CDA Considers Direct Contracting for Major Housing Project in Islamabad

Islamabad, The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has altered its approach to developing the large-scale Kuri Enclave housing project, opting against a competitive bidding process originally planned. This shift in strategy could see the project directly awarded to a government-owned housing entity, bypassing the competitive process entirely.

According to Zameen.Com, the CDA previously attracted proposals from major developers, including Defense Housing Authority, Bahria Town, Park View, ZM/Faisal Hills, New City Paradise, and AKD Group, for the Kuri Enclave project in Islamabad. Despite the high-profile interest, the CDA has not progressed with a Request for Proposals (RFP), which was expected to follow the initial call for interest two months ago.

Instead, the CDA is now contemplating the use of clause 42-F of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority rules, which allows for direct contracting in specific circumstances. This clause would enable the CDA to assign the development project directly to a government-owned firm without undergoing an open bidding process.

The Kuri Enclave, encompassing 10,000 kanals, is set to be the largest housing scheme spearheaded by the CDA. The project aims to create a modern residential community complete with residential and commercial units, along with all necessary infrastructure and amenities.

This decision marks a significant shift in the CDA’s handling of development projects, focusing on a streamlined approach that may expedite the commencement and completion of the Kuri Enclave development.