RDA Tropical North collates information on upcoming tenders from government, corporate and private sectors.

Building / Construction / Maintenance / Repairs
BAE Systems Australia Ltd Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP)

In June 2018 the Australian Government (“the Commonwealth”) announced that BAE Systems was selected as the preferred tenderer for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP) to deliver nine anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy.

The Commonwealth announced at the same time that ASC Shipbuilding would become a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia Ltd, and that through BAE Systems, ASC Shipbuilding would be responsible for the delivery of the frigates.

During the D&P Phase significant opportunities for Australian suppliers to participate in the HCFP will be created. The two key milestones during this phase are the commencement of prototyping in 2020 and cutting steel on the first ship in 2022.

In order to ensure industry involvement we will continue engaging with industry and market testing through a variety of activities.

We are also encouraging the OEMs on the Type 26 Reference Ship Design to continue their industry engagement, assessing local industry capabilities and conducting market testing. Our Global Access Program and supply chain organisation will continue to facilitate and support this.

This ICN portal will continue to be used as the vehicle for registering expressions of interest and posting all non-export controlled work packages available to Australian industry and supporting pre-qualification activities.

Visit the ICN Portal to register your interest and receive project updates.

Ongoing Rolling Projects
Cairns Convention Centre Expansion Various Trade/Projects

The Cairns Convention Centre is currently at capacity, due to a combination of population growth, increased tourism and demand for the number and increasing size of trade shows. The Cairns Convention Centre Expansion Project (CCCE) has been proposed to meet the need of the growing venue demand in Cairns to host multiple trade shows and conventions.

The Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) is the project principal/client and Lendlease Building has been appointed as the Managing Contractor of the CCCE project which includes detailed design and construction responsibility.


CURRENT SUBCONTRACTOR INVITATION:  Wednesday, 30 September 2020 from 3:30pm at Brothers Leagues Club.


Various 6 Feb – 1 Dec 2020
QBuild – FNQ 8 x Detached Houses Seeking tenders applications to document and construct 8 x detached houses in Aurukun. (PQC Level 2) 21 Oct 2020
Tablelands Regional Council Construction of Pound Building Seeking tenders for the construction of Pound Building – Atherton Industrial Estate 27 Oct 2020
Douglas Shire Council Steel and Roofing Seeking tender applications for structural steel and roofing for the Killaloe Recovery Centre. 28 Oct 2020
Douglas Shire Council Cycleway Bridge Construction Project Request for Tender WO5243 Junction Creek Cycleway Bridge Construction Project – Supply and Installation in accordance with the attached RFT Package. 28 Oct 2020
Mareeba Shire Council Causeway Construction Invites written tenders for the construction of a bed level causeway on the Lynd River Crossing on Fossilbrook Road. 2 Nov 2020
Cook Shire Council Plumbing Fittings Seeking submissions from suitably qualified suppliers for the supply and delivery of plumbing fittings as further detailed in the Tender documents 4 Nov 2020
Dept of Transport and Main roads – Far North Region Ashpalt overlay and Bitumen works Contractors prequalified to A4/F5 are invited to tender for Asphalt overlay and bitumen works. Scope of work includes Asphalt overlay/repairs and bitumen sealing works on various roads. 4 Nov 2020
Mareeba Shire Council Pound Upgrade  Invites written tenders for upgrade to the existing Mareeba Pound Facilities. 5 Nov 2020
North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) Design Seeking Proposals for an Engineering Services Panel – Design. 11 Nov 2020
Cairns Regional Council Upgrade of Sewage Pump Station

Inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the Design and Construction of the Upgrade of Sewage Pump Station MB1, Machans Beach.

The contract includes two separable portions of work:

  • Separable Portion A – Construction of a new vacuum vessel pit and fabrication and installation of the new vacuum vessel and pipework; and
  • Separable Portion B – Supply and installation of new switchboard and switchboard structure and replacement vacuum pumps and raw sewage pumps.
12 Nov 2020
QBuild – Far North Queensland Amenities Block

Construction of new amenities block at Lockhart River State School.

13 Nov 2020


Community and Social Services
Dept of Child Safety, Youth and Women High to Complex Young People Residential Care – Northern Queensland Region Inviting offerors to submit offers to deliver four (4) non-family based care placements for young people aged 12 to under 18 years who have been assessed as having high to complex levels of support needs in the Northern Queensland Region. 19 Oct 2020
North Face Adventure Grant To support individuals to get their dream expedition off the ground. 30 Nov 2020
Education and Training
Dept of Education, Skills and Employment (Phase 4) Positive Partnership Program The Positive Partnerships program aims to build partnerships between schools and parents and carers to improve the educational outcomes of school age children with autism. The Program provides current, relevant and evidence based information to parents, carers, teachers, principals and school staff through face-to-face workshops and online resources. 23 Oct 2020
General Goods and Services


Dept of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Partnerships Master Plan Amendment

Seeking Quotes for 107056 Yarrabah Master Plan Amendment.  It includes Master plan review/amendment consultancy services to guide future residential, industrial, commercial, tourism, recreation, community services and open space development within Yarrabah.

The purpose of this contract is to undertake a review/amendment of the Yarrabah Master Plan in order to include additional features and land areas not included in the current iteration of the Yarrabah Master Plan, and prepare a fully costed infrastructure and staging plan for the additional inclusions.

