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Contracts & Tenders

We use this site to advertise Request for Tenders, Expressions of Interest  and general enquiries, and provide businesses with access to the current available tenders/EOI's and the related details surrounding each opportunity.

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Ports North is responsible for the development and management of port facilities vital to the development of Cairns and regional centres in Far North Queensland.  The Corporation has extensive property, marina, tourism and cargo facilities in Cairns and its regional ports.

Current Contracts & Tenders


GE00450: Cityport Foreshore – Viewing Node – Repairs to Protective Coatings

Ports North (PN) is responsible for the development and management of port facilities vital to the development of Cairns and regional centres in Far North Queensland.  The Corporation has extensive property, marina, tourism and cargo facilities in Cairns and its regional ports.

PN owns and maintains the Viewing Platform located on the Cairns Cityport foreshore boardwalk. The platform consists of a timber boardwalk supported on steel framing over water on four driven steel piles. The steel framing and the top portion of the steel piles are corroding above the waterline and the existing protective coatings require repair.

The works being tendered include surface preparation and application of paint coatings to approximately 70 lineal meters of steel sections of varying sizes and four pile tops.

The viewing platform is located in a public boardwalk area adjacent to hotels and apartments. Safety, methodology and programming will be critical to the successful delivery of the project. The works will require provision of appropriate access and environmental controls for works in the tidal zone.

Ports North invites tenders from suitably qualified and available Contractors, with appropriate experience in the preparation for, and application of, high quality marine paint systems for the delivery of this project.

Tender close 12 noon, Friday, 25 September, 2020

GE00451: Smiths Creek 1 - Application of Protective Wraps to Steel Piles

Ports North is responsible for the development and management of port facilities vital to the development of Cairns and regional centres in Far North Queensland. The Corporation has extensive property, marina, tourism and cargo facilities in Cairns and its regional ports.

PN owns and maintains the Smith’s Creek No.1 Wharf, which consists of a reinforced concrete deck supported on steel piles. Protection to the steel piles is provided by sacrificial anodes (below water) and protective wrap systems (tidal zone and higher). In 2019 the wrap systems were repaired on the upper portion of the pile.

The proposed scope works for this project is to remove the existing wrap system below the 2019 repairs, inspect the piles and the re-apply the wrap system to the steel piles. There are approximately 32 piles that require inspection and treatment.

PN has adopted the use of Denso products to protect these steel piles. PN will provide the necessary materials to undertake the works.

The wharf is located in an operational area of the port. Safety, methodology and programming will be critical to the successful delivery of the project.

Ports North invites tenders from suitably qualified and available Contractors, with appropriate experience in the preparation and quality application of Denso systems for the delivery of this project.

Tenders close 12 noon, Friday, 9 October, 2020


PN0685 - Mourilyan Main Switchboard and Main Distribution Board Replacement

Ports North is responsible for the management and development of Mourilyan Harbour including maintenance of infrastructure.

The existing main switchboard and main distribution board are of significant age and require replacement. The works included in this tender include the fabrication of new boards and installation on site, including construction of new access pits and conduits.

Ports North invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced Contractors.

Tenders close 12 noon, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020


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