CPB Contractors is seeking expressions of interest for a security package for the $A200 million Capricornia Correctional Centre Expansion Project.

While the request for EOIs does not go into specific details beyond “security and CCTV systems and maintenance” it’s likely the required high security solution would include significant access control and intrusion components, and will need to be integrated into the existing management solution, or might include an upgrade of the existing management solution. 

The overall expansion includes the construction and fit-out of an additional 164 high security cells. Qld Corrective Services Minister, Mark Ryan, said secure correctional centre capacity was at 124 per cent.

"For Corrective Services, this expansion will deliver additional accommodation that was planned when the centre was originally designed, to be built when additional capacity was needed,” Ryan said. “Prison infrastructure is very expensive – to ensure it is safe and secure.”

The Capricornia Correctional Centre project has commenced planning and work on site is scheduled to commence in November 2017.

“Corrective Services will work with the Department of Housing and Public works to investigate methods of accelerated procurement and construction to commission the new high-security residential cells as quickly as practical and deliver jobs to the region,” he said.

Expressions of interest must be received by November 30. ♦