James Cook University - Technology Innovation Complex
Project at a glance
Procurement Engineering Specialist
The James Cook University (JCU) Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) is an innovation focused Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) investment for regional North Queensland to perform and innovate at a national and international level and actively contribute to the transformation and growth of the North Queensland economy.
The Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) based in Townsville responds to the fast growing interdependency of the research and higher education sector and industry, which tactically needs to combine to develop people with the technical knowledge and skills to innovate, grow and transform the economy and create jobs.
TIC is a 10,000 square metre (approx.) 'Studio' where research and industry collaboration, innovation and research supports local business - specifically STEM, big data and analytics, information technology and technology transformation.
The TIC will provide purpose-built facilities for students, academics and industry partners to support the development and collaboration of ideas from concept through to prototype, trial and commercialisation.
Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Spaces expected to be included in the Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) include:
- Advanced Manufacturing Studio
- Computational Digital Studio
- Collaborative Digital Studio
- Shared Wet / Dry Laboratory
- Shared Research Laboratory
- Multi-Modal Studio Peer to Peer Learning / Student Hub
- Structures Laboratory
- Garage Innovation Space
- Observation Studio
The majority of staff will be accommodated in open plan office space. Provision of high quality breakout, meeting and amenity spaces is considered essential to the successful adoption of this space format.
For more information visit the development's website - www.jcu.edu.au.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPPORTUNITIES
Contractors that express interest for the projects trade packages will be assessed against selection criteria and forwarded to Watpac for their consideration. The overall responsibility for the award of all trade packages rests solely with Watpac.
Contractors that have previously expressed interest on indicative trade packages against this project, prior to selection of Watpac as managing contractor, are requested to review their registration and re-submit an EOI for the relevant trade package/s which have recently been updated on the ICN Gateway to reflect the current NQS scope of works. Contractors are to ensure that they meet Watpacs selection criteria provided on the ICN Gateway for each trade package.
A key requirement of the project is compliance with the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry and this applies to all contractors. Contractors expressing interest for the trade packages are encouraged to provide this evidence as a response to the EOI and answer all other EOI questions diligently.
BUILDING CODE 2016
A key requirement of this project is compliance with the Building Code 2016. Contractors expressing interest for work packages are encouraged to provide evidence of their compliance with the Building Code 2016 within their EOI response.
For more information visit the Australian Building and Construction Commission's website - www.abcc.gov.au/building-code
JCU is committed to creating sustainable employment and economic development opportunities for local suppliers by maximising their participation opportunities in our procurement activities. In the context of JCU's operations, local means Australia and New Zealand.
JCU aims to provide 'full, fair and reasonable opportunity' for capable and competitive suppliers and service providers to compete for work or participate in global supply chains.
JCUstrongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN Queensland in the first instance to gain an understanding of the EOI process and development programs, such as their ICN Gateway Profile Improvement Workshops. To access the current workshop program, please follow the link below:
The Queensland Government offers workshops to suppliers interested in marketing themselves more effectively to buyers and to improve their tendering response. These workshops are offered around Queensland and any supplier is welcome to attend. To access the current workshop program, please follow the link below: