Australia has wealth of scientific organisations that undertake ground breaking research and contribute to worldwide studies on both local and global issues. These organisations span a broad range of research areas that include various aspects of the environment, health and medicine, science and engineering and agriculture. Like any government agency, these research centres require facilities, goods and services to enable their work and as such contribute to a broad range of tendering opportunities issued each week. This week we look at a facilities related Request for Tender issued by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
AIMS is Australia’s tropical marine research agency and provides research that helps government and the wider community make informed decisions on the management of Australia’s marine estate. Their harbour and wharf at the Cape Cleveland facility just off Townsville are a foundational capability for AIMS. However due to sedimentation, the wharf has been inaccessible to large vessels since November 2018, and to small vessels since mid-2019. The wharf and boat ramp facilities are currently unusable. When the harbour was constructed in 1976, it provided all tide access to the facility. At the present time, the wharf becomes dry at low tide and is unsafe for vessel access at high tide. As such the key objective of this RFT is to re-establish all tide access to the Cape Cleveland facility through an initial Cape Cleveland wharf design phase.
This Design Services Tender process is to engage a suitable Consultant to provide design documentation and engineering services for the following key packages of work:
• Wharf Breakwater Extension and Seawater Intake Jetty Works.
• Dredging material removal and placement.
• Jet pump wharf area maintenance.
Services will cover the design development, design documentation and tender documentation. The Consultant will also provide construction phase engineering supervision and oversight of the works and must have RPEQ registration.
The overall goal is to develop a design that restores AIMS’ critical research and operational capability for the next 40 years. As such AIMS requires professional design firms that:
There is a Non-compulsory site visit on 7 April which would be highly recommended for any interested supplier, with the Contract expected to placed by the end of May 2022. The RFT closing date is the 27 April 22.If you are after further advice on this topic or any opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us. You can also subscribe to this newsletter for regular weekly updates.