Karachi: The Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority (PDOHA) City Karachi has invited an Expression of Interest (EOI) to prepare a master plan for the additional 8,000 acres of land the authority has recently acquired, a news source reported. As per the publication, the housing authority aims to utilize the extra land to extend DHA City Karachi (DCK) further towards the north; with the new development expected to incorporate master planning and modern urban living standards.
DCK has invited applications from reputable consultant firms that possess vast experience in town planning. As per the notice issued, the management would welcome applications from consultants registered with the Pakistan Council for Architects & Town Planners (PCATP) and the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). Applicants can apply with any of the following combinations:
- Local consultant with compatible experience
- Local consultant in lead, plus foreign expertise as consortium
DCK will select the applicant on a ‘quality cum cost basis’. The process will comprise the following steps:
- In stage 1, consultancy firms will submit EOI, and will be shortlisted on the basis of relevant experience as outlined in the EOI document
- In stage 2, qualified firms will receive a request for proposal (RFP), and selection will take place according to technical and financial criteria of RFP
Prospective applicants can receive the EOI documents from the office of the Director D&C, DHA Karachi — after a payment of PKR 10,000. Applicants will submit this amount as a pay order in favour of DCK.
Applicants will then submit their documents in a sealed envelope by 10 am on March 17. The office is then expected to open the documents on the same day at 10:30 am, in the presence of all the applicants or their representatives that have been authorised to attend the event.
For more information, visit the official website of DHA City Karachi.