Townsville Enterprise Limited and the North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NQROC) (Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers, the Burdekin and Palm Island) have identified the need for collective industry action on transforming North Queensland’s agriculture, production, infrastructure and export sectors to meet existing and future international market demands. There is significant need for a long-term regional investment strategy and a multi-industry agreement to meet these demands.
A strong market outlook driven by Asia’s rapidly growing middle class and numerous regional development options currently under consideration make agriculture an exciting growth sector for Townsville North Queensland.
The opportunity exists to identify the key products and markets that our primary producers should target in order to maximise future return on investment and consolidate Australia’s international reputation for high quality, safe and clean food.
Townsville Enterprise intends to conduct a two-stage tender process to appoint a suitably qualified consulting firm to complete the North Queensland Agricultural Market & Supply Chain Study. The first stage is this Expression Of Interest (EOI) process. EOIs received during this first stage will be used to short-list qualified consulting firms capable of completing the Study.
The second stage is a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) to be completed by short-listed consulting firms. Separate RFT documents, including a detailed Consultancy Agreement, outlining the obligations and deliverables required by TEL will be provided after the conclusion of the first stage of the tender process.
Further information on the North Queensland Agricultural Market & Supply Chain Study is available by contacting the Project Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.