19 Oct 2020
Public Safety Business Agency – Qld Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Supply of Battery Powered Road Crash Rescue Equipment Invitation to Offer with the objectives of establishing a Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) for a period of three (3) years with the provision for further extensions of up to an additional 72 months, subject to satisfactory supplier performance and the Department’s ongoing requirements. 19 Oct 2020
Aurukun Aboriginal Shire Council Internal Auditor Invites Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified organisations or individuals to provide services as an Internal Auditor to the Council for a period of three years.
The successful applicant would be expected to provide high level advice, reports and implementation strategies to ASC Council and Management on a wide range of governance and compliance issues, where there may be room for improvement in Council policy, procedures and operations.
30 Oct 2020
Aurukun Aboriginal Shire Council Asset Management Support Seeking Expressions of Interest for the provision of valuation and asset management support services for a period of three years. 30 Oct 2020
Tablelands Regional Council Land Supply Study Request for Quotation.  Quotation document is available at trc.qld.gov.au. 30 Oct 2020
Cairns Regional Council Supply and Spray Herbicide Inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the Supply and Spray of Herbicide. 3 Nov 2020
Dept of Housing and Public Works Residential Services Operator Seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified on-site providers to manage the 24 hours / 7 days a week operation of a boarding house facility on Horn Island in the Torres Strait. The facility will support 24 students, and includes all the processes, systems and activities required of housing managers to identify and select eligible students, respond to student boarder’s needs and deal with student related matters. 3 Nov 2020
Mareeba Shire Council Audit Committee – Independent Chairperson Invites written submissions from suitably qualified respondents for the role of Audit Committee – Independent Chairperson.  All enquiries or clarifications must be via the online forum which will close 7 days prior to closing time. Council officers are unable to respond to verbal or emailed enquiries. 5 Nov 2020
Dept of Housing and Public Works Market Scan – Uniforms and Protective Clothing

Respondents are invited by the State of Queensland, acting through the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW), to respond to this Market Scan No. QGPMS001-20 for the provision of Uniforms and Protective and Safety Footwear, Clothing and Equipment.

The Queensland Government wants to better understand the capability and the capacity of suppliers and manufacturers of products listed in Schedule C of this MS. This includes products that have recently been in high demand because of COVID-19, such as face masks and hand sanitizer.

6 Nov 2020

Cairns Regional Council

Climate Change Consultant Inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced consultants to prepare a Climate Change Strategy for Cairns Regional Council for 2030. 9 Nov 2020
Dept of Transport – Maritime Safety Queensland Removal and disposal of derelict vessels.

Invites offers for the provision of the removal and disposal to an approved landfill site of 13 derelict vessels across the Torres Strait.

16 Nov 2020
Energy Queensland Limited Tools, Equipment, Vending Machines and Hardware

EQL requires the supply of Tools, Equipment, Vending Machines & Hardware; these items are currently procured from numerous contracts, which have been found to share commonalities.

Tools, Equipment & Hardware are required for the maintenance of the distribution network and the general daily activities of Energy Queensland Limited field staff.

EQL has decided to consolidate Ergon Energy and Energex’s Tools, Equipment & Hardware into one Tender, in order to achieve value for money, support the needs of Energy Delivery and improving efficiencies for Inventory Management.

EQL is looking for the supply, installation and operational support of vending machine delivery systems across various EQL locations.

18 Nov 2020
Information Technology and Communication
Infrastructure Services / Transport / Energy / Water
Queensland Rail Rail Grinding Services

Queensland Rail manages over 6,500 km of track within its rail network including turnouts and requires ongoing rail grinding services to restore the rail profile on its network, remove irregularities from worn track, improve the ride comfort for our customers, reduce rail squeal for residents living close to our track infrastructure and ultimately extend the life of existing rail assets within our regional and metropolitan rail network.
The Queensland Rail Network comprises of the following regions:

  • South East Queensland (SEQ)
  • North Coast Line NCL (North) – Cairns-Rockhampton
  • North Coast Line NCL (South) – Parana – Tamaree
  • GNR – Townsville to Mt Isa
  • West Moreton System – Toowoomba to Columboola
22 Oct 2020
Great Barrier Reef Foundation EOI Water Quality Programs Seeking to establish two regionally focussed water quality improvement programs under the Reef Trust Partnership, one for the Mulgrave-Russell catchment (value $6.2m) and one in the Tully-Johnstone catchment (value $11.6m). The current call for expressions of interest (EOI) is seeking project ideas from potential delivery providers which will implement cost-effective solutions to substantially reduce the amount of dissolved inorganic nitrogen leaving these catchments. 20 Nov 2020
Great Barrier Reef Foundation Professional Services

Seeking to establish two regionally focussed water quality improvement programs under the Reef Trust Partnership, one for the Mulgrave-Russell catchment (value $6.2m) and one in the Tully-Johnstone catchment (value $11.6m).

Through this request for proposal GBRF is seeking to appoint, for both the Mulgrave-Russell and Tully-Johnstone Regional Water Quality Programs, entities to the roles of:

– regional program manager, and
– regional partnership coordinator.

20 Nov 2020
Medical and Health
Queensland Health – Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service Model of Care To engage an external service provider to consult and develop an overarching Model of Care. 30 Oct 2020