Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has given more time to contractors selected to submit commercial proposals for the first tier of its planned pool of engineering service providers, according to sources.

Firms selected to bid for tier 1 have been set a new deadline of 2 November, as per the sources. The previous commercial proposals submission date was 28 October.

MEED first reported in April on Adnoc moving ahead with a plan to create a pool of oil and gas service providers that will execute engineering jobs for its projects across the value chain.

Adnoc plans to create two tiers within the pool, similar to the setup it maintains for its framework agreement structure of project management consultants (PMC).

Jobs for projects exceeding a value of $200m will be tendered to firms selected for tier 1, while tier 2 will receive tenders for projects under $200m.

Based on technical submissions, the following firms have been invited to submit commercial bids for tier 1:

  • Fluor (US)
  • KBR (US)
  • Mott Macdonald (UK)
  • National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC; UAE)
  • Petrofac (UK)
  • SNC-Lavalin (Canada)
  • Técnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • TechnipFMC (France)
  • Wood Group (UK)
  • Worley (Australia)

It has previously been reported that more than a dozen companies in total had submitted technical proposals for the planned pool of engineering consultants by the deadlines of 8 June and 14 June, for tier 1 and tier 2, respectively.

Adnoc had been engaged in technical clarification meetings with firms since receipt of technical proposals.

“Technical presentations and meetings have now been completed between Adnoc and firms running for tier 2. The commercial proposal submission date is likely to be set once the tier 1 [commercial] submissions are done,” one source said.

Adnoc plans to exclusively tender concept selection, feasibility study (pre-feed), detailed design and front-end engineering and design (feed) jobs for projects across its upstream, midstream and downstream businesses to this proposed pool of selected firms.

According to sources, selected companies will be awarded a framework agreement of three years, with a two-year extendable option available.

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