The Commonwealth Government is calling for tenders to upgrade facilities at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area north of Rockhampton.
They’ve put an estimated value of between $120 million and $140 million on the project and a closing date of May 30.
The facility is one of two which will be employed by Singapore in a billion dollar plus plan to train its defence forces in Australia.
No reference is made to this deal in the current tender, which is for the role of managing contractor to, ‘… deliver infrastructure improvements to support increased large scale training activities, harden and improve key training areas to support significantly increased usage and deliver the works within a highly sensitive environment to enable unilateral, multi-agency and multi-national training activities …”
A briefing session is due to be held on Friday (April 28) at Travelodge Rockhampton, Victoria Parade, from 11am.
Capricorn Enterprise chief executive officer Mary Carroll said: “this is a very important Defence project for the region and I encourage all interested business and Industry leaders to register to secure updated information including the extent of work, anticipated work packages, timelines etc”
Businesses will need to register with Austender in order to view the tender documentation and once registered will have access to information on the industry brief.
Business/industry representatives are requested to register no later than 12pm April 27.
All registrations by email to – BNE.Defence@aurecon.com.au in order to register. Details to be included are names and the organisation they represent – limit of two registrations per entity.