King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), will offer world class post graduate educational facilities within a defined township. Faithful+Gould was commissioned to review this prestigious facility and compile a strategy for the entire facilities management and operation over a 10 year period. Following the strategy review, we developed a complete suite of documentation for KAUST to invite competitive tenders and innovative solutions for the future operation of the township. Following the successful delivery of Phase 1 work we were also commissioned to manage the tender process, evaluation, and to provide KAUST with a recommendation for appointment of the facilities management contractor who can demonstrate best value.

We provided a package of documents to enable KAUST to tender the support services to this new university township. The challenge was to introduce international best practice and output-based specifications into the Middle East region and to enable an ‘international’ university to exist within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The outcome was a suite of documents including:

  • Letter of invitation to tender
  • Terms of conditions of contract
  • Facilities management strategy for KAUST
  • Service specifications
  • Building / area requirements
  • Policies and procedures
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Pre-tender cost estimates
  • Bidders’ information library