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Technical Services Sector Performance

Cost Engineering Directorate

Performance 2018

First: The tenders that were awarded during the year 2018

A total of 123 tenders were awarded at a total cost of BD. 277,793,699.212 (Bahraini Dinars: Two Hundred and Seventy-Seven Million Seven Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety-Nine and Two Hundred and Twelve Fils), including GCC funding projects as follows:

SECTOR TENDERS NUMBER AMOUNT
Roads 32 69,771,151.13
Sanitary 44 162,601,096.55
Building 34 44,385,605.51
Other Projects 13 1,035,846.03

Second: The awarded tenders during the year 2018

The total awarded tenders were one hundred and twenty-three (123) tenders at an estimated cost of BD. 187,555,165.900 (Bahraini Dinars: One Hundred and Eighty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Five and One Hundred Sixty Five and Nine Hundred Fils) including the GCC finding projects as follows:

SECTOR TENDERS NUMBER AMOUNT
Roads 31 46,286,162.00
Sanitary 40 18,995,272.00
Building 41 120,125,493.90
Other Projects 11 2,148,238.00

Third: Issued and Awarded GCC funding projects:

During the year 2018, 21 tenders were issued and awarded submitted for the GCC funding projects at an estimated cost of BD 242,574,477.540 (Bahraini Dinars: Two Hundred and Forty-Two Million Five Hundred and Seventy-Four Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy Seven and Five Hundred and Forty Fils) as follows:

1. Projects financed by Saudi Fund for Development:

Six (6) Roads’ tenders and one (1) Construction tender were issued at an estimated cost of BD 34,264,271.000 (Bahraini Dinars: Thirty Four Million Two Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy One). Five (5) Roads’ tenders, one (1) Construction’s tender and Two (2) Sanitary’ s tenders were also awarded at an estimated cost amounted of BD 183,245,246.540 (Bahraini Dinars: One Hundred Eighty Three Million Two Hundred and Forty Five thousand Two Hundred and Forty Six and Five Hundred and Forty Fils), meaning that fifteen (15) tenders were issued at an estimated cost of BD. 217,509,517,540 (Bahraini Dinars: Two Hundred and Seventeen Million Five Hundred and Nine Thousand Five Hundred and Seventeen and five Hundred and Forty Fils).

2. Projects financed by Kuwait Fund for Development:

Two (2) Roads’ tenders were issued at an estimated cost of BD. 1,850,000.000 (Bahraini Dinars: One Million Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand), two tenders were awarded for the Roads’ Sector and One (1) for the Construction Sector at an estimated cost of BD 3,864,960.000 (Bahraini Dinars: Three Million Eight Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand and Nine Hundred Sixty), meaning that five (5) tenders were issued at an estimated cost of BD. 5,714,960.000 (Bahraini Dinars: Five Million Seven Hundred and Fourteen Thousand and Nine Hundred and Sixty).

3. Projects funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development:

One (1) Roads’ tender was issued at an estimated cost of BD. 19,350,000.000 (Bahraini Dinars: Nineteen Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand).

