Authorities have sped up the process of attracting investors to develop 11 plots in Al Wakra, Al Rayyan and Al Khor as they will get new private schools. The Technical Committee for the Promotion of Private Sector Engagement at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce yesterday briefed investors at a workshop about process to develop and operate private schools.
The Ministry has already gone through with the tenders for the development of plots and the deadline for submission of the offers is June 18. Each plot of land will have area of around 15,000 sqm and investors would need to submit bank guarantee of QR300,000.
Officials said the land plots will be leased for 25 years and investors would pay one Qatari Riyal for a square metre.
All building designs must meet with the requirements set by the Ministry of Education and The development of the plots of land would include three stages consisting of development, licensing, and operational phase. Said a Higher Education official from the Technical committee.
Investors can be anyone who is a Qatari citizen, a foreigner or a single person or company registered in Qatar. Other details entail that investor who are getting 70 percent or more points in the evaluation of the offers would be considered qualified and one investor will be selected for each plot of land. Investors were introduced to technical and financial details for developing projects, procedures of submitting offers and standards and criteria to set up for a assessing the tender offers
Sara Nabil Al Salem from the Private School Licensing office at the Ministry of Education, emphasized that the Ministry receives applications for opening new schools only in November and December of every year and applicant can be from single person or company.
Applications should be submitted online with basic information about the applicant, school, curriculum, building and facilities, said Sara, adding that documents need to be attached with the application.