Aquatic centre management EOIs open

Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the management of what it believes will be the best regional aquatic centre outside of South East and North Queensland.

EOIs are sought from service providers that possess the necessary facilities management skills to be shortlisted to tender for the facility management of the new Bundaberg Regional Aquatic Centre.

About the facility

The new aquatic centre will feature three pools, a 50 m FINA standard Olympic pool, an indoor lap pool also suitable for learn-to-swim and aqua aerobics programs and a warm water program pool to accommodate activities including learn-to-swim, aqua aerobics and water-based physiotherapy.

The state-of-the-art facility includes an on-site café, shop and central courtyard.

Several multipurpose and hire rooms are included.

The successful operator of the facility will be able to make them available for a range of out of pool activities, which are yet to be determined, such as class-based training associated with the pool, for example CPR and life guard qualifications.

Accessibility was also a key focus in the design of the facility.

The Bundaberg Aquatic Centre will have three accessible pools, including lifts, ramps and ladders.

In addition, the 25m and warm program pool will also have a hoist.

The centre will also have one accessible adult change space with a ceiling hoist. There will also be a second ceiling hoist in one of the accessible toilets.

About the aquatic centre management EOI process

Expressions of interest for the Operations and Management of Bundaberg Regional Aquatic Centre are invited from Tuesday 31 October 2023 and will be received at VendorPanel up to 2 pm AEST Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Applicants who possess significant experience in the management of aquatic centres are encouraged to make a submission.

The extended tender process will see Bundaberg Regional Council first accept Expressions of Interest for the operation and management of the centre.

Qualified and experienced applicants will then be shortlisted for an Early Tender Involvement process.

Find out more or submit an aquatic centre management EOI on VendorPanel here.

Read the full Bundaberg Now story here.

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