Saudi’s MAWANI with NCP launches RFQ to run 8 ports in Kingdom

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), in cooperation with the National Centre for Privatisation & PPP (NCP), has launched the Request for Qualification (RFQ) for its Priority Concessions procurement project for interested local and international investors.

NCP in its statement said that MAWANI is planning to award eight multi-purpose terminal concessions across eight commercial and industrial ports in Saudi Arabia.

The priority concessions are intended to offer several services related to the handling of general cargo, RoRo, bulk, containers, and livestock, and are expected to be procured under a long-term public-private partnership (PPP) agreement using the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) model.

“The concessions aim to increase the level of services provided to target groups such as the private sector, importers and exporters and to contribute to achieving Vision 2030 goals of the Kingdom becoming an international logistical hub,” the statement said.

According to the RFQ document, the four priority concessions located on the East coast, namely RAK Multipurpose terminal, KAPD Multipurpose & Ro-Ro terminal, JCP Multipurpose terminal and FIP Yanbu Multipurpose & Container terminal, are proposed to be procured under the first wave and the remaining four concessions on the West coast are proposed to be procured under a subsequent second wave.

According to the RFQ document, the Request for Proposal (RFP) release date for the first wave is expected in March 2022 and for the second wave, RFP is anticipated to be published in April 2022.

Submission of Statement of Qualification (SOQ) is open to all interested local and international investors. The received SOQ’s will be evaluated based on technical, financial and other general evaluation criteria.

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