Materials Engineering Directorate

Performance 2018

  • The Department has successfully activated the revenue development and cost recovery initiative on a number of its services to the private sector. The revenues of the Directorate during the year 2018 amounted to about BD 390,000, which means that the Directorate managed to recover around 34% of its total cost. The percentage of charged services is about 40% of the total services of the Directorate. As for the remaining 60% of the services, these are provided to government projects managed by this Ministry; this means that the actual recovery could reach 85%.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate Laboratories obtained ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 for the third time in a row, for 10 new sets of tests and a total of 33 tests. Materials Engineering Directorate laboratories are the first governmental laboratories to obtain this international accreditation in the Kingdom of Bahrain and within very few government laboratories in the Middle East.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, through its Consulting and Research Section, has included 150 major projects under its quality assurance system program which ensures that all concerned parties in the project are fulfilling the obligation towards quality as per the approved project quality plan.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate supervised the review process of the MoW Standard Specifications for the Construction Works, which consists of 21 modules. This was done through the Steering Committee under the chairmanship of His Excellency the Undersecretary for Works Affairs and specialized technical work groups from MoW Specialists and expertise from the industry.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Geotechnical Engineering Section, carried out investigation of a total of 42 projects distributed among several government bodies.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Consultancy and Research Section, reviewed and issued ‘Materials Compliance Reports’ for 288 products in building and construction section. The products varied between civil engineering, architectural, electrical and mechanical materials, all in accordance to the highest international standards and specifications.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by Building Materials and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, accredited more than 33 factories for concrete products in the Kingdom of Bahrain by subjecting them to the quality control system for the plant and production and evaluating them based on the outputs of the system.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Building Materials and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, approved more than 180 concrete mixtures from among 12 approved Ready Mixed Concrete Companies and suppliers. Of the total approved concrete mixes, about 59 concrete mixes have utilized cementitious replacements such as micro silica and pulverized fuel for green building.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Geotechnical Engineering Section and the Road Materials Laboratory, approved more than 27 asphalt mixtures distributed among 8 asphalt plants approved in the Kingdom of Bahrain and are subject to quality control and assurance system.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate has completed several structural investigations and condition survey projects for a large number of different government buildings. These projects included conducting a number of engineering tests and providing results and recommendations.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Road Materials section approved 27 asphalt mix types for 8 asphalt suppliers. In order to ensure that the approved mixes continue to adhere to the approved mix designs, a preventative QA program entitled the “Factory Prequalification Program” monitored the production of 9 asphalt plants.

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Road Materials section Under this “Factory Prequalification Program”, 1173 asphalt tests were conducted in the RML. Analysis revealed violation to specifications in 52 asphalt mix, preventing these substandard materials from being used in construction projects

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by the Road Materials section assess quality in 5 crusher plants that produce Road base, Sub base, Class 1 Trench Fill. Three of the companies produced local materials whereas the other two import their materials from abroad (UAE). Under this program, 348 tests were conducted at the RML, 15 samples failed to meet MoW’s specification preventing its delivery to construction projects. The RML also supported 15 projects through testing 169 material samples proposed for application in these projects.

  • Chemical Analysis Laboratory Group have been coordinating with the Building and Road Materials Laboratories groups to conduct the necessary technical tests for the materials used in the manufacture of Concrete according to the International Standards. About 16000 chemical tests of various types of concrete companies were completed during the third quarter of 2018.

Information Technology Directorate

Performance 2018

  • Achieving the second maturity level in Information Security audit program by the General Directorate of Information Security “Cyber Trust” Compliance program.

  • Improved Storage Services by introducing the latest centralized storage services in the ministry

  • Infrastructure Refresh Program coving refresh and consolidation services for servers, networks and infrastructure services.

  • Unified Communications project covering integrated IP based communication services across the ministry and other government entities.

  • Database Technology Refresh and consolidation into a centralized robust database environment.

  • Sustainable, secure and highly available centralized Data Centers

  • Materials Engineering Directorate, represented by Building Materials and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, accredited more than 33 factories for concrete products in the Kingdom of Bahrain by subjecting them to the quality control system for the plant and production and evaluating them based on the outputs of the system.

  • Green ICT initiative including Green office and paper less communication, Virtual desktops, and video conferencing with the aim to reduce co2 print and save the environment.

  • The national threat protection program participation and vulnerability management with the Information and Government Authority (IGA).

  • The introduction of Security policies for usage, application security standards and controls required to assure safe working environment and acceptable user behavior.

  • 10G technology Networks and Wireless plan is completed in preparation for implementation in the next SISP Cycle in 2019.

  • Security Infrastructure upgrade plan is completed in preparation for implementation in next SISP Cycle in 2019.

  • Tubli expansion project IT and network design is completed in preparation for construction project starting in 2019.

  • The team has completed the study of the Ministry’s services movement to the national cloud, and currently in the process of building a cloud-based infrastructure services for the migration of MOW electronic services in line with the government directions and policies.