James Cook University is using ICN Gateway to call for expressions of interest from local suppliers in the development of the Cairns Tropical Enterprise Centre (CTEC).
Co-located with the new Cairns Health Innovation Centre (CHIC), the CTEC will be home to research in fields such as data science and Internet of Things (IoT). It will bring cutting-edge technology to the issues faced by health and medical professionals and their remote, rural and Indigenous patients.
The Far North Queensland Health and Innovation Precinct will be a research, education and innovation precinct located close to the existing Cairns Hospital site and is the first step in transforming it to a university-level hospital.
In a press release, JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said it “allows for the co-location of students, teachers, clinicians and researchers, making this a creative and exciting place in which to study and work”.
“Our aim is for many of our future medical specialists and health innovators to be home-grown. One of our goals, dependent on Federal Government approval of extra places, is to further extend our Clinical School, to enable students to complete the entire medical degree here in the Far North.”
JCU is committed to creating sustainable employment and economic development opportunities for Australian and New Zealand suppliers by maximising their participation opportunities in procurement activities.
“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,” ICN Procurement Engineering Specialist Nimmi Pushparajan said.
“Local businesses that express interest for the projects trade packages will be assessed against selection criteria and forwarded to JCU for their consideration. The overall responsibility for the award of all trade packages rests solely with JCU.”
For more information, or to register an expression of interest, go to the Cairns Tropical Enterprise Centre Gateway page.