Port Macquarie Hastings Council is seeking tender submissions from suitably qualified and experienced aviation security organisations to provide continuity in security screening services at Port Macquarie Airport from 4th February 2011.
Port Macquarie Airport is owned, operated, managed and developed by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
Port Macquarie Airport is conveniently located just five kilometres west of Port Macquarie’s CBD. The airport services the Port Macquarie-Hastings and wider Mid North Coast region of NSW, being located approximately midway between Sydney and Brisbane.
Port Macquarie Airport has an ongoing development program to ensure that the airport is positioned to handle forecast growth in passenger numbers and that its services and facilities continue to meet the needs of the community.
In 2008, a $ 12.2 million program of major maintenance and improvement works was undertaken including:
: maintenance and resurfacing to the existing runway, taxiway and apron;
: new runway end safety areas (RESAs) as required by CASA at both ends of the runway;
: an extension to the existing runway to the south of approximately 100m (as a result of the new northern RESA which effectively shifts the runway to the south away from Tuffins Lane);
: an extension to the existing apron to provide a third aircraft parking bay;
: a new departure lounge (to the west of the existing terminal building) with passenger and carry-on baggage security screening facilities as required for jet aircraft operations; and
: reconfiguration of the existing carpark to provide additional car parking bays.
The Airport is a separate business unit within Council, funded solely by airport operations on a ‘user pays’ basis, and as such, does not receive funding via rate contributions to Council.
The Airport currently receives daily flights from Sydney on QantasLink’s DASH 8, Q400 and 300 series aircraft (up to 74 seats) and Virgin Blue’s Embraer E-170 jets (78 seats). Brindabella Airlines also operates daily services to Coffs Harbour and Brisbane on its 30 seat J41 aircraft.
Port Macquarie Airport also supports a vibrant general aviation sector including charter, training and maintenance facilities.
In 2009, 201,565 passengers used Port Macquarie Airport (an increase of 20% over 2008 and a 60% increase since 2007).
The airport is operational 24 hours a day and handles approximately 30,000 aircraft movements each year.
The Security Tender provides for an initial contract period of three (3) years, with the option, subject to satisfactory performance, for a possible extension of the contract for a further three (3) years, giving a possible six (6) year overall contract term.
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