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The Delegation of the European Union to Saudi Arabia Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar is searching for a property to be leased or purchased, to be used for office purposes.

This property should meet the European Union's requirements, concerning quality of construction, space, security and location. The property should be situated within the city limits of Kuwait city, preferably at the Sharq district or nearby areas. Its location should be easily accessible and consistent with the needs of representation and visibility of an important diplomatic mission.

The required office space should be suitable for hosting around 10 members of staff either in individual offices or in shared offices and in open space in different combinations. It should also provide an adequate number of meeting rooms, one multi-purpose conference room of approximately 100 square meters, as well as archive spaces, storage rooms, server room, kitchenette and lavatories. Sufficient natural light is a pre-requisite for the offices; rooms without windows can only be foreseen for archiving, photocopying, etc. Energy-efficient, "green buildings" will be considered with preference.

The total maximum of 500 square meters as indicated above should include corridors, entrance hall, reception area, and internal staircases but not parking spaces and areas entirely dedicated to technical equipment.

A minimum of 5 reserved parking slots should be available within the office building boundary.

The office space must be compliant with all local building standards and regulations, in particular in terms of occupational health & safety, fire prevention and anti-seismic construction codes. Compliance with EU standards or other international standards is a valuable asset. The overall quality of finishing as well as the technical and mechanical equipment facilities should be in line with EU or international standards.

The office space should be available for occupation, after construction or fitting-out works completion, at the latest by 1 September 2019.

Offers may include either:

  • Proposals from private constructors to sell or lease a bespoke office facility to shelter the European Delegation.
  • Proposals to rent or sell existing suitable buildings, including if in need of refurbishment.

In case of rental, the building will stay the property of the owner, while the European Union will enter into a long-term agreement assumed to be for 5 years minimum, with an option to extend and/or even purchase at a further stage.

Submitted proposals should provide:

  • A full description of the lot and/or the existing building
  • Spreadsheets of surfaces in square meters
  • Detailed information on the construction proposal
  • Information on rental and sale conditions, including rental price per square meter.

Proposals must be submitted:

  1. either by post or by courier not later than 16:00 on 14 March 2019 to the address indicated hereunder.
  2. or delivered by hand not later than 16.00 on 14 March 2019 to the address indicated hereunder

For further information please liaise with the Delegation of the European Union to Saudi Arabia at

Address of the Delegation of the European Union to Saudi Arabia:

Al-Maather District, Thabet Al-Loghawi St., Villa No.25, P.O Box 65995, Riyadh, 11566, Saudi Arabia