contracts with $66 million, eighth was Kuwait Fire Force with nine tenders worth $37.9 million. This was followed by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training with nine tenders totaling $28 million.

Moreover, Al-Duaij added that the Kuwait Oil Company ranked tenth, awarding eight tenders worth $3.9 billion, followed by Kuwait Civil Service Commission with eight tenders worth $12.8 million.

The Kuwait Ministry of Information also awarded eight tenders worth $9.5 million in 2021.

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