The first three contracts for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium – including principal consultant – are on schedule to be awarded by Christmas, the State Government says.
State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the next milestone was a call for tenders for two contracts for the quantity survey and audit programmer.
“Tenders will be called (Friday – November 18) from the suppliers shortlisted last month – eight of them from North Queensland or with NQ offices,” he said.
“The shortlisted suppliers will submit tenders by Friday, 9 December and be awarded before Christmas.
“The North Queensland stadium project will create 750 jobs and I have made it clear that we are looking for local jobs, local businesses and local alliances.
“One of the assessment criteria for the tenders will be the involvement of local businesses.”
The eight local shortlisted companies are:
- AECOM Cost Consulting (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
- Donald Cant Watts Corke Qld (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
- Gleeds in collaboration with local Townsville firm D. Neilsen & Associates (Brisbane)
- Rider Levett Bucknell Qld (RLB) (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
- WT Partnership (Brisbane and Townsville offices).
- Ranbury Management Group (Mackay and Brisbane offices)
- Resource Co-ordination Partnership (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
- Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond (Brisbane and Townsville offices)
Tenders for the principal consultant contract close on November 30, with a consultant to be appointed before Christmas.
“Everything is on time and on schedule to deliver a world-class stadium for the start of the 2020 NRL season,” Dr Lynham said.
Local businesses can continue to register their capabilities and interest for the North Queensland Stadium work packages at northqueenslandstadium.icn.org.au/.
Of the 288 companies who have submitted expressions of interest to date for work packages with the managing contractor, 97 are from North Queensland.