Ashghal awards contract for Causeway’s CATO software

Selection comes after a thorough review of the market and a highly structured tender process

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Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar, has awarded a contract to Causeway to supply cost planning and automated measurement software for CAD drawings and BIM.

Causeway was selected following a thorough review of the market and a highly structured tender process, the software provider said in a press release.

Causeway’s Cost and Programme Management software (CATO) will be used to enable Ashghal’s internal consultants to create, monitor and track a comprehensive internal rates database based on information supplied by consultants and contractors for work issued by the authority. The automated measurement software will allow the organisation to quantify measurements, rates and check estimates supplied over the coming years.

“We operate a powerful model of strategic outsourcing and partnership with world leading establishments and the Causeway solution was chosen after thorough assessment of the products and a rigorous tender process. We are looking forward to working with Causeway in implementing the software and using it to maximum benefit,” said Abdulsamd Al Makei, manager of Engineering Business Support at Ashghal.

Set up in 2004, Ashghal is responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar. Adhering to the Qatar National Vision 2030, the Authority contributes to the economic and social development of the State of Qatar, with projects valued at more than $27.4 billion, which will be delivered within the next five to seven years.

“Ashghal’s contribution to the State’s huge infrastructure development is pivotal to the future of Qatar. We are delighted to have been selected by their Tender Committee and Head of Contracts to support their mission,” added Paul Madeira, executive vice president, Causeway.

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